Description: the leaf painted with Neptune riding the waves on his chariot, pulled by hippocamps, preceded by a cortege of putti playing music, conch-blowing tritons and dancing dolphins, the reverse with a harbour scene, the mother-of-pearl sticks and guards carved, pierced, painted in colours and gilt with putti within scrolls and rocaille ornament, paste pivot
Dimensions: 29.8cm, 11 3/4 in. long
Condition Report: fine painting, overall good condition, minute tears and wear along folds and edge commensurate with age.
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