View 1 of Lot 1. PROBABLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY | Sign in the Form of an Apple.
View 1 of Lot 1. PROBABLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY | Sign in the Form of an Apple.
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PROBABLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY | Sign in the Form of an Apple

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 GBP

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PROBABLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY | Sign in the Form of an Apple

PROBABLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY | Sign in the Form of an Apple

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 GBP

Lot sold:

4,375

GBP

PROBABLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY

Sign in the Form of an Apple


copper, with a wrought iron stem, with traces of lacquer

probably from an inn sign (Wirtshausschild) 'zum goldenen Apfel'

45cm., 17¾in.

Probably Rose Berkeley (1861-1922)

‘Spetchley Park - I. Worcestershire, The Seat of Mr. R. V. Berkeley', Country Life, 8 July 1916, p. 47, illustrated in the Entrance Hall. Country Life write '...one of the most interesting troves made by Mr and Mrs Berkeley.. is a gigantic apple with foliaged stalk wrought in copper, and would have gone to the Basel Museum had not the owners proved the swifter purchasers'.

Inventory, 1949, 'A Large Bronze Apple' in the Front Hall