A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602
A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602

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A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602
A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602
A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602
A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602
A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602
A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602
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A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 GBP

A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602

A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 GBP

Lot sold:

252,000

GBP

Description

A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602


The male animal seated with raised paws, cast, embossed and chased with thick buckled collar, realistic fur, on a detachable foot, tooled with birds, a house, a snake and foliage, marked on body, cover and foot

18.5cm, 7 1/4in high

693gr, 22oz 4dwt

Condition report

Very small split and tiny loss to flange of body, hairline crack to flange of head also minor gilding wear here, generally very good condition and excellent colour, beautifully modelled, substantial in the hand


"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


Baron F. Rolin, Brussels
Sold Christies Geneva, 9 November 1976 lot 245
Vincent Laloux, Brussels
Princess Salimah Aga Khan until 1998
Sold Christies Geneva, 19th May 1998, lot 179
Property of a European Private collection

Literature


Vincent Laloux, Les Bestiare des Orfèvres, Lausanne, 1994, p.167
Karin Tebbe et al. Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst 1541-1868, Nuremberg 2007, p. 78

Associated literature:
Robert L. Wyss, Handwerkskunst in Gold und Silber, Berne, 1996, pp 99
Helmut Seling, Die kunst der Augsburger Goldschmiede 1529-1868, Munich, 1990. Vol. II illus. no. 156
Magnificent silver-gilt, Objects of Vertu and Miniatures From the Rothschild and Rosebery Collection, Mentmore, Sothebys London, 11 February 1999, lot 41