PROBABLY AUSTRIAN, 15TH CENTURY | STAND WITH ZOOMORPHIC TERMINALS
PROBABLY AUSTRIAN, 15TH CENTURY | STAND WITH ZOOMORPHIC TERMINALS
PROBABLY AUSTRIAN, 15TH CENTURY | STAND WITH ZOOMORPHIC TERMINALS
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Bronzes from the Robert Mayer Collection, Vienna

PROBABLY AUSTRIAN, 15TH CENTURY | STAND WITH ZOOMORPHIC TERMINALS

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Bronzes from the Robert Mayer Collection, Vienna

PROBABLY AUSTRIAN, 15TH CENTURY | STAND WITH ZOOMORPHIC TERMINALS

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Sold:11,250GBP

Description

Bronzes from the Robert Mayer Collection, Vienna

PROBABLY AUSTRIAN, 15TH CENTURY

STAND WITH ZOOMORPHIC TERMINALS


wrought iron

87cm., 34¼in

Condition Report

Overall the condition of the iron is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a small degree of surface oxidation consistent with the material and the age of the object. The surface of the iron is uneven consistent with its manufacture and age. The metal basin appears to be later, and there is dirt and corrosion to the interior. There are a number of original joints.


"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."

Provenance

By repute, from the Benedictine abbey of Lambach, Upper Austria;

Robert Rudolf Theodor Mayer (1874-1974), Vienna;

thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

For the animal heads, compare a pair of andirons with stylised chimaeras in the Musée le secq des Tournelles, Rouen, catalogued as Italian, 16th century (op. cit., vol. 2, pl. CCCXLIII). The zigzag-and-dots decoration, however, indicates a 15th-century dating (see ibid., vol. 1, pl. CXVI). 


RELATED LITERATURE

Musée Le Secq des Tournelles à Rouen, Ferronnerie Ancienne, Paris, 1924

PROBABLY AUSTRIAN, 15TH CENTURY | STAND WITH ZOOMORPHIC TERMINALS
Bronzes from the Robert Mayer Collection, Vienna
PROBABLY AUSTRIAN, 15TH CENTURY | STAND WITH ZOOMORPHIC TERMINALS
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