An interesting verre eglomisé plaque, 17th century
Lot 5
An interesting verre eglomisé plaque, 17th century
Sold for £38,450 (US$ 64,627) inc. premium
Lot Details
An interesting verre eglomisé plaque, 17th century
The rectangular glass pane set with a circular medallion of a Gothic Crucifix, Christ flanked by the implements of His suffering, in gold on a black ground, the blood picked out in red, the medallion 5cm diam, the pane about 10cm x 7cm, in a later plush mount

Saleroom notices

  • It is believed that the date of this medallion is 15th century and of North Italian origin. A rectangular plaque depicting the Crucifixion of Christ, similarly decorated in this technique of reverse painting and gilding (known as verre fixé), was in the celebrated collection of Robert von Hirsch. It was sold at Sotheby's 20 June 1978, lot 254. The estimate on the present lot has been revised to £2,500-3,500.
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