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    Sale 5926

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    24 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 303

    A SET OF SIX GERMAN ENAMEL MINIATURES OF SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF CHRIST AND OTHER BIBLICAL SUBJECTS

    PROBABLY BY JOHAN JACOB PRIESTER OF AUGSBURG, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF SIX GERMAN ENAMEL MINIATURES OF SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF CHRIST AND OTHER BIBLICAL SUBJECTS
    PROBABLY BY JOHAN JACOB PRIESTER OF AUGSBURG, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Each in a gilt brass frame set on ebonised back-board, one signed Jo. G. Prifter Pinxit.'
    Frame 9 in. (23 cm.) high


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    J J Priester (from 1660 - 1726, master 1688) is acknowledged as the most famous enameller in Augsburg. For a discussion on Priester's use of the engravings of Bernard Picard (1673-1733) as designs for his enamels see p. 141ff in Ulrike Weinhold: Emailmalerie an Augsberger Goldshmiedearbeiten 1650-1750.

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