7 July 1998
A BRASS ALMS DISH
GERMAN, MID 16TH CENTURY
The centre of the dish decorated in relief with the Lamb of God surrounded by two bands of gothic letters; the reverse with a suspension loop and indistinctly inscribed 'no 1712' and '....Gauche Limaise'.
Minor damage to edges; small hole in centre.
17¾ in. (45.1 cm.) diam.
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For an alms dish with an identical central motif see H. Lockner, Messing, Munich, 1982, fig. 76.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