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Falcon-hood stand (Side, left)

Falcon-hood stand (Side, left)
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Height: 102mm
Width: 57mm
Depth: 57mm

Fleur de lys; coronet; shield-shaped recesses.
Crosshatched background. Foliated borders.

Koechlin Number: 1250

Koechlin 1924: France, end of the 15th century.
Lawrence 1969: France, third quarter of the 15th century.
Randall 1993: Flemish, 1440-1460.


Object Condition
Missing: shield probably originally bearing a coat of arms.
Large chip missing from the right lobe at the top of the stand. Chip in the base at the back.

The coat of arms may have been in metal or enamel. A second shield-shaped recess on the underside of the base seems to have been for a later use, perhaps for a seal.

Albin Chalandon collection, Lyon, (c. 1870-1875?); Georges Chalandon collection,(at least from 1913), Paris. Bought from Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles, in 1966 (Founders Society Purchase, Hill Memorial Fund).

Exposition de Lyon, exhibition catalogue, Lyon, 1877, no. 808.
A. Darcel, L'Exposition rétrospective de Lyon', in Gazette des Beaux-Arts, XVI, 1877, p. 181.
J. Giraud, L'Exposition rétrospective de Lyon (Lyon, 1877), p. 20.
Exposition des objets d'art du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance organisée par la marquise de Ganay chez Mr Jacques Seligmann (Paris, 1913), no. 124.
R. Koechlin, Les Ivoires gothiques français (Paris, 1924), I, p. 461; II, no. 1250.
O. Beigbeder, Ivory (New York, 1965), fig. 71.
The Waning Middle Ages, ed. by J. L. Schrader, exhibition catalogue, Lawrence, University of Kansas, 1969, no. 88, pl. LXXII.
R. H. Randall, The Golden Age of Ivory: Gothic Ivory Carvings in North American Collections (New York, 1993), no. 200.


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