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Cast Iron Pictorial Fireback

Auction:
2922M
Lot:
226
Sold for:
$923$750

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2922M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 14, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Cast Iron Pictorial Fireback, possibly Siegerland region of Germany, c. 1696, arched rectangular form with floral borders and scrollwork top, central pictorial scene of a phoenix emerging from flames below a glowing sun, inscribed in an arc above scene "EX.MORTE.IMMORTALITAS" and "N 1696 L" at base, (oxidized surface), ht. 22 1/4, wd. 15 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Germany, Ornaments, Phoenix Force, Scroll, Siegerland

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