Modern Design /20 March 2005


Richard Blow

untitled (Still Life)
Italy, 1968
mixed semi-precious stones, slate
6½ h × 13½ w in (17 × 34 cm)

Richard Blow was an American artist in Italy working primarily in pietra dura, a process similar to mosaic in which stones are inlaid to form elaborate compositions. Inlaid signature lower left corner. Incised inscription to verso: [Calderani (sigma) Fralassini VIII - 1968 Made in Italy Richard A Blow Montici '68]. Original painted frame.

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $1,500

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