Falke & Meyer, Romanische Leuchter und Giessgefässe, Berlin, 1935.
Ce lansquenet est à rapprocher d'un modèle en bronze conservé au Germanisches Nationalmuseum de Nuremberg (inv. n° HG 4755). La figure féminine, probablement postérieure, est quant à elle proche d'une statuette en bronze de la collection Linsky conservée au Metropolitan Museum of Arts de New-York (inv. n° 1982.60.120).
Good condition overall with minor wear to the patina and surface dirt in the crevices consistent with age and handling.
The landsknecht: the candleholder probably a later replacement; his sword missing
The female figure in 15th century style: candleholder missing; a hole in her head "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."