Lot 24 (Garden and Natural History Live Auction, 11th June 2019)
Pedestals/Plinths: A rare Manifattura di Signa terracotta pedestal
Italian, late 19th century
with circular makers stamp
Manifattura di Signa produced copies of antiquities and renaissance models in terracotta from the late 19th century. The company had outlets in Florence, Rome and Turin and catered for wealthy patrons doing the Grand Tour of Italy. The manufactory was active at a time when remodelling English gardens, often in an Italian classical or renaissance style was particularly fashionable. The pedestal is illustrated in their catalogue, model no. 1492.
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