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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 26

    A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER DISPLAY-DISHES

    MARK OF ISRAEL THELOTT, AUGSBURG, 1687-1691

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER DISPLAY-DISHES
    MARK OF ISRAEL THELOTT, AUGSBURG, 1687-1691
    Hexagonal with crimped borders, chased with foliage and flowers, the centres with scenes of birds, each stamped twice with a coat-of-arms, marked near rim, the rims further stamped with later Italian import marks
    13 3/8 in. (34.1 cm.) wide
    22 oz. (678 gr.)
    The arms are those of Stockalper of Valais, Switzerland, perhaps for Kaspar Jodok Stockalper (1609-1691), a merchant, banker and politician who set up a commercial empire in the 17th century, cornering trade through the Swiss Alps via the the Simplon pass. The empire eventually spread as far as France and Spain. A Swiss silver-gilt cup formed as a unicorn also stamped with the Stockalper arms was sold from the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé Collection, Christie's Paris, 24 February 2009, lot 141. (2)


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