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Manner of Andrea Briosco, called Riccio (circa 1470 – 1532) Italian, Padua, first half 16th century

Oil Lamp in the Form of a Satyr's Head

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 9,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to Benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

Manner of Andrea Briosco, called Riccio (circa 1470 – 1532) Italian, Padua, first half 16th century

Manner of Andrea Briosco, called Riccio (circa 1470 – 1532) Italian, Padua, first half 16th century

Oil Lamp in the Form of a Satyr's Head

Oil Lamp in the Form of a Satyr's Head

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 9,000 USD

Manner of Andrea Briosco, called Riccio (circa 1470 – 1532) 

Italian, Padua, first half 16th century

Oil Lamp in the Form of a Satyr's Head


bronze, on marble columnar base

height 7 1/2 in.; 19cm.

Overall in good condition with minor surface dirt and wear consistent with age. There is a stable casting fissure with an associated plug at the neck on the proper left side. There is a small hole to the back of the head. There is wear to the lacquer patina. 


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.

Dr. Hugo Oelze, Amsterdam;
His sale, Paul Brandt , Amsterdam , 23-26 April, 1968, lot 8;
Edward R. Lubin, New York;
Collection of Heinz Schneider, Cleveland, Ohio;
His  sale, Sotheby's, New York, 14 June 1996, lot 110;
Where from acquired
William D. Wixom, Renaissance Bronze from Ohio Collections, Cleveland, 1975, no. 88;
Anthony Radcliffe, Malcolm Baker, Michael Maek-Gérard, Renaissance and later sculpture: with works of art in bronze, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, London 1992, pp. 204-205, no. 32
This form of oil lamp was made popular in Antiquity and, as Radcliffe discussed, two variants of this model became popular in the Renaissance (op. cit.). The present bronze is an example of the 'more modern' variant incorporating draped shoulders. Both types were originally ascribed by Planiscig and subsequent scholars to Riccio and his Paduan workshop. However, Radcliffe noted the stylistic and technical characteristics of the cast which relate directly to those from the studio of another Paduan, Severo da Ravenna. Another cast of this model, surmounting a tripod base, is in the Untermyer collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (acc. no. 68.141.24), there catalogued as "manner of Andrea Ricco".