Decorative intarsia roundel in the Renaissance style

Origin

Italy

Dates

Circa 1870

Dimensions

D  1.25 inch (3.17 cm)  

Dimensions

D  1.25 inch (3.17 cm)  

Description

A decorative intarsia roundel in the Renaissance style, attributed to Giovanni Battista Gatti(1816 - 1889), inlaid on purple-heart in boxwood, mother-of-pearl and ivory, with concentric bands of a beribboned oak and laurel wreath and foliate arabesques, centred on an aristocratic portrait. Italian, c1870.


Footnote: Giovanni Battista Gatti (1816-1889) studied in Rome and Florence before setting up his own establishment in Faenza in the 1870s. He specialised in the Renaissance revival style, often inlaying ivory into an ebony ground. He enjoyed the support of imperial, aristocratic and ecclesiastical patrons including and won many awards at Europe's international expositions. The Victorian and Albert Museum, London, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts all own examples of his work.

Makers

GIOVANNI BATTISTA GATTI

Condition

Excellent

£ 2800.00
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