4 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 10,625
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
AN IMPORTANT FRAGMENT OF EMBROIDERED LINEN, SWISS, 13TH CENTURY
embroidered in olive green, blue, yellow and white against a rust red ground, with two full interlocking circles containing a bird with a bough in its beak, with a further partial row of circles with a fire breathing beast above--20in. x 11in. (51cm. x 28cm.)
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See The Iklé Collection, Christie's South Kensington, 7 November 1989, lot 57, for a related textile.
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