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Sculptural 17-18th Century Italian Vase with Agate Coral and Fossil Shells

$1,550

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17th or 18th century Italian fragment vase with agate coral, zig zag oyster fossil arms, fossil shells, and a baroque pearl on a polished petrified wood base. This fragment is from a church in Florence. It was found and saved from the historic flooding of the Arno River in 1966. The piece has been naturally distressed from the flood. It has been preserved and transformed by Jean O'Reilly Barlow, the creative director of Interi. The fragment artifact is mounted with fossil agate coral and adorned with fossil shells and a baroque pearl. The zig zag oyster fossils act as arms on the fragment vase. The story and history of this piece and Interi's collection of Florence fragments, in particular, are very interesting. These fragments have been used for artists and designers alike to copy for the distressed aesthetic, but here is an original. While many fragments are distressed due to age, these Florence fragments in particular stand apart. They symbolize a history that has been carried through the streets of Italy, to an Italian palazzo where they were collected, to the Interi studio, to now the modern home or gallery.

Details

  • Creator
    Interi (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Width: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    Rococo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2021
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Interi transforms Italian artifacts using artistic methods and contemporary interpretations. The Italian vase artifact has been joined together with the natural elements to create a new sculptural piece. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dublin, IE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5127126658652

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    Ships From: Columbia, SC
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