Venetian emblem - St. Mark's Lion - 30 x 30 cm - Biancone marble from Asiago - First half 20th century

Description
Venetian emblem - St. Mark's Lion - 30 x 30 cm - Biancone marble from Asiago - First half 20th century
Italy, Venice

Venetian seal depicting the Lion of St. Mark ‘in moleca’ (in Venetian dialect ‘Leon in Moeca’), made of ‘Biancone di Asiago’ marble. According to the Venetian tradition, ‘in moleca’ means that the lion act as a crab, holding the Bible between its claws.
Item of excellent workmanship, from a villa in the city of Venice.
In the past, in the Venetian district it was customary to wall this emblem in, as shown by the most important villas of the area.
A unique piece, a one of a kind lot, of excellent workmanship, entirely hand-carved and handcrafted, very well detailed.
Perfect if hung up on a wall or placed on top of a tripod, as shown in photos.
A small marble treasure, a one-of-a-kind item.
Graceful and elegant, especially for its small size.
Beautiful marble grain and patina.
Intact in all its parts.
The tripod can be sold separately after the end of the auction.
It will be shipped with proper packaging.
Affordable, safe and tracked shipping worldwide.
The item can also be collected in person at our warehouse.

Dimensions:
30 x 30 x 5 cm.
Weight: 10 kg.

Lot details
Object
Venetian emblem - St. Mark's Lion - 30 x 30 cm
Material
Biancone marble from Asiago
Estimated Period
First half 20th century
Country of Origin
Italy, Venice
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
5×30×30 cm
Weight
10 kg
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