F L O R A, Goddess of Flowers and Spring
Antique ormolu sculpture.
Made in Florence, Italy.
With the word “Primavera” on the base front.
In very good condition.
Beautiful ormolu sculpture, rare and unique, with a charming antique patina.
Sister of Apollo and Artemis, goddess of flowers and spring, Flora is represented as a standing female figure, surrounded by a floral crown, with a fluid soft dress. The hair, separated by a central line and organized in soft waves, is held back by a bun. The statue resembles the sculptures used in the elegant Renaissance houses.
Dimensions: 24.5 x 15 x 12 cm. Weight: 1035 grams.
Ormolu is the gilding technique of applying finely ground, high-carat gold–mercury amalgam to an object of bronze. It was common in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The process for making ormolu (gilt bronze) was quite complicated. Starting from a two-dimensional design, the sculptor made a three-dimensional model in wood, clay, or wax.
Gilt bronze/ormolu sculptures are extremely rare.
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- Flora Goddess (Spring) Sculpture, ca. 1900
- Verguld brons - vuurverguld
- Geschatte periode
- Land van herkomst
- Goede staat - gebruikt met kleine tekenen van ouderdom en vlekjes
- 24,5×15×12 cm
- 1,03 kg