A 14th and 15th century copper-gilt and enamelled reliquaryprobably assembled during the 15th century

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Lot 5
A 14th and 15th century copper-gilt and enamelled reliquary
probably assembled during the 15th century

£ 7,000 - 10,000
US$ 9,300 - 13,000
The Howard Neville Collection of Early Works of Art and Textiles
A 14th and 15th century copper-gilt and enamelled reliquary
probably assembled during the 15th century
the whole centred by a 13th century Limoges enamel circular plaque depicting an angel, issuing three arms, the arms depicting the winged lion of St Mark, the eagle of St John, and a saint, probably originally from a 15th century Italian processional cross; the knopped support terminating in a lobed base applied with two quatrefoil medallions depicting the eagle of St John and the ox of St Luke, probably also 15th century Italian, 28cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Finoelst Collection, sold on 26th September 1927 at the Galerie Georges Giroux. This important collection included many Limoges enamels, ivories, limestone and wooden sculptures, early furniture and 15th century marbles.
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