A Spectacle of Silver from the Greatest Silversmith of the 18th Century

New York | 24-25 October

In this episode of Anatomy of An Artwork, explore the impeccable design of Thomas Germain’s Silver Tureen, to be offered in Sotheby’s STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics Auction. From its carefully modeled crayfish to its meticulously sculpted hoofed feet, this work exemplifies why Germain is widely considered to be the greatest silversmith of 18th century Europe. Few important 18th century silver pieces survived the tumult of the French Revolution and this this extraordinary piece is one of the last major examples of Germain’s work in private hands. (New York | 24-25 October)

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