Sale 23SC01 | Lot 1336

Novelty Silver Plated Hildesheim Crater

Catalogue: The Alice Kwartler Collection
Novelty Silver Plated Hildesheim Crater

Lot Details

Lot 1336
Novelty Silver Plated Hildesheim Crater
Model Wine Cooler
20th Century
Modelled after an example from antiquity, of crater-form, the body chased with putti, flowers and griffins, on stepped wooden base. Height overall 9 1/4 inches.

The model for this wine cooler was discovered in 1868 in the German town of Hildesheim and formed part of a Roman treasure of 70 pieces dating to the 1st century BC. Soon after the discovery, the famed house of Christofle reproduced the pieces, including the crater, in electroplating to capture the details from the original pieces.

The original Hildesheim Crater is in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin and the Christofle example in the Musee d'Orsay, Paris.

C The Alice Kwartler Collection

Estimate: $200 - $400
Sold for $252 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Alice Kwartler took great pride in presenting silver, jewelry and objects in only the finest condition, perfect for gifts and ready for immediate use. Her store on Park Avenue was filled with treasures befitting every special occasion and milestone event.

Good condition overall; light rubbing and wear to decoration as expected from use; interior bottom with light pitting; screws onto stand

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Estimate: $200 - $400
Sold for $252 (includes buyer's premium)

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The Alice Kwartler Collection

Wed, Feb 01, 2023 at 10am EST
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