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    Sale 12295

    Jewellery

    6 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 3

    A RENAISSANCE GOLD, DIAMOND, ENAMEL AND WOOD, RELIQUARY PENDANT

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RENAISSANCE GOLD, DIAMOND, ENAMEL AND WOOD, RELIQUARY PENDANT
    The central carved and gilded boxwood standing figure of the Madonna holding the infant Christ in her left arm, wearing a table-cut diamond-set crown, within a table-cut diamond architectural frame, the reverse with the three Christian pillars of 'Faith, Hope and Love' in blue enamel beneath a white enamel openwork canopy, the diamond, green and blue enamel hinged base opening to reveal a reliquary compartment enclosing holy relics, circa 1600, 4.7cm


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    Provenance

    Property of a European lady acquired prior to 1985