{"id":1157879955503,"title":"CONTE ROSSO \u0026 CONTE VERDE: 1920s artworks postcard booklet","handle":"conte-rosso-conte-verde-1920s-artworks-postcard-booklet","description":"\u003cp\u003eLloyd Sabaudo:  A rare postcard booklet containing views of the artwork aboard the CONTE ROSSO and CONTE VERDE.  Although undated, it comes from the mid-1920s when the ships were introduced. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe covers are an elegant textured stock embossed with portraits of the red and green counts on front and a logo of counts on horseback on the back cover.  Inside are eighteen b\u0026amp;w postcards separated by tissue paper.  The captions are in Italian and English. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eArtwork views from CONTE VERDE include a mural in the Entrance Hall, the ceiling of the Reading and Writing Room, a panel from the Reading and Writing Room, an ornamental fireplace and a carved panel from the Music Room, a detail of a cherub in the Music Room, three different views of the 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of the red and green counts on front and a logo of counts on horseback on the back cover.  Inside are eighteen b\u0026amp;w postcards separated by tissue paper.  The captions are in Italian and English. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eArtwork views from CONTE VERDE include a mural in the Entrance Hall, the ceiling of the Reading and Writing Room, a panel from the Reading and Writing Room, an ornamental fireplace and a carved panel from the Music Room, a detail of a cherub in the Music Room, three different views of the frieze in the Music Room, and a painting in the Smoking Room.  Artwork views from the CONTE ROSSO include two postcards of the Entrance Hall frieze, the ceiling of the Lower Salon, a tapestry from the Upper Salon, two postcards of the triptych in the Upper Salon, and three postcards of the Reading and Writing decorative ceiling. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNot sure if you want to know the fate of these two splendid vessels.  Sure you do and here it is.  Both were converted into troopships.  CONTE ROSSO eventually was captured by the British during WW2 and became an accommodation ship.  She was scrapped in 1946.  CONTE VERDE was sunk in 1941 by a British torpedo in the Mediterranean with a massive loss of life.  I bet the artwork was either hastily torn out and chucked or ended up at the bottom of the sea. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVery good condition with soiling to the covers.     \u003c\/p\u003e"}

CONTE ROSSO & CONTE VERDE: 1920s artworks postcard booklet

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Lloyd Sabaudo:  A rare postcard booklet containing views of the artwork aboard the CONTE ROSSO and CONTE VERDE.  Although undated, it comes from the mid-1920s when the ships were introduced. 

The covers are an elegant textured stock embossed with portraits of the red and green counts on front and a logo of counts on horseback on the back cover.  Inside are eighteen b&w postcards separated by tissue paper.  The captions are in Italian and English. 

Artwork views from CONTE VERDE include a mural in the Entrance Hall, the ceiling of the Reading and Writing Room, a panel from the Reading and Writing Room, an ornamental fireplace and a carved panel from the Music Room, a detail of a cherub in the Music Room, three different views of the frieze in the Music Room, and a painting in the Smoking Room.  Artwork views from the CONTE ROSSO include two postcards of the Entrance Hall frieze, the ceiling of the Lower Salon, a tapestry from the Upper Salon, two postcards of the triptych in the Upper Salon, and three postcards of the Reading and Writing decorative ceiling. 

Not sure if you want to know the fate of these two splendid vessels.  Sure you do and here it is.  Both were converted into troopships.  CONTE ROSSO eventually was captured by the British during WW2 and became an accommodation ship.  She was scrapped in 1946.  CONTE VERDE was sunk in 1941 by a British torpedo in the Mediterranean with a massive loss of life.  I bet the artwork was either hastily torn out and chucked or ended up at the bottom of the sea. 

Very good condition with soiling to the covers.     

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