27 avril 2017

A large brass astrolabe, Melchior Tavernier, 1632

Lot 193. A large brass astrolabe, Melchior Tavernier, 1632. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 102,640 - USD 153,960). Price realised GBP 137,000 (USD 175,771). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The brass mater with throne and suspension shackle above, the rim graduated with two degree scales and one for hours, the inside of the womb plain with two plates, the first with stereographic projections to each side for 45° and 51°, the second with stereographic projection for 48° and a universal projection to... [Lire la suite]
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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 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

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]
17 avril 2017

The Met reunites Caravaggio's last two paintings in exhibition

Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) (Italian, Milan or Caravaggio 1571-1610 Porto Ercole). The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, 1610. Oil on canvas. Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Naples. NEW YORK, NY.- The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, Caravaggio's (1571–1610) last painting, is on exceptional loan from the Banca Intesa Sanpaolo in Naples and presented with The Met's The Denial of Saint Peter, also created by the artist in the last months of his life. Commissioned by the Genoese patrician Marcantonio Doria... [Lire la suite]

13 avril 2017

Grand gobelet couvert en argent et vermeil par Simon Wickert, Augsbourg, vers 1680

Lot 227. Grand gobelet couvert en argent et vermeil par Simon Wickert, Augsbourg, vers 1680. Estimation: 4,000 — 6,000 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's. reposant sur trois pieds boules, le corps et le couvercle repoussés de trois bustes d'empereurs dans des coeurs séparés par des paysages et des trophées de fruits, la prise du couvercle en boule. Haut. 20,3 cm, 639 g ; 8in. high, 20oz 11dwt A LARGE GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER COVERED BEAKER ON THREE BALL FEET, SIMON WICKERT, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1680 Sotheby's. Importante... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2017

Plat ovale en argent partiellement doré par Johann Paul Schmidt, Leipzig, vers 1685

Lot 226. Plat ovale en argent partiellement doré par Johann Paul Schmidt, Leipzig, vers 1685. Estimation: 2,500 — 3,500 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's. la bordure cannelée, le marli à décor de branches feuillagée et fruits, le centre réprésentant une maison dans un paysage arboré. Long. 30 cm, 196,8 g ; 11 ./4 in. long, 6oz, 6dwt A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER OVAL DISH, JOHANN PAUL SCHMIDT, LEIPZIG, CIRCA 1685  Sotheby's. Importante Orfèvrerie Européenne, Boîtes en Or et Objets de vitrine, Paris, 26 avr. 2017,... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2017

Boîte de toilette en vermeil par Johann Phillip Stenglin I, Augsbourg, vers 1680

  Lot 225. Boîte de toilette en vermeil par Johann Phillip Stenglin I, Augsbourg, vers 1680. Estimation: 3,000 — 4,000 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's. de forme ovale à bord dentelé, le couvercle repoussé de deux gentilhommes se saluant dans une forêt. Long. 11 cm, 128 g ; 4 1/3 in. long, 4oz 2dwt A GERMAN SILVER-GILT OVAL TOILET-BOX, JOHANN PHILLIP STENGLIN I, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1680  Sotheby's. Importante Orfèvrerie Européenne, Boîtes en Or et Objets de vitrine, Paris, 26 avr. 2017, 10:30 AM 
13 avril 2017

Coupe de corporation de cordonniers en cuivre doré, probablement Allemagne, vers 1680

Lot 219. Coupe de corporation de cordonniers en cuivre doré, probablement Allemagne, vers 1680. Estimation: 3,000 — 4,000 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's. en forme de botte, la boucle ornée de rinceaux et d'une tête rayonnante, ornée de  trois glands de passementerie et d'un éperon. Haut. 25 cm ; 9 3/4 in high A PROBABLY GERMAN GILT-COPPER CORPORATION CUP SHALED AS A RIDING BOOT, CIRCA 1680 Sotheby's. Importante Orfèvrerie Européenne, Boîtes en Or et Objets de vitrine, Paris, 26 avr. 2017, 10:30 AM