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German, probably Lower Rhine, circa 1100-1150 | Conical Situla

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

Property Restituted to the Heirs of E. Vita Israel

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German, probably Lower Rhine, circa 1100-1150 | Conical Situla

German, probably Lower Rhine, circa 1100-1150 | Conical Situla

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

Lot sold:

37,800

GBP

Property Restituted to the Heirs of E. Vita Israel

German, probably Lower Rhine, circa 1100-1150

Conical Situla


bronze or brass

inscribed: 109 / VI to the underside

24.5 by 21.5cm., 9 5/8 by 8½in.

Overall the condition is good, with some wear and minor surface dirt consistent with age and handling. There is a soldered repair around the central band on one side. There are several minor shallow lacunae and pitting, consistent with casting. There is rubbing to the heads. Whitish remnants of what appears to be polish in the crevices. The metal handle is possibly later. There is minor greening in areas, particularly to the interior. A section at the top and back of each head seems to have been cast separately; these may represent repairs. There is some denting, notably to the bottom edge. 


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Emanuel Vita Israel (1873-1940), Amsterdam;

his posthumous sale, Frederik Müller & Co, Amsterdam, 5-7 November 1940, lot 196;

J. W. Frederiks, the Netherlands;

by descent to his daughter, E. Frederiks, 1962;

on loan to the Boijmans Van Boiningen Museum, Rotterdam, from 1968, and donated to the museum by the above in 1994, inv. no. KB 78;

restituted to the heirs of Emanuel Vita Israel in 2020

J.R. Dubois-van Veen, 'Koperen en bronzen voorwerpen uit de collectie Mr. J. W. Frederiks', in: Bulletin Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, vol. 21, no. 2/3, Rotterdam, 1971, p. 46, fig. 8;

A.-E. Theuerkauff-Liederwald, Mittelalterliche Bronze- und Messinggefäße: Eimer - Kannen - Lavabokessel, Berlin, 1988, pp. 49 and 83-84, no. 5, and fig. 5;

Decorative Art: Middle Ages and Renaissance, cat. Museum Boymans- van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1994, p. 100;

A. Dekker et al., A Controversial Past: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Second World WarBoijmans Studies, vol. 15, Rotterdam, 2018, fig. 131