Sculpture - Louis XV - Earthenware - 18th century

Description
Sculpture - Louis XV - Earthenware - 18th century
Naples Italy

This spectacular Neapolitan Nativity Scene sculpture representing two cherubs, is attributed to Giuseppe Sanmartino or Sammartino (Naples 1722-Naples 1783), as per inscription on the back. This renowned sculptor created several works which can be found on the web.
The sculpture has glass eyes.
It belonged to a collection of ancient art in Florence.
Dimensions: height 10.6 cm, maximum width 8 cm
It has a crack on the back, which is clearly visible in pictures.

Lot details
Object
Sculpture
Material
Earthenware
Designer/ Artist
Attribuito a Giuseppe Sanmartino
Style
Louis XV
Estimated Period
18th century
Country of Origin
Naples Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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