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A Michel Mann Gilt-Brass Box, circa 1600
A Michel Mann Gilt-Brass Box, circa 1600 - Objects of Vertu Style A Michel Mann Gilt-Brass Box, circa 1600 - A Michel Mann Gilt-Brass Box, circa 1600 - Antiquités - A Michel Mann Gilt-Brass Box, circa 1600
Ref : 86084
8 500 €
Period :
<= 16th century
Provenance :
Germany
Medium :
Gilt-brass, iron
Dimensions :
L. 3.03 inch X l. 2.17 inch X H. 1.97 inch
Objects of Vertu  - A Michel Mann Gilt-Brass Box, circa 1600 <= 16th century - A Michel Mann Gilt-Brass Box, circa 1600  - A Michel Mann Gilt-Brass Box, circa 1600
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A Michel Mann Gilt-Brass Box, circa 1600

A Gilt-brass box
By Michel Mann (active in Augsburg and Nuremberg, died circa 1630)
South Germany, circa 1600

The box is engraved with allegories of the Four Seasons identified as VER, AESTAS, AVTVMVNS, HYEMS (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter).
The bottom is decorated with a leaping unicorn; the side with fruit trophies and the cover is showing a gentleman greeting a lady.
The lock cover signed MICHEL MANN.
Gilt brass, hinged lid, wrought iron lock mechanism with 4 bolts, partly blued.

Condition:
Key added later, two small screws missing on a side at the bottom.

At least two boxes from Michel Mann are known showing engraved allegories of the Four Seasons from the same model. One is preserved in the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille (Paul Engrand Coll.) and the other in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (inv. 83.1.148).

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