02 mai 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver coin beaker, Gottfried Schmidt, Leipzig, circa 1680

Lot 52.  A German parcel-gilt silver coin beaker, Gottfried Schmidt, Leipzig, circa 1680. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. cylindrical tapering form with raised rim, the body inset with twenty-two German Thaler's dated 1651, each surrounded by embossed scrolling foliage ; 14.1cm., 5 1/2 in. high; 378.7gr., 12oz. 2dwt. Provenance: Ex collection of Theodor Müller, court jewellers of Weimar, active until circa 1918;thence by descent through the Müller family... [Lire la suite]