Pair of Stylised Travertine Scottish Terrier Desk Sculptures by Mannelli Brothers (circa 1970s)
Pair of stylised travertine Scottish Terriers by Mannelli brothers (circa 1970s). Designed by Italians, Fratelli Mannelli, this charming set has loads of character and will delight collectors of beautiful objects. They are not only visually alluring with minimalist lines, but tactile as well. They set may be displayed as a sculptural work or perhaps functionally as paper weights. They are relatively weighty given their size and have characterful marbling and natural cracking of the stone. In good vintage condition commensurate with age. Upon request, a video of the pieces may be provided.
About the Artists: The Mannelli brothers created wonderful pieces from Travertine, a form of limestone found in several places in Europe. In Italy it is located in the heart of the Province of Siena, in the quaint village of Rapolano Terme. Not all pieces are signed or marked. If you see these pieces marked with 'Raymor', this was the label of the American importer of the Brothers Mannelli's pieces. Fratelli Mannelli also designed for Marble Art, from Marta in the Province of Viterbo in the region of Latium, Italy.
Dimensions of Larger Piece:
H 15.2 cm (6")
W 20 cm (7.9")
D 3.9 cm (1.5")