Lot 479: Continental School. A Catholic jewel, probably Portuguese, early to mid 17th century, two gouache miniature paintings highlighted in gold, one depicting the Virgin Mary and Christ Child, both attired in elaborate embroidered gowns, the Christ Child with neck ruff, the other depicting St. Anthony of Padua holding a white lily, with the Christ Child, each 47 x 41mm (1.75 x 1.5ins), contained back-to-back beneath bevelled rock crystal in a white metal hexagonal mount with pressed and twisted decoration and hanging loop, overall size 75 x 61mm (3 x 2.25ins). St. Anthony of Padua, also known as Anthony of Lisbon, was born in Lisbon and raised by a wealthy family there. He became a Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order and died in Padua, Italy. (1)
Dominic Winter's Antiques & Fine Art Auction October 2015
Thursday, 15th October 2015
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