8 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 8,750
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A PARCEL-GILT SILVER RELIQUARY BUST OF ST. PHILIP NERI
ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCESCO TEOLI (1688-1729), LATE 17TH OR EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Depicted facing frontally with a silver-gilt halo and on an integral silver socle with glass window to the front enclosing a relic; stamped indistinctly to the proper left shoulder and to the reverse of the socle; with a modern paper label to the reverse inscribed 'TEOLI FRANCESCO I /1696 Rome /1688-1729'
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