23 - 24 March 2010
A pair of silver-gilt Butenmann figures
With spurious indistinct Amsterdam marks, maker's mark a covered jar, date letter lacking, 19th Century
Each on oval low domed base chased with fruit and foliage within a stylised ribbed band, one of a lady holding a dog and a vine staff, the other of a man holding dice and a vine staff, each with detachable tapering grape-buckets on their backs, marked on bases
19.7 cm. high max.
750 gr. (2)
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For similar figures by Adriaan de Grebber with the mark of Delft and all dated circa 1640, see The Joseph R. Ritman Collection of 16th & 17th Century Silver, Sotheby's, Geneva, 16 May 1995, lots 4, 44 and 74.
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