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A fine Netherlandish silver plaquette, unmarked, possibly the van Vianen family, circa 1600
Estimate
25,00035,000
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700
A fine Netherlandish silver plaquette, unmarked, possibly the van Vianen family, circa 1600
Estimate
25,00035,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A fine Netherlandish silver plaquette, unmarked, possibly the van Vianen family, circa 1600
embossed and chased with Horatius Cockles, holding the Pons Sublicius in Rome against the army of Clusium, while the bridge is destroyed behind him, warriors and horsemen struggle in the river below, overlapping leaf rim, unmarked, assay scrapes, later velvet lined case
18.2cm. 7in. diameter
178gr., 5oz. 15dwt.
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Provenance

Joseph M. Morpurgo, Amsterdam, 1953

Kunsthandel J. Polak, Amsterdam, 1983

Private Dutch Collection

Literature

Ingrid Weber, Deutsche, niederländische und französische Renaissanceplaketten, 1500-1650, Munich, 1975, no. A21, p. 418

JR ter Molen, doctoral thesis, Van Vianen, University of Leiden, 1984, vol II, no. 175

Catalogue Note

Ingrid Weber tentatively attributes the plaquette to Paulus van Vianen, but was unable to inspect it.

JR ter Molen believes it unlikely, to be from the hand of Paulus, but attributes it to a follower of his brother, Adam. He cites various similarities between this plaquette and the work of Adam van Vianen.

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