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    Sale 2797

    Anton Philips, Entrepreneur & Connoisseur

    6 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 146

    A brass aquamanile


    Price Realised  


    A brass aquamanile
    Modelled standing with its head held upwards and spout protruding from its mouth, stylised manes and tail swept upwards towards its back
    20 cm. high

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    O. Falke and E. Meyer, Romanische Leuchter und Gefässe Giessgefässe der Gotik, Berlin, 1935, reprint. 1983, pp. 109-110, 144, no. 353, fig. 328.
    This aquamanile is virtually identical to an example in the Nationalmuseum, Munich (see Falke and Meyer, loc. cit.). Another virtually identical aquamanile was sold Christie's London, 12 december 2000, lot 6.

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    Please note that this brass aquamanile is only illustrated on page 78 of the printed catalogue.