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18th Century Italian Sunray with Garnet, Pearls, & Crystal Points on a Mica Base



18th century Italian wood sunray with gold and silver leaf with inserts of antique mirror and stained glass on a coordinating mica base encrusted with garnets. Sunray is also decorated with tangerine crystal quartz points and a coordinating natural forming pearl within the Formations of the mica. The sunray originally came from a prestigious church in Tuscany. It once served as a decorative motif part of the halo surrounding a religious figure in the church. The minerals complement the details in the sunray. The 3 big sheet silicates of mica emulate the 3 ovals of the mirror/stained glass decoration. The garnets, which can naturally form in mica, coordinate with the stained glass. The silver leaf correlates with the color and texture of the mica in matrix. The Italian church sunray artifact, Baroque pearl, tangerine quartz crystal, garnets, and mica in matrix are put together in a sculptural form - creating a piece that appears to have evolved together over time. Interpreting the past to create a historical yet modern piece entirely original, evolving in its own right.


  • Creator
    Interi (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Width: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Style
    Rococo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Interi transforms Italian artifacts using artistic methods and contemporary interpretations. The Italian sunray has been joined together with the mica and other minerals to create a new sculptural piece. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dublin, IE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5127120415122

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  • Shipping
    $45 Standard Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 6-18 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Columbia, SC
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Dublin, Ireland
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Established in 2007
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