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Openwork panel, 1 register, 3 arches across (plaque ajourée) (Front)

Openwork panel, 1 register, 3 arches across (plaque ajourée) (Front)
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Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

Inv. 71.278


Height: 97mm
Width: 67mm

Saint Peter holding a key; enthroned saint Catherine of Alexandria with broken wheel and martyr's palm; saint Paul holding a sword; throne; crown.
Tracery; pierced trefoils and quatrefoils; pinnacles.

Leeuwenberg 1969: France (?), last quarter of the 18th century to 1st half of the 19th century.
Museum's opinion 2010: 19th century.

Master of the Agrafe Forgeries (Leeuwenberg 1969)

At the back, traces of verdigris from a metal mount which originally secured it to a plain ivory background (information from Walters old files).

Collection of the Very Reverend Dr Daniel Rock (b. 1799, d. 1871). Charles Stein collection, Paris; Sir Thomas Gibson-Carmichael collection: sold, Christie's, London, 12 may 1902, lot 152 (with ill.), to Harding. Bought from Harding by Henry Walters in New York in February 1903; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.

Catalogue of the Special Exhibition of Works of Art of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and more recent periods on loan at the South Kensington Museum, June 1862, revised edition, exhibition catalogue (London, 1863), no. 199.
J. Leeuwenberg, 'Early Nineteenth-Century Gothic Ivories', in Aachener Kunstblätter, 39 (1969), pp. 111-148 (p. 120, fig. 17).
J. Warren, Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, 3 vols (Oxford, 2014), Vol. 2: Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood, pp. 612-13, in relation to no. 189.


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