A playful scene is depicted on this cast bas relief French architectural, with a group of winged putti making wine. A putto, loosely wrapped in fabric, is using a basket press on grapes supplied by four fellow cherubs. Two more winged faces can be seen at the base of the press.
Quite the festive spectacle, putti in art represent fertility, abundance, and spirit of life. When used in bacchanal illustrations they are often shown in wild revelry, symbolizing the dangers of excess. Putti not engaged in debauchery were often seen tending to the vine, as they are on our bas relief architectural, which can be hung indoors or outside.
CONDITION: Good condition with minor rubs, faded elements, and buildup. An iron hook is affixed to the back for hanging purposes.