Lot 194. FRENCH, LE PUY, 1487

Starting price: £ 70 000
Auction date: 17.12.2020   05:00 UTC +01:00
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Lot 194 | FRENCH, LE PUY, 1487
FRENCH, LE PUY, 1487
Reliquary for the Holy Nail
parcel-gilt silver, rock crystal and enamel; of architectural form with a hinged door to one side, enamelled coat of arms to the roof and later engraved horn window covers; extensively inscribed with details of the original donation ‘L'an mil iiii.ciiii.xxvii et le 1.iour de iung le / p[rese]nt reliquiar e aeste d[on]ne au sai[n]t clavel de chamalieres par hault et puis / sant senuir mo[n]s[ieu]r claude / armant visconte de polignac’; with the hallmarks of Le Puy and maker’s mark ‘BE’ to the door and underside
93/4 x 7 x 51/4 in. (24.7 x 17.8 x 13.3 cm.)

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Preview 26.11.2020 - 17.12.2020
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