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    Sale 2797

    Anton Philips, Entrepreneur & Connoisseur

    6 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 153

    A parcel-gilt enamel incense boat


    Price Realised  


    A parcel-gilt enamel incense boat
    The hinged lid composed of two trefoil panels, each decorated with a winged angel
    18 cm. long x 6 cm. high

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    The enamel lid of this boat was probably created as two decorative elements for a larger object such as a chasse or casket (for an example of the former see E. Rupin, L'Oeuvre de Limoges, Paris, 1890, p. 334, fig. 400). It is possible that they became detached from their original location, and the form of the plaques was easily adapted for their present use.

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