A South German 17th century polychrome decorated model of the head of Saint John the Baptist. Photo Bonhams

the head mounted on an oval dish with gilt edge rim, crack to dish, 29.5cm wide (11.5" wide). Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000, US$ 4,900 - 8,200, € 3,500 - 5,800

Bonhams. Fine European Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art including the Beurdeley collection, 6 Jul 2011, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com