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Auction Description for Heritage Auctions: 2012 December 6 Decorative Art & Design Signature Auction
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FULL PREVIEW December 2-6, 2012 Dallas, TX

2012 December 6 Decorative Art & Design Signature Auction (296 Lots)

by Heritage Auctions


296 lots | 295 with images

December 6, 2012

Dallas, TX, USA

A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL ITALIAN BAROQUE-STYLE PATINATED BR

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Description: A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL ITALIAN BAROQUE-STYLE PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL ANDIRONS Unknown maker, Italy, circa 1875 45 inches high (114.3 cm) The pair of monumental patinated bronze andirons surmounted by figural lions with armorial devices, stacked upon winged herm and sphinx figures, supported by kneeling slaves, on a tripartite base.

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A GERMAN EBONY, EBONIZED WOOD, WALNUT, SILVER, GLASS AN

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Description: A GERMAN EBONY, EBONIZED WOOD, WALNUT, SILVER, GLASS AND HARDSTONE MOUNTED CASE CLOCK Maker unknown, Germany, 17th century elements and later 40-1/2 inches high (102.9 cm) The case of tabernacle form surmounted by a gadrooned red glass finial, above a copper and brass revolving moon with a brass age of moon disc below, the serpentine shaped cresting with repoussé silver mounts of amorini and foliage, a central silver cartouche showing a classically draped female figure with military and scholastic trophies, the four spiral-twisted glass columns with Corinthian capitals, the silver Roman and Arabic dial with foliate repoussé center, associated pierced and engraved ormolu hands, the shaped stepped and canted plinth with a central drawer and on bracket feet; associated French eight day twin barrels movement. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: Klaus Maurice, Die Deutsche Räderuhr, Band II, Callwey, 1976, pp.704-721.

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A CARVED CONTINENTAL IVORY OLIPHANT  Maker unknown, Con

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Description: A CARVED CONTINENTAL IVORY OLIPHANT Maker unknown, Continental, circa 1865-1870 23 inches long (58.4 cm) The ivory oliphant hunting horn in two parts joined with pegs, carved with St. George slaying the dragon to one end and an elaborate hunting scene with dogs taking down a bear to the other, a hound's head to mouth with bail to bordering rim and a scalloped border with bail to terminal end.

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AN AUSTRIAN LEATHER ALBUM WITH TWO WATERCOLOR GOUACHES

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Description: AN AUSTRIAN LEATHER ALBUM WITH TWO WATERCOLOR GOUACHES BY WIGAND: STUDT WIEN AND DAS LUSTSCHLOFS ZU SCHÖNAU Balthasar Wigand (Austrian, 1771-1846), circa 1840 Each signed: Wigand 4-1/8 x 7 inches (10.5 x 17.8 cm) The hinged leather album with silvered metal frame holding watercolor gouaches to front and back cover, interior cover in silver framed in tooled leather, paper pages.

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AN ITALIAN IVORY AND EBONIZED WOOD CRUCIFIX  Maker unkn

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Description: AN ITALIAN IVORY AND EBONIZED WOOD CRUCIFIX Maker unknown, Italy, 19th century Paper label (partially effaced) 20 x 10 x 2-1/4 inches (50.8 x 25.4 x 5.7 cm) The carved figure of Christ is attached to the ebonized cross with iron nails, above figure is attached ivory scroll reading INRI, ivory hook at top is secured to verso.

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