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A complete set of cast iron plaques with the 12 Apostles

Black patinated cast iron. Holy Spirit, two with vase motifs above and still lifes below. Engraved with letters and numbers. D c. 15 cm.
öniglich Preußische Gießerei and Gleiwitz / Gliwice, the models by Leonhard Posch, c. 1820.

In May 1820, mining inspector Johann Carl Ludewig Gerhard (1768 – 1835) suggested the creation of 13 plaques with depictions of Christ and the twelve Apostles after now lost engraved prototypes. The reliefs were completed in December of the same year and listed in the academy catalogue as casts from Gleiwitz (Forschler-Tarrasch, p. 223).

Provenance

The C. Lith collection.

Literature

Cf. cat. Eisen statt Gold, Berlin 1982, no. 169 ff., p. 84 ff. Wilmuth Arenhövel found the entire series in the catalogue of Gleiwitz / Gliwice that was produced up until 1835. Cf. Forschler-Tarrasch, Leonhard Posch 1750 1831 Porträtmodelleur und Bildhauer, Berlin 2002, no. 855 ff.

Lot 326 Dα

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3.000 € - 4.000 €

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