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Ruby Lane: 100 Antiques & Rarities

by Auctionata


99 lots with images

December 6, 2013

Live Auction

Kurfürstendamm 212

Berlin, Berlin, 10719 Germany

Phone: +49 30 9832 0221

Fax: +49 30 208 980 101

Email: sales@auctionata.com

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Magnificent Potpourri Porcelain Vase, KPM, Germany, around 1913

Lot 1: Magnificent Potpourri Porcelain Vase, KPM, Germany, around 1913

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Description: Porcelain, polychromatic painting and gilded Germany, around 1913 Royal porcelain manufactory Berlin Large rococo-style 'reed' vase With the alliance coat of arms of the Duchy of Brunswick and the Kingdom of Prussia Probably manufactured in 1913 on the occasion of the wedding of Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia and Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick Sculpturally rich gold decor in the style of rococo Cobalt blue KPM sceptre on the underside, on the inside of the foot Inscribed, 'Porzellan-Malerei/Brandes & Bollmann/(Inh. August Brandes)/Braunschweig', on the inside of the lid Overall height: approx. 86 cm Very good condition This gorgeous potpourri porcelain vase was made before 1900 by the royal porcelain manufactory KPM in Berlin. It is a baluster vase with two side handles in the form of bundles of reeds and an ornamentally reticulated lid with rose bloom trimming in the lavish rococo-style. The model was first moulded around 1768, revised models followed in 1885 and 1895. It is perhaps the most popular and magnificent vase form of the Wilhelmine historicism.The vase was painted by 'Brandes und Bohlmann' in Brunswick. One side shows the allied coat of arms of the Duchy of Brunswick and the Kingdom of Prussia, the other side shows the intertwined initials, 'LV EA'. This leads to the assumption that this lidded vase was manufactured on the occasion of the wedding of Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia and Prince Ernst Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, on May 24, 1913.The showpiece vase is in very good condition with merely two repaired damages on the sculptural, floral parts of the lid and a gold-painted breakage on an equally exposed part on the foot. The vase is marked with the cobalt blue KPM scepter on the underside and on the inside of the foot, as well as it is inscribed with 'Porzellan-Malerei/Brandes & Bollmann/(Inh. August Brandes)/Braunschweig', on the inside of the lid. The overall height is approximately 86 cm.KPM - Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin The royal manufactory was founded in 1763 by Frederick the Great and was based on three private companies that had tried to produce porcelain in Berlin for quite some time. The manufactory has been located near the Tiergarten in Berlin since 1871. After the destruction of the manufactory during the Second World War the Land of Berlin took over the company in 1988. Since 2006 the company is owned by the private banker Jörg Woltmann.

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Two Bleu Celeste Porcelain Jars with Lids, Paris, 19th Century

Lot 2: Two Bleu Celeste Porcelain Jars with Lids, Paris, 19th Century

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Description: Porcelain with polychrome painting and gilding France, Paris, 19th Century Imitated Sèvres mark as manufacturer's mark Finley painted shepherd scenes Finely executed golden décor Diameter: ca. 9 cm, height: ca. 12 cm Good condition These two wonderful porcelain jars were produced in Paris, France in the 19th Century. They each show two different romantic scenes on a bleu celeste ground, in which a male figure makes advances at a female with the help of musical instruments. The lids are decorated with lavish, hand painted floral still lifes and rococo style gilded frames surround the different scenes. The gilded handles of the lids are in the shape of apples. Each jar is marked with a maker's mark on the base.These two porcelain jars are in good condition. One of the lids shows a fine hairline crack from the knob to the edge of the lid. The gilding has partly faded. Both jars bear a maker's mark on the base. The diameter of each is approximately 9 cm and the height ca. 12 cm. They come with fitting ebonized wood pedestals.

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Meissen Porcelain Oil Lamp with 'Blue Onion' Pattern, pre-1888

Lot 3: Meissen Porcelain Oil Lamp with 'Blue Onion' Pattern, pre-1888

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Description: Porcelain, sheet brass and glass Germany, before 1888 Meissen porcelain manufactory Underglaze blue Onion Pattern décor Bearing the crossed-swords mark Engraved model number: 'I 179'; blue paint code '82' 1st Choice Overall height: 67.8 cm Very good condition This stately oil lamp was made by the renowned porcelain factory Meissen. Its elongated ovate shaped body is separated in two parts and stands on a round base. The upper attachment consists of a tank, a wick, a burner and a glass cylinder. The porcelain body shows the classic onion pattern in underglaze blue.The lamp is in very good condition with only minimal traces of age and wear. The tank features the crossed swords mark and model number "J179", and blue paint code "82", on the underside. The brazen mount is marked, "Hinks & Sons Patent"; the regulator is marked, "RICHARDSON ELLSON & Co SAFETY". The original, thin-walled glass is etched with "Fireproof Foreign", and displays minor chips around the rim. The porcelain is first choice. The height of the lamp, without the glass, is 45 cm; the overall height is 67.8 cm.Onion Pattern The onion pattern is one of the most popular patterns of the Meissen manufactory. The under glaze blue décor first appeared around 1739 and takes its origin from Chinese porcelain. In the adaption from the Chinese pattern Meissen changed the peach to a pomegranate, which was falsely interpreted as an onion, and later gave the décor its name.

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Meissen Porcelain, Three Figurines by Kaendler & Meyer, 18th C

Lot 4: Meissen Porcelain, Three Figurines by Kaendler & Meyer, 18th C

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Description: Auction announcements 4 December 2013 Lot 4: The three figurines were designed in the 18th c. but produced at the beginning of the 19th c. Porcelain, polychromatic painting and accentuated in gold Germany, Meissen, 1750-1760 'Flute Player' from the 'Gallant Band' Complements, dancing children Design: Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706-1775) /Friedrich Elias Meyer (1723-1785) Marked underneath: crossed swords mark in underglaze blue Height: 11.5-13 cm Figurines by Johann Joachim Kaendler are some of the most desired Meissen items for collectors These three porcelain figurines were executed in Meissen in the time between 1750 and 1760. They have been modelled by the most famous designer of the Meissen porcelain manufactory Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706-1775) and one of his most important assistant Friedrich Elias Meyer (1723-1785). The lot contains the 'Flute Player´ from the 'Gallant Band' and two dancing children. Each figurine stands on round bases with rocaille relief. They wear elegant clothes, which is partly patterned with Indian flowers and accentuated with gold.The figures are in age appropriate good condition. The tip of the flute is broken and the boy´s thumb is chipped. The girl is in very good condition with a firing crack to the bottom of the base due to manufacturing. All pieces are marked underneath with the underglaze blue crossed swords and bear different embossed numbers.Meissen Porcelain has been known in Europe since the 13th Century, but has always had to be imported from China and was thus mostly of lower quality - the Chinese seldom gave their best ware to the foreigners - and extremely expensive. Europeans have tried to copy the Chinese porcelain for centuries but only in 1708 managed to create real porcelain - in Meissen. The manufacturer's brand, the crossed swords in blue, has been in use since 1722 and is still a guarantee for the high quality of the porcelain.

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Spode, 67-Piece Service, 'Blue Room Garden Buffet', 19th C

Lot 5: Spode, 67-Piece Service, 'Blue Room Garden Buffet', 19th C

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Description: Stoneware, underglaze blue décor England, 1833-1867 Manufacturer: Copeland Spode, Stoke-on-Trent Pattern: Blue Room Garden Buffet Marks: underglaze blue 'Copeland' (1847-51), 'Copeland, Late Spode' (1847-67) and 'Copeland & Garrett, Late Spode' (1833-46); some pieces stamped and numbered Transfer-print decoration Gentle relief in some cases 25 cm (diameter of large plates); 19 cm (diameter of small plate) This stoneware service from the mid-19th century consists of 67 pieces and was manufactured by the English pottery firm Copeland Spode in Stoke-on-Trent. An ornate and floral underglaze blue pattern, called "Blue Room Garden Buffet", is applied on the stoneware in the transfer-print technique. The porcelain is partly accentuated with gold and delicate relief. The set comprises: 24 large plates with a diameter of 25 cm 12 soup plates with a diameter of 25.5 cm 12 small plates with a diameter of 22.5 cm 1 small plate with a diameter of 19 cm 1 small sauce boat with cover with a height of 16.5 cm and a diameter of 12 cm 3 small oval plates that measure 19 x 14 cm 3 flat, oval serving plates that measure 26.5 x 19.5 cm, 27 x 20 cm and 25.5 x 18 cm 1 large, round plate with a diameter of 34 cm 1 deep, small oval serving dish with base that measures 28.5 x 22 cm 1 flat round plate with base with a diameter of 28.5 cm 1 lid with a diameter of 23,5 cm 1 deep bowl with base that measures 14 cm in height and 28 cm in diameter 1 drip platter that measures 33 x 22.5 cm 2 small serving plates that measure 31 x 23.5 cm and 3 serving plates that measure 37 x 28 cm, 43 x 32, 53 x 39,5 cm. The large stoneware service displays signs of age and wear. All pieces show a fine craquelure. Some pieces are tarnished. A bowl and three plates are chipped. A small plate, a bowl and a serving plate are clasped with metal on the underside. Two lids are repaired and one large serving dish has a large crack. The pieces are marked "Copeland" (used 1847-1851), "Copeland, Late Spode" (used 1847-1867) and "Copeland & Garrett, Late Spode" (used 1833-1846) as well as marked on the underside and other numbers.

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Émile Gallé, Signed Cameo Vase in Green with Fern, around 1910

Lot 6: Émile Gallé, Signed Cameo Vase in Green with Fern, around 1910

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Description: Cameo glass Nancy, France, around 1910 Émile Gallé (1846-1904) - French artist of the Art Nouveau Signed on the wall 'Gallé' Matt glass with opaque, green-coloured underlay and etched, floral decor Height: 26.5 cm Good condition This beautiful cameo glass vase was made around 1910 in the glass manufacture of the French artist Emile Gallé. It is composed of a matt ground glass which is elaborately decorated with opaque, black floral overlay. The delicate fern décor is applied all around, finely etched in relief. The vase is signed on the wall in cameo 'Gallé'.The cameo glass vase is in good condition with only slight signs of wear. There are three almost unnoticeable manufacture adaptions on the surface. The height is 26.5 cm.Emile Gallé (1846-1904) The French artist Emile Gallé took over his family's faience and crystal company in Nancy and specialized in art glassware. In his works of glass he experimented with new techniques of marbling, inclusion, bubbles and overlay. Emile Gallé's oeuvre is renowned for the harmonic collaboration of technical know-how and creative ingenuity. His art works of glass were reputed through international exhibitions and honours, he also opened further sales rooms in Paris, Frankfurt and London. The family business was continued into the 1930s.

