Sculpture (2) - nenfro - Late 18th century

Description
Sculpture (2) - nenfro - Late 18th century
Italy

Lions carved ou of ‘nenfo’, a tuff rock of volcanic origin, ash-grey in colour.
This type of mineral has been used since the times of ancient Etruscans mainly for architectural works. Presumed to be from the 18th century. Probable origin: Tuscania.

From a private collection.

The objects will be packed with the utmost care and attention.

Lot details
No. of items
2
Object
Sculpture
Material
nenfro
Model/ Name
Coppia di leoni ruggenti
Estimated Period
Late 18th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Dimensions
10.5×20×8 cm
Weight
4 kg
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