London, South Kensington
15 June 2004
A Renaissance silver gilt baptismal medallion
in the form of an oval cartouche with the head of Christ in raised relief, within an openwork scroll border suspending a later single pearl drop, the reverse engraved, 1653 den geborn worden Joseph Zahn, Ist Gevatter Christoph Mayer, G.G.G. (On the 20 May was born Joseph Zahn is [sic] Godfather Christoph Mayer), North German, 6.0cm. high.
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Post Lot Text
The portrait of Christ is modelled after a design by Antonio Abondio, c.f. J. Kugal, Joyaux Renaissance Une Splendeur Retrouvée, Paris, 2000, no. 91.
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