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    Sale 11898

    Exceptional Sale

    13 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    A RENAISSANCE-STYLE ENAMELED AND GOLD-MOUNTED GREY CHALCEDONY URN AND COVER

    POSSIBLY BY REINHOLD VASTERS, AACHEN, CIRCA 1870

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    A RENAISSANCE-STYLE ENAMELED AND GOLD-MOUNTED GREY CHALCEDONY URN AND COVER
    POSSIBLY BY REINHOLD VASTERS, AACHEN, CIRCA 1870
    The spreading fluted base with gold border enameled with winged monsters and beading, the upper part of the partly fluted body carved in cameo with mythological scenes, the enameled winged caryatid scroll handles rising from carved lions' masks, the border enameled with scalloped panels of scrolls with lozenges between, the partly fluted cover with enameled scroll border and finial formed as a seated figure of Hercules on natural amethyst crystal above enameled gold knop
    4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) high overall


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    Provenance

    Baron Alphonse de Rothschild (1827-1905), Paris.
    Baron Edouard de Rothschild (1868-1949), Paris.
    Confiscated from the above following the Nazi occupation of Paris by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg after May 1940 and transferred to the Jeu de Paume (ERR no. R 3588).
    Recovered by the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section and transferred to the Central Collecting Point, Munich, September 3, 1945 (MCCP no. 7945/6).
    Repatriated to France July 11, 1946 and restituted to the Rothschild Collection.
    Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild (1914-1999), Tel Aviv, sold
    Christie's, London, 14 December 2000, lot 65.

    Rothschild inventory no. E. de R. 675.


    Literature

    F. Rossi, Italian Jewelled Arts, London, 1957, pl. LXXII.