Box: Venetian gondolier motif

 
Box: Venetian gondolier motif
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  • Title :     Box: Venetian gondolier motif
  • Artist:     Gigi Chessa Designer Lenci Manufacturer
  • Accession:     85.7.280 a,b
  • Country:     Italy Turin
  • Date:     1932
  • Dimensions:     Inches 7 5-3/8 5-1/4 Dimensions, overall Inches 2-3/8 5-3/8 5-1/4 Dimensions, lid (a) Inches 5 5-3/8 5-1/4 Dimensions, box (b), Centimeters 17.8 13.7 13.3 Dimensions, overall Centimeters 6.0 13.7 13.3 Dimensions, lid (a) Centimeters 12.7 13.7 13.3 Dimensions, box (b)
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Subject:     Figurative , Animals , Ceramics/Ceramic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     85.7.280 A,B.JPG
  • Tags:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
Description:
Square gloss glazed porcelain box with lid and decoration at the sides which includes one scene of a Venetian gondolier navigating a gondola containing a masked female in costume and the other scene consisting of a male figure maneuvering a gondola containing circular fruit or blossoms as a female in blue sits at the bow, all against a gloss black ground; top lid includes a finial of three stylized swans in blue, purple and white. a: lid, b: box.