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701

German, Cologne, late 12th century

small column

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 10,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

701

702

German, Cologne, late 12th century

German, Cologne, late 12th century

small column

small column

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 10,000 USD

German, Cologne, late 12th century

small column


champlevé enamel gilt copper

height 5 in.; 12.7cm.

Standard surface abrasions and wear. Some small losses and some small restorations to the enamel. One end of column with loss. Old sale label from the Robert von Hirsch auction on reverse, along with an inscription reading H:4228


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.

Robert Von Hirsch;
His sale, Sotheby's London, 22 June 1978, lot 217
During the 12th century, the art of champlevé enameling flourished in the areas surrounding Cologne. This example, which was likely originally part of a reliquary, was formerly owned by the collector Robert von Hirsch. Von Hirsch assembled an unrivaled collection of medieval art between 1925 and 1935 by purchasing objects from the landmark sales of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen collection, the Guelph treasure, and the Hermitage collection.