Prized silver tureen from Östergötland
It was apparent already during the previous season that the demand for precious silver antiques has increased considerably. The surprise this year was the Russian Department which attracted greater interest than expected. The real attraction, however, proved to be a silver tureen from Östergötland.
TUREEN with COVER, by Nils Dahl, Linköping, Sweden, 1754–1759. Early Rococo. Final price SEK 723,000. A piece from the late 18th century created by the silversmith Nils Dahl in Linköping. The tureen is known as the Burensköld tureen, after its likely owner, Mariana Burensköld.
“Nils Dahl created an incredibly attractive combination of French Rococo with its robust forms and an austerity that is more Swedish. And then there are the masculine lion paw feet. It is pure and has a certain lightness to it,” says Anna Wehtje, specialist on antique silver at Bukowskis.
The tureen was probably bought by baroness Mariana Burensköld, who was married to Claus Filip von Schwerin, the sole heir in 1754 to the extensive Burensköld entailed estate in Östergötland that comprised, among other things, the villages of Hylinge, Hulterstad, Husby, Fyllingarum and Idingstad, along with several manors. The tureen has gilt interior and is oval in shape. The cover is topped with a cone knob.
Two pieces shone above the rest among the Russian Fabergé silver pieces: a so-called jardinière, a bowl for fruit and sweets, final price SEK 270,000, and a 208-piece set of cutlery bearing the Imperial Warrant Stamp, final price SEK 221,000.
(The final price includes commission)
See hammer prices for the Spring Classic Sale 2012.
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