Ignazio Passanti ( 1720 circa - 1780circa )
A very important and unique pair of late-Baroque Italian polychrome majolica two- light wall-sconces
Ferniani Manufactory, Faenza 1740
Maria Antonia Gianetti, Milan, Via del Gesu’ 7, 1991.
Private European collection 2021.
C. Ravanelli Guidotti, La Fabbrica Ferniani, Milano, 2009.
Pair of late baroque wall apliques in tin-glazed earthenware so called ‘a gran fuoco’, created for the Ferniani family under the direction of Ignazio Passanti
Faenza, Ferniani Manufactory, c.1740
Possibly decorated by Nicolas Letourneau or Nicoló Raccagni.Painted in blue, yellow (giallo limone), iron red and green (verde fieno) with a central trellis panel on a motif of fruits motif and flower sprays, a radiating floral scrollwork enclosed by elaborate scrolling foliage, enclosing trellis panels, all within a border of continuous scrollwork, with a moulded shell cresting on top.
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.