Lot n° 41
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: 2 080EUR
Oval black patina bronze plaque depicting... - Lot 41 - Pierre Bergé & Associés
Oval black patina bronze plaque depicting a bullfighting scene led by four riders in front of a Renaissance architecture. Inscription on the lower part IOAN DE CASTRO ION.
Italy, Giovanni Bernardi (1496-1553), 1525-1535
Early cast. Rare.
Height: 6.7 cm - Width: 7.7 cm
Works consulted: J. Pope-Henessy, Bronze from the Samuel H. Kress collection, Phaidon, 1965, n° 260;
G. Toderi and F. Vannel Toderi, Plachette secoli XV-XVIII nel Muzeo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, 1996, no. 82, p.51.
The Bargello Museum in Florence holds a copy catalogued as a Lion Hunt. It was given to Giovanni Bernadi who was a medallist and stone engraver like his elder brother Valério Belli, a silversmith from Vicenza. As with the bronze plates previously made from Belli's crystals, these were made from a cast of a large rock crystal intaglio carved by Bernadi which is now in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire in Chatsworth, England.
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