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Blackwork Print with Grotesques Fighting on Top of a Large Motif Surrounded by Ten Smaller Motifs, from a Series of Blackwork Prints for Goldsmiths' Work

Blackwork Print with Grotesques Fighting on Top of a Large Motif Surrounded by Ten Smaller Motifs, from a Series of Blackwork Prints for Goldsmiths' Work

 
 
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Symmetrical blackwork design with a large three-pronged bezel at center on which groups of grotesques fight. Below rows of additional fillets also with Schweifwerk patterns. Plate 6 from a series of eight plates published in Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne (Ain) with blackwork designs for goldsmiths' work.
Etienne Carteron (French, born Châtillon-sur-Seine, ca. 1580)

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1615
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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