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European sculpture, works of art and ironwork: including a pair of North Italian Romanesque marble lions, late 12th century, three Florentine glazed terracotta roundels, early 16th century, two Italian bronze bulls, 17th century… and a fine collection of ironwork (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby’s, London, 22 April 1986)

London, Sotheby’s, 1986
(26.5 cm), [122] pp., including 27 plates (some in colour). 459 lots. List of prices realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Included in the sale (as lots 126-144) are medals from the Chigi collection: the portrait medal of the Florentine jurist Lelio Torelli, made in 1551 by Francesco da Sangallo, sold for £23,100 (estimate £1000-£1500), setting a new auction price record for a Renaissance medal; the portrait medal of the Servite monk and preacher Paolo Alberti, made in 1462 by the Ferrarese medallist Antonio Marescotti, made £11,000 (estimate 1500-£2000). Previous sale of medals from the Chigi collection were conducted by Sotheby's in Florence, 24 October 1974 and 14 May 1975. ¶ Annotated copy.

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