17 November 1992,
Price realised CHF 1,320
CHF 1,200 - CHF 1,500
A GERMAN COVERED CUP DRAWING
Austrian school, signed by J.G. Fahrnbauer (1841-1880)
Extremely fine design of a richly embossed covered gothic beaker, a historical object known as "WIENER NEUSTAEDTER HUMPEN".
Obviously a design preparing an engraving as the artist engraved several of the most important silver objects kept in the imperial treasury of the Hofburg in Vienna.
Pen and black ink on prepared paper.
21 x 12 cm
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Why was the art of the ancient Mezcala civilisation so fascinating to the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ilya Prigogine?
On the first anniversary of his death, Michael Watts looks back at a long and extraordinary life