ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO MONTAUTI (1685-1740), ITALIAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY | PAIR OF PROFILE RELIEFS OF SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT AND POPE INNOCENT XI
ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO MONTAUTI (1685-1740), ITALIAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY | PAIR OF PROFILE RELIEFS OF SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT AND POPE INNOCENT XI
ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO MONTAUTI (1685-1740), ITALIAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY | PAIR OF PROFILE RELIEFS OF SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT AND POPE INNOCENT XI
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ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO MONTAUTI (1685-1740), ITALIAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY | PAIR OF PROFILE RELIEFS OF SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT AND POPE INNOCENT XI

Estimate: 18,000 - 25,000 GBP

ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO MONTAUTI (1685-1740), ITALIAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY | PAIR OF PROFILE RELIEFS OF SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT AND POPE INNOCENT XI

Estimate: 18,000 - 25,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO MONTAUTI (1685-1740) 

ITALIAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY 

PAIR OF PROFILE RELIEFS OF SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT AND POPE INNOCENT XI


one inscribed: S. GREGORIUS P. M, and the other: INNOCENTIUS. XI P.M 

marble 

relief: 32cm., 12⅝in. diameter each 86cm., 33⅞in. each including frame 

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Condition Report

Overall the condition of the marbles is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surfaces consistent with age. There are a few naturally occurring inclusions to the marbles in particular to Pope Innocent’s cap. There are a few minor abrasions to some of the high points including Innocent’s hair and Gregory’s cap. The marble has a warm slightly brownish patina. There are some minor chips and abrasions to the edges of the rounders.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Saleroom Notice

Please note the following amendments to the printed catalogue: Please note the reliefs in this lot will be sold without frames, and not as stated in the printed catalogue. Please further note that the reliefs depict Saint Gregory the Great and Pope Innocent XI.
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Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

This lot is the subject of a scholarly report by Dr Charles Avery. The report is available upon request. 

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