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A rare German parcel-gilt silver statue representing a sitting faun, probably Johann II Mittnacht Augsburg circa 1710 (maker's mark only)
Estimate
50,00080,000
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238
A rare German parcel-gilt silver statue representing a sitting faun, probably Johann II Mittnacht Augsburg circa 1710 (maker's mark only)
Estimate
50,00080,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A rare German parcel-gilt silver statue representing a sitting faun, probably Johann II Mittnacht Augsburg circa 1710 (maker's mark only)
the base resting on four paw feet, embossed with rocks and foliage, applied with lizards on leaves, the stem shaped as a sitting faun holding a pumpkin, with garlands of vine and grapes probably later painted, the pumpkin forming flask 
38 cm high, 1 407 g ; 15in. high, 45oz 5dwt
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Catalogue Note

This unusual piece is only stamped with maker's mark under the base border, together with assay scrape. This mark is attributed by Selling to Johann Mittnacht III, but Rosenberg attributes it to his father Johann Mittnacht II, who became a master in 1705. On a stylistical point-of-view, it seems more appropriate to attribute it to the father. Moreover, Seling does not illustrate the father's mark.

Importante Orfèvrerie Européenne, Boîtes en Or et Objets de Vitrine

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