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Ca 'd' Oro - Venice LIMITED EDITION £800      £800.00

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Ca' d'Oro or 'House of Gold' sits on The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy and is known by this name due to the gilt decoration which originally covered its walls. It was designed in Bon's Venetian floral Gothic style as with the nearby Palazzo Barbaro and Pallazzo Giustinian which remained fashionable until the end of the 16th century. The entrance hall is reached directly from the recessed colonnaded loggia.

Ca 'd' Oro - Venice LIMITED EDITION £800

Limited Edition of 480

Designed by Giovanni Bon and his son Bartolomeo Bon.

When -1430

Where – Venice, Italy

This Timothy Richards scale façade model would make a beautiful statement piece for any living room, office or study as a reminder of the beautiful city of Venice, with its waterways and highly decorated buildings.

Ca’ d’Oro or ‘House of Gold’ sits on The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy and is known by this name due to the gilt decoration which originally covered its walls. It was designed in Bon’s Venetian floral Gothic style as with the nearby Palazzo Barbaro and Pallazzo Giustinian which remained fashionable until the end of the 16th century. The entrance hall is reached directly from the recessed colonnaded loggia. Above the collonade is the enclosed main balcony on the piano nobile which has arches, coloumns and capitals supporting quatrefoil windows. The wealthy Contarino family built the Palace between 1428 – 1430.

The model is made of plaster, lead, brass and gold leaf with other additional materials. Highly detailed including additional watercolour work, highlighting the complex tile detail of the façade. The crown caps the façade and is cast in lead. The back wall of the water gate is pierced through with further tracery allowing light to travel through the turquoise hand made glass.

Dimensions: 12″w x 14″h x 6″d

Weight: 7 kg

This model is hand made to order and may take 4 weeks to produce. If you require this model urgently please contact the workshop directly.

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