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In the late Middle Ages, the arts of painting and sculpture were considered to be on an equal footing, and often complemented each other in artworks such as monumental altarpieces and private chapels. Removed from their original context, these creations in wood, stone or earthenware are fascinating as independent, often important works of art.

Next auction: 22 September 2022
Catalogue online late August





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SELECTED RESULTS Medieval Sculpture


RELIQUARY BUST,

Rhenish, 1st half of the 14th century.
Female bust in carved walnut. The bosom featuring a round opening. The parting can be removed and is hinged. The inside is hollow, the bottom is closed-off by a board, the rear part of which has been restored. Face and neck, painted silver which has turned blackish over time. Gilding on the clothing and hair, later.
W 32 cm, H 39 cm.
RELIQUARY BUST,
RELIQUARY BUST,

Sold for CHF 38 120

PORTAL LION,

Romanesque, Italy, probably Apulia, ca. 1200.
White marble. Various losses and chips, signs of weathering.
69x32x47 cm.
PORTAL LION,
PORTAL LION,

Sold for CHF 23 480

VIRGIN AND CHILD,

after a model by Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italy, later cast probably 16th/17th century.
Painted stucco. On a rectangular plinth.
H 65 cm.
VIRGIN AND CHILD,
VIRGIN AND CHILD,

Sold for CHF 5 625

MADONNA AND CHILD ON CRESCENT MOON,

Gothic, Salzburg area, ca. 1430/40.
Lime, carved and painted, verso hollowed. The paintwork retouched. The crown and Mary's hand, partly restored and replaced. The clothing re-touched.
H 137 cm.
MADONNA AND CHILD ON CRESCENT MOON,
MADONNA AND CHILD ON CRESCENT MOON,

Sold for CHF 20 900

RARE GILT BRONZE OF A CRUCIFIX,

Romanesque, Swabia, 2nd half of the 12th century.
Cast bronze, engraved and embossed, with strong original fire gilding. The back, open. Losses in the gilding. Black, leather-covered case, the inside lined with blue fabric.
H 19.8 cm, W 17.8 cm.
RARE GILT BRONZE OF A CRUCIFIX,
RARE GILT BRONZE OF A CRUCIFIX,

Sold for CHF 34 100

FIGURE OF A MONASTIC SAINT,

probably Bernard of Clairvaux, Burgundy, 14th/15th century.
Sculptured limestone. Parts of the hand, the staff, parts of the folds of his habit, and the tip of the nose broken off.
H 84 cm.
FIGURE OF A MONASTIC SAINT,
FIGURE OF A MONASTIC SAINT,

Sold for CHF 17 300

SAINT DAMIAN,

Southern Germany or Austria, 17th century.
Wood, carved all around and painted. Losses in the base area. Paint work slightly retouched.
H 82 cm.
SAINT DAMIAN,
SAINT DAMIAN,

Sold for CHF 7 400

MADONNA AND CHILD,

Gothic, probably Alsace/Lorraine, mid-14th century.
Limestone, cut all around, with remains of old paintwork. Lower arms of child, missing. The head of the child was reattached.
H 119 cm.
MADONNA AND CHILD,
MADONNA AND CHILD,

Sold for CHF 66 500

PROCESSIONAL CROSS,Limoges, early 13th century. Wooden core mounted with chased and gilt copper, set with glass stones and champleve enamel plaques in turquoise, dark blue, red and green. The Corpus Christi in engraved, gilt and enameled copper. One side of the cross with the crucified Christ and half-figures of the Evangelists at the cross ends. Verso with round, enamel plaque of Christ in Majesty. The cross ends with the symbols of the Evangelists. Losses and chips. Supplements. H 41 cm.

Limoges, frühes 13. Jh.
Holzkern beschlagen mit vergoldetem, mit Sternen und stilisierten Blüten getriebenem Kupfer, besetzt mit Glassteinen und Grubenschmelzemail-Plaketten in Türkis, Dunkelblau, Rot und Grün. Corpus Christi in Kupfer graviert, vergoldet und emailiert. Die eine Seite des Kreuzes mit dem Gekreuzigten, die Kreuzenden mit Halbfiguren der 4 Evangelisten besetzt. Die Rückseite in der Mitte mit einer runden emaillierten Plakette, Christus in Majestas. Die Kreuzenden mit den Symbolen der Evangelisten. Fehlstellen und Ausbrüche. Ergänzungen. H 41 cm.
PROCESSIONAL CROSS,Limoges, early 13th century. Wooden core mounted with chased and gilt copper, set with glass stones and champleve enamel plaques in turquoise, dark blue, red and green. The Corpus Christi in engraved, gilt and enameled copper. One side of the cross with the crucified Christ and half-figures of the Evangelists at the cross ends. Verso with round, enamel plaque of Christ in Majesty. The cross ends with the symbols of the Evangelists. Losses and chips. Supplements. H 41 cm.
PROCESSIONAL CROSS,Limoges, early 13th century. Wooden core mounted with chased and gilt copper, set with glass stones and champleve enamel plaques in turquoise, dark blue, red and green. The Corpus Christi in engraved, gilt and enameled copper. One side of the cross with the crucified Christ and half-figures of the Evangelists at the cross ends. Verso with round, enamel plaque of Christ in Majesty. The cross ends with the symbols of the Evangelists. Losses and chips. Supplements. H 41 cm.

Sold for CHF 74 400

MARY FROM AN ANNUNCIATION GROUP,late Gothic, Franken, probably Nuremberg, dated 1498. Carved linden wood, flat verso, painted and parcel gilt. H 104 cm. A finger and the paint partly restored.

spätgotisch, Franken, wohl Nürnberg, dat. 1498.
Linde geschnitzt, verso geflacht sowie gefasst und teilvergoldet. Maria im Lesestuhl sitzend mit langem Haar, die Hände gefaltet. Sie trägt ein reich gefaltetes Gewand. H 104 cm. Finger sowie die Fassug in Teilen ergänzt.
MARY FROM AN ANNUNCIATION GROUP,late Gothic, Franken, probably  Nuremberg, dated 1498. Carved linden wood, flat verso, painted and parcel gilt. H 104 cm. A finger and the paint partly restored.
MARY FROM AN ANNUNCIATION GROUP,late Gothic, Franken, probably Nuremberg, dated 1498. Carved linden wood, flat verso, painted and parcel gilt. H 104 cm. A finger and the paint partly restored.

Sold for CHF 126 000