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    Sale 12034

    Christie's Interiors

    16 March 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 151

    AN ITALIAN GILT COPPER MONSTRANCE

    15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ITALIAN GILT COPPER MONSTRANCE
    15TH CENTURY
    With detachable arched top and the central section with niches containing Saints, on knopped engraved stem and foot mounted with enamel bosses and three enamelled copper discs, one engraved 'DNA / POLISENA / ABATISA SANC / TI MICHAE / LIS.' , the underside with an engraved date '1447'
    16 in. (41 cm.) high


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    The Latin inscription on the disc on the foot can be translated as 'Domina Polisena, Abbess of Saint Michael's'

    Provenance

    Florence, Lady Harvington and then by descent.