28 août 2013

Jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece 'From Brazilian Yellow Topaz". Pallard, Jean Jacques (Goldsmith), Geneva or Vienna, 1755

Jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece 'From Brazilian Yellow Topaz". Pallard, Jean Jacques (Goldsmith), Geneva or Vienna, 1755-1756. Three step-cut topaz, 369 diamonds, gold, silver. Total H 15.2 cm; Order: 10.9 x 8.0 mm; trailer: 4.3 x 4.5 cm. VIII 5. Green Vault © Dresden State Art Collections 2013 Only after Augustus the Strong converted to Catholicism in 1697, paved the way for his inclusion in the oldest and most prestigious Catholic order, the Order of the Golden Fleece. In fact, it was only in 1722 coincided with his... [Lire la suite]

28 août 2013

Golden Fleece with "Bohemian garnet". Diespach, Franz Georg Christoph (jeweler), Prague, 1749

Golden Fleece with "Bohemian garnet". Diespach, Franz Georg Christoph (jeweler), Prague 1749. 3 large lobsters (above and below Pryop, middle: almandine), 4 small grenade, 318 diamonds, gold, silver, enamel. Total H 16.3 cm. VIII 6. Green Vault © Dresden State Art Collections 2013 The insignia of the highest Habsburg Knights were Augustus the Strong and his son, the future King Augustus III. , 1722 awarded jointly by Poland. However, since 1697, Augustus the Strong was in the range of the knights. Emperor Charles... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2013

Golden Fleece with onyx. Köhler, Johann Heinrich (jeweler), Dresden, 1725

Golden Fleece with onyx. Köhler, Johann Heinrich (jeweler), Dresden, 1725; three onyx cabochons, 86 diamonds, gold, silver, enamel; 14.5 x 7.0 cm. VIII 1. Green Vault © Dresden State Art Collections 2013 The cool Noblesse radiating jewel with three Onyxes was passed in July 1725 a jeweler Johann Heinrich Köhler. Koehler had created already in 1722 the "big" diamond fleece Order as important religious representation of Augustus the Strong. This order is the growing favor of the king against the Dresden goldsmith in 1701... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2013

Golden Fleece with oriental opal, 1724

Golden Fleece with oriental opal, 1724; three opal cabochons, 101 foiled rose diamonds, gold, silver. Jewel: 11.5 x 6.8 cm; Coulant: 2.6 x 3.0 cm. VIII 2. Green Vault © Dresden State Art Collections 2013 A now lost contemporary collection of woven Order of Augustus the Strong delivered to the January 1724 as the date of submission of the "fleece (it) with 3 large oriental opals and small diamonds on red foil." Probably created by a no longer identifiable jeweler outside of Dresden, is the gem opals with a remarkable piece of... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2013

Jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece (Spinel garnish). Dinglingerhaus, workshop of Johann Melchior (jeweler), Dresden, 1722

Jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece (Spinel garnish). Dinglingerhaus, workshop of Johann Melchior (jeweler), Dresden, 1722. Three great spinels, 70 diamonds, gold, enamel, silver gilt, 17.9 x 9.5 cm. VIII 122. Green Vault © Dresden State Art Collections 2013 The jewels of secular knights made from the most exclusive jewelry princely clothes. One of the oldest and most respected, the Order of the Golden Fleece, was exclusively Catholic princes reserved.Founded in 1430 by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, the toison d'or... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2013

A Famille-Verte octagonal bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A Famille-Verte octagonal bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's the exterior richly enameled, each of the eight panels painted with a different rendering of an archaic Ding-form vessel against alternating grounds of aubergine and green diamond pattern with two shou characters and a green stippled ground with scattered flowers all above a narrow lappet band, the interior with a central medallion of a large Ding vessel against a leiwen ground, the rim with... [Lire la suite]

28 août 2013

A pair of rare pair of Famille-Verte ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A pair of rare pair of Famille-Verte ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's the pear-shaped body of each well-modeled with spiraling ribs, repeated on the high arching C-form handle, upright spout and domed cover, painted with lotus, scattered flowers, pairs of birds and fluttering butterflies, against a ground of iron-red stippling, the base glazed white  (4). Height 10 7/8  in.,  27.6 cm. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 USD PROVENANCE: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York,... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2013

A Famille-Verte Rouleau Vase,

A Famille-Verte Rouleau Vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's of cylindrical form, the canted shoulder rising to a tall neck and galleried rim, well-painted with a continuous scene of four musicians, playing the pipa, sheng, castanets and clapper, performing for a seated dignitary attended to by boys serving tea in an open garden pavilion with a landscape-painted folding screen behind, the shoulder with reserves of bamboo and florets on a green diaper ground, the neck with a rustic... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2013

A café-au-lait-ground famille-verte bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A café-au-lait-ground famille-verte bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's the exterior neatly painted with an aubergine-glazed knotted and twisting prunus tree issuing bountiful branches and blossoms with a pair of birds in between, all against an evenly toned cafe-au-lait ground, the interior and base glazed white, apocryphal six-character Xuande within a double circle. Diameter 6 in., 15.2. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD PROVENANCE: John Sparks, Ltd., London, 22nd September 1982. ... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2013

A celadon-ground, underglaze blue and copper red baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A celadon-ground, underglaze blue and copper red baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's the elegantly potted ovoid body rising to a slightly flared neck encircled by a single raised fillet, well-painted in raised white slip and underglaze blue and copper red on a celadon ground with flowering prunus branches emerging from rockwork with two small birds darting above, the interior and base glazed white. Height 17 in., 43 cm. Estimation 25,000 — 35,000 USD PROVENANCE: L.... [Lire la suite]