is dressed in a long robe with embroidered orphreys and with a ruby adorning his chest. In his right hand he holds an apple in the form of a large fine pearl. The back of the seat with a hinged receptacle for the relie, and beneath, in Gothic characters, two fines of Latin inscription. Two Antwerp poinçons on plinth. Height, 1714 inches; width, 91• inches; depth, 6 inches Illustrated and described in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1890, vol. 1, p. 123, No. 83, Color Plate XVI. .SALE, PARIS, 1893, CATALOGUE NUMBER 290; Atlas, Plate VIII. [SEE ILLUSTRATION] MANTEL BY DELLA ROBBIA AND ARCHITECTURAL CARVINGS NUMBERS 634-636 634 PAIR OF CARVED STONE MANTLE JAMBS WITH ARMORIAL BEARINGS ITALIAN, 16TH CENTURY Brackets of a boldly voluted design with beaded centre and faced by cartouches charged with elaborate knightly arms. An exceedingly uncommon pair of remarkable workmanship. Height of each jamb, 31 inches From the Spitzer legacies. 327