110
110
Italian, 17th century
A GREY AND WHITE MARBLE GROUP OF A DOG
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,120 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
110
Italian, 17th century
A GREY AND WHITE MARBLE GROUP OF A DOG
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,120 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Italian, 17th century
A GREY AND WHITE MARBLE GROUP OF A DOG
grappling a monster's head, a collar about his neck whilst bearing his teeth, the open mouth possibly formerly the receptacle for ink
13.2cm., 5in.
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Provenance

Sold in these rooms 6 July 1995 lot 165

Catalogue Note

This small marble group presumably intended as an inkwell rather than an oil lamp appears to be inspired by antique prototypes. Note in particular the classical  variegated marble groups of animals in the sala degli animali of the Museo Pio Clementino in the Vatican.

 

 

 

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