469 SILVER-GILT PLAQUETTE DANUBE SCHOOL, 1578 Circular in form, the face in bas-relief and engraved with the adora-tion of the Magi. The foreground with the nativity and the kings in low relief, the background with the baptism of Christ and colum-nar buildings. At the base two amorial shields. The verso explains in German that this « pfennig » was given by Margarita Schober of Steir as a baptismal gift to her god-child Edith; here also appears the date, 1578. Diameter, 23/4 inches From the Spitzer legacies. [SEE ILLUSTRATION, PRECEDING PAGE] 470 SILVER-GILT AND ENGRAVED CARTOUCHE FROM A BINDING AUGSBURG, EARLY 17TH CENTURY The centre with an exquisitely etched nielloed representation of the tree of Jesse, with interesting landscape detail. The frame composed of winged armorini as ear brackets and putto heads as cresting and bracket. Size, 5% x 4 inches From the Spitzer legacies. [SEE ILLUSTRATION, PRECEDING PAGE] ART OF THE SILVERSMITH NUMBERS 471-482 471 REPOUSSE SILVER PLAQUE FROM A BOOK BINDING FRENCH, 17TH CENTURY Representing the sacrifice of Isaac. The oval bas-relief with figure composition of exquisite detail ; figure of deer and bird at base and foliage worked in filigree. Size, 3 x 2I/2 inches From the Spitzer legacies. 472 SMALL BRONZE MOUNTED URN OF BLOND AGATE EARLY 17TH CENTURY On molded bronze foot and with engraved finial. Height, 1% inches From the Spitzer legacies. 208