11 June 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Four German silver plaques
The plaques, mark of Daniel Michel, Augsburg, circa 1615
The plaques chased with allegorical female figures, representing Patience, Temperance, Fortitude and Hope, later mounted on an ebonised wood panel applied in the centre with the silver figure of Athena and with furniture mounts applied on the border, marked on each panel, the mounts and figure unmarked
The plaques from 3½in. (9cm.) high by 2 3/8in. (6cm.) wide to 3¾in. (9.3cm.) high by 3 5/8in. (9.3cm.) wide
The panel 17¼in. (44cm.) long (4)
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The reliefs are based on engravings by Jacob Mathan dated 1588, which are after designs by Hendrik Goltzius (see exhibition catalogue Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Der Welt Lauf, 1997/1998, p. 27, fig. 3.7., p. 33, fig. 3.2 and p. 34, fig. 3.6).
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