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Checker-piece

Circular, fruit-wood, with molded edge; in sunken center stucco bust of woman with hat, snood & high collar, facing left. Mate to 46.1251.

Inscription

Inscribed in rim: AMELIA VATTA DUCISSA DE SAXONIA ET MARCHIOI.

Provenance

By 1946, Blumka Gallery, New York; 1946, sold by Blumka to the MFA for $400 [see note 1]. (Accession date: December 12, 1946) Notes: [1] This checker-piece was purchased together with another checker-piece (object number: 46.1251). A total price of $400 was paid for the pair.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Object Place

Germany

Accession Number

46.1250

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture