Design for a Sword or Dagger Handle with Putto-Head and Lion´s-Head Masks. Artist: Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, Liège 1528-1598 Frankfurt); Date:

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Design for a Sword or Dagger Handle with Putto-Head and Lion´s-Head Masks. Artist: Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, Liège 1528-1598 Frankfurt); Date: 1592-93; Medium: Engraving and blackwork; Dimensions: Sheet (trimmed): 2 13/16 x 1 1/8 in. (7.2 x 2.9 cm); Classifications: Prints, Ornament & Architecture; Credit Line: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1962 / Handle design divided horizontally into two sections. At top, a winged putto head at center under a canopy and flanked by two squirrels facing inwards. Below, a lion´s head flanked by grotesque scrolling tendrils that terminate is grotesque bird´s heads. Above, a pair of snails.; Provenance: Vendor: Rockman Prints (New York)