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A pair of moulded glass paste medallions of Endymion, second half 18th Century.

After the antique original in the Villa Arbani, Rome by Mr. Reiffenstein, Councillor to the Landgraf of Hesse Cassel, 15.9cm, in original giltwood frames, 31.8cm by 28cm; inscribed by the 9th Earl.

Johann Friedrich Reiffenstein (1719-1793), was a German cicerone, or guide, for Grand Tourists; he was also a painter, an antiquarian and an agent for art collectors in 18th Century Rome.

 

REFERENCE: EWA 08669

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