• A Marriage of Collections: The auction at Christies

    Sale 2398

    A Marriage of Collections: The Property of Dr. Julius and Dena K. Tarshis

    21 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 112

    A HARRACH'SHE HUTTE (NEUWELT) SULPHIDE AND TRANSLUCENT-RUBY OVERLAY GLASS BEAKER

    CIRCA 1830, INSCRIBED W. KIRCHNER F ON THE TRUNCATION

    Price Realised  

    A HARRACH'SHE HUTTE (NEUWELT) SULPHIDE AND TRANSLUCENT-RUBY OVERLAY GLASS BEAKER
    Circa 1830, inscribed W. Kirchner F on the truncation
    Of tapering cylindrical form, enclosing a sulphide profile of Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia, to dexter, cut with florets and ovolo, on a circular serrated foot
    4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high


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    W. Kichner is recorded as a German medalist in Berlin circa 1824 and in 1840 worked in Saint Petersburg.

    Provenance

    Fritz Biemann Collection, Lucerne, Switzerland. Sotheby's, London, 16 June 1984, lot 224.


    Literature

    B. Klesse and A. von Saldren, 500 Jahre Glaskunst, Zurich, 1978, p. 267, pl. 236.


    Exhibited

    Lucerne, Switzerland, 1981, no. 894 (name of exhibition unknown).
    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, p. 22, no. 53 (exhibition label).
    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. IX, ill. d., exhibition no. 41.