• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 54

    A DECORATED PAVISE IN BOHEMIAN LATE 15TH CENTURY STYLE

    18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A DECORATED PAVISE IN BOHEMIAN LATE 15TH CENTURY STYLE
    18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Of characteristic wooden construction, the outer face painted over gesso and canvas, the interior painted black on paper, and with iron nails and a pair of staples retaining portions of leather straps; sold together with modern research documents
    38¼in (97.2cm) (2)


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    Provenance:

    Baron Peuker, Brussels, 1854, lot 123 (see Cripp-Day, A Record of Armour Sales 1881-1924, p.196, fig.110, no.5).

    Richard Zschille of Grossenhain, Christie's, 25 January 1897, lot 177 (£21).

    Sir Edward Barry, Bt. Ockwells Manor, Bray.

    Sidney H. Barnett, Ockwells Manor and Claverdon Hall, Warwickshire, Sotheby & Co., London, 5 July 1965, lot 67 (£380 to R. H. Lee).

    R. T. Gwynn, sold by order of the trustees of the R. T. Gwynn chattels trust, Christie's, 24th April 2001, lot 60 (£29,375).

    Exhibited:

    The Chicago Exhibition, 1894.

    Literature:

    R. Forrer, Die Waffensammlung des Herrn Stadtrath Rich. Zschille in Grossenhain (Sachsen), 2 vols, Berlin, 1894, No.95A, plate 170.

    G. F. Laking, 'Mr. Edward Barry's Collection of Arms and Armour at Ockwells Manor, Bray, The Connoisseur, February 1905, pp.67-75.

    A Record of European Armour and Arms through seven centuries, 5 vols, London 1920-22, vol II, p.241.

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