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LOT 0595

Estimate
GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,490 - 6,740
USD ($) 5,040 - 7,560

Sold for: £4,250
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Medieval Limoges Gilt Enamelled Cross Pendant

12th century AD

A substantial gilt bronze cross pendant or fitting with expanding arms, lobe to each outer angle and pair of hinge knuckles to the outer edge; geometric cloisonné enamel pattern to the face with intersecting circles and Maltese cross motifs reserved on green and blue enamel fields; recess to each lobe. 244 grams, 13cm (5"). Fine condition, one hinge knuckle absent.

Provenance
Property of a London lady, part of her family's Swiss collection; formerly acquired in the 1980s.
Literature
See Zarnecki, G., Holt, J. and Holland, T., English Romanesque Art 1066-1200, London, 1984, for discussion.