I propose an Italian cross from the first half of the 18th century, Baroque, from the city of Bologna.
It consists of a wooden core, covered with an engraved and silver-plated copper sheet. It is an object of considerable workmanship, and is practically still intact.
The cross is still installed on its original tripod, similar to a candlestick, built like the cross, with wood inside and embossed and silvered copper sheet on the outside.
Obviously the decorations are the same, both on the cross and on the base, and depict a series of three cherubs, with motifs of leaves and racemes, both on the front and on the back of the cross.
On the front of the cross there is the crucifix, while on the back, in the same position, there are 3 cherubs.
The cross has an iron pin that crosses the whole base, and then the whole is fixed with a screw that welds everything into a single body.
Given its 300 years of age, this mechanism is a bit of a dancer, of course. On some surfaces there is green oxide caused by humidity, because in recent years this object has been in a humid environment. There is only a small lack of sheet metal in the upper part of the cross, on the back, clearly visible in the photo. I have not touched anything, I left this precious object as I found it, keeping it only in a dry environment. I propose this truly rare specimen both for originality, both for richness and artistic relevance, and above all for the still very good state of conservation.
Finally, this object has a legitimate origin and I am in possession of the documents relating to my purchase.
- Aantal items
- Geschatte periode
- Midden 18e eeuw
- Land van herkomst
- Uitstekende staat - nauwelijks gebruikt met minimale gebruikssporen en tekenen van ouderdom
- 109,5×49×28 cm
- 5 kg