Cupid - Item #508
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
11 Inches High x 6 Inches Wide
This cupid is a fragment of Cupids with Garland (Item #194) and is found in the central group. In the elegant scene, cupids or cherubs in high relief play in the foreground with a garland while details of the setting are sculpted in shallow relief in the background. Our antique P.P. Caproni & Brother catalogs identified the artist as Pietro Ghiloni. However, there were two artists with that name during the turn of the 20th century: the Italian sculptor, decorator, and marble worker who was active in New York and New Orleans (1864-1932), and the sculptor who was also an assistant to sculptor George Grey Barnard. There is not much information to be found on either artist.
Artist: Pietro Ghiloni
Time Period: Modern, early 20th century
Encyclopaedia of New Orleans Artists, 1718-1918. Editors John A. Mahé II, Rosanne McCaffrey; assistant editors Charles S. Buchanan et. al.; general editor Patricia Brady Schmit, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1987, pp. 156. Artprice, https://www.artprice.com/artist/226018/pietro-ghiloni/biography.
"The Marble Shooter 1925 Atlantic City Marble Tournament Trophy Pietro Ghiloni." WorthPoint, https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/marble-shooter-1925-atlantic-city-1798996815.
"Pietro Ghiloni." askART. http://www.askart.com/artist/Pietro_Ghiloni/10020061/Pietro_Ghiloni.aspx.