A set of twelve German sterling and ivory figures of knights
Lot 1023Y
A set of twelve German ivory-mounted sterling silver historical figures probably Hanau, first half 20th century
Sold for US$ 8,125 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property from the Estate of J. Reynolds II
A set of twelve German ivory-mounted sterling silver historical figures
probably Hanau, first half 20th century
Each naturalistically modeled, on integral "jeweled" bases, comprising: Philip I, Duke of Burgundy; Maria, Duchess of Burgundy; Arthur, King of Brittany; Theodoric the Great, King of the Ostrogoths; St. George; St. Hubertus; The Pied Piper of Hamelin; St. Joan of Arc; Till Eulenspiegel, the merry prankster; a Hessian soldier; Richard I, the Lion Heart, King of England; and a falconer, total gross weight approximately 55 oz troy.
height of largest 6 1/4in (16cm)

Footnotes

  • With the exception of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, all of the figures offered here are copies of originals, made by sculptors Peter Vischer, the elder; Hans Leinberger; Leonhart Magt; and Veit Stoß, which are housed in the Court Church, Innsbruck, Austria. Built by Ferdinand I between 1553–1563, the church is a memorial to his grandfather, Holy Roman Emperor, Maxmillian I (1459-1519), who was known as the "Last Knight". There are a total of twenty eight statues which surround Maximilian's cenotaph in the center of the church nave.

    Provenance
    with Rothchild's Antiques label, New Orleans, LA, circa 1962.
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