Copy in Reverse of a Design for a Candlestick in the Antique Manner

Engraver Anonymous, Italian, 16th century Italian
Possibly a copy in reverse after Enea Vico Italian

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Copy in reverse of a design for a candlestick in the antique manner. The candle stick is characterized by its oval body, decorated with a female mask and a ceremonial parade, and a very wide foot with gadroons and a frieze decorated as a laurel garland with a bovine skull, sheep masks and two snakes. From a series of designs for candle sticks in the Antique manner thought to have been made by an anonymous artist who published his designs through Antonio Salamanca (1552), and later Lafreri (ca. 1573). A second series exists by the renowned engraver Enea Vico, but is unclear which was the first to be issued. While Bartsch gives the primacy of the designs to Vico, Fuhring has argued for a reverse order based on the relative poor quality of Vico's prints.

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