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18th Century, Italian lacquered wood and gilded pastiglia chandeliers

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18th Century, Italian lacquered wood and gilded pastiglia chandeliers

The chandeliers are made of carved and lacquered wood in bronze imitation with gilded pastiglia decorations. They are composed of a body shaped like an amphora on which there are some figures, one different from the other, in classical style, referring to the painting of Ancient Greece that decorated craters, pottery, amphorae and other ceramic objects. The choice to make the reliefs in gilded pastiglia and dark lacquer suggests the intent to evoke the Greek paintings with red figures. The red figure pottery appeared in Athens in 530 BC: a new technique that consisted in an inversion with that of the black [...]

Period : 18th century

Antique dealer : Brozzetti Antichità

Brozzetti Antichità

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