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Winged Putto and Skull
Highly unusual framed enamel on copper of a chubby seated winged putto (sometimes also known as a sacred cherub).
His drooping head is supported on his raised hand while his elbow rests on the skull beside him. Beneath his other hand is what appears to be a lantern.
The subject is taken from an old French sculpture but we are unfortunately ignorant as to the identity of the original artist.
Very effective enamelling with the putto and accompaniments highlighted in gold and set against a very deep red, almost black, background.
Initialled SM on the right hand side, but again we are unable to attribute the intitals.
The framed size is just a fraction below 17 X 14 cm with the visible enamel image measuring 11 X 8.5 cm.
Just a tiny scuff to the enamel immediately above the putto’s slightly raised leg.