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18th Century Italian Hand-Carved Gold Leaf Angel Wing on a Smokey Quartz Cluster



18th century Italian hand-carved gold leaf angel wing on a smoky quartz cluster. The hand-carved gold leaf angel wing is originally from a church in Liguria. This piece is particularly rare and exquisite due to its unique shape and size. The depth alone is 8 inches. The ecclesiastical artifact is mounted on a bed of smoky quartz. The mineral originally came from Brazil. The piece is put together by Jean O'Reilly Barlow, the artist and creative director of Interi. The date of manufacture reflects when she created the piece and the period shows that the Italian angel wing is originally 18th century. The Italian angel wing has been joined together with the smoky quartz cluster to create a new sculptural work of old and new, creating a piece that appears to have evolved together over time. Interpreting the past to create a piece entirely original, evolving in its own right. Through the preservation of the ecclesiastical artifact, it carries historical prominence and significance while being transformed into a contemporary work of art. Rococo meets organic modern.


  • Creator
    Interi (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Width: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Depth: 8 in. (20.32 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 angel wing artifact has been joined together with the smoky quartz to create a new sculptural piece. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dublin, IE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5127123413822

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    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
    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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