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Renaissance leather box The fountain of youth - Tuscany V 1600

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Renaissance leather box The fountain of youth - Tuscany V 1600

This painted leather panel is decorated on both sides with narrative scenes illustrating the courtly theme of the Fountain of Youth, this mythical source supposed to restore the youth of anyone who would drink or bathe in its waters. On the reverse, we can see old caracters pressing in, before finding them on the obverse, next to the fountain, but this time in the prime of their age. This decoration is reminiscent of the cassoni, the "marriage boxes" that appeared in the late 14th century in the republics of Siena and Florence, before becoming very popular throughout Italy a century later. Usually made in pairs, [...]

Period : 17th century

Antique dealer : Galerie Sismann

Galerie Sismann

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