×
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0126A
Europe, Italy, Rococo period, ca. late 18th century CE. A large wooden cherub (also known as a putto) covered with a thin layer of gesso and painted a deep, almost golden brown color that sparkles in places. The cherub is dramatically depicted, with a thoughtful expression on its childish face, wide, staring eyes, and a circle of curling, wavy hair. It is posed dynamically, head turned towards the viewer and body turned silghtly away, arms raised, as if it was once holding something large. A red and gold cloth is wrapped around its lower body. Rococo art centered around carefree, fantastic scenes, often featuring aristocrats. Cherubs were included in this artistic style to give it a touch of whimsy and romance. Size: 16.5" W x 7.6" H (41.9 cm x 19.3 cm)

Provenance: private Los Angeles County, California, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#136001

Condition

Cracks and losses to the gesso in some areas, especially at joints and on the ends of the feet. Some of the fingers are lost.

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

18th C. Italian Rococo Wood /Gesso Cherub Figure

Estimate $800 - $1,200Jul 19, 2018