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3093M Marlborough
April 20, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

18th Century Eucharist Bread Iron

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3093M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 20, 2018 10:00AM


18th Century Eucharist Bread Iron, France, tapering handles terminating in a pair of iron plates with one side engraved with fleur-de-lis, Easter lamb holding a cross, and signed "FhL 1749," the other plate engraved with stylized birds, flowers, sun, stars, and a small cross, lg. 40 in.

Provenance: Calmels Cohen, Andre Breton Collection, April 14th 2003, Lot 3425.

Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 93-98.

Note: This iron was created for a 1749 Easter mass.
Provenance: The property of Laurent Adamowicz.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

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Andre Breton, Laurent Adamowicz, France