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    Sale 2172

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Tapestries and Oriental Carpets

    9 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 128

    A POLYCHROME-DECORATED AND GILTWOOD CARVED HEAD OF A BOY

    ITALIAN, POSSIBLY FLORENCE, LATE 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A POLYCHROME-DECORATED AND GILTWOOD CARVED HEAD OF A BOY
    ITALIAN, POSSIBLY FLORENCE, LATE 15TH CENTURY
    Probably originally a figure of an angel and cut down from a larger figure, on a later octagonal base, the base with a printed paper label 'Sammlung Wilhelm Gumprecht 63' and inscribed in graphite 'Venezianische Terra Firma anfang 16 Jahrhundert ...26 III 1918 ...von Fl...sch, Berlin MK:DOAA 214'
    8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high; 10¾ in. (27 cm.) high overall


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    Provenance

    Wilhelm Gumprecht, Berlin, sold Cassirer Helbing, Berlin, March 26, 1918.