[NUMBER 109] [NUMBER 108] 109 PLAQUETTE OF REPOUSSE STEEL, PARTLY GILDED AND SILVERED ITALIAN, 16TFI CENTURY An allegory of Hope, represented by a woman in long tunie, holding a branch. She is placed in a niche of highly architectural design enriched with fruit festoons. Size, 4 x 37/8 inches Described in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1891, vol. 3, p. 48, No. 25. SALE, PARIS, 1893, CATALOGUE NUMBER 2555. [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 35