Giuseppe Carli is recognised as one of Venice’s foremost Remèri – an artisan elite group of Venetian fórcoli carvers, with most of Carli’s larger works owned by private collectors or showcased in museums. A fórcola is an oarlock used on the gondolas of Venice, whose curved surfaces provide different resting points for the boat’s oar. This distinctive shape gives them a highly decorative value.
This particular fórcola is mounted on a steel pedestal, thus transforming it into a self-standing sculpture. Its surfaces show minor marks and scratches due to age and use, and it is signed G. Carli on its side.
H63 W15 D15cm