World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works
November 18th & 19th, 2014
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LOT 578
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Lot 578
AN INTERESTING SILVER-GILT CROSS FORM AND WOOD RELIQUARY, PROBABLY GERMAN, 17TH CENTURY.  The silver-gilt cross form reliquary with rope-twist borders and with cross form exposition windows. The fitted cover opening to reveal the remnant of a carved wood reliquary receptacle. Incomplete. The verso of base chased with symbols of the Passion and also with rope-twist borders and emblazed with the Latin abbreviation, "IHS." Together with carved pearwood carrying case with fitted sliding lid opening to reveal a deeply carved cross form reserve to hold the cross. The lid set with a silver cross nielloed with cross form at center and the Latin abbreviation "ICXC." Apparently containing no relics. The gilt reliquary cross 4.6 inches x 2.2 inches (11.6 x 5.6 cm). The case 6.5 inches x 3.1 inches (16.6 x 8 cm).
Estimate:  $1,000 - 1,500   € 700 - 1,050
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