• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 297

    A pair of silver-gilt Butenmann figures

    WITH SPURIOUS INDISTINCT AMSTERDAM MARKS, MAKER'S MARK A COVERED JAR, DATE LETTER LACKING, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A pair of silver-gilt Butenmann figures
    With spurious indistinct Amsterdam marks, maker's mark a covered jar, date letter lacking, 19th Century
    Each on oval low domed base chased with fruit and foliage within a stylised ribbed band, one of a lady holding a dog and a vine staff, the other of a man holding dice and a vine staff, each with detachable tapering grape-buckets on their backs, marked on bases
    19.7 cm. high max.
    750 gr. (2)


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    For similar figures by Adriaan de Grebber with the mark of Delft and all dated circa 1640, see The Joseph R. Ritman Collection of 16th & 17th Century Silver, Sotheby's, Geneva, 16 May 1995, lots 4, 44 and 74.

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