A silver miniature depicting a scene from the Battle of Austerlitz by Kirstein in Strasbourg, dated 1809
Orders & Military Collectibles until 1918 | A90m | Live auction | 521 Lots
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DescriptionFinely repousséd silver plate with finely engraved and chased details. The three-dimensional figures partially applied. Portrayal of French hussars attacking a generic infantry unit. On the lower edge engraved signature "Kirstein orfre. à Straßbourg 1809". Partially small losses in the background in the transition to the figures. Under glass in original fire-gilt bronze frame with movable suspension ring. Diameter 9.5 cm, framed 14.5 cm.
Jakob Friedrich Kirstein (1765 - 1838), Strasbourg silversmith, known for his elaborately crafted miniature reliefs.
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