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Draughtsman

Draughtsman

  • Place of origin:

    Augsburg (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1685 - ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Leherr, Christoph Jakob, born 1647 - died 1707 (designed)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood

  • Museum number:

    M.35-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The games-piece is decorated with emblematic scenes based on designs by Christoph Jakob Leherr (1647-1707), an Augsburg medallist.
Games of skill such as chess and draughts with their chivalric and military associations had deep roots in patrician leisure, and luxury boards and games-pieces became common possessions amongst the elite of Renaissance Europe.

Physical description

Obverse: A hand holds an empty purse upside-down over a games-board. Inscription.
Reverse: A dice on a winged hat over a table adorned with a wreath. Inscription.

Place of Origin

Augsburg (made)

Date

ca. 1685 - ca. 1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Leherr, Christoph Jakob, born 1647 - died 1707 (designed)

Materials and Techniques

Wood

Marks and inscriptions

'FREQVENS . TIBI . DISSIPAT . AVRVM'
obverse

'FERT . PRAEMIA . FAVSTA'
reverse

Object history note

Bought, 8£.

Descriptive line

Draughtsman, wood, after designs of Jakob Leherr, Germany (Augsburg), ca. 1685-1700

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Himmelheber, G. (ed). Spiele, Munichm 1972, p. 82, no 183, figs. 96 & 97

Production Note

The games-piece is decorated with emblematic scenes based on desgins by Christoph Jakob Leherr (1647-1707), an Augsburg medallist

Materials

Wood

Subjects depicted

Table; Hat; Dice; Games board

Categories

Games; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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