Lot n° 41
5000 - 7000
Result with fees
: 5 850EUR
LUTRIN IN BLACK WOOD in stained tortoiseshell... - Lot 41 - Aguttes
LUTRIN IN BLACK WOOD in stained tortoiseshell marquetry, painted glass and eglomised glass, decorated with scenes from the Passion of Christ and the four evangelists in the upper part.
In the lateral parts, from left to right: Jesus among the Doctors, the Adoration of the Magi, the Nativity, the Presentation in the Temple, the Washing of the Feet, the Last Supper, the Wedding at Cana and the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem.
Probably Antwerp, 17th century
H. 14,5; L. 51; P. 42 cm
Important glass accidents, scale jumps and missing
parts In the summer of 1566, at the end of the pilgrimage from Hondschoote to Steenvoorde, the chapel of Sint- Laurensklooster (Monastery of St. Lawrence) is attacked by Protestants. The iconoclastic fury of the Calvinist Republic of Antwerp (1577-1585) followed. When the Spaniards retook the city in 1585, half of the inhabitants deserted the city, then 25,000 mainly Protestant merchants and craftsmen joined the United Provinces.
Gateway to the riches of the New World before that date, the city was only a shadow of its former self. On this field of ruins, the city will become a bridgehead of the Counter-Reformation: the Catholic rival of the emerging Protestant city, Amsterdam. The church of Saint Paul was entrusted to the Dominicans, Saint Charles Borromeo and the Jesuits, who decorated it with Rubens and Van Dyck works. The lectern presented in our session is part of this period of intense artistic emulation. Probably coming from a church or a private chapel, the lectern is enhanced with tortoiseshell - this material imported from America reminds us that it remains a flourishing port linked to world trade.
Its iconography is in line with the theses of the Counter-Reformation thought after the Council of Trent (1545-1563): works of art, and in particular painting marked by theatricality, make the Christian message communicable, without this meaning an absolute and exclusive subordination of art to rel
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