Description & Technical information

A North Italian Fruitwood Microcarving On Ebony Miniature, Attributed to Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820), depicting an Allegory of Death, in a Circular Gilt Brass and Ebonised Wood Frame.
 

Date:  1806
Period:  1750-1850, 19th century
Origin:  Italy, Turin
Medium: Fruitwood Microcarving On Ebony Miniature, Ebonised wood frame, Circular Gilt Brass
Signature: Inscribed on the front: PAOLAE CIMOSSA SACRUM M.B.A.C.M.P. VIG. MAII 1806.
Inscribed on the reverse: “Scultura in miniatura del maestro sommo Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo. Asti 1774✝ 1820 Asti” in black ink.

Dimensions: 8.5 cm (3³/₈ inches)
Provenance: Di Robilant family, Sicily.
Categories: Furniture, Works of Art