This large Italian limestone plaque is completely carved by hand (not cast), in relief and depicts a cartouche with a crowned helmet at the top. It is flanked by scrolling acanthus leaves and trailing acanthus leaves ending in tassels. The interior shield has a rampant lion at the center surrounded by more C- scrolls with interior fluting and tassels. This carved stone plaque can be placed anywhere (indoor or out) as a wonderful piece of art.
CONDITION: Very good, with only minor rubs and nicks.