Italian SchoolDesign for a vase

Brown ink and blue wash on laid paper. Size: c. 26,5 x 18 cm. — in very good condition.

This beautiful and richly decorated drawing shows a round ornamental object. It is decorated with various mythological sujets. At the base of this ornamental object there are 3 female mythological creatures – chimeras, similar to the satyrs. The object itself stands on the snake-like legs of these creatures, a motif which is repeated In the upper part of the object, this time with snake heads. Among them – flower and fruit garlands, as well as 2 sea shells. The object is placed on a square pedestal. The elements are depicted in a rather grotesque style, by an artist originating probably from Northern Italy.

EUR 1.900,-