A beautiful depiction of the Venus Anadyomene by Naples, Italy Foundry by Sabatino de Angelis & Fils c.1900.
Cast using the lost wax process and with applied pressed manufacturers plate of Sabatino de Angelis & Fils, Naples
Founded in 1840, the famous foundry in Naples operated up until the early 20th century. The Foundry was renowned for their cast bronzes using the lost wax process (exactly as the original Roman statues they were casting from would have originally been created) and were given exclusivity to cast direct from incredible sculptures in the National Archeological Museum of Naples, particularly those from Pompeii and Herculaneum which had been unearthed after being buried under the destructive might of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
This piece is cast directly from an original bronze found in Pompeii which survived the destruction of Vesuvius.
The 1900 Sabatino “Catalogue Illustré” in regards to their collection of bronzes that “ [this] is absolutely the first and most complete of its kind. It contains all the masterpieces of the main museums, in addition to a complete collection of everything that has been found to date in the excavations of Pompeii and in the lava of Herculaneum.
A 60-year-old activity and the constant goal of reproducing ancient works with the greatest possible precision have obtained the highest rewards […]”