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Mirror case, frame of 6 lobes (valve de miroir) (Front)

Mirror case, frame of 6 lobes (valve de miroir) (Front)
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Secular. Courtly love. Hunting scene.

Unknown location



Height: 100mm (diameter)

Hawking party; courting couple (meeting of lovers); lady and youth hawking on horseback; second lady on horseback; youth and lady with a hawk on their wrist; trees; bird; running dog.
Masks in the spandrels. Foliated corner terminals.

Randall 1993: France (Paris), 1330-1350.


Collection of an anonymous English owner (1608). Collection of John Hunt, Dublin. Howard Ricketts collection, London. Ronald Lauder collection, New York (bought from Edward R. Lubin in 1988). Brimo de Laroussilhe, Paris (in 2008).

R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 187.
M.-A. Carlier, Art Médiéval: Exposition à l'occasion du centenaire de Brimo de Laroussilhe, (Paris, 2008), no. 29.
L. Lam, 'Les valves de miroir gothiques: sources littéraires et iconographie', in Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 74 (2011), pp. 297-310 (esp. p. 309, fig. 7).


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