|Object:||High relief - Lion of San Marco - 50 cm x 61 cm|
|Material:||Marble of Istria|
|Estimated Period:||20th century|
|Country of Origin:||Italy, Venice|
|Condition:||Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes|
Wonderful Istrian marble high-relief depicting the lion of St. Mark with open book.
Origin: Venice, it was part of the furnishing in an important building in Venice.
The lion is depicted with the open book and the classic Latin sentence inscribed: ‘Pax tibi Marce, evangelista meus’ meaning ‘Peace be unto you, Mark my Evangelist’.
The work was carved and sculpted from a single marble block.
There are several symbolic interpretations about the combination of lion and book. In this case, the open book is considered the symbol of the sovereignty of the State.
However, such interpretations are not universally accepted as the Most Serene Republic never codified its own symbols, which were represented in an unequivocal way.
A very rare lot, of extraordinary workmanship and indisputable quality.
The sculpture is in high relief, as it is seen from the photos, the lion seems to come out from the base. Worth noticing, despite the size of this work, the quality of the lion anatomy, the utmost care and precision put in details. Elegant and refined, a very powerful work. Prestigious and excellent workmanship.
It is medium / large in size and the weight is proportionate.
Wonderful patina and marble veins.
Excellent if hung on a wall; it can be placed indoors or outdoors.
In very good overall condition, intact.
It will be delivered in a wooden crate with appropriate packaging.
The item can also be picked up at our warehouse.
Low-priced, safe and tracked worldwide shipping.
On request we can also supply the irons for assembling.
- width 50 cm
- length 61 cm
- max. thickness 7.5 cm
Weight 43 kg
I have been an antique dealer for more than twenty years, I come from a family of antique dealers. I specialize in marble and stone objects, especially Venetian objects, garden furniture, marble and bronze sculptures, in particular high-reliefs and bas-reliefs, coats of arms, wells, fireplaces, fountains ... etc. My customers before they are satisfied must be happy with the purchase. I am very organized with international and non-EU shipments.
Catawiki member since September 9, 2016, received 199 reviews in total (46 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (46 reviews)|
|(last 12 months)|
Très belle représentation en bronze de saint Michel. Nous en sommes très satisfaits.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Dear Sir, the sundial arrived few days ago. It is a wonderfull piece. Everything was managed in a very professional way. The packaging protecting the marble piece was perfect. Many thanks.
Thank you so much very very pleased+++++++++++++++++++++++++
Oggetto bellissimo, come da descrizione.
Rivenditore gentile e puntuale!
Quick delivery and excellent item ! Good seller !
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Una maravilla!!! Precioso y único. Me encanta!!!.Vendedor serio, amable, fiel a sus descripciones y un increíble Arquitecto en elembalaje para qué la pieza no sufriera daños. MUY RECOMENDADO. GRACIAS
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.No estoy muy contento con el embalaje... no venía bien protegido y ha hecho que la tela se deforme un poco.
He tenido que tirar el marco a la basura porque estaba muy atacado de carcoma y se deshacía
Everything went super, gladly again.
Excellent vendor. Goods were well crated and received in pristine condition.
Fermalibri a testa di cavallo stupendi. Il lotto è arrivato a casa in pochissimi giorni e il venditore è stato molto cortese e gentile.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Excellent delivery and very hands on. At my request the delivery was postponed which was no problem. The putti's were very carefully wrapped in a tailor made wooden box and arrived in perfect order.
The seller will ship the item(s) within 3 working days after receiving confirmation of payment.
Shipping costs are for mainland destinations only.
Any other costs or charges such as customs or import duties, customs clearance and handling may also apply during the shipment of your lot and will be charged to you by the involved party at a later stage if applicable.
|Rest of Europe||$179.09|
Save shipping costs
You can pick up this lot from the seller: Badia polesine (Italia, Rovigo, Veneto), Italy.
If you win more than one lot sold by the same seller in the same auction, your shipment will be combined. In this case, only the shipping costs of whichever lot has the highest shipping costs will be applied.