13 November 2003
A PARCEL-GILT CARVED IVORY CROZIER
Italian, 15th or 16th century
With a brass knop to the stem.
Minor scratches; some wear to gilding.
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
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Although the present crozier may date from as late as the 15th or even 16th century, when renaissance ideals held sway in Italy, the foliate motifs evident here are clearly a late example of gothic decoration.
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