ORIGIN: South Tyrol, Italy
AGE: c. 1950
DIMENSIONS: 4” l x 3” w x 6” h
CONDITION: Excellent, some discoloration of the paint on back
This small wood sculpture was exquisitely crafted by one of the ANRI workshop’s master carvers in the South Tyrol region of Italy, circa 1952. This design featuring the Madonna of the grapes with child was produced by ANRI in a few different sizes and this one is the medium size. The original ANRI label is still attached to the base. The condition is excellent with no cracks or repairs and just minor discoloration of the paint on the back of the statue.
The ANRI wood-carving workshop was founded in 1912 and has been run by five generations of the Riffeser family.