Medaillon and brooch with ivory plaque

Medaillon and brooch with ivory plaque

Eugenio Avolio (1876-1929)

Medaillion and brooch in 18k gold set with an ivory plaque, engraved with a figure of a woman and a line from the poem¬´Il canto dell amore¬´: Amate. Il mondo √® bello e santo √® l avvenir - G. Carducci. Also on the front, the signature of the sculptor who made the plaque: Eugenio Avolio, 1922. The inside with makers mark GC, in the medallion is a small paper almanac for th eyear 1922. 

Italy, 1922 

weight 19.3 grams 
size; 4.0 x 3.0 cm

Eugenio Avolio (1876-1929) was a famous sculptor, silversmith and engraver.  He lived and worked in Naples between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. He was apprenticed to the popular artist and sculptor Vincenzo Gemito. Professor at the Arts Academy in Naples, he received several international awards. Although he produced several bronze sculptures - especially First World War memorials - he - and Luigi Avolio later (active between 1935 and 1971) - specialised in silver sculptures and monumental pieces inspired by 17th century Italian Baroque and Classical  Art. Eugenio and Luigi had a retail shop in corso Umberto, Naples.

Type:    Brooches
Country:    Italy
Period:    1900 - 1940
Price:    €1950,-
Ref number:    7681
Status:    For sale

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