he Putto - Triton.
Valentino Besarel **(1829-1902, Venice), attributed A carved wooden shelf.
The figure of the putto is presented as a fantastic character - The Triton, a divinity of the sea.
The color and the veins of the wood are typical of Venetian sculpture, it is a characteristic coniferous tree of the Alps of northern Italy: Cirmolo.
The wood of the putte figure has some cracks. Beautiful patina.
The top of the shelf is a wood of a slightly different color. Partially missing fingers of one of the hands.
**Valentino Panciera, known as Besarel, was born in Belluno but trained artistically in Venice, where he studied drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts. He tried his hand successfully in figurative sculpture and must be considered one of the eminent representatives within the framework of the Venetian neo-baroque revival and beyond, inspired by the works of sculpture of the conterranean Andrea Brustolon (1662-1732) . He began his boutique activity around the 1960s and participated, among other things, in the national exhibitions of Florence in 1861 and Milan in 1881, as well as in the universal exhibitions of Vienna in 1873. These experiences brought him notoriety and success even outside national borders, to such an extent that it became a supplier to important clients including the Prince of Wales, the Tsar of Russia, the Queen of Saxony and Frederick II Emperor of Prussia - it is also worth remembering the work carried out for the Savoys at the Quirinal, where he made the furniture for the reception rooms for the Emperor.