The Tudor Sale: Part II Including Period Decorations, Pewter, and Furniture from the Harry Makepeace Collection

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June 30, 2022 at 2:00 pm ET

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LOT 24

Lot 24

Nuremberg Brass Adam and Eve Alms Dish, 17th century

Nuremberg Brass Adam and Eve Alms Dish, 17th century
Lot 24 Details
Nuremberg Brass Adam and Eve Alms Dish, 17th century

with repoussé decoration including the serpent entwined apple tree flanked by the biblical couple, the lower rim with later engraved inscription: 'In Memory of Charles Hamilton Mitchell, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., LL.D., D.ENG., 1872-1941, Dutch Alms Plate of the 17th Century'
diameter 17 in — 43.2 cm

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $180
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After an exemplary record as a senior intelligence officer during WWI, the highly-decorated Mitchell returned to the University of Toronto where he was made Dean of Engineering.

Read about Charles Hamilton Mitchell



LOT 24

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