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16th century gilt reliquary base with modern white coral

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An early 16th century gilt bronze French reliquary base with a rock crystal cabochon and modern fragment of preserved white coral.

The gilt base, ca. 1525, is comparable with the base of a reliquary featuring standing angels at the Musee de Cluny (Inv. CL14082)

Beset with a fabulous rock crystal cabachon. Old inventory beneath cabachon mount: No. 6790

Approximate size of base: 5 x 5 x 2.5 (h) in.

Wear commensurate with age and a loss to the lower left corner of the rock crystal cabochon. Coral loose and not permanently mounted.