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    Sale 12039

    Interiors

    17 August 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 281

    A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER-GILT PLAQUETTES

    MARK OF HANS GEORG BAUHOFF, ULM, CIRCA 1660

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    A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER-GILT PLAQUETTES
    MARK OF HANS GEORG BAUHOFF, ULM, CIRCA 1660
    Each oblong, one chased with the Judgement of Solomon, after the original by Rubens, the other chased with Solomon with the Queen of Sheba, each in ebonised wood frame, each marked near edge
    the frames 9 in. x 6 3/4 in. (22.7 cm. x. 17 cm.)


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    Engravings after the Peter Paul Rubens' (1577-1640) The Judgement of Solomon c. 1615-17 were disseminated throughout Europe. For example, an engraving by Schelte Bolswert hung in the Town Hall, Brussels, until it was destroyed during the French bombardment of 1695. Print sources were influential on craftsmen and silversmiths alike. There are examples of needlework, tapestries, furniture and miniatures that relate to Rubens' composition.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 5 July 2000, lot 97.