A Giannelli Green Alabaster Busts Vintage Italian Boy and Girl Head Sculptures Marble Base
This pair of vintage Italian sculptures by A. Giannelli, are beautifully carved and detailed. The two are boy and girl figurines in a beautiful blue / green alabaster and stand on a marble and brass base. Each is signed, A. Giannelli, and is in lovely, vintage condition. No chips or cracks, but they do show some small scratches, as shown in the photos. They would look fabulous on a mantel or to show off in a cottage decor. Please zoom the photos and scroll to view the smooth, polished surface of the heads and to admire the detail in the faces, hair, and back. Truly lovely!
The pair stands approx. 7" tall on a 4" diameter base.
A bit about the artist:
The artist, Cav. Arnaldo Giannelli, was an Italian master sculpture. Born in Volterra in 1907, he was a keen student of sculpture and graduated from the Royal School of Art. In 1944 he opened his own studio and produced pieces also for the Allied Forces. In 1953, he was appointed president of the Alabaster Craftsmen Guild, a position he held until 1961. His most famous pieces are a bust of Dwight D. Eisenhower and a three meter high totem for Boston University. For his professional achievements, he was awarded the title of ‘Cavaliere della Republica’ in 1970.
In beautiful, vintage condition, with no chips, cracks, flea bites, or discoloration. Fabulous Victorian~style decor for a mantle, to use as bookends for special, old books, and simply to view and enjoy.
- Two (2) vintage A. Giannelli green alabaster busts affixed to a marble base.
- Product Material: Alabaster and marble
- Product Color: Green sculptures, black/gray marble base
- Product Dimensions: Each is 7" tall on a 4" round base