• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 61

    A GILT AND POLYCHROME CARVED LIMEWOOD RELIQUARY BUST OF A FEMALE SAINT

    NORTH ITALIAN OR AUSTRIAN, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GILT AND POLYCHROME CARVED LIMEWOOD RELIQUARY BUST OF A FEMALE SAINT
    North Italian or Austrian, late 17th/early 18th century
    With nimbus and central oval opening to enclose a reliquary, on a square plexiglass plinth and steel stand; overall some losses and chips to the decoration, the surface slightly dirty
    50 cm. high


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