ART OF THE CHURCH IN SILVER AND SILVER-GILT NUMBERS 629-633 629 BAISER DE PAIX OF NIELLO SILVER AND GILDED BRONZE FLEMISH AND ITALIAN, 15TH CENTURY The centre formed by a niello silver plaque finely etched with a representation of the Tree of Jesse, with a multitude of figures on foliated branches and the Virgin in clouds. The frame highly archi-tectural on a chiselled plinth with silver member, fluted pilasters, entablature also with silver plaque and an elaborate pediment flanked by dolphin scrolls. The silver arch of Flemish, the mount of Italian workmanship. The back with fluted scroll forming easel. Height, 9% inches; width, 5% inches Described and illustrated in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1890, vol. 1, p. 137, No. 131, and Colored Plate 22. SALE, PARIS, 1893, CATALOGUE NUMBER 338. [SEE ILLUSTRATION, PAGE 117] 630 LARGE FLAMBEAU, PARCEL-GILT GERMAN, 15TH CENTURY On a base of six lobes ajouré in the form of trefoil, on feet of six winged angels and six crouching lions. The stem hexagonal at the base and cylindrical above. In the centre, an ajouré knot of six lobes adorned with foliations. In each angle the figure of a musical angel. A six-sided capital supports the bobeche. Pricket candle-holder. On the base an armorial shield. Poinçons. Height, 181/2 inches; diameter, 1114 inches As described and illustrated in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1890, vol. 1, p. 138, No. 125. SALE, PARIS, 1893, CATALOGUE NUMBER 342; Atlas, Plate V. [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 322