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Renaissance inkwell depicting a crab attacking a toad, Padua late 16th C
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Period :
16th century
Provenance :
Italy, Padua
Medium :
Bronze
Dimensions :
L. 3.54 inch X l. 4.33 inch
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Kim J. Nazzi

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Renaissance inkwell depicting a crab attacking a toad, Padua late 16th C

A very rare Renaissance bronze inkwell depicting a crab attacking a toad. The carapace of the crab is hinged, so that it can be lifted and serve as an inkwell. The mouth of the frog is wide opened, so that it could hold a quill pen. The artist would have modeled this inkwell on genuine crustaceans and amphibians. Underneath there are a few hole visible by which the bronze would have been mounted on a marble stand.

Lost-wax technique cast bronze with a fine brown-green patina.

Padua. Late 16th century.

Dimensions: length 9,5cm ; width 11,5cm ; height 5,5cm

Kim J. Nazzi

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Inkstand Renaissance