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LOT 0421

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GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 9,350 - 11,680
USD ($) 10,140 - 12,670

Current bid: £6,000 (+bp*)
(14 Bids, Reserve met)

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(14 Bids, Reserve met)   |   Current bid: £6,000

MEDIEVAL CROZIER HEAD WITH THE VIRGIN ANNUNCIATE
FRANCE, LIMOGES, CIRCA 1230-1240 A.D.
3 7/8 in. (6 1/8 in.) (69 grams, 97 mm (113 grams total, 15.5 cm high including stand)).

Gilt-bronze crozier head fragment comprising: lower arc of the bow with lattice and enamel fill; horizontal base with standing figure of Mary wearing a floor-length gown, holding to her chest an open book; to her rear, a portion of a house with latticed window and tiled roof with lobed finial; before her, the two feet of the archangel Gabriel; supplied with a custom-made display stand. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Ex Ernst and Martha Kofler-Truniger collection, Lucerne (inv.E58).
Private collection, Suffolk, UK.

Accompanied by a copy of a previous three page illustrated cataloguing document with references.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.12041-212157.

PUBLISHED:
Sammlung E. & M. Kofler Truniger, Luzern Exhibition catalogue, Kunsthaus Zurich, June-August, 1964, p.95, no.862; Schnizler, H., Bloch P. & Ratton C., Goldschmiede und Metallarbeiten Europäisches Mittelalter: Sammlung E. & M. Kogler Truniger, Luzern Band II Lucerne 1965, no.E58, p.27 and pl.40; Stokstad, M., Medieval Enamels and Sculptures from the Keir Collection, Exhibition catalogue, Kansa City, Nelson Atkins Museum, 1983, no.64, p.56.

CONDITION