13 juillet 2021

A vermeil mounted Jasper dish and cover, Italy or Southern Germany, 17th century

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Lot 66. A vermeil mounted Jasper dish and cover, Italy or Southern Germany, 17th century; H 9 cm, diameter 10 cm. Weight 358.24 g.Estimate: €10,000 - €12,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz

Cast, embossed and gilt silver. Shallow semi-spherical dish with a slightly domed lid carved from white veined rusty red jasper agate with a pink and grey banded spherical finial. The moulded vermeil mountings with a raised basal ring and a band of finely engraved hanging acanthus tendrils beneath the rim, connected on either side by two clips. The scrolling cast silver handles on either side with sculpted griffon's heads.

Literature: Cf. cat. Il tesoro dei Medici, al Museo degli Argenti, I cataloghi di Palazzo Pitti 6, Florence 2009, cat. no. 209 ff for agate dishes with similar figural handles.

Kunsthaus Lempertz KGFrom Antiquity to Art Nouveau - The Bernard De Leye Collection, Köln, 15 July 2021


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