Baroque letter holder in Tiepolo's Punchinello drawings in blue and white on moss

Baroque letter holder in Tiepolo's Punchinello drawings in blue and white on moss

H:5 1/2" W:8 1/4" D:3 1/4"

The Baroque letter holder is created for social correspondence with a modified butterfly shape, and named for its many curves.The motifs are from Divertimento per li Regazzi illustrating the life and times of Punchinello by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727-1804) son of Venetian Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770).