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Lalique, Extravagant Caviar Dish 'Igor' with Dolphins, 20th C

Lot 7: Lalique, Extravagant Caviar Dish 'Igor' with Dolphins, 20th C

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Description: Colourless glass, chromed metal France, 20th Century Manufacturer: Lalique René Jules Lalique (1860-1945) - prominent French Art Déco jewellery and glass designer Etched signature on the base: 'Lalique, France' Weight of the silver frame: 108.45 grams Dimensions: height 25 cm; diameter 19 cm Very good condition The luxurious glass dish 'Igor' is for serving caviar. The bulbous body stands on the tailfins of three plastically rendered fish in a mat finish that form the feet. The bulbous outer body serves to hold the ice to cool the caviar. A chromed metal framework holds the smaller satinised bowl in the middle. The smaller bowl stores the caviar and consists of a decorative lid. The handle of the domed lid is also carved into the shape of a dolphin, following the theme of the design. Two fine mother of pearl spoons round up this set nicely. The caviar dish is in good condition and hardly shows any signs of age or wear. Both bowls are etched with the maker's mark: 'Lalique, France'. The overall height with lid is 25 cm; the diameter of the large bowl is 19 cm. René Jules Lalique (1860-1945) The French glass designer and company founder René Jules Lalique was born in 1860 in Champagne. He completed a drawing education at theCollège Turgot and at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where he learned the techniques of jewellery art. He also served an apprenticeship with the renowned luxury jeweller Louis Aucoc (1850-1932). During a two-year study at theSydenham College in London, Lalique refined his characteristic style, based on natural forms. In 1884, after completing his education, the young artist worked as a jewellery designer for Cartier and others until he and the jeweller Varenne finally founded the company Lalique & Varenne. René Jules Lalique is still regarded as one of the most famous jewellery and glass artists of the Art Déco.

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Artsybashev, Small Silver Kovsh with Cloisonné, Moscow, 1898

Lot 8: Artsybashev, Small Silver Kovsh with Cloisonné, Moscow, 1898

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Description: 875 silver (84 zolotnik) with cloisonné Moscow, Russia, 1898 Assay mark of Anatoly Apollonovich Artsybashev (1889-1898) Hallmark and maker's mark, a kokoshnik mark and the city mark of Moscow Gilt on the inside of the vessel and the inside of base Dimensions: 5 x 12.5 x 7.5 cm (height x length x width) Weight: 131.30 g Very good condition This charming little Kovsh is made of 875 silver (84 Zolotnik) and was crafted 1898 in Moscow. It is marked with the quality control mark of Anatoly Apollonovich Artsybashev. This type of vessel was meant for pouring Russian national drinks such as Braga or Kwas and remained in use from classical antiquity through to the 19th century. The inside of the vessel as well as the inside of the base are gilt. The walls and handle show floral and ornamental patterns in cloisonné.The small Kovsh is in very good condition with slight age-related signs of wear; The kovsh shows scratches on the inner wall and base. The base shows a quality control mark 'AA', the silver-standard mark '84' and the city hallmark for Moscow 'St. George'. The piece measures 5 x 12.5 x 7.5 cm (height x length x width). The vessel weighs 131.30 g.

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Fine Liqueur Set with Floral Silver Mounting, Japan, 1920

Lot 9: Fine Liqueur Set with Floral Silver Mounting, Japan, 1920

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Description: Colourless glass and 950 Silver Japan, around 1920 1 decanter and 6 glasses Each item overlaid with silver mounting with bamboo décor Extraordinarily shaped decanter Each item marked standard mark 'SILVER 950' Measurements: 23 x 13 cm (decanter); 6.2 x 3.5 cm (glasses) Very good condition This set astounds with the mastery of the silversmith work and its unusual design; is a real collector's This fine liqueur set from Japan comprises of a pinched glass decanter and six conical glasses was manufactured around 1920. Each piece of the set is made from clear glass and coated with a hand chased reticulated bamboo overlaid pattern. The stoppered decanted is in an unusual pinched shape. This exclusive set is a true masterpiece of Japanese silver smithery. The decanter set is in very good condition with minimal traces of age and wear. The stoppered decanter has a height of 23 cm and a width of 13 cm. The shot glasses are 6.2 cm high and 3.5 cm wide. The glasses can be taken out of the silver mounting. Each item of the set is marked on the base with the purity "SILVER 950".

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Large Silver Lidded Vase with Floral Decor, Tunisia, ca. 1900

Lot 10: Large Silver Lidded Vase with Floral Decor, Tunisia, ca. 1900

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Description: 900 silver and brass Tunisia, around 1900 Lid with figural brass bouquet of roses, birds, leaves and brass spirals Pear shaped on volute feet with fluted and gadrooned body Finely chiselled décor and partly plastically rendered leaf décor Hallmarked on the base with '*900*' Overall height with lid: 52 cm Overall weight: 1,670 grams Good condition This large 900 silver vase was crafted in Tunisia around 1900. The pear shaped fluted body is situated on a floral ornate base on four slender volute feet. The most eye catching feature of the vase is its elaborate lid, adorned with a brass bouquet of roses, birds, leaves and spirals. The appealing piece fascinates with its exciting mix of European and Far Eastern design elements. The base is hallmarked with '900'. The condition of the vase is good with the usual signs of age. The overall height with lid is approximately 52 cm. The overall weight is 1,670 grams.

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Silver Pear Shaped Pomander, Ottoman Empire, 19th Century

Lot 11: Silver Pear Shaped Pomander, Ottoman Empire, 19th Century

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Description: Silver Ottoman Empire, 19th Century Finely chiselled silver The stem with leaves can be extracted A true rarity! Weight: 70.25 g Dimensions: 11.5 x 5 cm (height x width) Good condition This chased silver flacon in form of a pear with floral décor served presumably as a pomander. Crafted in the style of the 17th century, the body of the pomander is entirely incised with varied, detailed ornaments in cartouches. Underneath is a star incised and the stem of the pear with curved leaves can be extracted from the vessel and has a sharp pointy tip, almost like a little spear.The pomander is in good condition with slight traces of age and wear. There is a crack in the silver on the bottom of the pomander. The weight is 70.25 grams and the measurements are 11.5 x 5 cm.

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Archibald Knox, Rare Silver Knife Rests, Liberty & Co., 1906

Lot 12: Archibald Knox, Rare Silver Knife Rests, Liberty & Co., 1906

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Description: Silver, turquoise and enamel England, 1906 Archibald Knox (1864-1933) - English-Scottish designer William Hair Haseler - Silversmith for Liberty & Co Designed for Liberty & Co. (est. 1875) - London based department store for luxury goods Hallmarked with 'L & Co.'; 'W.H.H.'; 'Anchor', 'Lion'; 'f' Length: 6 cm (each) Overall weight: ca. 70 grams The Scottish designer Archibald Knox was well known for his Art Nouveau style; his designs for the renowned department store Liberty & Co are amongst his most popular items of the "New Celtic Design" This pair of silver knife rests was designed by the Scottish artist Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co in 1906. Both knife rests end with a silver disk on each side that show Art Nouveau typical ornament. Knox also draws on Celtic design in his use of forms that are decorated with enamel and inset turquoises. An exquisite pair of knife rests to round up your sophisticated dinner for two. The knife rests are of appealing appearance with traces of age and wear. The enamel shows few chips and two globes are somewhat dent. The overall weight is ca. 70 grams and the length is 6cm each. They are hallmarked with "L & Co" fir Liberty & Co, "W.H.H." for the silversmith William Hair Haseler; "Anchor" for Birmingham, "Lion" for London; "f" for the year 1906.

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Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case with 'Etrich Taube', ca. 1915

Lot 13: Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case with 'Etrich Taube', ca. 1915

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Description: 935er Silver Germany, around 1915 Fine enamel painting with the depiction of an Etrich or Rumpler Taube ('dove') Marked '935' and crown and crescent With engraved dedication on the gilt inside Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.8 cm Weight: 136.04 gram Good condition This fine cigarette case from the time around 1915 is decorated with delicate enamel painting on the lid. It shows a so called Etrich or Rumpler Taube with a two man crew flying downwards. Beneath them lie fields and meadows. Ignaz 'Igo' Etrich (1879-1967) developed the Taube in 1909/10; the plane was later produced by the German Rumpler plants which is why it is also known as the Rumpler Taube. The inscription Blériot that can also be read on the plane indicates another avation pioneer, Luis Blériot (1872-1936), who was the first to fly over the Channel in his Blériot XI in 1909. The inside of the cigarette case with the engraved dedication 'Richard, halt Dir fest!' (Richard, hold on tight!) indicates that the case was given to a certain Richard by his brother Victor. Additionally, several friends have taken part in the present as their signatures are also engraved. The case is hinged on the side and comprises a pressure lock. The inside of the cigarette case is lightly gilt and shows an engraved dedication 'Richard, hold on!' from the 'brother Victor'. Additionally many friends chipped in for the present, whose names are also engraved on the inside. The cigarette case is in good condition with the usual signs of age and wear. The enamel painting on the lid is in good condition, with some small scratches on the surface. The dimensions of the case are 8.5 x 7.8 cm and the weight is 136.04 grams.

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Art Déco Silver Vesta with Enamel Painting, England, 1925

Lot 14: Art Déco Silver Vesta with Enamel Painting, England, 1925

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Description: Silver, with enamel Birmingham, England, 1925 Marked with Birmingham's town mark (anker), the date mark A (1925), the maker's mark by William Neale & Sons Ltd., as well as 'Bulls Silversmiths Bedford' and patent number '219190' Very rare, erotic enamel painting from the Art Déco period Fine chiselling, silver reverse side With reserve space for a monogram Dimensions: 6,3 x 4,5 cm Weight: 45 grams Very good condition The delicate enamel painting of a Venus reminiscent of Botticelli's is executed in a particularly fine manner and is extremely well preserved This very rare and elegant vesta was made in England in 1925 by William Neale & Sons Ltd. A vesta was then a common accessory to hold match sticks. The front of the fine case shows an enamelled erotic scene whilst the back shows an elegantly crisp incised pattern. The front shows a beautiful naked woman, who like Botticellis Venus stands in a shell with flowing red hair. In comparison to Botticelli's Venus, our enamel lady is less shy and does not want to hide her nakedness. The vesta is in very good condition with signs of age and wear. It is marked with Birmingham's town mark (anker and lion), the date mark A (1925), the maker's mark by William Neale & Sons Ltd., as well as 'Bulls Silversmiths Bedford' and patent number 219190. The match safe has a reserve space for a monogram and its side has a hatched surface to be used for illuminating your matches. The dimensions are 6,3 x 4,5 cm and the overall weight is 45 grams.

