antique orientalia by Asian Rarities, netsuke, snuff bottles
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 2000 item #1207430 (stock #1303094)
Asian Rarities Enterprises, Inc.
Price on Request
RARE Giuseppe Vasari signed and numbered bronze sculpture of a finely attired Swiss Guard, holding a separately cast weapon on a long staff. Beautifully made of gilt metal, pewter, and silver overlays with a base of heavy alabaster. The piece is signed on the guard's left thigh and numbered (1/250) for the USA market on the medal on the base. Vasari's incredible work is difficult to find, very well sought after and commands high prices...