Antonio And Lorenzo Cialli Glazed Terra Cotta Sculpture C. 1784, Pope Pius VI On Horseback, H 18'' W 6'' L 12''
| Depicting Pope Pius VI (1717-1799) on horseback giving blessings during his papal cavalcade of 1775. Rider and horse are depicted in richly adorned vestments. The whole supported by a plinth adorned with the Braschi family crest. On glazed terra cotta plinth. Antonio and Lorenzo Cialli were the principles of the Manifattura (factory) Cialli, Provenance: Property of an Italian collector who willed it to his daughter who, in turn, brought it with her when she emigrated to the United States circa 1970 Literature: F. Leone, L'immagine di Pio VI Braschi (1775-1799) in scultura, tra arte e potere, Rome, 2010, pp. 24-25. Catalog published on the occasion of the VII edition of the International Biennial of Antiques in Rome in the National Museum of the Palazzo Venezia (formerly the Palace of St. Mark). A similar example is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Accession Number: 2016.462a, b.
Glaze losses as evident in the photographs. It appears that the head, neck, right hand and right foot have early restorations. Horse's reigns are missing. Only two of the tassels originally on the saddle blanket remain. Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchellesí specialists. Should you have any additional questions regarding the condition of this lot, please email email@example.com.