01-14-2016 01-14-2016
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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2873M Marlborough
January 14, 2016 10:00AMCalender

Neapolitan Creche Figure of a Angel

Auction: Discovery - 2873M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: January 14, 2016 10:00AM


Neapolitan Creche Figure of a Angel, Italy, late 18th century, the finely detailed terracotta bust with glass eyes and flowing hair over a silk-dressed body with carved and painted wood arms and legs with articulated digits, (imperfections), ht. 14 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

damages are mostly isolated to the extremities, with some cracking, repairs, and in-painting to some fingers and toes. There are some paint flakes to the rear of the terracotta bust at the rear where the wings would attach and some flaking to the back of the angel's hair

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