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25 October 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 44
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Current Bid:
Magnifier
Southern Netherlands. William I, Prince of Orange. 1544-1585. Medal (Silver, gilt, 44mm, 24.5 g 12), a very old cast, by Conrad Bloc, Antwerp, 1577. GVILEL.D.G.PR.AVRAICAE.CO.NASSAVIAE.1577 Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of William to right; on shoulder truncation, AET.44; below, .COEN.BLOC.F. Rev. CHARLOTTE.DE.BOVRBON.PR.DAVRENGE.A.1577. Bust of Charlotte, princess of Orange, to left, wearing ornamental hair net, a ruff and embroidered robes. Tourneur, RBN 1925, p. 203, 2. Van Loon I, p. 236. A very fine cast made by soldering two hollow shells together. Considerable traces of orginal gilding. Traces of a removed mount, otherwise, good very fine.


Ex Elsen 99, 28 March 2009, 2991.

This medal formed part of a series by Bloc that were made in 1577 and refer to the support William received in the Southern Netherlands (he had a triumphal entry into Brussels in September 1577).
Current Status
Pre-Bidding closes:
25 Oct 2011 00:00:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
30 Nov 2021 00:57:08 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Current Bid:
No Bids
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Lot 44
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Southern Netherlands. William I, Prince of Orange. 1544-1585. Medal (Silver, gilt, 44mm, 24.5 g 12), a very old cast, by Conrad Bloc, Antwerp, 1577. GVILEL.D.G.PR.AVRAICAE.CO.NASSAVIAE.1577 Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of William to right; on shoulder truncation, AET.44; below, .COEN.BLOC.F. Rev. CHARLOTTE.DE.BOVRBON.PR.DAVRENGE.A.1577. Bust of Charlotte, princess of Orange, to left, wearing ornamental hair net, a ruff and embroidered robes. Tourneur, RBN 1925, p. 203, 2. Van Loon I, p. 236. A very fine cast made by soldering two hollow shells together. Considerable traces of orginal gilding. Traces of a removed mount, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Lot 45
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Southern Netherlands, Antwerp. 1578. Medal (Silver, gilt, 34mm, 22 g 12), an original cast in honor of Abraham Ortelius, by J. Jonghelinck (1530-1606). ABRAHAMVS ORTELIVS ANTVERP Bare headed and bearded bust of Ortelius to right, wearing ruff and rich robes; on truncation, 1578. Rev. ΜΩΡΙΑ ΠΑΡΑ ΤΩ ΘΕΩ (= with God is foolishness Serpent coiled to left around a pile of books, his head piercing a globus cruciger. Armand III, 307. Smolderen 93. Very rare. A very fine contemporary cast, with original after-cast engraving of details. Fields slightly smoothed and with traces of original gilding. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Lot 46
Estimate: 5000 CHF
, Northwest Germany. Circa 1580 or, perhaps, slightly later. One-sided roundel (Bronze, 154mm, 310 g), based on a design by Jost Amman (1539-1591). Scene of Dido’s foundation of Carthage. According to legend when the Phoenician princess Elissa (her epithet was Dido = the Wanderer) arrived in the area of Tunisia she asked if her people could have land for a settlement, just as much as could be encompassed by an oxhide. This she was granted but she was able to have the hide so finely cut up that she was able to use it to surround an entire hill, from then on known as the Byrsa, or hide. On this medal we see her on horseback in the foreground, surrounded by attendants and the local inhabitants. Before her two soldiers are carefully cutting the hide on a table, from which it falls as a continuous rope into a coil on the ground before; this long string is being uncoiled to form the city boundary by two men on the right; other attendants, including horsemen are in the background, some leading pack animals and some, riding camels. In the far background, view of a city, with towers and bridges: either a view of Utica or a vision of the Carthage to come. Around the edge, wreath of leaves and fruits. Rev. Plain, but with incuse areas behind areas of higher relief on the obverse. A ring mount, perhaps of slightly later date than the roundel, is soldered onto the reverse at 12 o’clock. Weber 561 (but illustrating an example without the wreath border). Rare. A superb, original cast, beautifully detailed with figures in high relief. Splendid and uniform dark brown patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
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