Venus and Mars, Circle of Tiziano Aspetti (1559-1606), Italian, Venice or Padua, late 16th-17th century. Photo Sotheby's.

with metal tags numbered: 531 and 532 and an old paper label on the underside of the base numbered 531 and 532; bronze, on ebonised wood bases with bronze herm mounts and inlaid with lapis lazuli. Venus: 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in.; Mars: 13cm., 5 1/8 in.; bases: 11.5cm., 4½in. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP

Provenance: SAR la Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte de Luxembourg (1927 - 2005)

Sotheby's. Of Royal and Noble Descent. London | 23 Jan 2014 - www.sothebys.com