5 July 2007
A RECTANGULAR SILVER REPOUSSE ALLEGORICAL PLAQUETTE
PRAGUE OR AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1600
Depicting a nude allegorical female figure, probably representing a river goddess, reclining in a landscape with a town in the distance; in a rectangular silver-mounted ebonised wood frame with suspension loop and paper label to the reverse inscribed 'baron de Théïs; oxidisation to silver
3 1/8 x 2 in. (8 x 5 cm.); 4 7/8 x 3¾ in. (12.4 x 9.5 cm.) overall
Baron de Théïs (according to a label on the reverse).
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