Wood carved cherub statue sculpture vintage distressed French Santos style large angel with crown made in Italy anita spero
This is a vintage/ antique piece? Not sure of the age.
What a beauty. I did make a very simple crown, as to not take away from the piece.
It is made of solid wood. The cherub is very distressed and has superficial cracks- but the piece is very strong and well made. The cracks and aging are the charm or this authentic item. There is some wear away with the hands (fingers). The toes are in such good shape you can still see the carved toe nails.
The cherub is made up of two pieces. The wings are separate. These carving are very hard to do. To look the amazing detail to the hair, wings and face. The face on this piece is beautiful. This could be a boy or girl…it just depends on how you view it. So I am not sure if you would want to call this a “Putti”(Putto).
I have several of these and have sold many. This one has some of the best patina I’ve seen. The face is VERY well done. This ones is so well done it becomes hard to say if it is “cherub” or “Putti”.
*This piece has weight to it. It is very solid.
From his seated area and up he is 14”
Whole length is 17”
He/ she is about 8” wide