Magnificent Venetian mirror from the second half of the 16th century in carved wood with its Orignal gilding in « Oro Zecchino ». Rectangular in shape, this frame entirely carved in highrelief presents a work of great richness. The allegorical style decor presents four putti and two birds surrounded by clusters of fruit, acanthus flowers and openwork scrolls.
The symmetrical and harmonious result dresses a mercury mirror added after the frame.
This mirror is akin to the so-called "Sansovino" style. This name comes from the name of the architect Jacopo Tatti (1486-1570) said Sansovino, a native of Florence
and a pupil of Andrea Sansovino, he settled in Venice where he undertook major architectural works. Combining sculpture and architecture, through ornate and sculpted panels, the artist's work is considered characteristic of the Venetian style.
In very good condition, this mirror has been kept for many years in a private collection.
An identical model to this one can be found in the 2003 work, Repertoire du cadre Européen by Robert Lodi and Amedeo Montanari (No. 210, p.112).
Delevery information :
Please note that packing and shipping costs are not included in the price of the objects which are quoted ex shop.
Final amount including packing and shipment to be discussed with Galerie Alexandre Piatti.