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A large silver-gilt circular clasp insert with hardstones and coloured glass, probably Hungary circa 1450
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 40,000 EUR
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242
A large silver-gilt circular clasp insert with hardstones and coloured glass, probably Hungary circa 1450
Estimate
20,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Importante Orfèvrerie Européenne, Boîtes en Or et Objets de Vitrine

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A large silver-gilt circular clasp insert with hardstones and coloured glass, probably Hungary circa 1450
inset with turquoises, hard stones and coloured glass, pierres à paillon, the reverse engraved probably later Aan Prince Willem door Staaten Holland 1570
13 cm diam., total weight 312,3 g ; 5in. diam., total weight 10oz
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Provenance

Maastricht, 2001.

Catalogue Note

One of the pieces possibly compared with this piece is the famous gold fibule the Empress Gisele wore during her wedding with Emperor Conrad II in Rome in 1027.
For another quite similar Hungarian silver-gilt piece by Paulus Kirtscher, circa 1596-1609, with enamels, turquoises and precious stones, see Bernard de Leye catalogue, nr 916. One could think this piece dates from years 1400-1430. Dutch researcher, Professor Karel Citroen, attributes the inscription to Alle de Haas, Sneek in Friesland, between 1877 and 1923.
On a bronze medal representing Queen Euphémia of Denmark's tomb (who died in 1330), for Soroe church, west of Copenhagen, the Queen wears a similar clasp on her bust. 

Importante Orfèvrerie Européenne, Boîtes en Or et Objets de Vitrine

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