Capodimonte, 19th century

Group featuring two gallant putti in the style of the eighteenth century, signed Badessi, marked in blue on the base.

19th century

Naples, Italy


Bust of woman with “giraffe” hairstyle circa 1830

Current events often influence fashion and, in 1827, when the giraffe Zarafa, offered by the Viceroy of Egypt Méhémet Ali to Charles grabs the costume and accessories. The so-called “giraffe” hairstyles and combs, remarkable for their height, enjoyed great success during the three years that followed.

“Virgin and Child”, 18th century, Italy

Sculpture in painted and gilded wood “Virgin and Child” on its base

inside which is the reliquary with an inscription:

D-Bike. BV-M (di velo Beata Vergine Maria)
“From the Veil Blessed Virgin Mary”