• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 103

    Three bronze table bells

    BY JOHAN VAN DEN EYNDE, CALLED JOHAN A FINE, MID 16TH CENTURY

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    Three bronze table bells
    By Johan van den Eynde, called Johan a Fine, mid 16th century
    The first inscribed LOF GODT VAN AL and JOHANNES AFINE Ao MDXLVII ME FECIT; the second inscribed LOF GODT VAN AL and ME FECIT JOHANNES AFINE Ao 1548 the body cast with cherubs, the handle possibly replaced; the third inscribed ME FECIT JOHANNES AFINE Ao 1549 the body crisply cast with grotesque motifs, monkies, an eagle and a rabbit
    12.4 to 10.8 cm. high (3)


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    The first of these three bells is similar in design to another by Johan van den Eynde, in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Cf O. ter Kuile, Koper en Brons, the Hague, 1986, p. 236, no. 327.

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