01-12-2013 01-12-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2631B Boston
January 12, 2013 10:00AMCalender

Attributed to Affortunato Gory (Italian/French, fl. 1895-1925) Cupid

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2631B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 12, 2013 10:00AM


Attributed to Affortunato Gory (Italian/French, fl. 1895-1925)

Cupid, carved white marble, the nude child preparing to draw his bow, with foliage to base, incised "A. DE. G[C]ORI/GALL. LAPINI/ FIRENZE 1895," ht. 36 in.
N. B. Gory altered his name from Fortunato Gori when he moved from Florence to Paris at the turn of the last century. Cesare Lapini (Italian, 1848-c. 1893) was as successful sculptor of contemporary and antique subjects working in the second half of the 19th century. From his death until 1900, his workshop became the Galleria Lapini.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Old repairs to crossbow and arrowhead with arrowhead off but present. Crossbow sections possibly replaced. Small chip to arrowhead. Small nicks to flowers around base, wings, and hair. Surface discoloration.


Cesare Lapini, FIRENZE, Fortunato Gori, Paris, Galleria Lapini