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25 June 2019 | 10:30am

Fine Sculpture, Early Works of Art and Garden Ornament

Lot 16

A sculpted limestone fragmentary visage of a knight

Estimate £500 - £700 + fees



A sculpted limestone fragmentary visage of a knight, probably English, 14th century, portrayed wearing chain link aventail head armour, later mounted onto an ebonised wood stand and base


The limestone 23cm high, 22cm wide; the height overall mounted 28cm


PROVENANCE:


Previously in the collection of the late Professor Charles Reginald Dodwell, Pilkington Professor of History of Art and Director of Whitworth Gallery, Manchester University 1966-89; and thence by descent