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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 102

    A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER JOUSTING KNIGHTS**

    CIRCA 1890

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER JOUSTING KNIGHTS**
    CIRCA 1890
    Each modelled as a medieval knight holding a lance, the caparisoned horse set with colored glass, raised on an astragal-shape plinth with rockwork, the knights with ivory faces and moveable visors, each marked on base
    14 in. (35.6 cm.) long; 120 oz. (3,747 gr.) gross weight (2)


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    Provenance

    With Shreve & Co., San Francisco, 1962


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE MR. AND MRS. GORDON T. SOUTHAM, VANCOUVER, CANADA