1 April 2008
A BRONZE DOOR KNOCKER
NORTH ITALIAN, PROBABLY EARLY 17TH CENTURY
With a foliate backplate issuing a male mask flanked by acanthus wrapped lyre shaped limbs terminating in lions masks, hollow cast to the reverse, the backplate with red inventory number B321, the knocker with oval paper label numbered 272
23 cm. high
With Rüble, Florence, acquired in 1883 by Prince Johannes II of Liechtenstein.
Vienna, before 1944.
Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1944.
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