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A 19th century Carrara marble group by the Florentine sculptor Odoardo Fantacchiotti – €110,000 (£94,830) at Wannenes.

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Fantacchiotti (1811-77), who trained in Florence and became a professor at the city’s Academy of Fine Arts in 1840, produced a number of public and private commissions.

This 3ft diameter x 20in high (91 x 51cm) high group offered at Wannenes Art Auctions (30/25/22% buyer’s premium) is set on a wooden plinth, features a child sleeping against a large dog and is titled Amore et Fedelta (Love and Faithfulness).

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Detail of inscription on a 19th century Carrara marble group by the Florentine sculptor Odoardo Fantacchiotti – €110,000 (£94,830) at Wannenes.

It is inscribed on the base A. S. A. R. Il Principe Eugenio di Savoia Carignano, Odoardo Fantacchiotti scolpiva in Firenze, l’anno 1864 (see detail).

With provenance to Prince Eugenio of Savoy Carignano; the Marchesi Groppallo, Genoa and a private Genoese collection, the group sold for €110,000 (£94,830), well in excess of the €10,000-15,000 estimate.