Lot 5: PAIR OF CONTINENTAL CARVED AND POLYCHROMED PUTTI 18TH CENTURY Figure 92cm highPlatinum House
October 4, 2012
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
PAIR OF CONTINENTAL CARVED AND POLYCHROMED PUTTI
each standing figure with traces of original polychrome decoration, now mounted on modern yellow painted pedestal bases (2)
Figure 92cm high
figure 1: losses to painted surface (sash mostly all gone) with flaking throughout; losses to ends of toes and two fingers; minor splits to body in places; some old worm damage
figure 2: body with considerable flaking of the painted surface; dry rot to a couple of areas to the head and to sash at corner
Both with modern painted pedestals with some nicks and chips
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- Of sympathetically distressed appearance
- Old restoration to hands and feet in places
- Paint flaking throughout
- Traces of old woodworm and some fragmented timber
- Modern bases do have some chips / losses to paint and gesso