A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT MODEL OF A STORK WITH A BABY, PSEUDO MAKER'S MARK DW AND DANZIG TOWN MARK, 19TH CENTURY
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A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT MODEL OF A STORK WITH A BABY, PSEUDO MAKER'S MARK DW AND DANZIG TOWN MARK, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT MODEL OF A STORK WITH A BABY, PSEUDO MAKER'S MARK DW AND DANZIG TOWN MARK, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Sold:4,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT MODEL OF A STORK WITH A BABY, PSEUDO MAKER'S MARK DW AND DANZIG TOWN MARK, 19TH CENTURY


realistically modelled and tooled, glass eyes, detachable head, a figure of a baby in swaddling in it beak, the oval gilt base applied with a frog and chased with insects, reptiles and flowers to simulate a rocky ground, marked on neck

23.8cm., 9 1/2in. high

273gr., 8oz. 15dwt.

Condition Report

A few minor dents and scratches, but condition is very good.


"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."

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

Although the idea of storks as bringers of babies is very old it had a particular flowering in the 19th century with the publication of The Storks by Hans Christian Andersen, in 1838.

STYLE: European Silver, Gold Boxes and Ceramics
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