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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 31

    A HIGHLY IMPORTANT PAIR OF GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TABLE ORNAMENTS

    MARK OF ABRAHAM II DRENTWETT, AUGSBURG, 1699-1703

    Price Realised  

    A HIGHLY IMPORTANT PAIR OF GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TABLE ORNAMENTS
    MARK OF ABRAHAM II DRENTWETT, AUGSBURG, 1699-1703
    Each on an elongated octagonal plinth with a foliage, scalework and lobed border, the base chased to simulate rockwork, each applied with foliage, one further applied with fruits, one below a cast figure of a garland draped wolf with attendant winged putto, the other with a figure of a bear and similar attendant putto with arrow and quiver, each marked on back of plinth, further marked with later French import marks
    the bases 6 in. (15.5 cm.) wide 7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high
    58 oz. (1,789 gr.) (2)


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    Provenance

    Mr Henry Nyburg; Sotheby's London, 9 December 1976, lot 80.
    With Edith Mischel, Cologne, circa 1980.


    Literature

    V. Brett, The Sotheby's Directory of Silver 1600-1940, London, 1986, p. 66, no. 87