83
83
Spanish, 16th century
TWO PYXIDES
Estimate
2,5003,000
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83
Spanish, 16th century
TWO PYXIDES
Estimate
2,5003,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Highlights from the Reinhold Hofstätter Collection

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Spanish, 16th century
TWO PYXIDES
silver

the first example, maker’s mark only struck thrice, once to the lid and twice to the body, possibly of Alonso Portillo, Astorga, and engraved with a gothic inscription 
the second example with maker’s mark only struck once (NO/…ER) and engraved: EGO SVM PANIS VI [I am the Bread of Life] and with detachable Crucifix
10 and 15cm., 4 and 6in.
247.9gr.; 7oz 18dwt
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Catalogue Note

The maker’s mark of Alonso Portillo, silversmith in the town of Astorga (Léon), is recorded on a silver pyx, a cross and a chalice, one dated 1568, by By A. Fernandez (ed.), Enciclopedia de la plata espanola y virreinal americana, p. 100, no. 11.

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Highlights from the Reinhold Hofstätter Collection

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London