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Carving of Marriage Initials 

English, late 16th c.

Just follow the curves of that "M"! It may be the finest carved initial that you'll see. The ampersand is a beauty too. All this accompanied by a bunch of grapes (for Christianity), an oak (for jolly old England) and a pomegranate (for the resurrection and eternal life.) Probably from a court or a press cupboard as a wedding gift to M (groom) E (family) C (bride). And all this in a small panel that will stand sweetly on your dressing table, your desk or your mantel shelf.

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Offertory Box 

Franco-Flemish, .1600-50.

A solidly built box of riven and nailed oak boards. The back with a Tree of Life still with traces of original red and ocher paint. The lid with chevrons around the border. Handle on back for the priest to hold as his congregants filed past -- you can bet he noted who contributed! A rare find that tells a good story.

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Large Alms Dish 

Nuremberg, c.1575

A big boy! Very few measure 20" across. Heavy spun brass with rim rolled around an iron ring. The boss with gadroons with three acorns in the spandrels - a rare motif. The oak leaves around the rim are also rare, and the flowers inside them might just be a Tudor rose -- was it made for the English market? Little wear except for polishing, so it may have been used to reflect the candlelight as shown in the detail of a 1475 painting by the Housebook Master.

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Alms Dish 

Nuremberg, 1525-50

Deeply embossed scene of the Annunciation with Mary at a prayer desk and the archangel. The rays falling upon her from the dove (the Holy Spirit) symbolize the impregnation of the Virgin by God. The scene surrounded by gothic script that consists of a quadrant repeated four times to form a circle. The painting is by the Master of the Munich St Mary, 1445-50. White lily (aka Madonna Lily) symbolized the virgin Mary -- purity and chastity.

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Pair of Three-light Sconces 

Dutch, 1735-60

dl and -- well you want them, don't you?

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