World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works
November 18th & 19th, 2014
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Lot  567
Estimate: $1,500  - 2,000   € 1,050 - 1,400
A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL MONSTRANCE, PAUL BRUNET, PARIS, CIRCA 1890.  The quatrefoil base resting on four gargoyles and displaying four large and finely sculptured figures of the Evangelists and further set with filigree mounted with paste stones. The central node with four painted enamel quatrefoil medallions depicting Christ, the Virgin, St. Joseph, and St. Vincent DePaul and also overlaid with filigree and set with paste amethysts. The large central exposition window encircled with filigree scrolling foliage over a blue enamel ground and set with amethyst paste stones and further out still emanating rays set with paste diamonds and behind gilt wavy sunburst rays with cross finial on top inset with filigree over enamel ground and with large paste amethyst. Complete with luna. Marked on base and on luna and with custom fitted velvet lined case. Height 26.75 (68 cm). Total weight 94.7 troy oz.
Price Realized: $8,750.00
Lot  568
Estimate: $400  - 600   € 280 - 420
AN INTERESTING MARBLE AND ORMOLU MOUNTED ILLUMINATED MINATURE GOTHIC SHRINE, PROBABLY AUSTRIAN, CIRCA 1850.  The base of carved and polished marble with side columns, mounted with gilt bronze elements and Gothic arch top set with winged cherub heads and a gilt bronze dove above a finely painted image of the Madonna and Child, executed on a thin porcelain translucent support set in a gilt frame. The sides with attached Gothic niches containing St. John Nepomouce (left) and St. Joseph and the infant Christ (right). Verso with latched door opening to reveal a luminary recepticle beneath a substantial handle and with vented canopy top. Overall height 11.5 inches (29 cm).
Price Realized: $2,375.00
Lot  569
Estimate: $750  - 1,000   € 525 - 700
A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE GILT-BRONZE AND CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL RELIQUARY, PERHAPS POUSSIELGUE-RUSAND, PARIS, CIRCA 1890. The cylindrical container set within an interesting gilt-bronze frame resting on four feet holding a ring of waves, two of the feet sculpted as bearded figures, the other two rising to support representations of, presumably, the royal Saints whose relics were once contained within. The sides in champlevé enamel depicting the Raising of Lazarus and the Flight into Egypt, inspired by Limoges enamels produced in the 12th and 13th centuries. The large circular hinged lid with a figural finial handle and enameled with a medallion emblazoned with the abbreviation "IHS" surmounted by a cross above three spikes, and the outside borders with emanating rays. Greatest width 9.4 inches (24 cm). Height 7 inches (17.7 cm).
Price Realized: $938.00
Lot  570
Estimate: $400  - 700   € 280 - 490
A VERY FINE SPANISH DAMASCENED IRON BOOK COVER, ALVAREZ, TOLEDO, CONTAINING A BOOK OF HOURS PRINTED BY GRUEL AND ENGELMANN, PARIS, 1875.  The hinged metal covers and spine profusely decorated in gilt and silver inlay. The front cover with a cross set within a central medallion amidst decorative repeating patterns. The back cover with similar design displaying a cross, the implements of the Passion and the Latin letters IHS, abbreviating the name Jesus. The spine also similarly decorated with repeating patterns and the hinged clasps signed in gilt, ALVAREZ TOLEDO. The interior containing a Petites Heures, printed in color lithograph with illustrations and script in the XVI century taste and with French text. Profusely illustrated with faux hand illuminated images and text pages, gilt tipped pages and moiré silk end sheets. 160 printed pages plus an additional 90 blank bound pages. Page 160 with publishers imprint, Noms des Collaborators Engelmann et Graf imprimaturs chromolithographs, 12, rue de l’Abbaye a Paris, Ed. Moreau, peintre miniaturiste, A. Pralon, dessinateur chromolithographed, Gruel-Engelmann, editeur 35, rue Boissy d’Anglais a Paris 1875. In excellent condition. 4.75 inches x 3.5 inches (12 x 9 cm).
