A divine high relief plate circa 1880-1900, showing the most exquisite nude Venus, sitting on a Triton, and surrounded by playful puttis.
The cast is an authentic artifact from the late 19th Century, not a recent re-cast.
The piece is a bronze over copper, in an elegant dark tone, with perfect smoothness, obviously created by a highly skilled artist with a strong sense of feminine beauty! The nude is a perfection.
The piece also has , which is rare, a large ornate border of ivy leaves, which gives it extra elegance.
The 3 puttis steer the Triton and hold Venus' scarves. They are well detailed, graceful helpers.
I believe the true magics of the piece lies in the interaction between the characters.
They are not just gazing formally in the distance as often, they are genuinely together, they are having a conversation!
Venus' unusual and stunning profile pose is a perfect proof of it.
A precious antique that will bring charm and prestige to any decor.
CONDITION: In very good condition. No damage.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 5 11/16". (14.5 cm)
Will be shipped "Registered Airmail" from Paris, including insurance and signature at delivery,
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