Holy Water Font

Carved ivory relief of Maria Lactans with bloodstone bowl, mounted in gold 12.2 x 6.2 cm (4.8 x 2.4 in.) Old inventory label on verso Italy - early 17th century
Collection Spitzer, Paris; His sale, 33 rue de Villejust, Paris, 17 April–16 June, 1893, lot 2624; With Blumka II Gallery, New York, 1989; Private collection, The Netherlands
F. Spitzer (ed.), La collection Spitzer: Antiquité, Moyen Age, Renaissance, Vol. V, Paris, 1892, p. 31
E. Moliner, Les Ivoires: Histoires Générale des Arts Appliqués A L’Industrie, Paris, 1896, p. 235



"Haute Epoque fine art"

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