A French or Italian late 16th/ early 17th century patinated bronze door-knocker or handle
Lot 2
A French or Italian late 16th/ early 17th century patinated bronze door-knocker or handle
Sold for £625 (US$ 786) inc. premium

Lot Details
A French or Italian late 16th/ early 17th century patinated bronze door-knocker or handle
depicting a siren, her articulated arms grasping a shell, the back with label for The Adams Collection/ Bonhams, the hollow cast filled with lead, 7.5cm wide, 12.5cm high (2.5in wide, 4.5in high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Frome the private collection of the late Anthony Radcliffe.
    Mr Radcliffe was a leading curator and art historian at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London for more than 30 years and one of the most gifted connoisseur of Italian bronzes and terracottas of his generation. He also served as Kress professor and consultant to the sculpture department of the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

    This lot was purchased in the Adams Collection, Important Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes, Bonhams, London, 23rd May 1996, lot 23.
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