Three Magnificent Renaissance Silver-Gilt Works of Art From the Collection of
Fritz & Eugen Gutmann
Sale 6727
11 June 2003, 2:00 pm
8 King Street, St. James's, London

Three sublime works of the sculptor's and goldsmith's art are offered for sale in London as part of the Important Silver sale.

From the Gutmann Collection and formed by Eugen Gutmann (1840-1925), founder of the Dresdner Bank, one of the leading financial institutions in Germany, the three pieces offered in the sale were recently returned to the family after being on loan to the Rijksmuseum for nearly fifty years. Read more >

Otto von Falke, distinguished art historian, wrote of the ewer by Johannes Lencker (lot 161) and the cup by Hans Ludwig Kienle (now written as Kienlin) (lot 163) that "they demonstrate the style of the High Renaissance at its highest perfection."

The use of the Gothic style for the double cup by Hans Petzolt with its added Renaissance ornament was an unusual artistic development (lot 162). Made in 1596, the cup first became part of the distinguished collection of Baron Karl von Rothschild of Frankfurt before it was acquired by Eugen Gutmann. Read more >

Browse the Important Silver catalogue to view other masterpieces, including lots 29, 52, 61, 69, 77, 80, 89, 91 and 102. Of special note is a highly important French silver cup and cover signed and dated by Jean-Frederic (Johann Friederich) Baer, Strasbourg, 1746, which is offered with an Old Master picture of the artist.

Read about Christie's first sale of property from the Gutmann Collection in Amsterdam on 13 May 2003.

Sale Contact:
Anthony Phillips
Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2287

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