Sales catalogues

The following sales catalogues provide detailed information (in German) on the collection of the Gipsformerei (Replica Workshop). Please bear in mind that the majority of objects are produced on demand and in many cases long production times may arise as a result.

6th millennium BCE to 2nd century CE

The full array of original casts produced since 1820 by the Gipsformerei, part of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, is revealed in this series of catalogues. This particular catalogue contains photographs of our collection of casts of Egyptian monuments, with detailed descriptions and specifications of each object. Our storeroom of moulds, from which customer orders are produced, is a veritable treasure trove. Of particular value in this area are those moulds that were made of the monuments centuries ago. Since then, the monuments have been exposed to harmful environmental factors to such a degree that their details are often so faded as to be barely recognizeable. Casts produced from these old moulds often bear much more detail than the originals. The works listed in this book date from the 6th millennium BCE to the 2nd century CE.

€2.50

4th millennium to 6th century BCE; Sumerians, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians

This catalogue contains photographs of our collection of casts taken from monuments in Asia Minor, with detailed descriptions and specifications of each object. Our storeroom of moulds is a veritable treasure trove. Among the oldest and most fascinating objects held in the collection are the moulds of Hittite rock reliefs produced by Carl Humann at Yazilikaya (in 1882) and on Nemrud Dagh (in 1883), as well as the casts produced from the moulds made by Otto Puchstein and Carl Humann of monuments in Maraš, now Kahramanmaraş (near Zincirli, 1882, 1883). Thanks to these original casts, historical, in-situ finds have been preserved for posterity that no longer survive in this form at the original site, having been damaged or in some cases even destroyed in the century since the moulds were made. As a result, this particular catalogue amounts to much more than an index of the objects available for casting – it documents the richness of the collection and the special focus placed historically on the sculpture of Asia Minor by the Berlin museums.

€2.50

3rd millennium BCE to 4th century CE

This catalogue contains photographs of our collection of casts taken of Greek and Roman free-standing statues, with detailed descriptions and specifications of each object. Our storeroom of moulds is a veritable treasure trove. Of particular value in this area are the moulds that were made of the artefacts centuries ago. Since then the statues have been exposed to the weather to such a degree that their details are so often faded as to be barely recognizeable. Casts produced from these old moulds often bear much more detail than the originals. A good example of this can be seen in the 60 frieze panels from the Column of Marcus Aurelius in Rome. The works contained in this publication span a period of 3000 years, ranging from the female idols of the Cycladic culture to Roman portraits dating from the 4th century CE.

€5.00

This catalogue contains photographs of our collection of casts taken from Greek and Roman monuments, with detailed descriptions and specifications of each object. Our storeroom of moulds is a veritable treasure trove. The moulds and models held at the workshop of destroyed, missing or severely damaged originals are extremely valuable and are of huge importance to scholars. The works contained in this publication span a period of 3000 years, ranging from vessels dating from the 3rd millennium BCE and Cycladic civilization up to Roman works from the 3rd century CE.

€5.00

4th to 17th century. Late antiquity, Byzantine, Italian Renaissance, including works by Donatello, della Robbia, Michelangelo

This catalogue contains photographs of our collection of casts of Christian artefacts, with detailed descriptions and specifications of each object. Our storeroom of moulds is a veritable treasure trove. This publication features free-standing statues, reliefs and bronze figurines from the late antique and Byzantine periods and from Italy up to the 17th century, including moulds of works by Donatello, della Robbia and Michelangelo.

€2.50

Byzantine, Middle Ages and Baroque

This catalogue contains photographs of our collection of casts taken of artworks in ivory, with detailed descriptions and specifications of each object. Our storeroom of moulds is a veritable treasure trove. The value of such moulds, especially from a research perspective, lies in the fact that casts can be made of objects which are no longer well preserved in the original form, often being severely worn, destroyed or lost. The moulds featured in this brochure are copies of works from the Byzantine Empire, the Middle Ages and the Baroque.

€2.50

12th to 17th century; including by Donatello, Bramante, Cellini

Out of print

11th to 18th century; including works from Bamberg and Naumburg cathedral, Riemenschneier, Schadow, Dannecker

This catalogue contains photographs of our collection of casts taken of large medieval sculptures, with detailed descriptions and commentaries on each object. Our storeroom of moulds is a veritable treasure trove of works from the 11th to 18th century, including sculptures from Bamberg and Naumburg cathedral, as well as by Tilman Riemenschneider, J. G. Schadow and J. H. Dannecker.

Out of print

Focuses mainly on the Berlin School (Schadow, Rauch, Wichmann, Tieck, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Houdon, and Rodin)

€5.00

Spans some 700,000 years up to the 11th century CE, tools, implements and artefacts originally used in cults and religious practices.

This catalogue contains photographs of our collection of casts taken of objects from prehistory and early history, with specifications of each object. Our storerooms contain over 600 moulds of objects from Europe, as well as 88 moulds of the antiquities from Troy. The originals date from a period of 700,000 years up to the 11th century CE.

In addition, we also have moulds of objects from the pre-Columbian Americas, Asia, India and Africa, which are not included in the catalogue.

€2.50

Orders
Gipsformerei
Sophie-Charlotten-Str. 17-18
14059 Berlin (Nähe Charlottenburger Schloss)
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 3267690
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 32676912
gf[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

Postal address:
Sophie-Charlotten-Straße 17/18
14059 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 326769 11
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 32676912
gf[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

Head: Miguel Helfrich
Workshop: Cornelia Hoppe
Sale: Roland Wilhelm

On the 27th of december the Gipsformerei will be closed.