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LOT 67

Lot 67

Italian Painted and Gilt Portable Triptych Altar, 17th century

Italian Painted and Gilt Portable Triptych Altar, 17th century
Lot 67 Details
Italian Painted and Gilt Portable Triptych Altar, 17th century

the 'altarolo portatile' exterior with faux rouge griotte marble finish, with Latin verse (Isaiah 53:7) in the frieze, opening to central Jerusalem landscape flanked by doors depicting scenes from the Passion of Jesus (Christ at the Column, and with the Crown of Thorns), the 'ceiling' with relief carved and painted depiction of two cherubs amongst clouds supporting a chalice and host
height 32.25" — 81.9 cm.

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $3,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Italian Painted and Gilt Portable Triptych Altar, 17th century
  • Italian Painted and Gilt Portable Triptych Altar, 17th century
  • Italian Painted and Gilt Portable Triptych Altar, 17th century
  • Italian Painted and Gilt Portable Triptych Altar, 17th century

CONDITION DETAILS

Some restoration, missing crucifix.

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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