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Catalonia, circa 1400-1420
A TRANSLUCENT ENAMEL, SILVER AND SILVER GILT PROCESSIONAL CROSS
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 36,000 GBP
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18
Catalonia, circa 1400-1420
A TRANSLUCENT ENAMEL, SILVER AND SILVER GILT PROCESSIONAL CROSS
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 36,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Catalonia, circa 1400-1420
A TRANSLUCENT ENAMEL, SILVER AND SILVER GILT PROCESSIONAL CROSS
centred by a square section, trefoil terminals applied with translucent enamel plaques with censing angels, quatrefoils with the Virgin and St. John and the Pelican in her Piety, the back engraved at the centre with Christ in Majesty, symbols of the evangelists and scrolling tendrils of vines, on velvet stand
cross: 39cm., 15¼in.
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Catalogue Note

Dalmases notes a number of processional crosses which include similar Italian, mainly Tuscan, influenced translucent enamels dating from the second half of the 14th into the early 15th century and which originate from the area of Catalonia with Barcelona as the main centre. Compare with the cross in the Parish church of Cuencabuena, similarly unmarked illustrated by de Dalmases, cat. no. 26. The present cross is included in the forthcoming publication by G. Cantelli, Le rotte della cultura figurativa tra Spagna e Sicilia nel Rinascimento.

RELATED LITERATURE
Dalmases, figs 145-146

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