World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works
November 18th & 19th, 2014
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LOT 569
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Lot 569
A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE GILT-BRONZE AND CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL RELIQUARY, PERHAPS POUSSIELGUE-RUSAND, PARIS, CIRCA 1890. The cylindrical container set within an interesting gilt-bronze frame resting on four feet holding a ring of waves, two of the feet sculpted as bearded figures, the other two rising to support representations of, presumably, the royal Saints whose relics were once contained within. The sides in champlevé enamel depicting the Raising of Lazarus and the Flight into Egypt, inspired by Limoges enamels produced in the 12th and 13th centuries. The large circular hinged lid with a figural finial handle and enameled with a medallion emblazoned with the abbreviation "IHS" surmounted by a cross above three spikes, and the outside borders with emanating rays. Greatest width 9.4 inches (24 cm). Height 7 inches (17.7 cm).
Estimate:  $750 - 1,000   € 525 - 700
Price Realized: $938.00
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