1 April 2008
AN ITALIAN GLASS PASTE SET ENGRAVED GILT-COPPER PROCESSIONAL CROSS
19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY VENETIAN
The crucifix with trefoil terminals mounted with the emblems of the four evangelists, the reverse engraved with scrolling foliage centred by the Agnus Dei and the hand of Christ raised in benediction, on a modern spreading square socle inscribed to the underside in pencil B343
63 cm. high; 79 cm. high overall
Schloss Eisgrub, Lednice, before 1895.
Schloss Feldsberg, Valtice, 1912.
Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1945.
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