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Premier Auction - Session I

Fri, Sep 16, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 720

Wilhelm Hunt Diederich Rare Horse Racing Bronze

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

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$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

(American, 1884-1953)

At the Start, possibly a unique work, signed in base with conjoined monogram "WHD", foundry mark "Roman Bronze Works N-Y-", patinated bronze, 18-1/2 x 20 x 20 in.

Note: The subject of a jockey is not uncommon in the work of Hunt Diederich, one of which is replicated in this bronze that includes three jockeys at the start of a race. The use of three is extraordinarily rare and may suggest this is a unique work.

Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection


good condition, dark brown patina, possible sight rubbing to center horse, some minor abrasions to base

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