Neapolitan carriage, after Giacomo Lenghi Calesso - Copper

Description
Neapolitan carriage, after Giacomo Lenghi Calesso - Copper
Italy - Early 20th century

Copper wall hanger in relief.

Neapolitan carriage. Depicting a curricilo or calesso in Naples. An antique artwork of figures riding in a Neapolitan carriage drawn by a horse on the rear platform, and a child sitting in a storage area. The Bay of Naples and its surrounding mountains (which include the volcano Vesuvius) are in the background. This Neapolitan carriage has two wheels mounted on a single axle, and is similar to vehicles such as the calesso, curricle, carrick, or chariot, all of which were horse-drawn vehicles with two wheels. They were all lightweight vehicles, used for fast travel and short to moderate distances. This wall hanger dates from around 1875.

Condition is very good!

Lot details
Object
Neapolitan carriage, after Giacomo Lenghi Calesso
Material
Copper
Estimated Period
Early 20th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
15×21×2 cm
Weight
440 g
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