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Antique Gothic Enameled Silver Christian Altarpiece

Antique Gothic Enameled Silver Christian Altarpiece

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Enamel: Pre 1900: Item # 1239471

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This extraordinary enameled silver panel in giltwood frame depicts the Adoration of the Magi, after the influential gothic masterpiece by Gentile da Fabriano (c1370-1427). Protected by silk-lined doors on left and right, it measures 31 by 27 in (78.8 by 38.6 cm) when closed. Title at the base reads “GENTILE DA FABRIANO (SEC. XV) L’ADORATION DEI MAGI”. Virtually every detail in the original work by Fabriano has been faithfully addressed in this wonderful nineteenth century work of art. The wooden frame exhibits the finest design and carving, and its original gilded surfaces are in excellent condition. The frame is rectangular in shape, with three arches, surmounted with gothic pediments including the painted depictions of saints and angels, and reticulated organic flourishes along the top. It resides in its original leather covered case. We have found no hallmarks. Overall condition is good. There are small losses which can be seen in our images, and we cannot rule out the possibility of restorations to the panel and the frame. There are patches to the red velvet lining of the case.