Featured Help me :) again! The world most ugly putti twins?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Irenka, May 20, 2024.

  1. Irenka

    Irenka Well-Known Member

    Hello, I hope you are all doing great. Recently, I found this pair of angels at a fair. I was particularly drawn to them because of their really grotesque appearance. One is slightly bald, the other has bloody eyes, and their expressions are also not the most pleasant, but it was precisely these "flaws" that attracted me to buy them. The craftsmanship is excellent, both in terms of carving and painting. Judging by the wood, they could also be quite old. If anyone has more experience with angels, perhaps you could advise me on which period they belong to? Due to the exaggerations in their appearance, it seems possible that they could be from the 18th century, but I wouldn't mind if they are younger... I would be grateful for any help in finding the answer. Also, I would be happy to hear your opinions on how they look. DSC_4692 (Small).JPG DSC_4704 (Small).JPG DSC_4694 (Small).JPG DSC_4709 (Small).JPG DSC_4717 (Small).JPG
     
  2. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Can you give us a closeup of any exposed wood/worm holes & the hook ?
     
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  3. Irenka

    Irenka Well-Known Member

    of course :) if they are not good enough, I make new ones
    DSC_4704 – kopija.JPG DSC_4717 – kopija (2).JPG DSC_4717 – kopija.JPG
     
  4. Irenka

    Irenka Well-Known Member

    I forgot about measuring, 30 cm in height
     
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  5. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Yup...somehow attractive, yet not. Great pair, thanks!
     
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  6. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    I was trying to figure out what the silver white but was and finally realized it's a cloud! Odd, but charming at the same time. Datewise I would guess late 19th/early 20th c.
     
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    808 raver Well-Known Member

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  11. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    I don't think you will find an exact copy because these were carved one off's but the style and aging will be the same, even the paint might be in the same shade.
     
  12. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    LOL, I was way out age-wise. Many of my WAGs are very wild! :D
     
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