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Lot 59: A GERMAN PATINATED-BRONZE MODEL OF A TIGER

Est: £1,000 GBP - £1,500 GBP
Christie'sDecember 03, 2014London, United Kingdom

Item Overview

Description

A GERMAN PATINATED-BRONZE MODEL OF A TIGER CAST FROM THE MODEL BY ETHA RICHTER (1883-1977), EARLY 20TH CENTURY Signed 'ETHA RICHTER/ DRESDEN, 12' and with foundry mark 'Guss v. Pirmer & Franz Dresden,' on a black fossil marble stepped plinth 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) high; 10 in. (26 cm.) wide; 3 ¼ in. (8 cm.) deep; 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high, overall

Dimensions

(16 cm.) high; 10 in. (26 cm.) wide; 3 ¼ in. (8 cm.) deep

Artist or Maker

Date

20TH CENTURY

Notes

Etha Richter was sculptress working in Dresden with a particular fascination with animals. She produced work in bronze, porcelain and plaster. In 1945 her studio was destroyed by a bomb and over 500 of her works were lost so very little of her work survives. Perhaps her most noteworthy work was designing the portrait medallion of Käthe Kollwitz for the Käthe-Kollwitz Memorial stone in Dresden, Germany. In 1968 she was made an honorary member of the Verband Bildender Künstler der DDR (Association of Fine Artists)

Auction Details

Un Moment de Perfection

by
Christie's
December 03, 2014, 02:30 PM UTC

8 King Street, St. James's, London, LDN, SW1Y 6QT, UK