A Finely Made Plaque for Pair of Bellows, decorated with the Crowned Ducal Arms of Julius, Duke of Brunswick, and Luneburg, dated 1588

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Item ref: 3769

  • German
  • Bronze
  • 22.5 cm / 8.8 in


The Welfen Museum, Hanover, circa 1910, inv. no. W.M. IV. 49
The Royal House of Hanover sold Sotheby's, Schloss Marienburg, 5th October 2005, lot 324

This plaque is of a tongue-shaped outline, the outer border bearing the framed Ducal motto incorporated within the inscription '...IT HENRICOPOLI ALIIS INSERVIVIENDO CONSUMOR ANNO 1583 HI PRINCEPS IULIUS DUX BRUNSWIGENSIS ET LUNEBURCHGENSIS MEF...' The inner portion is finely pierced and chiselled with the crowned, crested mantled Ducal arms and a pair of putti heads, and retaining a small portion of its fluted frame.