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'Mamma Sirena Su Piatto' - a ceramic group by Helen König Scavini for Ars Lenci

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000


Lot Description

'Mamma Sirena Su Piatto' - a ceramic group by Helen König Scavini for Ars Lenci, c.1936, modeled as a mermaid and her mer-baby riding on a turtle, signed Lenci, Made in Italy, Turino, XI-XIII, X. H.320mm, small chip on fin. Sitting on a circular base, signed Lenci, Made in Italy Torino 11-XIII-☆ and with paper label inscribed 495/A. Dia.455mm. Ref: https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-mamma-sirena-su-piatto-a-lenci-ceramic-5434196/? CONDITION REPORT: Small flake chip on the fin of the mermaids' left calf (coloured in with some pencil/felt tip ?). Minute frit on the tip of the mer-baby's right foot/fin. Considerable accretion of surface dirt in crevices and hard to clean areas (hands and fingers, between legs [would clean easily with soak]) Signed on both the figure group and the platter with slightly different codes. Incised signature 'gael' ? to the back edge of the tortoise shell. Dropbox video available: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7y4e2an7s9eh6ye/AACqewbVQbBeU8ntbI5CRkmCa?dl=0