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A GILT-BRONZE AND STEEL PRESS
A GILT-BRONZE AND STEEL PRESS

SOUTH GERMAN, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY

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A GILT-BRONZE AND STEEL PRESS
South German, second half 16th century
With a baluster finial above a scrolling handle and spiral shaft, the gilt-bronze frame in the form of two engraved volutes each adorned with a grotesque mask, the steel plate with brackets for attaching a matrix, now lacking, all on a shaped plinth
Minor wear to gilding; very minor restoration
10 in. (26.7 cm.) high
Provenance
Rothschild inv. no. AR3131.
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