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Medieval Nativity Reliquary Pendant

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 760

Estimate
GBP (£) 14,000 - 20,000
EUR (€) 15,850 - 22,640
USD ($) 19,540 - 27,910
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £16,100

MEDIEVAL NATIVITY RELIQUARY PENDANT

Circa 15th century. A rare sapphire-mounted reliquary pendant of hexagonal section; the back missing; finely engraved with the Nativity scene, the Trinity above, formerly enamelled; the suspension loop with cabochon sapphire set in a square claw collet; the sides inscribed in black letter script 'me tibi virgo pia genetrix [...]ista Maria'. Gold, 10.68 grams, 46.7 mm.

Condition
Extremely fine condition. Excessively rare.

Provenance
Ex Sotheby's 9th December 2005, lot 5, ex Michael Estrick collection, with extract from the Sotheby's sale.

Footnotes
Probably English.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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