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Tiffany Circus Figure 'Juggling Clown', Sterling Silver, 1990s

Lot 15: Tiffany Circus Figure 'Juggling Clown', Sterling Silver, 1990s

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Description: 925 sterling silver, enamel Tiffany & Co. New York, 1990s Design by Gene Moore (1910 - 1998) - American designer Hallmark on the feet 'Tiffany & Co, 925, Sterling, ©' Sought-after collectible item Weight: 154.4 grams Measurements: 10.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm (h x w x d) Very good condition The colourful figures of the Tiffany Circus Collection convince with humorous characteristics and attention to detail; they are of high value to collectors and aficionados This clown from the Tiffany & Co. circus in New York was produced in the 1990s and designed by American window dresser Gene Moore (1910 - 1998). It is made of 925 sterling silver and is decorated with enamel. The clown is wearing red and silver clothing and is juggling five different-coloured balls (blue, yellow, red, green and gold) above his head. The Tiffany clown is in very good condition with slight signs of age and wear. The red enamel on the jacket shows one minor manufacturing flaw. The "Tiffany & Co, 925, Sterling, ©" hallmark is located on the feet. The items weighs 154.4 grams and measures 10.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm (height x width x depth). Gene Moore (1910-1998) Gene Moore was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1910 and was one of the most prominent shop window dressers of the 20th century. In the 1930s, he moved to New York City and first worked for Bonwit Tyler, before working for Tiffany on Fifth Avenue from 1955 up until his death. During his lifetime, Moore was honoured numerous times for his work. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany & Co was founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in New York. In 1845, Tiffany published the first ever mail-order catalogue of the US. Due to its headquarters being located on Fifth Avenue since its opening in 1910, Tiffany's soon became widely famous. It was even appointed the purveyor to the Austro-Hungarian court in Vienna. Last but not least, the motion picture "Breakfast at Tiffany's" introduced an even larger audience to the company. Tiffany & Co has always been at the forefront of fashion; just this year the company launched a collection in conjunction with the new rendition of the classic "The Great Gatsby".

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Tiffany Circus Figure 'Clown Riding on a Pig', Silver, 1990s

Lot 16: Tiffany Circus Figure 'Clown Riding on a Pig', Silver, 1990s

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Description: 925 sterling silver, enamel Tiffany & Co. New York, 1990s Design by Gene Moore (1910 - 1998) - American designer Hallmark on the underside of the pig 'Tiffany & Co, Sterling 925, ©, Made in Italy' Sought-after collectible item Weight: 283.35 grams Measurements: 9.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm (h x w x d) Very good condition Precious sterling silver, colourful enamel, fine craftsmanship and humorous details are the reason why Tiffany circus figures are in high demand with collectors This clown from Tiffany & Co. was made from 925 sterling silver and enamel in the 1990s and designed by Gene Moore (1910 - 1998). The cheerful clown is dressed in a colourful outfit and riding a pig. The pig and the clown are wearing a matching clown's hat in yellow and orange. The clown has his legs spread out, revealing a yellow nail that he stepped on and is lodged in the sole of his shoe. The figures designed by Gene Moore are sought after collectible items; they combine exceptional craftsmanship with extraordinary design. The clown figure is in very good condition with slight signs of age and wear. The "Tiffany & Co, Sterling 925, ©, Made in Italy" hallmark is located on the underside of the pig. The items weighs 283.35 grams and measures 9.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm (height x width x depth). Gene Moore (1910-1998) Gene Moore was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1910 and was one of the most prominent shop window dressers of the 20th century. In the 1930s, he moved to New York City and first worked for Bonwit Tyler, before working for Tiffany on Fifth Avenue from 1955 up until his death. During his lifetime, Moore was honoured numerous times for his work. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany & Co was founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in New York. In 1845, Tiffany published the first ever US mail-order catalogue. Due to its headquarters being located on Fifth Avenue since its opening in 1910, Tiffany's soon became widely famous. It was even appointed the purveyor to the Austro-Hungarian court in Vienna. Last but not least, the motion picture "Breakfast at Tiffany's" introduced an even larger audience to the company. Tiffany & Co has always been at the forefront of fashion; just this year the company launched a collection in conjunction with the new rendition of the classic "The Great Gatsby".

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Tiffany Circus Figure 'Bear on Roller Skates', Silver, 1990s

Lot 17: Tiffany Circus Figure 'Bear on Roller Skates', Silver, 1990s

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Description: 925 sterling silver, enamel Tiffany & Co. New York, 1990s Design by Gene Moore (1910 - 1998) - American designer Hallmark on the underside of bear's fore-paws 'Tiffany & Co, ©, Sterling 925' Sought-after collectable Partially movable wheels Weight: 571.4 grams Measurements: 12 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm (h x w x d) Good condition This adorable sterling silver dancing bear is especially appealing due to its enamelled accents in red and yellow This charming bear from Tiffany & Co. was designed by Gene Moore (1910-1998), crafted from 925 sterling silver and decorated with enamel. A smiling bear performs his daredevil act on roller-skates and is accessorized with a clown's hat and collar, each decorated with yellow and red enamel, same as his roller skates. The bear's paws are raised in front of him and he is looking to his right. The animal's fur and face are rendered in a naturalistic fashion and come to life through the shimmering silver. The bear is in good condition with slight signs of age and wear. There is minor loss to the enamel on the collar as well as on the hat. The "Tiffany & Co., ©, Sterling 925" hallmark is located on the underside of the bear's paws. The object weighs 571.4 grams and measures 12 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm (height x width x depth). Gene Moore (1910-1998) Gene Moore was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1910 and was one of the most prominent shop window dressers of the 20th century. In the 1930s, he moved to New York City and first worked for Bonwit Tyler, before working for Tiffany on Fifth Avenue from 1955 up until his death. During his lifetime, Moore was honoured numerous times for his work. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany & Co was founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in New York. In 1845, Tiffany published the first ever US mail-order catalogue. Due to its headquarters being located on Fifth Avenue since its opening in 1910, Tiffany's soon became widely famous. It was even appointed the purveyor to the Austro-Hungarian court in Vienna. Last but not least, the motion picture "Breakfast at Tiffany's" introduced an even larger audience to the company. Tiffany & Co has always been at the forefront of fashion; just this year the company launched a collection in conjunction with the new rendition of the classic "The Great Gatsby".

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Tiffany Circus Figure 'Snake Charmer', Sterling Silver, 1990s

Lot 18: Tiffany Circus Figure 'Snake Charmer', Sterling Silver, 1990s

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Description: 925 sterling silver, enamel Tiffany & Co. New York, 1990s Design by Gene Moore (1910 - 1998) - American designer Hallmark on the woman's forearms 'Tiffany & Co., Sterling, Made in Italy, ©, 925' Sought after collectable Weight: 113.75 grams Measurements: 9 x 5 x 3 cm (h x w x d) Very good condition Precious sterling silver, colourful enamel, fine craftsmanship and humorous details are the reason why Tiffany circus figures are in high demand with collectors This Tiffany & Co. circus snake charmer was designed by Gene Moore (1910-1998) and made from 925 sterling silver and enamel in the 1990s. The woman is depicted in an energetic stance, wearing a skin-tight, pink suit decorated with dots and a matching hat. She is holding up a long, shiny, green snake above her head. The snake is wraps itself around her right leg and stretches right up to her left arm via her hips and right arm. The figure is in very good condition with slight signs of age and wear. The "Tiffany & Co., Sterling, Made in Italy, ©, 925" hallmark is engraved on the woman's forearms. The object weighs 113.75 grams and measures 9 x 5 x 3cm (height x width x depth). Gene Moore (1910-1998) Gene Moore was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1910 and was one of the most prominent shop window dressers of the 20th century. In the 1930s, he moved to New York City and first worked for Bonwit Tyler, before working for Tiffany on Fifth Avenue from 1955 up until his death. During his lifetime, Moore was honoured numerous times for his work. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany & Co was founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in New York. In 1845, Tiffany published the first ever US mail-order catalogue. Due to its headquarters being located on Fifth Avenue since its opening in 1910, Tiffany's soon became widely famous. It was even appointed the purveyor to the Austro-Hungarian court in Vienna. Last but not least, the motion picture "Breakfast at Tiffany's" introduced an even larger audience to the company. Tiffany & Co has always been at the forefront of fashion; just this year the company launched a collection in conjunction with the new rendition of the classic "The Great Gatsby".

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Tiffany Circus Figures 'Clown Mother with Pram', Silver, 1990s

Lot 19: Tiffany Circus Figures 'Clown Mother with Pram', Silver, 1990s

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Description: 925 sterling silver, enamel Tiffany & Co. New York, 1990s Design by Gene Moore (1910 - 1998) - American designer Hallmark located underside of feet and pram 'Tiffany & Co., Sterling, 925, ©, Made in Italy' Sought after collectible Weight: 271.9 grams Measurements: 8.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm and 5 x 5.5 x 3 cm (h x w x d) Very good condition The colourful figures of the Tiffany Circus Collection convince with humorous characteristics and attention to detail; they are of high value to collectors and aficionados These two Tiffany figures were designed in the 1990s by Gene Moore (1910-1998) and crafted from silver and decorated with enamel. A female clown figure in a floral patterned dress is shown holding on to her yellow hat with her left hand and pushing a blue polka-dot pram with her right. A screaming clown child in a little pink dress is sitting in the pram. Both the hood of the pram and the child can be removed and repositioned. The wheels of the pram are moveable. The figure is in very good condition with slight signs of age and wear, as well as some manufacturing flaws. The "Tiffany & Co., Sterling, 925, ©, Made in Italy" hallmark is engraved on the underside of the clown's feet and the pram. The object weighs 271.9 grams and measures 8.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm and 5 x 5.5 x 3 cm (height x width x depth). Gene Moore (1910-1998) Gene Moore was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1910 and was one of the most prominent shop window dressers of the 20th century. In the 1930s, he moved to New York City and first worked for Bonwit Tyler, before working for Tiffany on Fifth Avenue from 1955 up until his death. During his lifetime, Moore was honoured numerous times for his work. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany & Co was founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in New York. In 1845, Tiffany published the first ever US mail-order catalogue. Due to its headquarters being located on Fifth Avenue since its opening in 1910, Tiffany's soon became widely famous. It was even appointed the purveyor to the Austro-Hungarian court in Vienna. Last but not least, the motion picture "Breakfast at Tiffany's" introduced an even larger audience to the company. Tiffany & Co has always been at the forefront of fashion; just this year the company launched a collection in conjunction with the new rendition of the classic "The Great Gatsby".

