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After Pietro Tacca (Carrara 1577 - 1640 Florence) Italian, Florence, 18th/early 19th century

Boar, called 'Il Porcelino'

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 9,000 USD

Property of a Private Collector

After Pietro Tacca (Carrara 1577 - 1640 Florence) Italian, Florence, 18th/early 19th century

After Pietro Tacca (Carrara 1577 - 1640 Florence) Italian, Florence, 18th/early 19th century

Boar, called 'Il Porcelino'

Boar, called 'Il Porcelino'

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 9,000 USD

After Pietro Tacca (Carrara 1577 - 1640 Florence)

Italian, Florence, 18th/early 19th century

Boar, called 'Il Porcelino'


bronze, on later black marble base

height of bronze 6 3/8 in.; 16.2cm.

Overall in good condition with minor surface dirt and wear including dust in the crevices. The surface is a little dry. A few small nicks. 


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Collection of Alexander von Frey, Berlin and Paris;
Julius Böhler, Lucerne;
Paul Drey Gallery, New York;
From whom acquired, 1971
The present bronze is a small-scale copy of the life-size bronze figure of a boar, nicknamed 'Il Porcellino', cast by the Baroque master Pietro Tacca before 1634, now in the Museo Bardini, Florence. Tacca's bronze was, in turn, copied from an Italian copy of an antique Hellenistic marble which was discovered in Rome and transferred to Florence in 1568 as a gift to Cosimo de' Medici from Pope Pius IV.