A RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND ESCAVATION ALABASTRO TARTARUGATO TRIPOD GUERIDON WITH SHEEPS HEADS
Russia, St. Petersburg
Ormolu Thortoishelled Alabaster
72 x 62 x 2 cm (28 ³/₈ x 24 ³/₈ x 0 ³/₄ inches)
Made by the Russian Imperial Workshop named the “Bronzespedition”, by italian craftsmen and most probably designed by Vicenzo Brenna (Florence 1745 – 1820 Saint Petersburg)
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.