composed of movable steel rings incised with signs of the zodiac and Roman numerals; resting on a square marble base; excellent condition with overall even wear and patination; an armillary sphere is a tool that can be used to solve various astronomical problems or as an educational tool to represent movements in the heavens
Luciano Tempo was born in Venice, Italy and came to America in his early 20s becoming a world renowned artist, antique dealer, collector, and designer. Luciano spent his life searching the world for exotic, eclectic, and beautiful objects for his sophisticated clientèle.
The exuberantly carved Corinthian capital with faux marble top; would make a great side table with a piece of glass or as is; good solid condition with overall wear; remnants of label from Tony Duquette Collections sale, Christie's Auction House, Los Angeles, 2001, image can be seen in the book "Tony Duquette" by Wendy Goodman and Hutton Wilkinson, pg. 216