Patinated bronze door knocker ornated with one lady holding two lions as strength allegory. Shell grasp.
16th Century Venetian Work attributed to Tiziano Aspetti or Giovanni Antonio Tavagni.
Height : 29,5 cm (11-1/2 in.) - Width : 22 cm (8-1/2 in.)
The Pierpont Morgan Collection in London in 1912 had a comparable bronze door knock signed Tavagni, produced by Bode.
Another almost identical door knocker was in the former collection of Bischoffsheim in Paris and was also produced by Bode like an anonymous Venetian, circa 1575.
Wilhelm von Bode "The Italian Bronze Statuettes of the Renaissance" Réimpression Reinis, New York 1980 plates CCLXIV and CLXXV.
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- Expertissim Reference: 2013090552