Carved from one solid piece of wood, this wonderful antique Italian plaque depicts two polychromed putti playing in elaborate flourishes of scrolled acanthus leaves and flowers. They are supporting a large acanthus leaf with flowers with one arm overhead and the hand holds the end of the scrolled drape they have surrounding them. The chipped paint colors are shades of tan, gray or blue, burnt red, light red, gold and brown. Italian pieces such as this are always in demand and this one is extremely exceptional.
CONDITION: Good. Chipping and loss of paint as seen in photos. Minor age separations. Carved out of one piece of wood.