A SUPERB ALABASTER FIGURAL LAMP IN THE MANNER OF ANTONIO FRILLI - REF No.1006
H: 20 in / 51 cm ; Base: 8 1/4 in / 21 cm square
LA NASCITA DI VENERE (THE BIRTH OF VENUS). Formed as a recumbent female nude supported on drapery by two frolicking putti below a scallop shell on foaming wave support and canted square base.
From the studio of Pietro Bazzanti.
Antonio Frilli is first recorded as exhibiting at the Espozione Nazionale di Roma in 1883. He worked primarily in marble, but also in bronze, and his works do not often appear at auction. He is known to have been active mostly in the last two decades of the 19th century, producing decorative, but technically brilliant, sculptures which are almost invariably contemporary in style.