12 June 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A BRONZE DOOR HANDLE
Venetian, 16th century
On a modern square red marble plinth.
Warm brown patina with chocolate brown high points; with two drill holes to either side of the neck.
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high
6¼ in. (16 cm. ) high, overall
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A virtually identical door handle is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (see N. Penny, Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum 1540-Present day, Oxford, 1992, I, no. 186 and 187).
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