18 mai 2018

Workshop of Wenzel Jamnitzer, Drinking Vessel in the Shape of a Cockerel, 3rd quarter of 16th century

  Workshop of Wenzel Jamnitzer, Drinking Vessel in the Shape of a Cockerel, 3rd quarter of 16th century. Nautilus shell, partly gilt and painted silver, natural casts, H. 18.4 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, inv. no. KK 1060. The milky-white body of the cockerel immediately captivates the viewer with its wondrous reflective luster. Its sheen is delicate, smooth, and soft, contrasting sharply with the solid, textured, and sharp gilding clasping the nautilus shell body. The striations of the shell radiate from... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2018

Silver columbine cup, Franz Doth, Nuremberg, ca. 1600

Lot 197. Silver columbine cup, Franz Doth, Nuremberg, ca. 1600. Height 31.5cm. Estimate 12,000 - 14,000 EUR. Lot sold 14,000 EUR. © Van Ham Silver, parcel-gilt and gilt interior. On circular, slightly domed foot with rising middle, two rows of staggered, trumpet-shaped bumps. On chased ruffled decorations a small baluster shaft, on it a slightly flared cuppa with fine decorations of flowers and scrolls on punched ground in between two rows of bumps. The slip lid with protruding rim decorated... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2018

Silver cup and cover with the coat of arms of the grand master Archduke Maximilian III, Germany or Austria-Hungary, 1565

Lot 193. Museum-quality silver cup and cover with the coat of arms of the grand master Archduke Maximilian III, presumably Germany or Austria-Hungary, dated on plaque 1595. Approximately 546g. Height 35cm. Estimate 25,000 - 30,000 EUR. Lot sold 43,000 EUR. © Van Ham Silver, applies. On circular base with profiled rim and bulbous, raised center short shaft with strong knob. On it ram heads alternating with fruit in relief. High, slightly conical cuppa decorated with... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2018

Large Renaissance coconut spokal with temperantia, attributed to Hans Hoffmann the Younger, Wroclaw, ca. 1580

Lot 192. Large silver Renaissance coconut cup with Temperence, attributed to Hans Hoffmann the Younger, Wroclaw, ca. 1580. Height 40.5cm. Estimate 25,000 - 30,000 EUR. Lot sold 40,000 EUR. © Van Ham Silver, gilt. Coconut. Circular foot with base-shaped raised centre. On the vaulted edge ornamental dolphins alternating with antique-like portraits in medallions and winged female mythical creatures with applied scroll motifs. Repeatedly stepped shaft with vase-shaped knob, on it fruits and ram heads,... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2018

Joos van Cleve (around 1485 Kleve - 1541 Antwerp), Portrait of a young man

Lot 1006. Joos van Cleve (around 1485 Kleve - 1541 Antwerp), Portrait of a young man. Oil on wood. 20 x 12.5 cm. Estimate: € 100,000 - € 120,000. © Lempertz Provenance: Henry Oppenheimer (1839-1932 London). - Christie's London, 24.7.1936, Lot 8. - Koetser Gallery, London, New York 1941. - Nicholas M. Acquavella Galleries, New York. - Private collection New York (?). - Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York, 7.6.1984, Lot 13th - German Private Collection. Exhibited: London 1927, No. 124 (?). - Koetser Gallery, New... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2018

Alpine master of the 16th century, Open Missal

Lot 1005. Alpine master of the 16th century, Open Missal. Oil on softwood. 43.2 x 53.5 cm. Estimate: € 60,000 - € 80,000 © Lempertz Provenance: South German private property. Note: For the genre of the book image, see Anja Schneckenburger-Broschek: Old German Painting. The panel paintings and altars of the 14th to 16th centuries in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister and in the Hessian State Museum Kassel, Kassel 1997, pp. 269-284. The painting belongs to a group of closely related book pictures, which were created in... [Lire la suite]

24 avril 2018

Attributed to François Quesnel (Edinburgh 1543 - 1619 Paris), Portrait of a French noblewoman, half-length

Lot 8. Attributed to François Quesnel (Edinburgh 1543 - 1619 Paris), Portrait of a French noblewoman, half-length, wearing a ruff, pearls, a cross-shaped ribbon, and holding a fan, with an old handwritten label on the reverse of the original canvas: De[...] nn. Delbe / fe[..] M.re Si[...] / Delb[...] seigneur de / Villes[cenie?]; oil on its original canvas, 87.3 x 62.3 cm.; 34 3/8  x 24 1/2  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2018

A set of 12 European silver-gilt standing cups reunited for the first time in more than 150 years

Four Caesar Figures: Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Cladius. AYLESBURY.- For the first time in more than 150 years some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic treasures of the Renaissance, a set of 12 European silver-gilt standing cups - known as the ‘Aldobrandini Tazze’ – have be reunited and displayed together at Waddesdon Manor.  These beautiful table ornaments celebrate the Twelve Caesars, notorious rulers of ancient Rome. Each standing cup (or tazza) includes a portrait of one of the Caesars, as well as four... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2018

Limoges, circa 1600, by Jean I Limosin, Man of Sorrows

Lot 9. Limoges, circa 1600, by Jean I Limosin, Man of Sorrows, painted enamel monogrammed I.L 11 x 8 cm; 4 1/3 by 3 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 €. Lot sold 4,000 €. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Sotheby's. Important Mobilier, Sculptures et Objets d'art, Paris, 11 Apr 2018
09 avril 2018

Exhibition at the Prado Museum brings together 82 sketches by Peter Paul Rubens

Rubens, Prometheus, 1636 - 1637. Oil on panel. 16,6 x 25,7 cm, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado. ©Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID.- In addition to focusing on the importance of Rubens within the history of the oil sketch and facilitating an appreciation of the unique qualities of his works of this type, the exhibition Rubens. Painter of Sketches presents the results of an exhaustive research project directed by the exhibition’s two curators: Friso Lammertse, curator of Old Master Painting at the Boijmans... [Lire la suite]