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Tiffany & Co. Pin in 950 Platinum with Diamonds, 1920s

Lot 20: Tiffany & Co. Pin in 950 Platinum with Diamonds, 1920s

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Description: 950 platinum USA, around 1920 Tiffany & Co. - one of the worldwide leading jewellers since 1837 6 antique cut diamonds (Piqué, Wesselton) with each approximately 0.20 carat 15 sapphires with each approximately 0.15 carat Hallmarked 'Tiffany & Co.', 'WP', '950' Weight: ca. 9 grams Length: ca. 7.5 cm Very good condition The luxurious pin in the typical Tiffany style of the 1920s convinces with its simple yet elegant design and even more so with the single row of precious stones This is a very fine 950 platinum pin, crafted by the internationally renowned jeweler Tiffany & Co. The pin is in a 1920s typical design, which is very simple yet smart and therefore gives the precious stones the attention they deserve. 15 sapphires and 6 diamonds are arranged in a single row and stun with their illuminating power. The pin is in very good condition with slight traces of wear. It has been made from platinum 950/000 and is adorned with six antique cut diamonds (Piqué, Wesselton) with a total weight of approximately 1.30 carat and 15 light blue sapphires with a total weight of approximately 2.25 carat. Hallmarked with "Tiffany & Co.", "WP" and "950". Tiffany & Co. (est. 1837) Tiffany & Co. was founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in New York. In 1845, Tiffany published the first ever mail-order catalogue of the US. Due to its headquarters being located on Fifth Avenue since its opening in 1910, Tiffany's soon became widely famous. It was even appointed the purveyor to the Austro-Hungarian court in Vienna. Last but not least, the motion picture "Breakfast at Tiffany's" introduced an even larger audience to the company. Since the very first day, Tiffany & Co. has always been up to date with the latest fashion. This year the jeweler released a collection in collaboration with the star studded film adaption of "The Great Gatsby".

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Exquisite Mandolin Watch as Pendant, J. F. Golling, Wien, 1820

Lot 21: Exquisite Mandolin Watch as Pendant, J. F. Golling, Wien, 1820

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Description: Gold, enamel and pearls Vienna, Austria, 1820 A work by the watchmaker Johan Friedrich Golling, Vienna With a watch movement by Johann Georg Wohlfart Hallmarked on the casing with the standard marks and a master's mark Movement annotated with 'Joh. Georg Wohlfahrt' Wonderful high quality goldsmithing and watchmaking In an original case with a matching key Length of the watch: 6.2 cm Weight: 28 grams Very good condition From the Princely Collection Thurn and Taxis This mandolin-watch was sold at Sotheby's great 'Thurn and Taxis' auction in 1993 This faithful replica of a mandolin is a wonderful piece of Vienna goldsmithing and did not find its way into the Princely Collection of the Thurn and Taxis Family for nothing. The mandolin is decorated on the reverse side with enamel, while the front side is held in red. The blue enamel sides of the body is decorated in fine work, with stylized engravings of a music stand in the shape of a branch with open music sheets worked into it. The mandolin body is set in gold relief which is decorated with black enamel and adorned with green 'stones'. The reverse side has a double function as the cover for the clock-face of white enamel. The side of the guitar is equally decorated with black enamel in gold relief and grey pearls. The watch can be wound up with the matching key in silver and is fully functional (no guarantee on time keeping and accuracy).The front side of this small instrument is decorated in red framed by a gold set pearl band. The identical pearl band adorns the soundhole, which is here imitated by mother of pearl. The six strings of gold strings are held underneath the soundhole by a small pearl clasp, from whose two sides small green twigs spring. With much love for detail the strings extend along the neck, past the pegbox where every single string is round around a peg. At the upper end of the pegbox, the gold ring is elegantly attached for suspension of the watch. This mandolin is, without question, a treasure, which convinces in its functionality, its decorative value, as well as its unforgettably detailed and artistic high quality craftsmanship. Very good condition. The watch is incised 'Joh. Georg Wohlfahrt' and hallmarked. Its total weight is 28 grams and it has a length of 6,2 cm.

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Fabergé Style Gold Ring with 4 Diamonds, Russia, around 1900

Lot 22: Fabergé Style Gold Ring with 4 Diamonds, Russia, around 1900

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Description: 14 karat gold Russia, around 1900 4 antique cut diamonds in a white gold setting with a total of ca. 0,7 carats Russian Master: 'С.Ч' (translated: 'S.Ch') Hallmarked on the ring band: 'A head 56' (Moscow, purity 14 K); 'female head turned right' Ring size: 57 Weight: 4.93 grams Very good condition This piece speaks of the art of goldsmithing of the tsarist Russia; a ring by the same master goldsmith was sold at auction in Russia for 10.000 Euros in 2010 This fine art nouveau style ring was crafted in 14 carat gold in Moscow, Russia around 1900 and adorned with four antique cut diamonds. The ring band winds around the finger and carries on to fashion the filigree designed head of the ring. The ring convinces with balanced proportions and the fanciful creation of the floral ornament. The extraordinary design resembles the jewellery designs of the renowned manufacturer Carl Fabergé of the time. The stunning ring is crafted in a most delicate manner and was made in the time of the Tsar Nicholas II. The ring is in very good condition and hardly shows any traces of wear. The ring is hallmarked on the surface of the ring band with the initials of the master "S.Ch" (translated), as well as purity mark for 14 carat "56" zolotnik as well as a hallmark for the city Moscow. The ring size is 57 and the weight is 4.93 Gramm.

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Hermann Jünger Gold Brooch with Emeralds and Enamel, 1960/70

Lot 23: Hermann Jünger Gold Brooch with Emeralds and Enamel, 1960/70

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Description: 18 carat gold, emeralds, enamel Germany, ca. 1960/70 Hermann Jünger (1928-2005) - renowned German goldsmith artist Hallmarked with his maker's mark of a bird 3 emerald cabochons Measurements: 5 x 4 cm Weight: 33 grams Good condition Hermann Jünger's avant-garde jewellery is to be found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; this brooch demonstrates why Jünger is internationally known as one of the pioneers of modern jewellery design that has elevated to an art form in itself The gold brooch was crafted by the renowned German goldsmith Hermann Jünger in the late 60s. Hermann Jünger is internationally known for his unique avant-garde creations that are part of some of the world most famous collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA. His remarkable creations combine precious materials with unique design. This brooch is a great example for his extraordinary craftsmanship and shows the influence of Fine Art. As though he was treating a canvas or a sculpture, the brooch seems to have an underlying composition of the enamel, the gold and the emeralds. The golden brooch is in good condition with slight traces of age and wear. The surface of the gold and the emerald cabochons show some fine scratches. The weight of the brooch is 33 grams and the dimensions are 5 x 4 cm. The back bares the maker's mark of a bird. Hermann Jünger (1928-2005) Hermann Junger was born in Hanau, Germany in 1928. Between the years 1947 and 1949 he trained as a silversmith at the public drawing academy in Hanau. He continued his studies at the Academy of fine arts in Munich in the years between 1953 to 56. He established himself as a well-known goldsmith and gained reputation with numerous prizes and awards, such as for example the gold medal at the international craft fair in 1962 or the Prize Ring of the Society for Goldsmith Art in 1968. Hermann Jünger's jewellery pieces are part of prominent private and public collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 2006 the Modern Pinakothek in Munich showed a retrospective of his work.

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Skonvirke Pendant and Brooch in Silver, Denmark, around 1910

Lot 24: Skonvirke Pendant and Brooch in Silver, Denmark, around 1910

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Description: Silver, red glass cabochons Denmark, around 1910 Holger Fischer (active 1893-1937) Christian Jacobsen (active 1921-1937) Hallmarked with the maker's mark 'ChJ' and 'HF' and the purity '830S' Sterling silver necklace with the hallmarks 'STERLING' and the purity '925' Length of the chain: ca. 69 cm Measurements of the pendant: 7 x 5.5 cm Length of the brooch: 6.5 cm Overall weight: 26.83 grams Good condition Skonvirke describes the Danish subcategory of Art Nouveau, which derived from the Arts and Craft movement; these two sculptural and naturalistically shaped pieces of jewellery are true testimonies to their name 'beautiful woks' (= 'Skonvirke') This set of Skonvirke jewellery comprises of a necklace with pendant and a delicate brooch. The silver necklace is adorned with a beautiful Art Nouveau Skonvirke pendant and was crafted by Holger Fischer. The brooch with its elegant design is by Christian Jacobsen and decorated with a central cabochon made of red glass. The jewellery set is in good condition with some traces of wear and age. The pendant used to be a brooch and the pin of the Jacobsen brooch seems to have been replaced at some stage. The length of the chain is 69 cm; the dimensions of the pendant are 7 x 5.5 cm and the length of the brooch is 6.5 cm. The overall weight is 26.83 grams. The pieces of jewellery bare the hallmarks "ChJ" and "HF" for the makers and "830S" to define the purity.

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Skonvirke, Two Silver Brooches with Amber, Denmark, around 1910

Lot 25: Skonvirke, Two Silver Brooches with Amber, Denmark, around 1910

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Description: Silver, amber Denmark, around 1910 Bernhard Hertz (active 1893-1937) - Danish jewellery designer Hviid & Co (active 1893-1937) - Danish jewellery designer Hallmarked with the maker's mark 'BH' and 'H & Co' and the purity '830' and '826' Measurements: 5 x 6 cm; 5 x 1.6 cm Overall weight: 12.36 grams Good condition Skonvirke brooches are sought-after Scandinavian Art Nouveau pieces of jewellery; these two finely executed examples are typical for the sculptural quality of the Skonvirke style that often includes inset cabochons These two silver and amber brooches are crafted in the Scandinavian Skonvirke style. Both designs are typical Art Nouveau with their extravagant floral ornament. The brooch by Bernhard Hertz is crafted in an elaborate fashion and adorned with amber cabochons. The brooch designed by Hviid & Co is a delicate design that also resembles a floral ornament and is adorned with an amber cabochon. The brooches are in good condition with minimal signs of age and wear. There is a small bent in the Hviid & Co brooch. The dimensions are 5 x 6 cm and 5 x 1.6 cm and the overall weight is 12.36 grams. The hallmarks "BH" and "H & Co" stand for the makers and "830" and "826" define the purity.

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Skonvirke, Two Silver Brooches with Jasper Cabochons, 1920

Lot 26: Skonvirke, Two Silver Brooches with Jasper Cabochons, 1920

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Description: Silver, Jasper Denmark, around 1920 Chr. Jacobsen (active 1893-1937) - Danish jewellery designer C.T.S. Nielsen (active 1893-1937) - Danish jewellery designer Hallmarked with the maker's mark 'ChJ' and 'ThN' and with the purity '830S' and '826S' Measurements: 6 x 1,5 cm; 4.5 x 4.5 cm Overall weight: 10.81 grams Good condition Skonvirke brooches are sought-after Scandinavian Art Nouveau pieces of jewellery; these two brooches with green cabochons exemplify the artistic craft of the Skonvirke silversmith These two beautiful silver brooches are crafted in the Scandinavian Skonvirke style. Both brooches are in a typical Art Nouveau design. The brooch by Chr. Jacobsen is crafted in a delicate manner resembling a flower on a stem. The slightly square shaped brooch by C. T. S. Nielsen is designed in the shape of a trefoil and adorned in the middle with a cabochon of green semi-precious stones. The brooches are in good condition with minimal signs of age and wear. The dimensions are 6 x 1.5 cm and 4.5 x 4.5 cm and the overall weight is 12.36 grams. The pieces of jewellery bare the hallmarks are "ChJ" and "ThN" for the makers and "830S" and "826S" defining the purity.

