Wed, 5th Dec 2018 10:00

Fine European Works of Art & Clocks

  Lot 28

A BRONZE FIGURE OF EVE, POSSIBLY 16TH CENTURY GERMAN, CIRCLE OF LOY HERING (1485-1554) the standing figure looking at a serpent in her left hand, holding an apple in her right, her right foot raised on a conch shell, over an integral circular base, dark brown patination, raised on a later Rouge marble cylindrical base plinth, the bronze 40.5cm high, 52cm high overall This bronze figure of Eve shares stylistic similarities with a bronze of Eve previously in the collection of Leon Bagrit that Yvonne Hackenbroch had attributed to Loy Hering and catalogued as Augsburg circa 1525. (See Sotheby's, London, 8 December 2006, lot 250, Yvonne Hackenbroch, 'Bronzes in the collection of Mr. Leon Bagrit', Connoisseur, May 1959, p.217, figs.7-8).

Estimated at £800 - £1,200


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