Pair of translucent carved alabaster ewers, griffin form handles and spouts, Bacchanal masques on bodies

Pair of translucent carved alabaster ewers, griffin form handles and spouts, Bacchanal masques on bodies

1860 to 1890 Italy

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Pair of translucent carved alabaster ewers, griffin form handles and spouts, Bacchanal masques on bodies,on stepped square plinths.The Italian noble Volterran, Marcello Inghirami Fei, a talented artist and craftsman was the first to extract alabaster from the mine in Castellina. He created new machinery, exclusively produced high quality artefacts and created a prestigious school-workshop where more than a hundred students under the guidance of skilled masters had the privelage of learning the art of the alabaster craft.
Hence until 1870 the alabaster craft flourished and harvested an excellent repute in Italy and abroad.
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Height 154.00 cm (60.63 inches)
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