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Stobwasser Snuff Box 'Mary Stuart', Germany, early 19th C

Lot 27: Stobwasser Snuff Box 'Mary Stuart', Germany, early 19th C

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Description: Auction announcements 6 December 2013 Lot 27: Snuff Box in the manner of Stobwasser, not original Stobwasser. Germany, early 19th c. Papier mâché, black lacquerware with polychrome oil painting Germany, Brunswick, 1st quarter of the 19th Century Stobwasser Factory (1740-1863) - manufacturer for lacquer goods Remnants of a title in red on the inside of the lid: 'Mar(...)a Stu(...).' On the inside of the base and the lid with an inventory number in red: '2838.' Catalog raisonné: Stobwasser, historical figures Diameter: 9.5 cm Very good condition Stobwasser snuff boxes are sought after collectible items due to their finely painted lids; this round snuff box with the portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots was in the 19th Century already one of the sought-after works by Stobwasser This fine lidded round box was made by the renowned company Stobwasser in the early 19th Century. It is a snuff box, which used to be a common possession to store one's tobacco. The lid shows the portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), hand painted in oil and framed in a gold coloured roundel. She is depicted wearing a standing winged collar and a lace bonnet. Stobwasser's own painting school guaranteed small scale painted scenes of exceptional quality. This is apparent in the masterful depiction of the royal lace. The inside of the snuff box and the lid bares an inventory number in red "2838." Remnants of a title in red can be found on the inside of the lid: "Mar(...)a Stu(...)." A snuff box with the portrait of Mary Stuart can be found in Stobwasser's catalog raisonné in the category of historical figures. The snuff box is in very good condition. The surface of the lid shows some signs of craquelure which does not interfere with the depicted portrait. The diameter is 9.5 cm. Stobwasser Factory (1740-1863) The manufactory Stobwasser was established in 1740 by Georg Siegmund Eustachius Stobwasser. Georg Stobwasser started trading haberdashery; the trading of lacquered goods was introduced by his son Johann Heinrich Stobwasser in 1757. In the 1760s the Bayreuth margrave Friedrich III commissioned a large number of lacquered boxes as well as drinking vessels and cups. In 1762 the entire family Stobwasser moved to Brunswick on the wish of the Duke Carl I., who promised them some money for production, citizenship as well as free accommodation. After having a few difficulties, business soon picked up and the repertoire of lacquered goods extended. Shell pouches, drinking vessels, snuff boxes and even furniture was part of their range. In 1768 Stobwasser was commissioned to lacquer state carriage of Friedrich the Great. Thereon the company gained the sole privilege of calling their goods "Brunswick lacquer ware". The products were laboriously crafted from papier mâché, wood and rolled tin plate and iron sheet. To guarantee the high quality of the décor Stobwasser opened its own painting school in 1780 run by the renowned Brunswick artist Pascha Johann Friedrich Weitsch (1723-1803).

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Stobwasser Tobacco Box with 'Asiatique' Allegory, early 19th C

Lot 28: Stobwasser Tobacco Box with 'Asiatique' Allegory, early 19th C

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Description: Auction announcements 27 November 2013 Lot 28: This Tobacco Box is not by Stobwasser but by Stockmann. Papier mâché, polychrome hand painting Germany, Brunswick, 1st third of the 19th Century Stobwasser Factory (1740-1863) - manufacturer for lacquer goods On the inside of the base remains of the maker's mark "St" Annotated on the inside of the lid with "Asiatique" Measurements: 2 x 9 x 7 cm Good condition Stobwasser tobacco boxes are due to their exceptional miniature painting sought-after collectible items; this rectangular tobacco box is of particular appeal due to its fine depiction of the allegory of Asia This fine lidded rectangular tobacco box was made by the renowned company Stobwasser in the early 19th Century. The lid shows a polychrome hand painted portrait of a beautiful exotic woman, who represents the allegory of Asia. She is wearing a large turban decorated with feathers, precious pearl jewellery and an elaborate garment, which is rendered in great detail. This rare example of Stobwasser shows its outstanding quality and remarkable craft. The tobacco box is in good condition. The surface of the lid shows some signs of craquelure. There is a fine crack on the inside of the lid above the hinge. On the inside of the base are remains of the maker's mark "St" and the box is annotated on the inside of the lid with "Asiatique". The dimensions are 2 x 9 x 7 cm. Stobwasser Factory (1740-1863) The manufactory Stobwasser was established in 1740 by Georg Siegmund Eustachius Stobwasser. Georg Stobwasser started trading haberdashery; the trading of lacquered goods was introduced by his son Johann Heinrich Stobwasser in 1757. In the 1760s the Bayreuth margrave Friedrich III commissioned a large number of lacquered boxes as well as drinking vessels and cups. In 1762 the entire family Stobwasser moved to Brunswick on the wish of the Duke Carl I., who promised them some money for production, citizenship as well as free accommodation. After having a few difficulties, business soon picked up and the repertoire of lacquered goods extended. Shell pouches, drinking vessels, snuff boxes and even furniture was part of their range. In 1768 Stobwasser was commissioned to lacquer state carriage of Friedrich the Great. Thereon the company gained the sole privilege of calling their goods "Brunswick lacquer ware". The products were laboriously crafted from papier mâché, wood and rolled tin plate and iron sheet. To guarantee the high quality of the décor Stobwasser opened its own painting school in 1780 run by the renowned Brunswick artist Pascha Johann Friedrich Weitsch (1723-1803).

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Round Ivory Carving with Genre Scenes, Germany, 19th C

Lot 29: Round Ivory Carving with Genre Scenes, Germany, 19th C

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Description: Carved Ivory Germany around 1860/70 Hinged, round carving with miniature genre scenes on the inside On the outside rendered to imitate a lizard egg Diameter: approximately 5 cm Provenance: German private collection Good condition An artistically rendered sculptural carving reminiscent of the tradition of ivory carved rosary pendants from the late 15th Century This ivory miniature sphere was delicately carved in Germany around 1860/70. In the 19th Century the sacred was replaced by the profane and here we see a finely carved farewell scene, which were highly popular in the historicist period. On the left we are presented with a soldier of the Thirty Years' War who is leaving his home. His knave with dog is already waiting for him whilst his family is in tears at the thought of his leave. The masterful carving is an enchanting testimony for the romantic and melancholy comprehension of the 19th Century. The ivory carving is in good condition with usual traces of age and wear. On the inner side the carvings show some drought related cracks and some discoloration. The diameter of the entire piece is roughly 5 cm.

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Ivory Relief 'Noche Triste', presumably German, 19th C

Lot 30: Ivory Relief 'Noche Triste', presumably German, 19th C

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Description: Ivory and Bakelite in imitation of tortoiseshell Presumably Germany, 2nd half of the 19th Century Battle of the 1st of July 1520 between the Aztecs and the Spanish conquerors on the 1st of July 1520, called the 'Noche Triste' (Night of Misery) With old collector's label Overall dimensions: 11.5 x 9.5 cm A very rare depiction of the 'Night of misery', in which the Spanish conquerors had to leave the capital of the Aztecs behind with great losses The 19th Century artist has managed to capture the battle with an extraordinary depth of perspective, which gives an accurate impression of the turmoil battle. The detailed described participants convey the drama of the infamous night to the viewer. The allegory of America is depicted with sword and shield and is situated in the upper right hand corner. Unfortunately she also was unable to rescue the Spanish of their gruesome fate. The relief scene is situated in a tortoiseshell imitation frame made of Bakelite which is decorated with an ivory carved flower bud in each of the corners. It bears an old collector's label with inscription (in German) 'Conquering Mexico, 1st July 1520, the night of misery'. The carving is in good condition with only minimal signs of staining and some fine cracks caused by drought. The frame was also affected by drought and shows tension cracks and minor material loss. The overall dimensions, framed are 11.5 x 9.5 cm.

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Brienz Wood Carving 'Flute Playing Hare

Lot 31: Brienz Wood Carving 'Flute Playing Hare", Switzerland, 1900s

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Description: Carved wood, horn, glass eyes Brienz/Switzerland, around 1900 Finely detailed carving Height: 37 cm Brienz wood carving developed in Switzerland during the 19th century to a prospering trade; up to now the pieces that incorporate a humorous subject but at the same time have a functional purpose (such as coat hangers, umbrella stands, inkwells etc.) are amongst the most sought-after by collectors worldwide This wooden figurine of a flute playing hare was carved in Brienz around 1900. The figurine can be mounted on a wall and was used as a coat hanger with two chamois horns as hooks. The carving shows great attention to detail; especially in the rendering of the fur. Also the nature of the hare, cheerfully playing the flute with one leg crossed over the other; is captured with exceptional artisan. The figurine is in good condition in relation to its age with some traces of wear. The left ear of the hare shows a small, fixed crack. At the right leg is a small material loss. Its height is 37 cm. Brienz Wood Carving In 1816, the master turner Christian Fischer (1790-1848) developed this type of wood carving. First, he adorned items for everyday use with his carvings and sold these primarily to tourists. As these became increasingly popular he employed further carvers. In 1851, The Brienz Wood Carvings were presented at the London World Exhibition and became internationally famous, overnight. In 1884, the 'Carving School Brienz' was founded. In 1928 it became the college of Bern. Today, the College is still the only one in Switzerland, where apprentices are taught the art of wood craft.

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Brienz Wood Carving of a Fox, Switzerland, around 1900

Lot 32: Brienz Wood Carving of a Fox, Switzerland, around 1900

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Description: Carved and multicoloured wood, horn, glass eyes Brienz/Switzerland, around 1900 Finely detailed carving Height: 34 cm Brienz wood carving developed in Switzerland during the 19th century to a prospering trade; up to now the pieces that incorporate a humorous subject but at the same time have a functional purpose (such as coat hangers, umbrella stands, inkwells etc.) are amongst the most sought-after by collectors worldwide This Brienz wooden figurine of a fox was carved around 1900 and impresses with its great attention to detail. The fox is shown with one leg crossed over the other. One of his arms and one of his legs are in form of chamois horns. These hooks traditionally served for equestrians to hang up their horsewhip or their clothing. The back of the figurine therefore bears a mounting device. The figurine is in good condition in relation to its age, with slight traces of wear. The ears and a small area in the face show some loss to the material. The height is 34 cm. Brienz Wood Carving In 1816, the master turner Christian Fischer (1790-1848) developed this type of wood carving. First, he adorned items for everyday use with his carvings and sold these primarily to tourists. As these became increasingly popular he employed further carvers. In 1851, The Brienz Wood Carvings were presented at the London World Exhibition and became internationally famous, overnight. In 1884, the 'Carving School Brienz' was founded. In 1928 it became the college of Bern. Today, the College is still the only one in Switzerland, where apprentices are taught the art of wood craft.

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Brienz Wood Carving of a Hunter, Switzerland, around 1890

Lot 33: Brienz Wood Carving of a Hunter, Switzerland, around 1890

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Description: Carved and wood, horn, leather Brienz/Switzerland, around 1890 Detailed carving Height: 30 cm Brienz wood carving developed in Switzerland during the 19th century to a prospering trade; up to now the pieces that incorporate a humorous subject but at the same time have a functional purpose (such as coat hangers, umbrella stands, inkwells etc.) are amongst the most sought-after by collectors worldwide This Brienz wooden figurine of a hunter was carved around 1890 and impresses with its great attention to detail. The legs are made from two chamois horns and served as hooks for clothing. The finely executed figure of the hunter convinces with its exceptional carving especially his face and beard speak of a lively expression. The figurine is good condition with some traces of age and wear. The gun and one leg show some loss of material. The height is 30 cm. Brienz Wood Carving In 1816, the master turner Christian Fischer (1790-1848) developed this type of wood carving. First, he adorned items for everyday use with his carvings and sold these primarily to tourists. As these became increasingly popular he employed further carvers. In 1851, The Brienz Wood Carvings were presented at the London World Exhibition and became internationally famous, overnight. In 1884, the 'Carving School Brienz' was founded. In 1928 it became the college of Bern. Today, the College is still the only one in Switzerland, where apprentices are taught the art of wood craft.

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Antoine-Louis Barye, Bronze 'Perruche on a Tree', 19th C

Lot 34: Antoine-Louis Barye, Bronze 'Perruche on a Tree', 19th C

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Description: Russet patinated bronze France, 19th Century Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875) - French animal sculptor Artist's signature 'Barye' verso Dimensions: 19 x 11.5 x 8 cm (h x l x w) Very good condition Naturalistic bronze by the master animalier of the 19th Century; the 'perruche' by Antoine-Louis Barye fetches up to 15,000 Euros at international auctions This naturalistic bronze sculpture by the French sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye titled 'Perruche posée sur un arbre' (parakeet on a tree) features a wonderful dark brown patina with a reddish shimmer. The plumage of the fluttering parakeet, which sits on the branch of a pear tree with its wings spread, is depicted accurate in every detail. The bird's attention is focused on the juicy fruit hanging from the tree. The figure rests on a naturally shaped plinth. Barye is considered the master animalier of 19th Century, whose lifelike bronzes fetch record prices on the international art market. The bronze is in very good condition with light signs of age and wear. The right wing shows a tiny manufacturing flaw. The artist's signature 'Barye' is visible on the back of the sculpture. The height is 19 cm, the length 11.5 cm and the width 8 cm. Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875) Antoine-Louis Barye already learned the craft of metal engraving at the age of 14 and he was able to deepen his skills as an engineer in the French army during the Russian Campaign. After his return to civilian life, Barye learned the art of chiseling and in 1816 he became a student of the sculptor François Joseph Bosio (1769-1845) who recommended him to the painter Antoine-Jean Gros (1771-1835). Only a year later, Barye was able to achieve a prize at the exhibition of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris with his relief 'Milo of Croton in battle with a lion'. In 1831, Barye introduced his work 'A tiger mauling a crocodile' and established his reputation as an animalier. He received orders from the Duke of Orléans and was knighted as Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. Today the Musée de Luxembourg holds some of his models and smaller bronzes.

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Adolf Brütt, Vigorous Bronze Sculpture 'Swordbearer', 1912

Lot 35: Adolf Brütt, Vigorous Bronze Sculpture 'Swordbearer', 1912

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Description: Dark brown patinated bronze Germany, 1912 Adolf Carl Johannes Brütt (1855-1939) - German sculptor Signed 'BRÜTT' on the plinth Foundry mark on the plinth Small version of the 'Swordbearer' on the town hall square in Kiel Height: 62 cm An impressive bronze by the famous German sculptor; Brütt's sculptures fetch over 12,000 Euros on the international auction market This bronze sculpture by German sculptor Adolf Brütt was created in 1912. It is a smaller version of the 3 meter-tall statue of the 'Swordbearer', which was erected in the same year in front of the town hall in Kiel. Brütt designed the sculpture as a modern version of Roland - a statue, which adorns many markets and town squares since the Middle-Ages, symbolising the town law. Like the original, this bronze shows an athletic young man holding a sword in his right hand. The finely crafted feet, the period hairstyle and the prominent facial features are particularly appealing. The bronze sculpture by Adolf Brütt is in fair condition with signs of age and use. Along the segmented parts the joints are a little loose, e.g. on the blade of the sword and the arms. On the underside the bolt nuts are a later addition. The sculpture is signed 'BRÜTT' and bears the foundry mark (illegible) on the plinth. The sculpture measures 62 cm in height. Adolf Carl Johannes Brütt (1855-1939) Adolf Brütt initially trained as a stonemason in Kiel and then studied sculpture at the Berlin Academy of Arts. After graduating, he worked in the workshop of Carl Begas in Munich. From 1883 onwards, Brütt had his own studio. His sculptures 'Eve' (1889) and 'Sword Dancer' (1891/93) brought him international success and he was honoured with the gold medal at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900. Brütt was a founding member of the Munich Secession and a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts. He created large sculptures in the public sphere for numerous German cities such as Kiel, Hamburg, Berlin, and his home town Husum. He was a professor at the Weimar Art School where he founded the school of sculpture and bronze foundry, which was opened in 1905. Smaller models have been created from his large sculptures, which are much coveted amongst collectors.

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Ernst Seger, Bronze Sculpture 'Shot-Putter', Lauchhammer, 1920s

Lot 36: Ernst Seger, Bronze Sculpture 'Shot-Putter', Lauchhammer, 1920s

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Description: Patinated bronze Berlin, Germany, 1920s Ernst Seger (1868-1939) - German sculptor Signed on the plinth 'E. Seger' Verso on the edge of the plinth inscribed 'Bildguss Lauchhammer' Height: 32.5 cm Very good condition An expressive bronze statue by the highly coveted German sculptor Ernst Seger; his sculptures of this size fetch up to 8,000 Euros at international auctions This bronze sculpture of a shot-putter by Ernst Seger was created in the 1920s. The shot held on the neck beside the chin and the left arm stretched forward, the young man is ready to throw. The tense muscles of the vigorous athletic body are skilfully modelled and convey the physical effort that is required by this event. The sculpture's light bronze-coloured patina is particularly appealing. The cast was executed by the foundry Lauchhammer in Brandenburg. The sculpture is in very good condition with light signs of age and use. On the left shoulder there are two fine tension cracks resulting from the manufacturing process. The sculpture is signed on the plinth 'E. Seger' and verso on the edge of the plinth inscribed 'Bildguss Lauchhammer'. It measures 32.5 cm in height. Ernst Seger (1868-1939) Ernst Seger worked in the atelier of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) in Paris after his studies at the art school in Wroclaw and then opened his own studio in Berlin in 1894. In 1895 he created the memorial for Kaiser Wilhelm in Glatz, yet Seger is primarily known for his Art Nouveau sculptures of female nudes.

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Robert Cronbach (1908-2001), Sculpture, 'Reclined Nude', 1934

Lot 37: Robert Cronbach (1908-2001), Sculpture, 'Reclined Nude', 1934

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Description: Earthenware USA, 1934 Robert Cronbach (1908-2001) - US-American sculptor and medal artist Signed and dated 'C.Ronbach.34' Manufactory stamp 'John Asmussen' Dimensions: 46 x 50 x 39 cm (height x length x width). Many of Robert Cronbach's work can be found in public space as he executed works for international institutions such as the United Nations General Assembly This sculpture of Robert Cronbach (1908-2001) dates to the year 1934. The reclined nude lies on a flat, rectangular plinth. The reduced and simple forms are reminiscent of the female figurines of the German sculptor Wilhelm Lehmbruck as well as the ones of the French Aristide Maillol.The sculpture shows signs of age and wear. The plinth has some repaired break lines. The plinth shows the artist´s signature with date 'C.Ronbach.34' as well as the manufactory stamp of John Asmussen. The dimensions are 46 x 50 x 39 cm (h x l x w).Robert Cronbach (1908-2001) Robert Cronbach was an American Artist from St. Louis. There he attended the St. Louis School of Fine Arts and later the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He was the assistant of the sculptor Paul Manship in 1930. Many of his works can be found in public space. His commissions include the United Nations General Assembly and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

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Moryce Lipszyc, Ivory 'Snake Dancer', around 1920

Lot 38: Moryce Lipszyc, Ivory 'Snake Dancer', around 1920

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Description: Ivory and cast metal Paris, France, around 1920 Moryce Lipszyc (1898-1986) - French-Polish sculptor Signed on the plinth 'Moryce Lipszyc' Erotic Art Deco sculpture of a snake dancer Overall height, with base: 38.5 cm Good condition Similar sculptures by Moryce Lipszyc fetch up to 4,000 Euros at international auctions This beautiful Art Deco ivory figurine in the form of a snake dancer was crafted by Moryce Lipszyc (1898-1986) around 1920. It shows a standing female nude; a snake clinging to her slender body. Combining metal and ivory, Moryce Lipszyc created a fascinating, piece of intriguing beauty and exceptional craftsmanship. The 'snake dancer' by Moryce Lipszyc is of fine optical appearance with some traces of age and wear. The ivory shows some age hairlines and restorations to one foot and one upper arm. The black lacquered wooden socket shows minimal traces of age and wear. The overall height including the base is 38.5 cm, without the base the figure measures 31 cm. Moryce Lipszyc (1998-1986) In 1912, the French sculptor of Polish descent Moryce Lipszyc (also Morice Lipsi) moved to Paris, aged only 14. There he lived in the artist's community 'La Ruche' together with Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine, Amedeo Modigliani, Ossip Zadkine and Guillaume Apollinaire. His brother trained him as a sculptor for wood, ivory and other materials. From 1916 onwards, Lipszyc studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His first exhibition of ivory objects was in 1922 at the Parisian Galerie Hebrad. In 1933 the artist obtained French citizenship. After the Second World War Lipszyc was one of the most important representatives of the Abstract Art movement. In 1959 he took part in the documenta II in Kassel. From 1960 onwards, he received commissions for monumental sculptures in France, Japan, Israel, Germany, Iceland and the Czech Republic. Works by Moryce Lipszyc can be found in the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris and the Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna.

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Marcel André Bouraine, Art Déco 'Danseuse aux Cymbales', 1930s

Lot 39: Marcel André Bouraine, Art Déco 'Danseuse aux Cymbales', 1930s

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Description: Cast metal, malachite-coloured patina, with two ivory discs On a black stone base with stucco marble France, 1930s Marcel André Bouraine (1886-1948) - French sculptor Signed on the plinth 'Derenne' (pseudonym of the artist) Total height: 49 cm Very good condition A sensual Art Déco sculpture featuring a prominent colour and elegant form; dancers by Marcel André Bouraine are of particular interest to collectors and fetch up to more than 13,000 Euros at international auctions This elegant Art Deco sculpture titled 'Danseuse aux Cymbales' (dancer with cymbals) by the French sculptor Marcel André Bouraine was created in the 1930s. It features a beautiful, malachite-green patina, the strands of her hair are accentuated in a shimmering brass colour. The naked young woman balances on the tip of her toes, performing a dance for the viewer. The sculpture by Marcel André Bouraine is in very good condition with light signs of age and use. The sculpture is signed on the plinth with the pseudonym of the artist 'Derenne'. The total height of the sculpture, including the base, is 49 cm. The pedestal measures 14.5 cm in height and 11.5 cm each in length and width.

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Anton Chotka, Rare Art Deco Bronze 'Two Greyhounds', 1920s

Lot 40: Anton Chotka, Rare Art Deco Bronze 'Two Greyhounds', 1920s

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Description: Patinated bronze Original red-white marble base Austria, 1920s Anton Chotka (1875-1925) - Viennese bronze artist Signed on the tail of one dog 'Chotka' Dimensions, including base: 31.5 x 13 x 24 cm (l x w x h) Very good condition An rare Art Déco sculpture by the renowned bronze artist, which endows every living room with the flair of the Roaring Twenties; Chotka's bronzes fetch up to 13,000 Euros at international auctions This elegant bronze modelled as two greyhounds - a popular animal motif of the time - was crafted in the 1920s by the Viennese bronze artist Anton Chotka, who also created designs for the renowned Bergmann bronze manufactory. The dogs show a simplified, elegant shape, which is determined by flowing lines. This exceptional sculpture is a rare work by Chotka in which the artist combined the sculptural quality of a Viennese bronze with a typical Art Deco design. The figures stand on a beautiful original red-white marble base. The sculpture by Anton Chotka is in very good condition with minor signs of age and use. The base shows minimal nicks around the corners. The sculpture measures, including the base, 31.5 x 13 x 24 cm, the sculpture measures 31 x 13 x 20 cm (length x width x height). The sculpture is signed on the tail of one dog 'Chotka'.

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Dynamic Bronze Figure 'Motorcyclist', Austria, 1920s

Lot 41: Dynamic Bronze Figure 'Motorcyclist', Austria, 1920s

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Description: Patinated bronze Austria, 1920s Heavy bronze figure, executed in great detail Overall dimensions: 14 x 20 x 4 cm (h x l x w) Good condition This nostalgic bronze sculpture, whose charm derives from its appealing patina, symbolizes the pursuit of liberty of the 1920s This dynamic bronze figure was made in Austria in the 1920s. It shows a motorcyclist in great detail; he is dressed in high-laced leather boots and wearing a tight leather cap with protective goggles. He is bent forward, giving the impression that the motorbike is moving at high speed. The bronze is executed in great detail, even the laces of the cyclist's boots and the spokes of the wheels are accurately rendered in a naturalistic manner. The bronze is in good condition with minimal traces of age and use. Its dimensions are approximately 14 x 20 x 4 cm (height x length x width).

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C. Brehmer, Small Bronze 'Charles Lindbergh', around 1930

Lot 42: C. Brehmer, Small Bronze 'Charles Lindbergh', around 1930

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Description: Brown patinated bronze Austria, around 1930 C. Brehmer - Austrian artist of the 1st half of the 20th Century Very detailed portrait Artist monogram 'CB' on the back Height: 13 cm Very good condition A nostalgic bronze sculpture of the most famous pilot of all times, whose courage and determination inspired generations This very fine bronze shows the American aviator Charles Lindbergh in a heroic posture and a full pilot's outfit. Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) was the first person to cross the Atlantic nonstop on his own, which caused quite a stir in 1927. He was one of the most famous and celebrated people of his time and his portraits and miniatures had a huge recognition value. This bronze is in very good condition. The bronze's height is 13 cm. It has a brown patina that is partially abraded. The bronze is signed 'CB' at the back.

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Garuda Field Propeller with Wood Carving, Germany, 1914

Lot 43: Garuda Field Propeller with Wood Carving, Germany, 1914

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Description: Multilayered wood Germany, 1914 Ornate wood carving Unique collector's piece Total length: approx. 245 cm Good condition The German field propeller is a wooden airscrew from the Imperial Air Troups dating back to the First World War. The propeller hub is covered with a carved medallion, an elaborate and sculptural wood carving resembling a mustachioed aviator's head. The alert pilot seems to be wearing headphones on top of his cap, which suggests that he is an artillery spotter, communicating his observations to the ground troops via radio technology. Disused propellers such as this one were often used as wall decoration in air force officers' messes.The propeller is well-preserved with the usual signs of age and use. It shows some material loss, craquelure in the wood. There are also some dry cracks along the figurative carving work. The propeller ends are printed with "Garuda Feldpropeller W 1914". The hub is stamped with the technical information such as length, width and pitch as well as the motor type incl. horsepower to be used ("100 PS Gnome, D. 3.4, Blattbr.0.25, Stg.2.15, Zug"). There is a mark underneath the hub "Garuda Propeller, D.R.R., Nr. 8328", on the sides it is incised with "Stand 1180" and "Geprüft P&W". On the top a cord is attached for mounting on the wall. The propeller measures approximately 245 cm in length.

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US Space Camp Flag from the STS-27 Space Mission, 1988

Lot 44: US Space Camp Flag from the STS-27 Space Mission, 1988

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Description: Nylon flag USA, ca. 1988 Inscribed: US Space Camp Huntsville, Alabama This flag was in the universe with the STS-27 Dimensions: 60 x 96 cm Good preserved condition This flag from the US Space Camp Huntsville, Alabama, was, according to an old attached label, in the universe in 1988. It was taken there by the American astronaut Mike Mullane (born 1945) on the mission of the STS-27 in December 1988 (the label falsely reads STS-28). The flag is in good condition, but slightly stained. The label reads 'Flown on STS 28. Atlantis Orbiter. December 2-6, 1988. By Astronaut Mike Mullane'. The given number of the STS is wrong, since Mike Mullane was on the STS-27.

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Gordon Coopers 'Emergency Handbook' & more Space Memorabilia

Lot 45: Gordon Coopers 'Emergency Handbook' & more Space Memorabilia

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Description: Several space souvenirs USA and others, 20th Century Original Emergency Handbook for Pad Area Rescue. Mercury - Redstone., from Gordon Cooper (1927-2004) One T-Shirt of the STS-89 ground crew from 1998 12 postcards with motifs from space shuttles, moon landing, etc., as well as two envelopes with special issue stamps Two Zippo lighters with spatial logos One Russian 'Space Postcard' Two medals in celebration of international space missions (Japan/Russia, 1990 and France/Russia, 1993) This lot comprises several different object reminding of the space missions of the US and the international communion and Russia. First of all, the „Emergency Handbook for Pad Area Rescue" should be mentioned, it is numbered 'Copy No. 6', was published in 1961 and bears the handwritten inscription of the supposed owner 'Cooper' for Gordon Cooper. Also included in this lot is a t-shirt that the ground crew from the STS-89 wore as well as two Zippo-lighters that bear labels of the NASA Space Shuttle and the STS-51-D, each with the names of the crew. Twelve postcards with different motifs of the American astronautics technology round off this US souvenirs collection nicely. The international and Russian space accessories consist of one stamped 'Space Postcard' as well as two medals in celebration of the international space flights from Japan and Russia in 1990 and Russia and France in 1993 (ALTAÏR). The items are all in good condition with minor traces of age and wear. The back board of the handbook that is bound with three metal rings is loose. The pages are partly foxed. The postcards are in unused, good condition, with minor traces of age. The t-Shirt from the STS-89 ground crew has one spot next to the button border and is inscribed in the collar above the label (Lands' End) with ballpen (SH-G8). The shirt's size is 42-44. The Zippo Lighters are in good condition (no guarantee on functionality). The Russian space postcard is in good condition and so are the two medals that come in fitting synthetic frames.

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Jack Sparling, Space-Age-Comic Book, 'Space Man', USA, 1962

Lot 46: Jack Sparling, Space-Age-Comic Book, 'Space Man', USA, 1962

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Description: Comic book 'Space Man', issue no. 1253, first part of 2 Dell Comics / Western Publishing, USA, January-March 1962 Language: English Illustrations: Jack Sparling Script: Ken Fitch Editing: D. J. Arneson 36 Pages Format: 26 x 18.5 cm Seven years prior to the moon landing of the Apollo 11 with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, this comic book mirrors the outer space euphoria of the 1960s This comic book with the title 'Space Man' was published by Dell Comics / Western Publishing as the January-March issue of 1962. In the plot, the two astronauts Johnny Mack and Ian Stannard make the first manned flight to the moon. There, they discover the moon base inhabited by robots under the control of Colonel Hooper, who was believed to be lost since a moon flight twelve years ago. The sketches for the illustrations were created by Jack Sparling. An advertisement for 'Daisy's B-b Gun Gift Ideas' is placed on the backside of the cover. The comic book is in good, age-appropriate condition. The book shows blemishes around the edges as well as yellow staining. The cover shows some folds. The format is 26 x 18.5 cm. Jack Sparling (1916-1997) John Edmond (Jack) Sparling was an American comic artist. He trained at the Arts and Crafts Club in New Orleans and later at the Corcoran School of Art. Sparling began his career as gag cartoonist for the New Orleans Item-Tribune. Following that, he created the comic stripes Hap Hopper in the Washington Correspondent and Claire Voyant in the New York PM. From the 50s to the 70s, he delivered art illustrations to several comic publishers. He was increasingly active for Western Publishing during the 80s. In addition, he was the illustrator for the comic book adaptions of the series Family Affair and The Outer Limits. Together with Jerry Siegel he created the figure of the super heroine Tiger Girl.

