French, circa 1300
- Angel of the Annunciation
- gilt bronze, on a veined red marble base
- bronze: 16.1cm., 6 3/8 in.
base: 2.4cm., 1in.
Sotheby's London, 10 December 1992, lot 21
Another version of this figure was exhibited as part of the Keir Collection in the British Museum in 1981-1982 (op.cit.), there described as cast brass. It is interesting to note that a figure of St. John from the same period that was sold in these rooms on 4 July 1991, lot 25, also exists in two versions. Another version of this, presumably from the same workshop, was discovered in Sheppey, Kent.
M.-M. Gauthier and G. François, Medieval enamels. Masterpieces from the Keir collection, exhib. cat. British Museum, London, 1981, no. 40, fig. 13; W. D. Wixom (ed.), Mirror of the medieval world, exhib. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999, p. 108, no. 129