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SET OF TWO (2) GILT-FRAMED PLASTER BAS RELIEF PLAQUES, SIGNED C. VOX

These are two ‘pictorial style’ high or alto-relief (or relievo) works in plaster (??), each depicting two women spending leisure time in a country wooded setting. In one piece, the women engage in a spirited fencing match (or is this a duel??).  In the other, as the two rest on the ground--presumably after their athletics (we see their swords lying on the ground by their sides)--one of the women leans in to the other, kissing her on her cheek. Condition: Both frames have various areas where the gilt is split or has flaked off. In the fencing relief, one woman’s arm and sword is broken off; the underlying metal armature poking out from the break point, and the second woman is missing her sword.  There is glue residue around the second woman’s wrist from a repair to attach a broken hand. The first woman’s hat in the foreground has plaster loss. Wear consistent with age.

Category: 
Ceramics and Porcelains
Condition: 
Fair
Medium: 
Plaster (??)
Date Period: 
19th Century (??)
Size and dimensions of this item: 
With gilt wood frames 16” H x 20” W x 2 ½” D; Without frame 10” H x 14” W x 2 ½” D
For Sale?: 
No

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