An Italian carved marble figure of Flora on pedestal

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Lot 2205W
An Italian carved marble figure of Flora on pedestal

Sold for US$ 12,000 inc. premium
An Italian carved marble figure of Flora on pedestal
Pietro Franchi (1817-1878, Italian)
second half 19th century

The youthful nude crowned with a garland of convolvulus, feeding a bird perched on her shoulder a stalk of wheat and holding at her side a garland, standing on a circular plinth strewn with grains and flowers, signed P. Franchi. Sc.
height of figure 3ft 2 1/2in (98.cm); height of pedestal 3ft (91.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Pietro Franchi worked in Carrara around 1870, specializing in creating marble copies of famous contemporary statues.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note: this image for this lot has been incorrectly numbered 2208 on page 74 in the print catalogue. The image online is correct. This lot qualifies for off site storage and shipping. Please see page 2 of the catalogue for further details.
  • Should read: An Italian carved marble figure of Flora on alabaster pedestal
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