An Australian bronze 23 piece puzzle by Ilaria Logi, each piece modelled as a species of Australian animal, making a map of Australia, in a cork box with Sydney Blue Gum Eucalyptus leaf top, Ltd. 70/760, puzzle measures 11 x 11.5cm overall, the box measures 22.5cm by 15 cm It is in excellent condition with minimal age related wear that does not detract from its overall presentation or use, the certificate of authenticity and instructions are slightly discoloured. The velvet lining is slightly discoloured too. Designed by Illaria Cornaggia Medici and Angiolo Logi, Italian trained sculptors in the 1980's, this is a bronze puzzle featuring all the creatures of Australia.
Signed and numbered 70 out of 760 edition. These were presentation pieces made for dignitaries and heads of state. One was given to the Queen and Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder have been awarded similar editions. The puzzle comes in its original cork and Sydney Blue Gum Leafed box with certificates of authenticity. Rare and unusual, it's a gorgeous international and important sculptural work of art.
Migrating from Florence, Italy, to Sydney, Australia, in 1979, Angiolo and his wife, Ilaria Cornaggia Medici , established the silver workshop, Puzzle, in the inner-city suburb of Paddington. Here they employed a small team of silversmiths who used traditional techniques to produce Angiolos Australian-inspired forms. Over the next twenty years, Angiolo and Ilaria would travel regularly around Australia, often with their good friend and landscape photographer, Wesley Stacey, fuelling their interest in local plants and animals and generating ideas for their designs. The shop closed in 2006. The item "Vintage Ltd Ed Llaria & Angiolo Logi Solid Bronze Fauna Puzzle Map of Australia" is in sale since Tuesday, October 10, 2017.This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Jigsaws & Puzzles\Jigsaws". The seller is "dfauxfx" and is located in Torquay. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Russian federation, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile.