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773

South German, late 16th century

Charity

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to Benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

South German, late 16th century

South German, late 16th century

Charity

Charity

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,300

USD

South German, late 16th century

Charity


repoussé gold

height 5 3/4 in.; 14.6cm.

Overall in very good condition with minor surface dirt and wear consistent with age. The gold has minor reddish oxidation, notably in the crevices. A few very minor fissures consistent with material. Minor warping. A few slight nicks and scratches. 


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.

Sotheby's London, 12 April 1990, lot 181;
Christie's New York, 30 March 2000, lot 54;
Daniel Katz Ltd., London, July 2002
The present gold repousse relief is beautifully detailed and chased, particularly in her headdress and the embellishments on her clothing. It is reminiscent of a silver-gilt relief  applique of the Madonna and Child, similar size to the present relief, from Erzabtei St. Peter in Salzburg, catalogued as Augsburg master, and dated 1589 (see Dürers Verwandlung in der Skultur zwischen Renaissance und Barock, exhibition, 1 November 1981 to 17 January 1982, exhibition catalogue, Liebieghaus, Frankfurt am Main, no. 17, pp. 56 and 57. Although the Salzburg relief was probably made to adorn a book cover, the present piece has a deep, three-dimensional base which would protrude too far off of a flat surface to be used for that purpose.