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LOT 0325

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,500 - 4,660
USD ($) 3,680 - 4,910

Sold for (Inc. bp): £1,690

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MEDIEVAL GILT LIMOGES SAINT FIGURE PAIR
EARLY 13TH CENTURY A.D.
2 5/8 x 3 in. (40.9 grams, 68 x 76 mm).

A pair of Limoges mounts each with a flat tongue-shaped body and a head modelled in the round; one with two attachment holes to the body, lightly engraved detail of vestments and a book clasped in the right hand; the other similar but holding the book in the left hand at waist height and raising the right hand in the act of benison, fixing studs to the reverse; mounted on a velvet-covered stand. [2, No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Altounian-Rousset (1890-1954) collection, Macon, France.
Ex central London gallery.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no 114451-196253.

LITERATURE:
Cf. a similar mount in the British Museum, London, under museum number 1854,1212.3.

CONDITION