Wonderful and unique high-relief in Botticino marble, depicting St. Mark’s lion engraved with a very important motto ‘Ti con nu, nu con ti’ recalling an important speech by Count Giuseppe Viscovich (Perasto, 1728–Perasto, 1804).
A wonderful representation of the Serenissima, original and exclusive work, the lion is depicted with the open book and the sword. Origin: Gorizia, from a private collection, 19th century.
Giuseppe Viscovich was an Italian soldier, the last Venetian captain of Perasto (now in Montenegro), the last territory remained loyal to the Serenissima.
More than three months after the fall of the Republic of Venice by the French, the citizens of Perasto gathered in front of the palace of the Captain of the city to bury the banner of Serenissima. In front of the kneeling crowd, Captain Giuseppe Viscovich gave a speech in Serbian-Croatian Slavic language: the Oath of Perast, otherwise known as ‘Ti co nu, nu co ti’ (in Venetian translation).
The expression ‘Ti con nu, nu con ti’ was taken up again in 1919 by the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio in the “Letter to the People of Dalmatia”, published in Venice, in which he exhorted the Venetians and Dalmatians to insurrection for the annexation to the Kingdom of Italy of the former territories of the Serenissima, and it would be the motto of the “Squadra aerea di San Marco” or "La Serenissima" that he commanded.
Superb quality, elegant and refined work, grain and patina of the marble are beautiful. Large sized, well-proportioned and remarkable weight.
Ideal piece to hang on the wall, possibly with hooks.
One-of-a-kind work, never offered before, prestigious lot with noble value.
The stoup is in very good overall condition, intact.
It will be delivered in a wooden crate with proper packaging.
Affordable, safe and tracked shipping worldwide.
- Width 85 cm
- Length 88 cm
- Max. thickness 12 cm
Weight: 150 kg.
- Exklusives Hochrelief - Löwe von San Marco mit Motto - Serenissima - 85 x 88 cm
- Marmor Botticino
- Geschätzter Zeitraum
- 2000 - bis heute
- Italien, Venedig
- Guter Zustand - gebraucht, mit geringfügigen Altersspuren & Mängeln
- 12×85×88 cm
- 150 kg