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Antiques and Works of Art, Silver and Jewelry

Auction 24 | 09 Oct, 21H00  10 Oct, 21H00  
Lot 39    |   Session 1 - 09 Oct

A 17th century Indo-Portuguese Child Jesus bed

Estimate:

€ 40.000 - 60.000

Hammer Price:

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Description:

Velvet lined silver-mounted teak structure.
Chased and pierced silver mounts representing floral motifs and exotic birds, set with colored pastes.
Headboard with two cartouches supported by two peacocks and liturgical inscriptions "Et Verbum caro factu est, et habitavit in n..." and "Gloria in excelsis Deo et in terra pax homin..."
India, Goa, 17th century
38x55x42 cm

Category:

Objects

Notes:

Note: Two important pieces with same origin and similar silver work are known: the Saint Francis'''' reliquary kept at the Museu de São Roque, Lisboa and Saint Francis Xavier tomb at Igreja da Casa Professa do Bom Jesus, Goa.
Porvenance: Colection Comandante Alpoim Calvão.