Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo ( 1745 )
A North Italian Fruitwood On Ebony Microcarving Miniature
Depicting an Allegory of Arts and Sciences, in a circular gilt brass and ebonised wood frame. The reverse inscribed “Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo nato in Asti a 6 settembre 1745 ✝1820”in black ink.
Turin, End 18th C, Beginning 19th Century.
Diam.: 1,96 in. (5 cm)
A North Italian fruitwood, walnut, ebony , boxwood, tulipwood and kingwood microcarving portrait relief miniature attributed to Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820), depicting a standing Mars with cuirass, feathered helmet and sword, holding a spear with his right and a shield on his left hand.