Relief, with Venetian proverb - Marble of Istria - 20th century

Description
Relief, with Venetian proverb - Marble of Istria - 20th century
Italy, Venice

Peculiar tile in Istrian marble engraved with a particular Venetian proverb in Venetian dialect. Venetian private collection.

In particular, this proverb states that the anvil lasts longer than the hammer.
The hammer represents violence and the anvil, resistance. Translated in proper Italian it would be: Good anvil does not fear hammer.

An exclusive and rare piece, nice frame all around the plate.
Beautiful if hung on to wall like a painting.
Medium sized, well proportioned and of moderate weight.
Fine grain and patina of the marble.
In very good overall condition.
It will be shipped with a proper packaging.
Affordable, safe and tracked shipping worldwide.
The item is also available for pick up at our warehouse.

Measurements:
- width 54 cm
- Length 31 cm
- Thickness 3 cm
Weight: 12 kg.

Lot details
Object
Relief, with Venetian proverb
Material
Marble of Istria
Estimated Period
20th century
Country of Origin
Italy, Venice
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
3×54×31 cm
Weight
12 kg
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