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Royal. A German silver figural centrepiece, Robert Haertel, Weimar, circa 1873
the circular bowl cast with a frieze of hunting and farming vignettes above acanthus decoration, detachable inner bowl, all supported by four cast female figures depicting the four seasons, the octagonal base embellished with twin cartouches; one the cypher 'CAP' in mirrored monogram, the other with the date 26th August 1873, signed R.HAERTEL fecit' to base
37.5cm, 14 3/4 in. high
7703.2gr., 247oz 10dwt.
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Provenance

Most probably a gift to the Hereditary Grand Duke Charles Augustus and Duchess Pauline of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach at their wedding on 26th August 1873.

Catalogue Note

The sculptor Robert Carl August Haertal (Hartel) was born in Weimar in 1831. His work includes a triptych, entitled Hermann's battle (Hermannsschlacht), owned by The Weimar Museum, as well as monuments of Albrecht Durer and Michelangelo, in Wroclaw, where he died in 1894.

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