• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 303

    A PAIR OF ETCHED GAUNTLETS, PROBABLY INNSBRUCK

    CIRCA 1550-80

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF ETCHED GAUNTLETS, PROBABLY INNSBRUCK
    CIRCA 1550-80
    Each with flared pointed bracelet cuff embossed for the ulna, metacarpus of six lames, raised cabled knuckle plate and a single articulation over the top of the fingers, decorated throughout with bands of edged foliage on a blackened granular ground, the borders and finger plates involving fleur-de-lys, the principle bands involving mythical birds and grotesque masks, recessed borders with turned roped edges, and each fitted with later etched thumb defences and finger defences (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired from J. Dücker, Veldhoven.