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    Jan292013

    Possible Extant Spanish Hood

    This exquisite article recently sold for USD 11,950 at Bonham's Auctions. 

    Details from the auction site:

    "1460: A fine and rare metallic thread and jeweled hood. Iberian or Austrian late 16th century. Applied with scrolling flowering plants springing from a late Renaissance urn in metallic thread and enriched with seed pearls, the flower heads centering Renaissance gold and enameled jewels set with precious stones including rubies and emeralds, the initials for the Virgin Mary beneath the crown on the back of the head above the urn. height 12 1/2in (31.5cm)."


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