Venetian Renaissance Bronze Bust of a Putto in the manner of Niccolo Roccatagliata
Venetian Renaissance Bronze Bust of a Putto in the manner of Niccolo Roccatagliata

Venetian Renaissance Bronze Bust of a Putto in the manner of Niccolo Roccatagliata

1500 to 1600 Italy

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A Venetian Renaissance Bronze Bust of a Putto in the manner of Niccolo Roccatagliata
(active (before) 1593 – 1636)
Old lacquered surface
Late 16th Century

Size: 15cm high, 10cm wide, 8.5cm deep – 6 ins high, 4 ins wide, 3¼ deep
See: Finch and Co catalogue no. 4, item no. 29, for a similar Venetian bronze putto cabinet handle
cf Renaissance Bronzes from Ohio collections, W D Wixom, no. 132, for a lesser, but comparable example
This heavy solid cast bronze putto or cherubs head was most probably made for use as a knob or handle on a thick Venetian wooden Palazzo door of some considerable size.

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