Offered by: Charme Antiques
Defensa 1159 Buenos Aires CABA 1065 , Argentina Call Seller 54.115.830.1291

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"Il Porcellino" or the Boar of the Ufizzi by Pietro Tacca

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  • Description
    Italian sculpture called "Il Porcellino" or the boar of the Ufizzi, dated at the end of the 19th century, carved in green serpentine marble.

    The original bronze sculpture was cast by the Baroque master Pietro Tacca (1577-1640) from a Hellenistic marble original that is now displayed in the Ufizzi Museum in Florence, Italy. The Tacca bronze can now be seen in the Museo Bardini, Palazzo Mozzi. Traditionally, the boar was fed coins for good luck and rubbing the snout ensured a return to Florence.
    The boar sculpture is based on the "Calydonian boar" from Greek mythology.

    This small-scale specimen has excellent attention to detail with well-carved features, faithfully copying the original.

    Italy, CIRCA 1800.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Italy
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Materials: Marble
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Other, Art Nouveau, Modern
    Patterns: Animal/Insects, Handmade, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: AAA - 29
    Incollect Reference #: 582704
  • Dimensions
    W. 23.23 in; H. 23.23 in; D. 11.81 in;
    W. 59 cm; H. 59 cm; D. 30 cm;
Message from Seller:

We are a gallery with 30 years of experience in the selection of antiques and art pieces.We are established in Buenos Aires since the 90s and currently have administrative offices in Miami, FL. VISIT OUR STORE Defensa 1159 (C1065AAU) San Telmo - Capital Federal Buenos Aires - Argentina

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