Peter van den Gheyn II

Malines
Renaissance, dated ‘1577

 

A Gilded bronze Table Bell

 

Bronze, with original gilding
Depicting Orpheus playing to the animals amid scrolls between lettered bands:
O MATER DE MEMENTO MEI’ and ‘PETRVS GHEINEVS ME FECIT 1577’ at the rim. The handle formed of two addorsed putti.
H. 14 cm.

 

PROVENANCE
Private collection, Scotland

 

CATALOGUE NOTE
An ungilded example of this bell, dated ‘1571’, is kept in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, United Sates of America (inv. nr. 59.558).





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