"L'Aurora conduce il carro di Apollo" Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case Florence, before 1930

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"L'Aurora conduce il carro di Apollo" Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case Florence, before 1930
800/00 silver, vermeil, enamel. Weight: 140 g Good condition.

Antique cigarette case, gold plated 800 silver (vermeil), chiselled and glazed. In the central front part it is decorated with a mythological scene enclosed in a frame of acanthus leaves: Aurora leads Apollo's chariot accompanied by cupids and four dancing maidens, the Hours. At the four corners, beyond the frame, a decoration with malachite-effect enamel and chiselled edges in stylized leaves. The back is all engraved with scrolls of acanthus leaves. Vermeil interior.
With silver title 800 and silversmith hallmarks inside.
Dimensions: 9.5 x 8.0 x 1.2
Weight: 140 g

Note: the mythological subject was taken from a famous fresco painted by Guido Reni in 1613-1614, still present on the ceiling of the Casino dell' Aurora in Palazzo Pallavicini Rospigliosi, in Rome
https://ilsassonellostagno.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/guido-reni-aurora-conduce-il-carro-di-apollo-sassi-di-arte/

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