RECENT ACQUISITIONS - 28th April, 2019
20th Century Italian solid silver pair of sculptural candelabra with gilded rococo bases on marble stands, representing a male and female centaur each holding a cornucopia supporting a acanthus leaf five light candelabrum. The quality of the sculptures is very fine, heavy and well modelled, made by one of the greatest Italian silversmiths of the early 20th Century. All figures signed Avolio, a very important silversmiths firm specializing in impressive sculptural pieces inspired to Classical Italian art. Hallmarked 800 (800+ silver standard), Signed Avolio (Luigi & Euginio Avolio, active 1935-1971)
Reference Number: A5735
20th Century German silver model of a ship, called a "Nef" in the style of the 15th-16th Century examples, impressively large and very detailed. The three-masted galleon with pierced gallery and crew on board deck and in crows nests. The hull decorated in relief and the front applied with a cast grotesque bird and deck applied with cannons, the hull supported by four grotesque birds.
Reference Number: A5829