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Sale 299 Lot 33

German silver and ivory King Arthur figure, Ludwig Neresheimer Hanau, circa 1900, standing figure in full suit of armour, carrying sword and shield with quartered coat of arms; marked on base; H9 1/2", and 15.3ozT all in

Provenance: Southern private collection

Other Notes: This high-quality Hanau miniature silver replicas of the famous bronze figures from the Hofkirche (Court Church) in Innsbruck, Austria. Built in 1553 by Emperor Ferdinand I as a memorial to his grandfather Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519), who was known as the "Last Knight". His cenotaph centers the church nave and is surrounded by twenty-eight tall bronze statues of his ancestors, relatives and heroes. The Statue of King Arthur was designed by Albrecht Durer and cast by Peter Vischer the Elder, 1520s.
Estimate $900-1,500

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