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Post by jonspencer July 11th 2021, 9:51 am

anybody recognise this piece and signature?

28 wide x 19 high s 10 deep cm

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Post by jonspencer July 11th 2021, 9:54 am

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not sure which side of signature initials are up?
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Post by denbydump July 11th 2021, 1:22 pm

It might be by Gaetan Level, of Desvres France.
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Post by jonspencer July 11th 2021, 1:36 pm

thanks for the reply

I am being told (from a fairly reliable source) that it is in fact an 1870s work by Michele GIUSTINIANI
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Post by 22 Crawford St. July 11th 2021, 1:59 pm

Nice thing, good condition
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Post by abstract*toad July 12th 2021, 8:36 am

A beautiful beast.
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Post by jonspencer July 12th 2021, 8:41 am

thanks "beast" is the key word, the artist captured the powerful physique and potential snarl of a wild boar

you find the strangest items in small-town flea markets in Italy
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Post by abstract*toad July 12th 2021, 8:50 am

A great find, my eyes are green with envy 😊
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Post by NaomiM July 12th 2021, 11:10 am

Wonderful piece Most Excellent

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