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  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    mid 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Istrian stone

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This (and V&A Mus. no. 50-1882) are a pair of Istrian stone brackets would have originally supported the overhanging hood of a chimney-piece. They date from the mid fifteenth century and are carved with amorini and foliage, and terminate with lion heads.

Physical description

Bracket. One of a pair. Istrian stone, curved form, carved with amorini and foliage, and terminating in lion heads. They formerly supported the elliptical overhanging hood of a chimney-piece.

Place of Origin

Venice (made)


mid 15th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Istrian stone


Height: 41.91 cm, Length: 55.88 cm

Object history note

Bought in 1882, for £6 for the pair (V&A Mus. no. 50-1882).

Descriptive line

Bracket, one of a pair, istrian stone, amorini, foliage, lions heads, Italy (Venice), mid 15th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1882. London, 1883, p. 5


Istrian stone

Subjects depicted

Amorini; Foliage


Sculpture Collection

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