A Fine And Very Rare Saxon Hunting Hanger (Cutto) With Meissen Grip

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Lot 155
A Fine And Very Rare Saxon Hunting Hanger (Cutto) With Meissen Grip
Mid-18th Century, Possibly From The Workshop Of Johann Georg Hennersdorf Of Dresden

Sold for £ 16,800 (US$ 20,988) inc. premium
A Fine And Very Rare Saxon Hunting Hanger (Cutto) With Meissen Grip
Mid-18th Century, Possibly From The Workshop Of Johann Georg Hennersdorf Of Dresden
With slightly curved fullered blade (some surface patination) double-edged towards the point and bright over half its length to the point, etched and parcel-gilt on each side with a sun-in-splendour, male standing figure and a Classical trophy of arms above two hounds pursuing two boars on one side, and pursueing two stags on the other, the forte etched and gilt against a blued ground on each side with a standing figure of an armed Pandour in contemporary costume, a gilt panel above etched 'Viviat Pandvr', and each between gilt foliated strapwork, ormolu mounted hilt comprising side-guard cast and chased as an exotic bird perched on the branch of a tree, shaped basal mount engraved with a scalloped design at the front and back, and pommel formed as an exotic bird cast and chased in the round, white porcelain grip of swelling rounded section modelled with rocailles framing hunting scenes finely painted in polychrome on each side, one side depicting a stag hunting scene with figures on horseback in a wooded landscape, a town beyond, and on the other with a similar boar hunting scene, retaining its original ormolu scabbard locket pierced for a by-knife and chased on the back with rocailles, the frog-hook formed as a pruned branch, and in fine condition overall (2)
45.2 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Graf Manteuffel

    Similar examples are preserved in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (No. M.49-1954), the Royal Armouries, Leeds (No. XII, 1319), the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum Munich, the Tøjhusmuseum, Copenhagen, the Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection, Philidelphia (No. 444) and the James A. De Rothschild Collection, Waddesdon Manor. For the last of these and for further details see Claude Blair, The James A. De Rothschild Collection At Waddesdon Manor, Arms, Armour and Base-Metalwork, 1974, pp. 154-156, Fig. 62, Cat. No. 52
A Fine And Very Rare Saxon Hunting Hanger (Cutto) With Meissen Grip
A Fine And Very Rare Saxon Hunting Hanger (Cutto) With Meissen Grip
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