Alain.R.Truong

26 avril 2017

Extraordinary Pair of Platinum and Type lla Diamond Earrings

Lot 82. Extraordinary Pair of Platinum and 20.29 and 20.02 carats Type lla Diamond Earrings . Estimate 4,500,000 — 5,500,000 USD. Lot sold 5,300,000 USD to an Asian Private. Photo: Sotheby's. Supporting two square emerald-cut diamonds weighing 20.29 and 20.02 carats, topped by two smaller square emerald-cut diamonds weighing 1.01 carats each, further decorated with small round diamonds weighing approximately .70 carat. Accompanied by four GIA reports: No. 1162363720 stating that the 20.29 carat diamond is D color, Internally... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver cup and cover, Eustachius Hohmann, Nuremberg, circa 1593-1602

Lot 13. A German parcel-gilt silver cup and cover, Eustachius Hohmann, Nuremberg, circa 1593-1602; 26.7cm., 10 1/2 in. high; 274.4gr., 8oz. 16dwt. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. pear form, the lower body chased with foliate strap-work, the cover with stylised urn finial issuing foliate sprays cast from nature, accolee armorials to inside cover, dated 1636, the cast 'wood-cutter' stem below foliate sheet scrollwork, on a spreading circular double-dome foot... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver cup and cover, Jeremias Flicker II, Augsburg, 1606-10

Lot 11. A German parcel-gilt silver cup and cover, Jeremias Flicker II, Augsburg, 1606-10; 25.3cm., 10in. high; 341.5gr., 10oz. 18dwt. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. diamond embossed heart-shaped body, similarly embossed cover and domed foot below stem, figure finial, body, cover and foot also with 1806 Vienna control marks. Note: For a similar example by Johann Flicker IV see, Habsburg Feldman, Geneva, 11 November 1987, Lot 70/85. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire,... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2017

A German silver-gilt cup and cover, Heinrich Jonas, Nuremburg, circa 1593-1602

Lot 10. A German silver-gilt cup and cover, Heinrich Jonas, Nuremburg, circa 1593-1602; 32.4cm., 12 3/4 in. high; 367gr., 11oz. 14dwt. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the cover with waisted and girdled pedestal surmounted by a warrior, the body of flaring beaker form, chased with three vignettes depicting a horse, a stag, and a unicorn among fruiting and foliate strapwork, the compressed knopped stem spreading on to an embossed double-domed foot, marked on... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver canister, Hieronymus Wolfgang Kern, Augsburg, circa 1649-53

Lot 9. A German parcel-gilt silver canister, Hieronymus Wolfgang Kern, Augsburg, circa 1649-53; 19.8cm., 7 3/4 in. high.; 1111.3gr., 35oz. 14dwt. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. sexfoil, the body chased with panels of foliate and shell scrolls, the screw-off cover similarly chased, panelled double scroll drop handle, lobate detachable stopper with loop handle, fully marked, also with 1788 St Petersburg control mark. Provenance: Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver covered beaker, Hans Paulus Hauer, Nuremburg, circa 1670

Lot 8. A German parcel-gilt silver covered beaker, Hans Paulus Hauer, Nuremburg, circa 1670; 17.1cm., 6 3/4 in.high; 301.7gr., 9oz. 14dwt. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. body and cover chased with foliage, on three ball feet. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 04 May 2017, 10:30 AM

26 avril 2017

A German silver-gilt stacking 'Munzbecher', Hans Kellner, Nuremberg, 1592-94

Lot 7. A German silver-gilt stacking 'Munzbecher', Hans Kellner, Nuremberg, 1592-94; 8.9cm., 3 1/2 in. high; 245gr., 8oz. 3dwt. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the upper body applied with four casts after antique Roman coins between engraved foliate scrolls, lower body chased with lobes and strapwork, circular foot cast and chased in high relief with dancing putti in leafy scrolls, underside initialled 'L M L' Literature: Timothy Schroder, The Gilbert... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2017

Canvas credited to Diego Velazquez sold for 8 million euros at Abalarte in Madrid

Lot 41. Diego Velazquez, "Retrato de una nina" (Portrait of a girl), 1616-1617, oil on canvas,  57,5 x 44 cm. Sold for 8,7000,000 €. Photo courtesy Abalarte Gallery MADRID (AFP).- A painting that had been in the same family for generations and was only recently credited to Spain's famed artist Diego Velazquez was sold Tuesday in Madrid for eight million euros, auction house Abalarte said. The "Portrait of a girl," which portrays a young girl with large, sad eyes, her hands held together as if in... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 242. A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 44.5 cm, 17 1/2  in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's. the globular central section rising from a tall spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck, painted around the exterior with a prunus and cracked-ice ground divided by keyfret and moulded plain bands and chevron bands at the foot and rim.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 6th December 1978, lot 757. Roger Keverne Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A large blue and white 'Scholars' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 241. A large blue and white 'Scholars' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 48.5 cm, 9 1/16  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted to the interior with a garden scene of three scholars playing musical instruments under a pine tree, assisted by two attendants, encircled by a border of four auspicious emblems interspersed with leafy lotus sprays, within a wide border of cartouche panelled scenes reserved on a... [Lire la suite]