21 avril 2018

A silver-gilt mounted Chinese blue and white porcelain box, Wanli, 1573-1619, the mounts, probably Dutch or English, circa 1680

Lot 288. A silver-gilt mounted Chinese blue and white porcelain box, the body Wanli, 1573-1619, the mounts, unmarked, probably Dutch or English, circa 1680; 13.5cm., 5 3/8 in. long. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. oblong with rounded ends, the cover decorated with a bird below climbing flowers and a butterfly, the twin-compartment body with trailing vines, the cover, body, and foot, with stylised acanthus border silver-gilt mounts. Provenance: Christie's, London, 19... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2018

A German silver-gilt double beaker, Tobias Hallaicher, Augsburg, 1685-87

Lot 287. A German silver-gilt double beaker, Tobias Hallaicher, Augsburg, 1685-87; 9cm., 3 1/2 in. high; 137gr., 4oz. 8dwt. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. fitting together and detaching to form two beakers, embossed and chased with alternatively plain and matted spiral gadroons. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 01 May 2018, 02:00 PM
21 avril 2018

A German parcel-gilt silver horse on stand with mounted rider, the rider and stand, maker's mark only GIS, circa 1650, the horse

Lot 282. A German parcel-gilt silver horse on stand with mounted rider, the rider and stand, maker's mark only GIS, circa 1650, the horse associated possibly earlier; 35.5cm., 14in. high; 923gr., 29oz. 22dwt. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rearing animal with detachable head, the figure in armour with pike, hinged visor, saddle and stirrups, holding an armorial engraved shield dated 1649, on domed base embossed and chased to simulate a forest floor above... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A German parcel-gilt silver standing cup and cover, anonymous master (Seling No. 1244), Augsburg, 1610-12

Lot 266. A German parcel-gilt silver standing cup and cover, anonymous master (Seling No. 1244), Augsburg, 1610-12; 31.1cm., 12 1/4 in. high; 407gr., 13oz. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. waisted baluster form, embossed with three scenic vignettes above a husked band and fruit bouquets, surrounded by scrolling strap-work on a matted ground, the cover similarly decorated with sheet scroll-work foliate finial, the open scroll-work stem resting on a waisted dome foot... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A Continental silver-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, North German or Dutch, circa 1600

  Lot 265. A Continental silver-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, North German or Dutch, circa 1600; 33.6cm., 13 1/4 in. high. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the coconut carved in three sections with depictions from Susanna and the Elders, the intermittent straps engraved with scrolling foliage below similarly engraved rim and border, the cover chased with winged putto masks between fruit bouquets, cast warrior finial with spear and shield, the latter engraved... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A German silver-gilt gourd-shaped cup and cover, Hans Weienmayr, Augsburg, 1610-12, and later

Lot 226. A German silver-gilt gourd-shaped cup and cover, Hans Weienmayr, Augsburg, 1610-12, and later; 25.6cm., 10 1/8 in. high; 287gr., 9oz. 4dwt. Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the body chased fruit bouquets within scrolling strap-work on a matted ground, the cover and foot similarly chased, the finial cast as Bacchus, later sheet-scroll work and girdled stem, later Austrian control marks.  Sotheby's. From... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2018

Dutch Delft at Sotheby's London, 01 May 2018

Lot 213. A Dutch Delft blue and white double gourd vase, 1685-1700; 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. high. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. painted in Kangxi style with continuous panels of birds perched in flowering branches, the shoulder painted with a band of foliate scrolls reserving cartouches of flowers, blue GK monogram for Gerrit Pietersz Kam of Drie Postelyne Astonne (The Three Porcelain Ash-Barrels) factory, or De Paeuw (The Peacock) factory. ... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A Dutch amethyst-tinted glass bottle, late 17th-early 18th century

Lot 201. A Dutch amethyst-tinted glass bottle, late 17th-early 18th century; 23cm., 9in. high. Estimate 7,000 — 1,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of globe and shaft form, applied with eight vertical trails and a single ring collar on the tall neck, a small kick-up underneath the base, with metal-mount to rim and mounted-cork stopper. Property from the Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection. Note: A clear glass bottle of similar form is published by Pieter C. Ritsema van Eck, Glass in the... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

Three Dutch or German green-tinted glass roemers, mid-17th century at Sotheby's London, 01 May 2018

Lot 202. A Dutch or German pale green-tinted glass roemer, second half 17th century; 13.5cm., 5 1/4 in. high. Estimate 600 — 800 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the broad shallow bowl on a hollow stem applied with three rows of four raspberry prunts, below an engrailed band, over a spun foot, high kick-in base. Property from the Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection. Note: A roemer of similar small size is published by Pieter C. Ritsema van Eck, op. cit., Vol. I, p. 143, no. 201. Lot 203. A... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A Safavid moulded turquoise and manganese glazed jar, Iran, 17th century

Lot 77. A Safavid moulded turquoise and manganese glazed jar, Iran, 17th century; 7 ¾in. (19.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000 (USD 17,016 - USD 25,524). © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.  With two flat arched sides rising from flat base, the cusped sides with elegantly moulded palmettes at the shoulder, the flat sides with moulded floral sprays on brown ground, repaired breaks. Note: This bottle is one of a small, distinctive group of Safavid pottery. Although they were... [Lire la suite]