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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 652

    GROUPE REPRESENTANT SAMSON ET LES PHILISTINS

    ATELIER DE PETER HENCKE (D. 1777), XVIIIEME SIECLE

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    GROUPE REPRESENTANT SAMSON ET LES PHILISTINS
    ATELIER DE PETER HENCKE (D. 1777), XVIIIEME SIECLE
    En buis sculpté, Samson terrassant son adversaire, brandissant sa massue de la main droite; sur un socle entièrement sculpté de style naturaliste et sur un socle d'époque postérieure octogonal évasé en placage d'ébène et de buis; légères craquelures
    Hauteur: 20 cm. (8 in.), Hauteur totale: 26.5 cm. (10½ in.)


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    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED BOXWOOD GROUP OF SAMSON AND THE PHILISTINES
    WORKSHOP OF PETER HENCKE (DIED 1777), 18TH CENTURY
    Samson depicted astride a struggling male figure holding his club aloft in his right hand; on an integrally carved naturalistic base and later octagonal spreading ebony- and boxwood-veneered base; minor cracks