Switzerland, Constance (?)
Pot metal; white glass with silver stain
54.0 x 36.2 (21 1/4 x 14 1/4)
White glass border is modern; head of left figure much abraded, panel largely modern, composite of 16th and 19th or 20th century
Bibliography: Christie and Co., Obiects of Art, Important French and Continental Furniture and Sculpture [sale cat., 16-17 November) (New York, 1979), 18.
Collection: Collection of Henry Hood (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Object/Accession: SGC no. 9
Arms: (LEFT) Argent a bear rampant contourne sable (St. Gallen); (RIGHT) or a dog standant sable langed and collared gules (county of Toggenburg); (BELOW) argent a cock sable armed or bearing upon his crest and jellop two crosses of the first (Blarer van Wartensee); crest: an abbot’s crozier and mitre proper
Inscription: Diethelm van Gottes Gnade/ appt zu Sainct Gallen 1557
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