30 janvier 2010

Giuseppe Piamontini (1664 - 1742), Milo of Croton. Italy, Florence, circa 1729

Giuseppe Piamontini (1664 - 1742), Milo of Croton. Italy, Florence, circa 1729. photo Sotheby's bronze, on later black slate base, light golden brown patina beneath traces of red-gold transluscent varnish and brown lacquer. height 17 1/8 in.; 43.4 cm. Est. 70,000—90,000 USD. Lot Sold 302,500 USD PROVENANCE: Alex Wengraf, Ltd. LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Leithe-Jasper and Wengraf 2004, p. 260; Zikos 2005, figs. 39 and 40, pp. 52 and 54 (illus.) NOTE: This fine bronze, meticulously chased in Piamontini's... [Lire la suite]