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Giovanni Montelatici
A Pietra dura plaque of the bath
Florence, early 20th century
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 33,000 USD
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171
Giovanni Montelatici
A Pietra dura plaque of the bath
Florence, early 20th century
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 33,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property Formerly from the Palacio Ferreyra, Argentina

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Giovanni Montelatici
A Pietra dura plaque of the bath
Florence, early 20th century
multicolored marbles inlaid against a black marble background, signed lower right G.Montelatici
the plaque height 10 1/2 in.; width 14 1/2 in.
26.6 cm; 36.8 cm
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Catalogue Note

Giovanni Montelatici (d. 1930) is best known for his remarkable skill in rendering life-like religious, domestic, and rural scenes in pietra dura.  After exhibiting with fellow Italian artist Calileo Chini at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris in which they won a gold medal for an inlaid table depicting the Annunciation, they returned to Florence and established a workshop on the Via Arnolfo.  Once joined by his sons Alfonso and Mario in the early 20th century, Montelatici’s business benefitted from international buyers and a growing taste for pietra dura scenes.    

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property Formerly from the Palacio Ferreyra, Argentina

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New York