1 July 1997,
Price realised GBP 4,600
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A polychrome carved stone group of the Virgin and Child
French, 15th century
On a later oak plinth; with an iron loop embedded in the reverse; the chest of the Virgin with a rectangular hole for a relic.
The polychromy distressed; numerous chips and losses; the neck and two of Christ's fingers repaired.
26¼ in. (66.7 cm.) high
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