Price Realized: $500.00
Lot  571
Estimate: $500  - 800   € 350 - 560
A VERY FINE CARVED POLYCHROME AND GILT WOOD BUST OF CHRIST, KING OF KINGS, AUSTRIAN, 19TH CENTURY.  Finely carved in full round with gilded cascading hair and flowing beard. The vestments incised in faux embroidery and retaining a good deal of the original polychrome. Height 14 inches (36 cm).
Price Realized: $1,250.00
Lot  572
Estimate: $1,000  - 1,500   € 700 - 1,050
A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE GOTHIC STYLE CARVED POLYCHROME AND GILT WOOD FIGURE OF ST. GEORGE SLAYING THE DRAGON, GERMAN, 19TH CENTURY. Carved in full round with good detailing, deep folds, cascading hair, and retaining a good amount of the original polychroming. Height 29 inches (74 cm).
Price Realized: $4,000.00
Lot  573
Estimate: $1,500  - 2,500   € 1,050 - 1,750
A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE GOTHIC STYLE CARVED OAK CRUCIFIXION GROUPING, GERMAN, 19TH CENTURY.  Finely carved in full round with good anatomy, deep folds, and cascading hair, the crucified Christ set upon a cross mounted in an ornately carved wooden base depicting an outcropping of rocks and below the skeleton of Adam. On the left the Sorrowful Madonna and on the right the Apostle John. Height 35.25 inches (89.5 cm).
Price Realized: $2,375.00
Lot  574
Estimate: $600  - 900   € 420 - 630
A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE BAROQUE CARVED AND POLYCHROME WOOD WINGED CHERUB HEAD, GERMAN, 18TH CENTURY.  Finely carved in three quarters round with cascading hair, good anatomy, and deeply carved feathering. Height 13.5 inches (34 cm). Width 16 inches (40.5 cm).
Price Realized: $1,000.00
Lot  575
Estimate: $800  - 1,200   € 560 - 840
AN EXCEPTIONAL CARVED PIETA, GERMAN, 19TH CENTURY. Finely carved in full round of good anatomy, deep folds, and cascading hair, the Virgin holds her Crucified Son and on the right, and angel mourns. Height 17.5 inches (44.5 cm). Width 14.6 inches (37.5 cm).
Price Realized: $1,625.00
Lot  576
Estimate: $2,000  - 2,500   € 1,400 - 1,750
A SUBSTANTIAL CARVED AND POLYCHROME RELIEF OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, GERMAN, 19TH CENTURY.  Finely carved in three-quarter round, of good proportions and anatomy, deeply carved folds, and cascading hair, here the Virgin and Child enthroned upon a cloud and St. Dominic at their feet. Height 31.5 inches (80 cm). Width 27.5 inches (70 cm).
Price Realized: $2,375.00
Lot  577
Estimate: $800  - 1,200   € 560 - 840
A BRONZE PROCESSIONAL CRUCIFIX, PROBABLY FRENCH, CIRCA 1600.  The hand-wrought bronze cross form with trefoil terminals and punch decorated borders set with very likely the original and finely sculpted Corpus Christi attached to a baluster form support with dark brown patina and mounted on a velvet covered stepped wood plinth. The cross 17.7 inches (45 cm).
Price Realized: $1,063.00
Lot  578
Estimate: $1,000  - 1,500   € 700 - 1,050
AN INTERESTING SILVER-GILT CROSS FORM AND WOOD RELIQUARY, PROBABLY GERMAN, 17TH CENTURY.  The silver-gilt cross form reliquary with rope-twist borders and with cross form exposition windows. The fitted cover opening to reveal the remnant of a carved wood reliquary receptacle. Incomplete. The verso of base chased with symbols of the Passion and also with rope-twist borders and emblazed with the Latin abbreviation, "IHS." Together with carved pearwood carrying case with fitted sliding lid opening to reveal a deeply carved cross form reserve to hold the cross. The lid set with a silver cross nielloed with cross form at center and the Latin abbreviation "ICXC." Apparently containing no relics. The gilt reliquary cross 4.6 inches x 2.2 inches (11.6 x 5.6 cm). The case 6.5 inches x 3.1 inches (16.6 x 8 cm).
