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Neopolitan Presepio Angel with Original Costume

Lot Number: 
77
10" (25 cm.) Terra cotta shoulder head turned almost at right angles with the body,sculpted hair in deeply-defined tousled brown curls,brown enamel eyes,painted eyeliner,brows,and lips of closed mouth,blushed details,hemp-wrapped body with terra cotta hands and bare feet,very expressive fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Neopolitan,early 19th century,the angel figures were costumed with flowing wire-edged fabric pieces that allowed the figures to be posed as though flying when placed in a scene. Value Points: diminutive model has superb detail of sculpting and fine original painted finish,original costume.
Realized Price: 
$2,100
Presale Estimate: 
700/1200