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Pair of 18th Century Terracotta Trophy Reliefs

$3,640per set


A rare pair of very finely modeled terracotta plaques set in period frames in the manner of Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1743-1820). Each rectangular work contains allegories of the Arts. One bears a central painter's palette, book, oboe, and branches of roses. The other contains a central tambourine, triangle, grape vines, a recorder, and the Thrysus, a staff topped by a pinecone, an attribute of the Greek god Dionysos. The fired clay which is highlighted with gilt detail, is contained within frames of gilt gesso and wood, Italy, circa 1780.


  • Similar to
    Giueseppe Maria Bonzanigo (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Louis XVI (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. The terra cotta panels are in extraordinary condition. The frames have had minor gesso and gilding repairs.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU255339635001

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  • Shipping
    $45 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 6-11 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Brooklyn, NY
  • Return Policy

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

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