MOSAN OR GERMAN, LOWER RHINE, MID-14TH CENTURY | Diptych Leaf with the Adoration of the Magi
MOSAN OR GERMAN, LOWER RHINE, MID-14TH CENTURY | Diptych Leaf with the Adoration of the Magi
MOSAN OR GERMAN, LOWER RHINE, MID-14TH CENTURY | Diptych Leaf with the Adoration of the Magi
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MOSAN OR GERMAN, LOWER RHINE, MID-14TH CENTURY | Diptych Leaf with the Adoration of the Magi

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

MOSAN OR GERMAN, LOWER RHINE, MID-14TH CENTURY | Diptych Leaf with the Adoration of the Magi

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Sold:21,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

MOSAN OR GERMAN, LOWER RHINE, MID-14TH CENTURY

Diptych Leaf with the Adoration of the Magi


ivory

with an old label to the back inscribed: 16 Ditto: The Adoration of the Magi - 14th century and another label inscribed: 1934 / THE PROPERTY OF R.G. BERKELEY

10 by 8.2cm., 3⅞ by 3¼in.

Condition Report

Overall the condition of the ivory is good, with minor wear and a light layer of surface dirt. There are cavities on the right edge where hinges would have been inserted when the panel was part of a diptych. There is a small hole to the top edge. There is minor stable hairline splitting to the ivory, consistent with the material. A few small nicks along the edges.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Saleroom Notice

This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.

Cataloguing

Exhibited

City of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, Commemorative Exhibition of the Art Treasures of the Midlands, 1934, no. 344 (lent by R.G. Berkeley, Esq.).

Literature

Inventory, 1949, 'A carved ivory panel – (The wing of a triptych) carved with the Adoration of the Three Kings, 4” x 3 ¼”, 14th century' in the Strong Room

MOSAN OR GERMAN, LOWER RHINE, MID-14TH CENTURY | Diptych Leaf with the Adoration of the Magi
MOSAN OR GERMAN, LOWER RHINE, MID-14TH CENTURY | Diptych Leaf with the Adoration of the Magi
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