342: Sicilian Coral & Gilt Holy Water Stoup
Sicilian Coral & Gilt Holy Water Stoup
18th century, possibly Trapani, central coral inset shell form niche with carved coral figure of "The Blessed Virgin" floating on enameled cloud, panels of inset carved coral pieces surround the niche, with cobalt enameled spandrels, the crest with carved coral of God the Father and angels; the whole surrounded with repousse angels and further inset coral, the verso with engraved scrolling decoration and additional angels, the back of the niche engraved with vase of flowers, retaining paper label from "Deanu of Palermo."
14.75 x 8.5 in.
Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. and Iron Horse Auction Company are selling this lot by order of the United States Bankruptcy Court - Court Ordered Auction - Case # 09-50140 in the matter of Renegade Holdings, Inc. et al. 15% Buyer's Premium for this lot only. Payment made by wire transfer or certified bank funds.
Collection of Jeff & Betsy Penn, Chinqua Penn Plantation, Reidsville, NC
Area of loss to gilt back at top; repaired break to brass back at lower drop; some loss to coral and some minor wear to gilding; some loss to one area of cobalt enameling.