Offered by: Solomon Treasure
1050 Second Ave New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 917.686.9732


A Rare Monumental Italian Carved Carrara Marble Model of A Cathedral

Price Upon Request
  • Description
    A Rare and Monumental Italian Carved Carrara Marble Model of a Cathedral, Rome, 19th century, circa 1840.

    Possibly a representation of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence Italy.

    The Italian Renaissance is renowned for its magnificent works of art and architecture, which are admired to this day for their grandeur and intricate details. Among the most impressive examples of this era are the rare and monumental carved Carrara marble models of cathedrals. This masterpiece features a stepped cornice above a frieze of carved holly leaves, which leads to a Gothic arched door with elaborate tracery.

    What sets this particular model apart is the brass scarcity door that is enclosed by the tracery paneling. The combination of the Carrara marble and brass creates a striking contrast that highlights the exquisite craftsmanship of the artists who created this piece. The use of marble is particularly notable because it was a prized material during the Renaissance and was often reserved for the wealthiest patrons.

    The intricate carvings on the frieze and the door are also noteworthy. The holly leaves on the frieze are finely detailed, with each leaf carefully carved to create a sense of depth and texture. The Gothic arched door features elaborate tracery that is both intricate and delicate, with the brass paneling adding an extra layer of detail and sophistication.

    This Carrara marble model is a testament to the skill and creativity of the Renaissance artists who produced such magnificent works. The attention to detail and the use of high-quality materials such as marble and brass demonstrate a commitment to excellence that is characteristic of the era.

    The model also serves as a valuable historical artifact, providing insight into the architectural styles and design sensibilities of the Renaissance. The Gothic arches and tracery are typical of the period, while the use of holly leaves as a decorative element is a nod to the naturalistic motifs that were popular at the time.

    An exquisite piece of art that showcases the finest craftsmanship of Italian sculptors. The use of Carrara marble in the creation of this realistic model adds to its magnificence and makes it a sight to behold. The intricate details and fine textures of the marble allow for an incredibly lifelike representation of the cathedral to be carved.

    The skill required to carve a model of a cathedral from Carrara marble is immense. The sculptor must have a deep understanding of the building's architecture and be able to translate it into three-dimensional form. The smallest details must be carefully crafted, from the intricate carvings on the façade to the delicate buttresses and flying buttresses that support the structure.

    42" high x 29" wide x 6" deep.

    In overall very good condition, presents extremely well. Top rail and base with minuscule chips.
  • More Information
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Carrara
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Gothic, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 640711
  • Dimensions
    W. 29 in; H. 42 in; D. 6 in;
    W. 73.66 cm; H. 106.68 cm; D. 15.24 cm;
Message from Seller:

For four generations, Solomon Treasure has obtained a reputation for dealing in rare and important 18th – 19th century antiques and fine art.

Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.

Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.