?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
LEOPOLD I; HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR. Vellum Document Signed, "LeopoldI," confirming the nobility of Isaac Buirette von Öhlefeld, in German. Countersigned by vice chancellor Leopold Wilhelm von Königsegg-Rothenfels. Issued without coat of arms. 8 pages, folio velvet boards with silk ties mostly intact, bound with silk cord, intact pendent imperial wax seal in original wooden enclosure attached by original cord; faint scattered foxing; original tin box. Vienna, 18 December 1691
Isaac Buirette von Öhlefeld (1638-1708) operated a trading company in Nürnberg and a brewery in Erlangen. Although the owners and structures have changed, beer has been brewed continuously at the same location on Hugenottenplatz since 1692.