Giacomo Marchino (Italian, 1785-1841)A finely carved ivory figural relief plaque depicting Venus and Cupid, dated 1826
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Giacomo Marchino (Italian, 1785-1841)
A finely carved ivory figural relief plaque depicting Venus and Cupid, dated 1826
Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,761) inc. premium

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Giacomo Marchino (Italian, 1785-1841)A finely carved ivory figural relief plaque depicting Venus and Cupid, dated 1826
Giacomo Marchino (Italian, 1785-1841)
A finely carved ivory figural relief plaque depicting Venus and Cupid, dated 1826
the nude goddess seated on a grassy bank at the edge of a pool within a wooded glade, Cupid removing a thorn from her foot, signed on a miniature simulated stone tablet within foliage to the middle left hand edge of the frame, MARCHINO/F./TORINO/1826, 12.8cm high x 12.3cm wide x 1.8cm deep (5in high x 4 1/2in wide x 1/2in deep)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    Sale, Sotheby's, London, 13 July 1978, lot 219.

    A relief by Marchino depicting Daphnis and Chloe was exhibited at the second Triennale in Turin, 1832, while a relief with a very similar composition of a couple seated in a wood, was sold at Sotheby's, New York, 3 December 1997.
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