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Price Realized: $17,500 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2476 Lot 10
DESIGNER UNKNOWN ACQUARIO. Circa 1910.
56x41 inches, 142 1/4x104 cm. G. Ricordi & C., Milan.
Condition B+: restoration along repaired tears in margins, some affecting image; minor losses and pin holes in margins; restoration along creases and abrasions in image and along vertical and horizontal folds. Two-sheets. Framed.
The Civic Aquarium in Milan, Europe's third oldest aquarium, opened in 1906 as part of the World's Fair taking place in that city. It is housed in a beautiful, Liberty Style building, but the artist has foregone depicting the structure in favor of focusing on a (much) larger-than-life rendering of a Fantail Goldfish. Although widely considered to be the work of Leopoldo Metlicovitz (1868-1944), Ricordi lists the artist as anonymous. Ricordi 203.
Estimate $12,000 - 18,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $17,500