Intaglio plate - Bernini
THE STORY OF INTAGLIOS
What is an intaglio, you may ask? To understand intaglios, we need to travel back in time to the ca 150 years spanning the Neo-Classical revival: the 17th- to the mid 19th Century. This was a time when the European aristocracy would travel around Europe (Paris, Venice, Rome, Florence, Naples, Sicilly...) with a view to becoming Classically educated. The period coincides with the rise in enthusiasm for collecting, with Grand Tourists helping themselves to statues ("marbles"), paintings and all sorts of artifacts, filling their coffers as they travelled along. Intaglios, plaster medallions depicting scenes from Greek and Roman Antiquity, became the standard tourist-shop item to take home.
We have decided to create our own little Neo-Classical revival by teaming up with plaster makers in Italy to create intaglio-artifacts. These are sent to us in Amsterdam, where we use them to create intaglio-plates: decorative wall hangings in a variety of colours and textures.
Each item is handmade and entirely unique.
Hang it with or without a velvet ribbon; or place it in a bookshelf, along with other collected artifacts.
An intaglio plate in homage to the great Italian 17th century sculptor and architect. Painted black and attached to a round wooden plate covered in Pierre Frey wallpaper, with a brass hanging-mechanism. Contains 2 intaglios.
Diameter (without hanging mechanism): 20cm
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This is a delicate piece of art; please be very mindful when handling it - the plaster intaglios will easily break if they are dropped or bumped against other solid objects. Please be extremely careful when handling this item as it will break if not handled accordingly.
Return & Refund Policy
If in any way you are dissatisfied with your purchase, it can be exchanged or returned within 14 days after we have shipped the order.
All return-products must be unused and in their original packaging.
To complete a return, please email the order number to: info@lesciresdebassompierre.
Please note that the customer pays for return shipping.