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PROPERTY OF A LADY

North Italian, probably Lombard, late 15th century
A RARE GILT AND ENAMELLED COPPER DEVOTIONAL DIPTYCH
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 42,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY OF A LADY

North Italian, probably Lombard, late 15th century
A RARE GILT AND ENAMELLED COPPER DEVOTIONAL DIPTYCH
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 42,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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North Italian, probably Lombard, late 15th century
A RARE GILT AND ENAMELLED COPPER DEVOTIONAL DIPTYCH
within a hinged gilt copper frame with cabled border, enamelled in white against a deep blue ground  and heightened with gilding, the left panel with the Virgin and Child seated in a garden, angels behind and two rabbits in the foreground, the right panel with St. Jerome in the wilderness kneeeling before a crucifix, the lion at his side, the exterior panels with bosses, suspension rings
open:7.2 by 11.8cm.,2¾ by 4 5/8 in.
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Provenance

Hever Castle sale, sold Sotheby's London 6 May 1983, lot 291

Catalogue Note

This finely painted and intricately gilded devotional dipytch originates from a Lombard workshop where fine painted enamelling was perfected in the second half of the fifteenth century, in particular in Milan. Compare with the tabernacle with the Annunciation and the Crucifixion and more particularly with the dipytch painted with  St. George and the Dragon and the Crucifixion illustrated by Venturelli and both in the Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Note also the diptych enamelled on silver in the Metropolitan Museum New York and illustrated by Syson and Thornton.

RELATED LITERATURE
Venturelli, pp.46-47, p.122; Syson & Thornton, fig.189

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