Vintage Bronze Faune Sculpture by Chiurazzi

Vintage Bronze Faune Sculpture by Chiurazzi
Faune Sculpture 17E81

Wonderfully detailed cast bronze sculpture signed “Chiurazzi Napoli” from the Chiurazzi foundry. This piece has exceptional details, and is the bust of a faune. This two headed piece shows the face of a young man on the front, with the skull of a ram on the back. The representation of the ears, horns, and goat skull depict the traditional faun imagery. The horns of the deity meet the horns of the goat. In Greek mythology, the fauns (half man, half goat creatures) were said to be sons or descendants of Faunus, the third king of Italy and grandson of Saturn. We love the solid strength of this sculpture and the delicate details. 

Chiurazzi foundries were established by Gennaro Chiurazzi senior (1840), the Neapolitan famous sculptor who first conceived and put in practice the idea of copying the ancient works of art in their splendor, drawing his inspiration from Cellini’s method. Continuing their father’s work, Federico and Salvatore Chiurazzi continued until the Second World War. During this time, they began the marble works, the monumental foundry, the ceramics, the traditional foundry, and the foundry for copying of classic works. Unique to their foundry, Chiurazzi were the official foundry for antique reproductions, growing their customer base worldwide. The skill and techniques used by the foundry are only acquired through passing down from one generation to the next, from father to son as the work continues.

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