19th C Grand Tour Italian serpentine marble carved sculpture of Venus

19th C Grand Tour Italian serpentine marble carved sculpture of Venus

Code: 10845

Dimensions:

W: 31cm (12.2")H: 10cm (3.9")D: 12cm (4.7")

£1,375.00 Approx $1687.12, €1619.55
 

This brilliantly hand carved serpentine marble sculpture dates to the mid 19th century and depicts the classical nude figure of Venus lying on a soft bed with flowers by her side. This is an unusual composition and one that I have not seen before and I would feel it is quite rare. It is very finely carved showing fabulous detail throughout. The marble is a deep green and black with a mottled grain and the carving has a smooth and lustrous finish.

In very good condition, Italian circa 1860