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Linda Schaller, Winston Salem NC   

RARE Antique Early Nineteenth Century Italian Neapolitan Silvered Bronze and Gilded Brass Santos Royal CrownRARE Antique Early Nineteenth Century Italian Neapolitan Silvered Bronze and Gilded Brass Santos Royal CrownRARE Antique Early Nineteenth Century Italian Neapolitan Silvered Bronze and Gilded Brass Santos Royal CrownRARE Antique Early Nineteenth Century Italian Neapolitan Silvered Bronze and Gilded Brass Santos Royal CrownRARE Antique Early Nineteenth Century Italian Neapolitan Silvered Bronze and Gilded Brass Santos Royal CrownRARE Antique Early Nineteenth Century Italian Neapolitan Silvered Bronze and Gilded Brass Santos Royal CrownRARE Antique Early Nineteenth Century Italian Neapolitan Silvered Bronze and Gilded Brass Santos Royal CrownRARE Antique Early Nineteenth Century Italian Neapolitan Silvered Bronze and Gilded Brass Santos Royal CrownRARE Antique Early Nineteenth Century Italian Neapolitan Silvered Bronze and Gilded Brass Santos Royal Crown

A spectacular small crown, it would have once adorned the head the Infant Jesus. It originates from Naples , Italy and dates towards 1820.

The extravagant metals of bronze, silver (tests .925) and gilded brass impart a noble and royal air. The cast work is very detailed. The bottom band stands as a support for the six arms which make up the crown. Each arm is embellished with a stylized acanthus leaf. Shorter acanthus leaves alternate between the arms. The arms mount in to a half globe which connects to the top finial. A gilded brass globe (large) is mounted as the finial. It supports a fantastically stylized silvered cross rising from the top. There is a band on the interior which has a cutout for mounting with a spike to the statue's head.

It measures 3 3/4" tall, 1 1/4" in diameter at the base band and 2 1/4" in diameter at the widest point of the arms. It is in amazing antique condition. This piece tests to .925 silver content. As is typical with Italian crowns (unlike the French), they are not often marked or stamp with a silver hallmark.

It is an extravagant example which has virtually disappeared from today's market. The very fine workmanship and the rare small size make in an exceptional surviving piece of history.

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RARE Antique Early Nineteenth Century Italian Neapolitan Silvered Bronze and Gilded Brass Santos Royal Crown

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La Chapelle Privee


Linda Schaller
Winston Salem
NC
  

European Importer of Authentic 17th 18th and 19th Century Religious Antiques

Devotional Textiles, Paintings, Sacred Hearts: Santos Crowns: Reliquaries:: Monastery Work: Ex Voto: Crucifix

Member since 2013

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