Large or Monumental Italian Gilt Cherub or Putti Mirror Frame

PRESENTING a Large or Monumental Italian Gilt Cherub or Putti Mirror Frame.

Classically Italian in style with Putti or Cherub draped across the top, with swags and flowing robes on either side. The mid-section has floral bouquets.

Heavy piece intended for wall mounting with wire to hang on the rear.

20th Century … made of resin/fiberglass. Circa 1950.

Large/Monumental mirror frame … HIGHLY DECORATIVE.

Missing the mirror glass, which is easily replaced. This is reflected in the price (the mirror glass significantly adds to the weight of the piece so the shipping costs are reduced by it not being included.)

Gilt bronze finish.

Baroque in Style.

putto (Italian: [ˈputto]; plural putti[ˈputti])[1] is a figure in a work of art depicted as a chubby male child, usually naked and sometimes winged. Originally limited to profane passions in symbolism,[2] the putto came to represent the sacredcherub (plural cherubs) (plural cherubim);[3] and in the Baroque period of art, the putto came to represent the omnipresence of God.[2] A putto representing a cupid is also called an amorino (plural amorini) or amoretto (plural amoretti).

The more commonly found form putti is the plural of the Italian word putto. The Italian word comes from the Latin word putus, meaning “boy” or “child”.[4] Today, in Italian, putto means either toddler winged angel or, rarely, toddler boy. It may have been derived from the same Indo-European root as the Sanskrit word “putra” (meaning “boy child”, as opposed to “son”), Avestan puθra-, Old Persian puça-, Pahlavi (Middle Persian) pus and pusar, all meaning “son”, and the New Persian pesar “boy, son”.

Putti, in the ancient classical world of art, were winged infants that were believed to influence human lives. In Renaissance art, the form of the putto was derived in various ways including the Greek Eros or Roman Amor/Cupid, the god of love and companion of Aphrodite or Venus; the Roman, genius, a type of guardian spirit; or sometimes the Greek, daemon, a type of messenger spirit, being halfway between the realms of the human and the divine.


Large/Monumental Italian Gilt Cherub or Putti Mirror Frame

Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection.

Condition: Very good original condition, but missing mirror glass.

Dimensions: 74″ Tall, 60″ Wide and 7″ Deep.

PRICE Now: $2,000

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