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Sale 299 Lot 33
Sold for US$850

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

Condition statement: all appear to be in good condition. Please we have not polished this piece.

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