Mid 16th century oval gold plaque chased and enamelled with Tarquin, South German or North Italian

Mid 16th century oval gold plaque chased and enamelled with Tarquin, South German or North Italian

c. 1550 South German or North Italian

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horse behind him wearing Roman armour, sword in hand, seizing the naked Lucretia, depicted against a classical building, watched by a woman standing in a doorway, studded with a garnet in a silver gilt collet between two pearls in gold collets. Originally worn in the hat, later enclosed within an indented border and outer rope twist frame with suspension loop to hang as a pendant.

Pearls and garnet replacements. Place of origin uncertain.

Length 4.2cms / 1 5/8''
Arturo Lopez-Willshaw, sold Sotheby's, London, June 10th, 1974, lot 22
Dimensions
Height 4.20 cm (1.65 inches)
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