Lot 67: Florentia. ca. 1905
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 38 x 55 1/4 in./96.8 x 140.2 cm G. Modiano, Milano Active between 1901 and 1910, Florentia primarily produced luxury automobiles. Starting in 1905, it also began production on a small line of motorboats. Here, an elegantly dressed lady driver (perhaps a visual allusion to the fact that Magherita of Savoy had recently become the company's most famous patron) waves a stark white handkerchief against a sunset sky to a fellow Florentia owner at sea. (auto, great art nouveau)
Condition Report: B/ Restored tears at folds & edges.
Dimensions: 38 x 55 1/4 in./96.8 x 140.2 cm
Artist or Maker: ANONYMOUS
Date: ca. 1905