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    Sale 5318

    Fine Costume & Textiles: The Collector's Sale

    4 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 5

    AN EMBROIDERED PANEL OF BLUE WOOL, SWISS, DATED 1592

    Price Realised  

    AN EMBROIDERED PANEL OF BLUE WOOL, SWISS, DATED 1592
    embroidered in wool and silk with a woman holding a pair of scales, one with a feather, the other with a pair of clasped hands, with two coats of arms, and a banner embroidered with the inscription TREU IST SO LEICHT AUF ERDEN, DAS FEDER DE TREU TUT AUFWAEGEN (Fidelity is so light on earth, that a feather could tip the balance)--23.5in. x 16in. (60cm. x 41cm)


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