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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 495

    A GERMAN SILVER STANDING CUP AND COVER

    MARK OF ERNST RIEGEL, DARMSTAT, 1908

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    A GERMAN SILVER STANDING CUP AND COVER
    MARK OF ERNST RIEGEL, DARMSTAT, 1908
    The domed base applied with wirework spirals, the stem modelled as a female figure in peasant costume, supporting the bowl of the cup cast as a wickerwork basket holding foliage and flowers, signed with monogram and dated under the cup
    11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high
    16 oz. (491 gr.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Ernst Riegel (1871-1939) trained from 1890 in the workshop of Munich goldsmith, Fritz von Miller. Whilst still in Munich, Riegel became a teacher at the Municipal Craft School for Goldsmiths. It was there he produced a various number of silver mounts for the Grand Duke of Hesse's collection of agate and nephrite bowls - introducing a modern interpretation of objects, which were primarily kept in curiosity cabinets.

    In 1907, Riegel joined the Darmstadt artists' colony, which became a leading centre for Jugendstil and the applied arts in Germany.
    After replacing several members of the original Darmstadt group, Riegel went on to become a professor at the Stadtische Werkschule, in Cologne, in 1912 and from 1920 was in charge of the goldsmiths' shop of the Institute of Religious Art.