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Small Neapolitan Crche Figure of a Teen-age Boy

Auction:
2070
Lot:
230
Sold for:
$489$425

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Auction:
Sale #2070 - 2070
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
May 12, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

Small Neapolitan Crche Figure of a Teen-age Boy, Italy, late 18th century, terra-cotta shoulder head in original finish, head shaved with sideburns, dark inset eyes, open mouth in awe, upper teeth showing, well-defined ears, body of hemp or tow over wire armature, carved wooden hands (two fingers broken off), wooden lower legs with carved shoes, painted blue stockings, green silk trousers, coral-colored silk jacket (fiber loss), ht. 8 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

Italy, terra-cotta shoulder head , Hemp, Sideburns, Silk