Lot  579
Estimate: $800  - 1,200   € 560 - 840
A PATINATED BRONZE FIGURE "CREDO" OF A CRUSADER KNIGHT AFTER EMMANUEL FREMIET (FRENCH 1824-1910), PROBABLY LAST QUARTER OF THE 20TH CENTURY.  Finely cast in bronze and with dark brown patina. Signed on base "E. Fremiet." Trace signature of foundry Barbedienne. Height 14.5 inches (36.8 cm).
Price Realized: $3,750.00
Lot  580
Estimate: $1,500  - 2,500   € 1,050 - 1,750
After PAUL MAXIMILIEN LANDOWSKI (French/Polish 1876-1961)
Bronze with brown patina and gilt highlights
Side of base with incised monogram
Height 18.5 inches (47 cm)
Price Realized: $5,250.00
Lot  581
Estimate: $400  - 700   € 280 - 490
AN EXCEPTIONAL GILT AND ENAMELED DEVOTIONAL CRUCIFIX, PROBABLY FRENCH, 20TH CENTURY. Resting on a trefoil base with raised reticulated sides set with faux pearls and the base with Rococo decorative elements set with three amethyst cabochons and supporting an elaborate cross form with filigree borders set with seed pearls and the terminating cross ends with amethyst cabochons. At center, a gilt Corpus Christi mounted on the blue enameled cross with painted gilt decorative border. The verso heavily engraved and set with rosettes. Height 8.1 inches (20.5 cm).
Price Realized: $3,375.00
Lot  582
Estimate: $800  - 1,200   € 560 - 840
A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE CARVED BONE AND WOOD TRIPTYCH, FRENCH, 19TH CENTURY.  The upper tier of the central panel with the Mother of God and infant Christ at center flanked by four angels holding attributes beneath an overhanging Gothic arch with carved Gothic spire, and below at center, a carved relief image of St. Peter flanked by two seated saints beneath overhanging Gothic arched elements. The top of the left and right wings with carved profile bust images of a king and queen and the lower tier depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ. The hinged wooden carcass framed and carved medallion bone elements on the base. Height 22.5 inches (57 cm). Width open 18.8 inches (47.5 cm).
Price Realized: $3,000.00
Lot  583
Estimate: $2,500  - 3,500   € 1,750 - 2,450
AN IMPOSING SPANISH COLONIAL CARVED POLYCHROME AND GILT WOOD FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN, 18TH CENTURY.  Carved in full round, with good anatomy and proportions, deep folds, cascading hair, and overall decorated with estofado. Height 27.5 inches (70 cm).
Price Realized: $10,000.00
Lot  584
Estimate: $2,500  - 3,500   € 1,750 - 2,450
A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE SPANISH COLONIAL CARVED POLYCHROME AND GILT WOOD FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN, ECUADOR, CIRCA 1750. Carved in full round, of good proportions, with deep folds, cascading hair, and extensive estofado decoration. The Virgin holds a silver-mounted scepter and her head with silver halo. Height 28.25 inches (72 cm).
Price Realized: $5,500.00
Lot  585
Estimate: $300  - 500   € 210 - 350
A CARVED POLYCHROME AND GILT WOOD FIGURAL CANDLE STAND, FRENCH, 18TH CENTURY.  Carved in full round with cascading hair and deep folds, holding a cornucopia with candle socket at top. Some losses. Height 19.75 inches (50 cm).
Price Realized: $313.00
Lot  586
Estimate: $400  - 600   € 280 - 420
A CARVED POLYCHROME AND GILT WOOD FIGURE OF ST. GEORGE SLAYING A DRAGON, GERMAN, CIRCA 1900. Carved in full round, of good proportions, St. George atop his mount thrusting his lance into the dragon beneath him. Height 19.75 inches (50 cm).
Price Realized: $1,875.00