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Clayton Bailey, Life-Size Scrap Art Robot, USA, around 1980

Lot 47: Clayton Bailey, Life-Size Scrap Art Robot, USA, around 1980

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Description: Life-size, electrified robot made of scraps of metal, plastic, light bulbs USA, late 1970s / early 1980s Clayton Bailey (b. 1939) - US American artist Body made of a cooler Flashing eyes and 'Bad - Good' measure Dimensions: 215 x 70 x 25 cm (h x l x w) Very good condition Clayton Bailey's life-size Scrap Art Robots made a lasting impression with their appearance in the 1986 action movie 'Cobra' with Brigitte Nielson and Sylvester Stallone, which was nominated with a mere six Golden Raspberry Awards! The size of this robot by Clayton Bailey is remarkable: at roughly 2.15 m, this 7-footer is as tall as Dirk Nowitzki! Scrap Art robots of this size were built by Clayton Bailey up until the 1980s; he still builds robots and space guns out of scrap metal with extraordinary success today. The appearance of his scrap metal and kitchen utensil robot in the movie 'Cobra' in 1986 with Sylvester Stallone, in which Brigitte Nielsen poses for a photo shoot in midst of Bailey's robots remains unforgettable.The robot's body consists of a cooler that can still be opened. Other parts came from cars, household objects and other industrially manufactured left-overs. When connected to a power circuit, the robot's eyes flash. With his wide grin, protruding ears and long nose, the robot makes quite a friendly impression. Therefore the "Bad - Good" measure on his chest leaves more room for "Good". The "Surveillance System" also features a humming mechanism (not working).The robot is in very good condition with signs of age and wear, such as minor scratches and dents. The humming mechanism is no longer working. The dimensions of the robot are 215 x 70 x 25 cm (height x length x width). Clayton Bailey (b. 1939) Clayton Bailey, ceramist, sculptor, and self-proclaimed 'mad scientist', aims to surprise and delight the beholder with his art. His eccentric work is mainly fashioned from clay, ceramics or scrap metal. His robot sculptures and futuristic space guns, as well as his ceramic fossils from the 'Bone Age' were produced under his pseudo-scientific alter ego Dr. George Gladstone.

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Louis Wolf, Rare Pair of Twin Dolls, Japan/USA, 1921

Lot 48: Louis Wolf, Rare Pair of Twin Dolls, Japan/USA, 1921

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Description: Porcelain shoulder heads, oil cloth bodies Japan/USA, 1921 Manufacturer: Louis Wolf & Company Sleep eyes Original mohair wigs Hand painted eyelashes and eyebrows Height: 42 cm This twin pair shares many similarities, but is in no way identical: Both have a particularly charming face with slightly opened mouths, allowing four teeth to peak out. They can be discerned by the colour of their eyes This sweet pair of twins was made 1921 by the American manufactory Louis Wolf & Company. Both were dressed in elegant pastel coloured crepe de chine dresses with matching panties. The brown hair is adorned with floral wreaths. They wear gauze socks and small shoes with buckles made of oil cloth. The pair is in overall good condition according to its age. The heads have been examined with a torch. The head of the brown-eyed doll is in good condition. The blue-eyed doll has a hair line crack under the wig along the crown of the head. The upper arms have been neatly repaired. The porcelain underarms are in good condition. The hands are finely wrought. The joints of the oil cloth body are wired and riveted. On the sleep eyes the colour has flaked. The clothing shows the usual signs of age and used. The gauze socks are porous. There is a buckle missing on one of the shoes. The back of the head is signed 'Made in Nippon'. The upper body carries the label 'Superba Imitation Kid Doll L.W. & Co Nippon'. Each doll measures 42 cm in height. Louis Wolf & Company Louis Wolf & Company was founded in 1870 in New York. Until 1928 the subsidiary company of Bing Brothers Germany was selling German and American dolls. From 1916 every doll exclusively sold by Wolf is marked 'L.W.&Co'.

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Rare Steiff Teddy Bear with Blonde Mohair, 1925-30

Lot 49: Rare Steiff Teddy Bear with Blonde Mohair, 1925-30

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Description: Blonde mohair plush, felt, brown glass eyes and stuffed with wood wool Germany, 1925-30 Steiff, Giengen / Brenz Steiff button in the left ear with extended second 'F' and remains of a red tag With a flexible head and limbs Nose and claws are embroided with light brown yarn Height: 38 cm Good condition This teddy bear model marks the beginnings of the famous clown teddy bear by Steiff and is extremely rare! This cute teddy bear model marks the beginnings of the clown teddy bear. The extremely rare Steiff teddy dates between 1925 and 1930. The sought after marvellous teddy shows yellow mohair fur, a light brown nose and felt paws. It is stuffed on the inside with wood wool. The expressive eyes and its charming appearance will be irresistible to collectors. The charming companion wears in his left ear a Steiff button with extended second 'F ' and remains of a red tag. The Steiff teddy bear is in good condition but has been played with; the teddy bear shows minimal balding, but the overall appearance remains unaffected. The lower left paw shows two small stains. The stuffing in the right arm is irregular. The squeaker does not work. The Steiff teddy bear has a total height of 38 cm. Steiff The success of Steiff began in 1879 with the release of a small pin-cushion elephant. When the little elephant shows success with children, Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) launched lines of other small animals and coined the company slogan - 'Only the best is good enough for our children'. The original Steiff teddy bear was designed by Margarete Steiff's nephew Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902 and subsequently presented at the 1904 world fair in St. Louis. Margarete and Richard won the gold medal and the Steiff Company has since become widely-known and is one of the most successful soft-toy and plush manufacturers worldwide.

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Schoenhut, Museum Quality Humpty Dumpty Circus, USA, 1920s

Lot 50: Schoenhut, Museum Quality Humpty Dumpty Circus, USA, 1920s

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Description: Wood, leather, cotton, silk, string etc. USA, 1920s Manufacturer: Schoenhut Company Some animals wear a little metal button marked 'Humpty Dumpty' Parts of the accessories are stamped 'Schoenhut Reg. U.S.Pat.Off Humpty Dumpty' With an original box Height of animals: from 10 to 27 cm Height of figures: from 12 to 23 cm Height of tents: 95 and 98 cm Museum quality rarity! A rare Humpty Dumpty Circus with numerous components, a number of 75 figures and 70 supplements 'Welcome, welcome to the wonderful world of Albert Schoenhut's Humpty Dumpty Circus! Roar with laughter at the sight of our funny clowns, be struck with awe by our daredevil acrobats and beware of our wild animals!' Who does not like to remember a visit to the circus as a child? The sweet smell of hay and popcorn in the air and the magic of the circus tent. Now you can indulge in the nostalgia - with this exquisitely fashioned circus from the 1920s, complete with two tents, animals and figures. At the end of the 19th Century the concept of the so-called tent circus as we know it today was developed in the United States. Around 1900 more than 30 different circus companies were touring the vastness of the American continent. When a circus arrived in town schools and shops were closed. From installation to deinstallation young and old followed the events unfold with awe. The euphoria of the time was tapped into by a man named Albert Schoenhut, who patented his 'Humpty Dumpty Circus' in 1903. Quickly Schoenhut's toy company earned worldwide success with its original and top quality wooden circus figurines.The circus, a collection, which has been lovingly acquired for many decades, is characterised by a plethora of figures and animals - from pet and farm animals to imposing exotics. The set also comprises some rare animals like the elegant ostrich and the big brown buffalo. All animals are made of wood, intricately modelled often with glass eyes and leather detailing. The movable joints allow for them to be displayed in various positions and new acts can be rehearsed ad libitum. The original illustrations, which are included, supply instructions. All figures are lovingly dressed in colourful clothes. Some have finely painted bisque porcelain heads. They too are fully flexible and can adopt a vast array of poses.The cast includes a Chinaman acrobat, a black dandy, six lady circus riders and a lot of clowns. After all Schoenhut's advertising slogan was 'The Funniest Thing you ever saw!' Moritz, here once without Max, wows the audience with regular guest appearances. Four ring masters make sure all goes as it should. And of course a couple of hobos cannot be missing from this travelling circus. Two arenas, each covered with a muslin tent, and a myriad of accessories, such as hoops, barrels, juggling goblets, ladders and balancing poles, provide a vivid stage. Furthermore there is an impressive animal cage which is pulled by an elephant. Even though the latter is not by Schoenhut, it completes the scenery perfectly. The circus as presented here is a truly unique collector's piece, which can nowadays only be admired in museums. The circus is overall in good condition, but played with. There are the usual signs of age. The animals and figures as well as the arenas and accessories show partial loss of colour and material. There are animals and figures from both the normal size as well as the smaller size circus. All are flexible. Some have loose ties. The clothes are partially discoloured and porous due to age. Small parts are missing. There are minor touch-ups. Some animals wear a little metal button marked 'Humpty Dumpty'. Parts of the accessories are stamped 'Schoenhut Reg. U.S. Pat. Off Humpty Dumpty'. The arenas measure 62 x 91 cm. Both are made in the menagerie style (no tight-rope). The tents are 95 and 98 cm high respectively. They are collapsible into the wood base. The wooden animal cage 54 x 24 x 49.5 cm, the elephant is 24.5 cm high. Included is an original 'Humpty Dumpty' box by Schoenhut filled with straw, which shows signs of age and storage. It measures 61.5 x 43 x 11.5 cm (length x width x height). The 49 animals include: 1 ostrich (style IV), 22 cm 1 buffalo (style IV), 15 cm 1 hippopotamus (style III), 10 cm 1 brown bear (style II), 10 cm 1 ice bear (style I), 12 cm 1 rhinoceros (style III), 8.5 cm 1 Arabic camel (style II), 18 cm 1 lion (style IV), 12 cm 2 pigs (style I), 7-10 cm 2 giraffes (style I, style II), 27 cm 2 alligators (style I), 33 cm length 3 brown horses (style I, style II), 17 cm 3 goats (style I, style II), 14-17 cm 5 white horses (style I, style II), 14-22 cm 7 donkeys (style I, style II, style III), 14-17 cm 7 poodles (style I, style III), 9-13 cm 8 elephants (style I, style II, style III), 10-16 cm The 26 figures comprise: 1 Chinaman acrobat (style I), 16.5-21.5 cm 1 black dude (style II), 15.5 cm 1 Moritz (style I), 21.5 cm 3 hobos (style II), 15-21 cm 4 ring masters (style II, style IV), 16-22 cm 6 lady circus riders (style II, style III), 16.5-21.5 cm 10 clowns (various styles), 18.5-23 cm The accessories include: 1 hoop, 13 fences, 2 fences with gate, 1 seesaw, 11 ladders, 7 chairs, 2 tables, 7 juggling goblets, 1 small chalice, 2 metal chains, 4 wooden barrels, 10 coloured barrels, 3 flags, 1 'macocha' vase, 1 big ball, 1 balancing pole, pedestals and tubs in different sizes. Schoenhut This American toy company was founded 1872 by the German immigrant Albert Schoenhut in Pennsylvania. He grew up in Germany as the son of a toy-making family, yet later became renowned worldwide for his high quality dolls, doll's houses and wooden circus figures. 1903 he patented his 'Humpty Dumpty Circus' - his greatest hit! Despite its success the company did not manage to survive the Great Depression and went out of business in 1935.

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