A fine ebony veneered casket inset with ormolu framed panels of Sicilian jasper & lapis lazuli, within borders of black & white marbles. Raised on ormolu feet, the casket has a concealed latch to open & remove the compartment door. Italian, around c.1700. Measures 53cm high x 43cm wide x 33cm deep.
A fine, miniature boxwood relief of Saint Mildred, an 8th century Anglo-Saxon abbess of the Abbey at Minster-in-Thanet, Kent. Most likely German & 16th century. Measures 7.4 x 6.3cm.
A polychromed limewood sculpture of Saint George slaying the dragon. The lance is a 19th century addition. Southern Germany, probably Ulm, mid 16th century. Measures 89cm total height.
An imposing limewood retable group depicting the offering of Christ at the temple. The group comprises Joseph alongside the Virgin who is presenting the Christ child over the altar to the high priest, beside which is John the Baptist. The figures in the foreground, flanking the altar are most likely donor figures. Probably Alsace, dated 1559 & of the period. Measures 106 x 78cm.
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