A pair of German silver wine coolers and a silver tureen and cover by Wolf & Knell, Hanau circa 1900 (3)

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Lot 109
A pair of German silver wine coolers and a silver tureen and cover
by Wolf & Knell, Hanau circa 1900 (3)

Sold for £ 13,812 (US$ 18,055) inc. premium
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A pair of German silver wine coolers and a silver tureen and cover
by Wolf & Knell, Hanau circa 1900
The coolers after a design by Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, the sides depicting the royal arms of France, the handles formed of bifid sirens each holding two dolphins, height 25cm, the tureen and cover, oval form, the applied cast feet capped with large masks sweeping out from the body, the sides depicting a ducal coronet above a vacant cartouche, length handle to handle 42cm, weight of all three items 249oz. (3)

Footnotes

  • The wine coolers are after the eighteenth-century design by the influential French architect, designer and goldsmith, Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier. His design for a single-bottle wine cooler was originally executed in 1723 for Louis-Henri de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, who was Prime Minister under Louis XV.
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