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    Sale 2782

    LIECHTENSTEIN: Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein.

    1 April 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 283

    A DUTCH CARVED WOOD AND CUT PAPER DIORAMA 'BAVELAAR'

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH CARVED WOOD AND CUT PAPER DIORAMA 'BAVELAAR'
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Depicting a town scene with shipping on the canals; set in a marbleized glazed wood box, with inventory label B206
    22.5 cm. high x 32 cm. wide x 8.5 cm. deep


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    Provenance

    Schloss Kalwang, Styria, before 1972.
    Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1972.
    Masescha, before 1989.
    Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1989.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The majority of the diorama's in this collection were presents from Prince Franz-Josef II (1906-1989; r.1938 - 1989) to his wife Princess Gina (Countess Georgine of Wilczek, 1921-1989) and decorated the walls of their country house Masescha for many years.
    Comparable diorama's or so-called Bavelaars are illustrated in: I.W.L. Moerman, J.Th.A. Peskens, Leven in miniatuur, Bavelaar's kijkkastjes, Zutphen zj.


    Literature

    P.W. Hartmann, Meisterwerke filigraner Schnitzkunst, in: Die Kunst, Heft 12, 1986, pp. 918-923. B. van Mesdag, Life in Miniature. The work of Cornelis Bavelaar, in: Country Life, 23.8., 1979, pp. 544-545.