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A Miniature Carved Ivory Bust of Michelangelo in the Renaissance Revival Manner
by Giovanni Battista Gatti.

Three-quarter profile miniature ivory bust of Michelangelo, housed within a rectangular frame on an ebony ground, the whole flanked by carefully inlaid pen work spandrels of rinceaux form employing vines and flowers, evoking Gatti's signature intarsia work. Below, an ivory plaquette engraved "Michelangelo." Stamped to the back by the artist.
Italian, Circa 1870.

This object incorporates old ivory and has been registered with Defra

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Condition report

Excellent condition

Stock number

8984
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