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Late 19thc Fine Quality Life Size Terracotta Bust Of The 'banjo Player' After Pietro Calvi (1833-1884)


£3,200 | $4,261 USD | €3,626 EUR
Item Number: SA534226
Date of manufacture: 1880
Current Status: For sale
Seller: LVS Decorative Arts
This antique has been viewed 9 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A highly decorative late 19th century fine quality life size polychrome terracotta bust of the 'Banjo Player' After Pietro Calvi (1833-1884).
This polychrome terracotta figure depicts a Minstrel happily playing his banjo dressed in a hat, jacket and waistcoat.
An original bronze of this figure by Pietro Calvi can be found in 'The Montauk Club' in Brooklyn, New York.
Pietro Calvi was born in Milan in Italy in 1833 and was an eminent ethnographic sculptor, many of his works reflecting his fascination with the Orient and beyond.
This figure is in very good condition for age with evidence of a couple of old repairs, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home.
LVS Decorative Arts is a family run business specialising in an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative antiques from around the world.
Being members of LAPADA, the largest association for professional art and antiques dealers in the UK, we are committed in upholding the highest of standards.
All furniture is professionally restored to the highest of standards, using traditional methods by cabinet makers and polishers with a wealth of experience keeping the item in as original condition as possible and conserving original patina (colour) and materials whenever possible - we feel that quality restoration is paramount to the longevity of the piece.
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Internal Ref: LVS999


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1880.


Height = 76 cm (29.9")
Width = 81 cm (31.9")
Depth = 51 cm (20.1")

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LVS Decorative Arts
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