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9021

Germano Alfonsi

'Sposalizio della Vergine' Gold Pendent Necklace | 'Sposalizio della Vergine' 黃金項鏈

Reserves

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 HKD

Property of a Lady

Germano Alfonsi

Germano Alfonsi

'Sposalizio della Vergine' Gold Pendent Necklace | 'Sposalizio della Vergine' 黃金項鏈

'Sposalizio della Vergine' Gold Pendent Necklace | 'Sposalizio della Vergine' 黃金項鏈

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 HKD

Lot sold:

44,100

HKD

Property of a Lady

'Sposalizio della Vergine' Gold Pendent Necklace

Germano Alfonsi

'Sposalizio della Vergine' 黃金項鏈


The pendant designed as an homage to the Renaissance painting by Raphael, The Marriage of the Virgin, to a chain necklace, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold, length approximately 710mm, signed Germano, Italian assay and maker's marks.

Pendant signed Germano with maker's mark, chain signed Germano with maker's mark and Italian assay mark for 18 karat yellow gold. Signs of wear to metal commensurate with age. Overall in very good condition.


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. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption. Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Germano Alfonsi (1926-2006) was a goldsmith and sculptor based in Rome, using the wax technique to create figural gold jewels and objects. He often paid homage to renaissance paintings and sculptures in his work, such as this example depicting the painting by Rapahel, The Marriage of the Virgin (1504). A similar example is listed in the artist's archives.

Germano Alfonsi (1926-2006) 是一位常駐意大利羅馬,以失蠟法創作人物及動物造型的金飾及作品的金匠及雕塑家。他對文藝復興時期的繪畫及雕塑情有獨鐘,如這件作品中即為部分再現拉斐爾1504年繪製的《聖女的婚禮》。