Offered by Floris van Wanroij Fine Art
Old master painting, sculpture & works of art from the Haute Epoque period
Peter van den Gheyn II
Renaissance, dated ‘1577’
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.
Private collection, Scotland
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).