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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 176

    TAUREAU EN VERMEIL

    PAR HANS VALENTIN LAMINIT, AUGSBOURG, 1614-1616

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    TAUREAU EN VERMEIL
    PAR HANS VALENTIN LAMINIT, AUGSBOURG, 1614-1616
    Sur base circulaire repoussée de rochers et feuillages, le corps cabré, la tête amovible, poinçons sur la base, striche sous la base et dans la tête
    Hauteur: 25 cm. (9 7/8 in.)
    662 gr. (23.35 oz.)


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    Le taureau était en général une coupe de bienvenue pour la corporation des bouchers. Il en existe plusieurs exemplaires dont ceux par Elias Zorer daté vers 1590 (H. Seling, Die Kunst der Augsburger Goldschmiede 1529 - 1868, Munich, 1980, vol. 2, illustr. 158 et 160).

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    Provenance

    Vente Sotheby & Co, Londres, The Celebrated Collection of German, Dutch and other Continental Silver and Silver-Gilt of the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries, sold by order of Victor Rothschild esq., 26 avril 1937 lot 193. L'essentiel de cette collection venait de la collection du baron Karl von Rothschild de Frankfurt et du baron Lionel de Rothschild par les premier Lord et Lady Rothschild.


    Post Lot Text

    A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CUP FORMED AS AN OX
    MAKER'S MARK OF HANS VALENTIN LAMINIT, AUGSBURG, 1614-1616
    The circular base chased with rockwork and grass, the animal on its hind legs with detachable head, marked on base with assay scrape beneath and on head

    The ox was generally used as a welcome cup for the Butcher's guilds. Several examples of ox and bull cups are recorded including two by Elias Zorer circa 1590 (H. Seling, Die Kunst der Augsburger Goldschmiede 1529 - 1868, Munich, 1980, vol. 2, figs. 158 and 160).