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4 Assembled Sculptures, Bust, Bas Relief, & 2 Blanc de Chine

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4 Assembled Sculptures, Bust, Bas Relief, & 2 Blanc de Chine
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1st item: Italian marble and alabaster female bust by Giuseppe Bessi (Italian, 1857-1922) titled "V. Colonna" depicting the Italian noblewoman and poet Vittoria Colonna wearing a laurel wreath atop her head and looking downward. Comprised of two parts, the head and the shoulders. Titled along the lower sculpture edge and signed "G. Bassi" along the lower rear edge. 9 1/4" H x 10" W. First quarter of 20th century. 2nd item: Plaster bas relief sculpture depicting Saint John the Baptist as a youth after the original marble sculpture by Desiderio da Settignano, real name Desiderio de Bartolomeo di Francesco detto Ferro (Italian, c. 1428 or 1430-1464). 9 3/4" H x 6" W. 20th century. 3rd item: Blanc de chine porcelain figural depicting a young woman standing holding a basket and feeding birds, with birds perched atop her head and on the naturalistic ground by her feet. Unsigned; underside of base inscibed E2988. 11 1/4" H x 5 1/2" square. 20th century. 4th item: Blanc de chine porcelain figure depicting a cloaked female with bare feet and downcast gaze. Stamped with blue seal form and numbered to underside. 6 3/8" H x 3" W x 2 1/8" D. 20th century.

The collection of a Tennessee institution.
Condition
1st item: Losses to one laurel leaf, losses along the lower base edge, repaired break right side edge and hairline to right side of base. 2nd item: Scattered abrasions and scattered chipping along the edges. 3rd item: Old repairs to wings of birds atop female's head, otherwise overall good condition. 4th item: Overall very good condition with minute wear to glaze.
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4 Assembled Sculptures, Bust, Bas Relief, & 2 Blanc de Chine

Estimate $400 - $450
Oct 08, 2022
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Starting Price $200
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0384: 4 Assembled Sculptures, Bust, Bas Relief, & 2 Blanc de Chine
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Est. $400 - $450Starting Price $200
Fall Fine Art and Interiors Auction
Oct 08, 2022 9:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0384 Details
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1st item: Italian marble and alabaster female bust by Giuseppe Bessi (Italian, 1857-1922) titled "V. Colonna" depicting the Italian noblewoman and poet Vittoria Colonna wearing a laurel wreath atop her head and looking downward. Comprised of two parts, the head and the shoulders. Titled along the lower sculpture edge and signed "G. Bassi" along the lower rear edge. 9 1/4" H x 10" W. First quarter of 20th century. 2nd item: Plaster bas relief sculpture depicting Saint John the Baptist as a youth after the original marble sculpture by Desiderio da Settignano, real name Desiderio de Bartolomeo di Francesco detto Ferro (Italian, c. 1428 or 1430-1464). 9 3/4" H x 6" W. 20th century. 3rd item: Blanc de chine porcelain figural depicting a young woman standing holding a basket and feeding birds, with birds perched atop her head and on the naturalistic ground by her feet. Unsigned; underside of base inscibed E2988. 11 1/4" H x 5 1/2" square. 20th century. 4th item: Blanc de chine porcelain figure depicting a cloaked female with bare feet and downcast gaze. Stamped with blue seal form and numbered to underside. 6 3/8" H x 3" W x 2 1/8" D. 20th century.

The collection of a Tennessee institution.
Condition
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1st item: Losses to one laurel leaf, losses along the lower base edge, repaired break right side edge and hairline to right side of base. 2nd item: Scattered abrasions and scattered chipping along the edges. 3rd item: Old repairs to wings of birds atop female's head, otherwise overall good condition. 4th item: Overall very good condition with minute wear to glaze.
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