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Galerie J. Kugel, Paris.
Post Lot Text
A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT NEF
MAKER'S MARK OF ESAIAS ZUR LINDEN, NUREMBERG, 1609-1629
On bell-shaped base repoussé and chased with waves and dolphins, the stem applied with foliate brackets, the plain faceted hull engraved with a frieze and applied on the rear with a small handle, the bridge finely engraved with a dolphin, the billowing sail with alternating silver and gilt panels, with crow's nest and pennant, marked on foot and hull and assay scrape under base
An identical pair, dated 1609-1629 by the same maker is recorded by K. Tebbe et al., Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst, Nuremberg, 2007, p. 749, fig. 124.