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Lot 1030. Small lidded bowl-saliere in agate, Dresden, ca. 17th century. Baroque. In the manner of Johann Melchior Dinglinger, Biberach, 1664 - 1731, Dresden; 9 x 4.5 x 8.5 cm. Estimate 5 000 / 8 000 (€ 4 390 / 7 020). © Koller

Agate, in a gilt, in part polychrome enameled mount. Mother-of-pearl lid, applied with small snails, in a gilt mount. The inside with label: Sammlung Hoffenreich 211.

Note: Johann Melchior Dinglinger, born on 3 December 1664, learned the goldsmith's trade in Ulm. He came to Dresden as a journeyman in 1692, where he was admitted to the Goldsmiths' Guild in 1693. In 1698 he was appointed Court Jeweler to August the Strong. He worked in Dresden until his death in 1731, was married five times and had 23 children. Dinglinger is considered one of the most important goldsmiths of the Baroque Age. Together with 14 journeymen, Dinglinger created magnificent works of art in his workshop, including the "Golden Coffee Service" and the "Court of Delhi" with its 132 figures - a major work of the art of Baroque jewelery. The Russian Tsar Peter the Great also appreciated the magnificent works and commissioned several pieces from the Dresden Court Jeweler. His splendid works, for example "The Golden Coffee Service" from 1701 or "Diana's Bath", are preserved in the Green Vault in Dresden.

Koller. Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 26. March 2020, 02.00 PM