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Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945) Pair of Relief Sculptures: Mutter schützt ihr Kind I (Mother Protecting Her Child I)

Auction:
3029B
Lot:
370
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3029B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 27, 2017 4:00PM

Description:

Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945)

Pair of Relief Sculptures: Mutter schützt ihr Kind I (Mother Protecting Her Child I) and Mutter schützt ihr Kind II (Mother Protecting Her Child II)
Both inscribed "Kollwitz" and stamped with the foundry mark "H.Noack Berlin."
Bronze reliefs with golden brown patina, sizes to 7 1/8 x 7 3/16 x 3 in. (17.8 x 18.2 x 7.6 cm).
Condition: Minor surface grime, Mother I with tape residue on reverse.

N.B. Posthumous casts, probably from 1955 or later.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Dust and dirt to interstices. No other condition issues to report.

Mutter schützt ihr Kind II (Mother Protecting Her Child II)- Inscribed "Kollwitz" u.r. of lower side edge and stamped with the foundry mark "H.Noack Berlin" u.l. of right side edge, numbered "5472" on tape affixed to the reverse. Bronze relief, 7 1/8 x 7 3/16 x 3 in. (17.8 x 18.2 x 7.6 cm).

Mutter schützt ihr Kind I (Mother Protecting Her Child I) andMutter schützt ihr Kind II (Mother Protecting Her Child II)

Inscribed "Kollwitz" c.l. of bottom edge and stamped with the foundry mark "H.Noack Berlin" l.r. of bottom edge.
Bronze relief, 6 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (17.3 x 17.4 x 4.1 cm).<


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.

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German orthography, Kollwitz, Mutter

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