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    Sale 7568

    Seven Centuries: Italian Works of Art From Palazzo Odescalchi, Rome

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 447

    A RECTANGULAR BRONZE CASKET

    NORTH ITALIAN, EARLY 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RECTANGULAR BRONZE CASKET
    NORTH ITALIAN, EARLY 16TH CENTURY
    The lid elaborately decorated with a laurel wreath to the centre, flanked by two putti and framed by a frieze of scrolls; the body decorated with cornucopia and flanked by nymphs riding on centaurs to the front and back, the sides with medusa masks and garlands; on four dolphin feet; medium brown patina with lighter high points
    3 3/8 x 9 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. (8.5 x 23.8 x 16.1 cm.)


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    Please see note to lot 437.

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    Literature

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    Massachusetts, Smith College Museum of Art, Renaissance Bronzes in American Collections, 9 Apr. - 3 May 1964, J. Pope-Hennessy ed., no. 8.
    J. Pope-Hennessy, Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, London, 1965, no. 491, figs. 479-80.
    A. Radcliffe, M. Baker and M. Maek-Gérard, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection - Renaissance and later Sculpture with Works of Art in Bronze, London, 1992, p. 203.
    Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Donatello e una 'Casa' del Rinascimento - Capolavori dal Jacquemart-André, C. Giannini and N. St. Fare Garnot eds., 12 May - 31 Aug. 2007, no. 2.2.