• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5689

    Christie's Interiors

    16 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 570

    A GERMAN BRONZE GROUP ENTITLED 'AMAZON FIGHTING A PANTHER'

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, AFTER AUGUST KARL EDOUARD KISS (1802-1865)

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN BRONZE GROUP ENTITLED 'AMAZON FIGHTING A PANTHER'
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, AFTER AUGUST KARL EDOUARD KISS (1802-1865)
    With foundry inscription 'Akt: Gesellsch: Gladenback Berlin.', on a rouge griotte marble base
    17¼ in. (44 cm.) high; 17 in. (43 cm.) wide


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    The life-size zinc model of this equestrian group by the Moritz Geiss foundry was shown at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851 and achieved extensive international fame. The 1839 original bronze model by Kiss faces the entrance to the Altes Museum in Berlin.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage