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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 50

    A RECTANGULAR ENAMEL PLAQUE OF CHRIST WASHING THE DISCIPLES' FEET

    LIMOGES, MID 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RECTANGULAR ENAMEL PLAQUE OF CHRIST WASHING THE DISCIPLES' FEET
    LIMOGES, MID 16TH CENTURY
    Depicting Christ kneeling to the left of the scene and washing St Peter's feet; with the remaining disciples standing behind them; in a gilt-copper frame engraved with arabesques; minor losses and cracks to the enamel
    5¾ x 4¼ in. (14.5 x 9.8 cm.); 8¼ x 7 in. (21 x 18 cm.) overall


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    Provenance

    Purchased by Gustaaf Hamburger in the late 1960s, and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE GUSTAAF HAMBURGER
    (LOTS 46-55)