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Farewell To The Webster House

Sat, Aug 1, 2020 01:00AM EDT
Lot 45

Pair of German Pewter Hunting Plates, Dated 1730

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A pair of Tyrolean pewter plates hand-decorated with hammered low-relief hunting motifs, signed George Ludwig von Buttlar. The first depicts a fox standing above a slain rooster, its back leg in the teeth of a trap. The second depicts two chamois leaping through mountainous terrain.

The plates each bear inscriptions around the rims: the first reads "Zum Gedenken an Hof - Wildstein in Tyrol. George Ludwig v Buttlar. 1730", and the second reads "Zum Gedenken an die Gemsjagd in der Hinderriss in Tyrol. d: 27 October 1730. George Ludwig v. Buttlar." Each rim also bears the Buttlar family crest.

Each measures 8 7/8" in diameter.

Provenance: The Shirley Bush Helzberg and Webster House collections.


Each plate is slightly misshapen. Some general wear commensurate with age, including some scratching and oxidation spots on the fox plate.

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