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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 142

    A PAIR OF DUTCH VERRE EGLOMISE HARBOUR SCENES

    BY JONAS ZEUNER (1727-1814), CIRCA 1780

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    A PAIR OF DUTCH VERRE EGLOMISE HARBOUR SCENES
    BY JONAS ZEUNER (1727-1814), CIRCA 1780
    Each engraved in gold and silver and depicting respectively a coastal scene with boats, fishermen and a fortification in the background; and another harbour scene with various boats and a tower to the left hand side, each signed 'Zeuner. fec.', within later foliate-carved giltwood frames, the frames with black ink inscription to the back 'BLAIRMAN'
    8¾ in. (33.5 cm.) x 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.)


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    Born in Kassel, Zeuner arrived in Amsterdam around 1750, although his first known work dates from after 1770. He perfected techniques for engraving in gold and silver leaf, and his jewel-like pictures were greatly admired in fashionable Dutch circles. Zeuner's oeuvre consists mainly of town views, largely of Amsterdam, as well as Haarlem, Utrecht and Groningen. However, he also specialised in views of country houses, such as those on the Vecht and the Amstel near Amsterdam, which are generally based on engravings by his contemporaries Jan de Beyer (1703-1780) and Wiebrand Hendriks (1744-1831) as well as canal and harbour scenes.

    See also: J. Sprenkels-Ten Horn and A. Sprenkels, Jonas Zeuner 1727-1814, Zijn wereld weerspiegeld in zilver en goud, Abcoude/Amsterdam, 1994.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN