4 July 2000
A PAIR OF PARCEL-GILT SILVERED POLYCHROME CARVED WOOD FIGURES OF TORCHERE-BEARING ANGELS
NORTH ITALIAN, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
Each on an integral rectangular base.
Polychromy distressed; other minor damages.
251/8 in. (65.8 cm.) high (2)
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