14 December 2000,
Price realised USD 1,610
USD 300 - USD 600
$5, 1856 AU-53 (PCGS). Lovely light yellow gold lustre with some lightness of strike at the central reverse, this being typical. Tiny splashes of orange toning are visible just below the branch and arrowheads.
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Post Lot Text
This is the only example of this issue certified by PCGS as part of the S.S. Central America treasure.
Valérie Hess on the erotic — and semi-autobiographical — sculpture considered a masterpiece of the artist's late career
Specialist Fatma Turkkan-Wille and Dr Kim Richter of the Getty Research Institute offer their expert insights