signed on bottom 'Giovanni Mollica'; in 1842, Giovanni founded his ceramic workshop in Naples, Italy. His sons Ciro, Achille and Alexander took over the family business, continuing it until the end of the 19th century; excellent condition with only minor overall wear to surface; a truly spectacular piece
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
each depicting an etruscan urn with detail images and inscriptions written below; from the book 'Picturae Etruscorum in Vasculis' by Giovanni Battista Passeri; later French mattes and giltwood frames; excellent condition.