25 juillet 2014

Two rare Aboriginal shields realize over $45,000 and two new global fine records set at Clars

Two Aboriginal Peoples Northern Australia shields. Sold for $47,600. Photo courtesy Clars Auction Gallery OAKLAND, CA.- On July 12, 13 and 14, Clars Auction Gallery hosted their monthly fine art, jewelry and decorative art auction. The sale would become their largest July auction in the firm’s history realizing just over $1 Million. The success of the sale was fueled by both exceptional estate property and Clars’ global marketing on several platforms.  FURNITURE AND DECORATIVE ARTS The excitement began on Saturday when... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2014

Vermeilleux ! L’argent doré de Strasbourg du XVIe au XIXe siècle à la galerie J. Kugel

Alexis et Nicolas Kugel © Guillaume Benoit Il y a 50 ans presque jour pour jour, était présentée à la galerie Jacques Kugel alors 7, rue de la Paix, une exposition mémorable intitulée : « Le siècle d’or de l’orfèvrerie de Strasbourg » en collaboration avec le charismatique directeur honoraire du Musée de Strasbourg Hans Haug. Pour commémorer cet anniversaire, et en hommage à leur père Jacques, Alexis et Nicolas Kugel ont choisi cette année, de remettre l’argent doré appelé vermeil, à l’honneur. Cette exposition ambitieuse... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2014

The Masterworks of Harold Van Pelt

Agate Rhyton by Harold Van Pelt: carved agate drinking vessel with gold capped nose with a hole to restrict the flow of liquid. (Photo courtesy Bowers Museum) Quartz Twin Vases by Harold Van Pelt: Rock crystal vases measuring 10 ½ in high × 3 in. in diameter at the top and 3 ½ in. at the base. Each vase has 96 facets. The tops of the covers are made of green and pink tourmalines. (Photo courtesy Bowers Museum) Balancing Act' by Harold Van Pelt. An acorn-shaped Quartz container suspended from a base of Rutilated Quartz ... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2014

A small mid 18th century Swedish provincial silver and silver-gilt beaker by Hans Wolrath, Arboga 1764

A small mid 18th century Swedish provincial silver and silver-gilt beaker by Hans Wolrath, Arboga 1764. Photo Bonhams Cylindrical with flaring top, body part embellished with engraved foliate scrolls, below a stylised engraved scene depicting four armed men dressed in historic costume, one holding a paper roll, gadrooned collet foot, height 10cm, weight 2oz. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,300 - 1,900). Bonhams. BRITISH AND CONTINENTAL SILVER INCLUDING OBJECTS OF VERTU, London, Knightsbridge, 30 Jul 2014 - www.bonhams.com
19 juillet 2014

A late 17th century German silver two-handled wine taster by Nikolaus Ostertag, Augsburg, circa 1690

A late 17th century German silver two-handled wine taster by Nikolaus Ostertag, Augsburg, circa 1690. Photo Bonhams Scalloped oval form with flaring rim and ornate scroll handles, the gilded bowl embossed in high-relief with a depiction of 'Daniel in the lion's den', featuring a man surrounded by four lions in a vaulted building, within a husk border, the lobed sides chased with foliate scrolls, dated 1689 within German presentation inscription, height 3cm, length 11cm, weight 3.5oz. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,300 - 1,900) ... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2014

A late 17th century Latvian silver-gilt vodka cup, makers mark 'HE(?)' within conjoined circles, Riga, circa 1680

A late 17th century Latvian silver-gilt vodka cup, makers mark 'HE(?)' within conjoined circles, Riga, circa 1680. Photo Bonhams Circular slightly flaring form, demi-fluted body, engraved reeded bands, raised on a gadrooned circular foot, height 4.5cm, weight 2oz. Estimate £500 - 700 (€630 - 880) Bonhams. BRITISH AND CONTINENTAL SILVER INCLUDING OBJECTS OF VERTU, London, Knightsbridge, 30 Jul 2014 - www.bonhams.com
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19 juillet 2014

A mid 17th century German silver and parcel-gilt covered beaker on three ball feet by Franz Finsinger, Leipzig

A mid 17th century German silver and parcel-gilt covered beaker on three ball feet by Franz Finsinger, Leipzig, third quarter of 17th century. Photo Bonhams The sides embossed with three oval panels each depicting a profile of a monarch in profile and engraved "IOH GEORG 1 - 111 D. SAX", with pendant fruit between, the separate pull-off cover embossed and chased with elongated oval panels of rural scenes and fruit, applied with a ball finial, height 15cm, weight 6.5oz. Estimate £2,000 - 2,200 (€2,500 - 2,800) Bonhams.... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2014

Gray Kalgan seated circus elephant sculpture with rose diamond eyes, by Faberge, St. Petersburg, ca. 1900

Gray Kalgan seated circus elephant sculpture with rose diamond eyes, by Faberge, St. Petersburg, ca. 1900. Provenance: HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester; Constance Gladys Robinson (1859-1917), Lady de Grey, later Marchioness of Ripon; Lady (Gladys Mary), Juliet Duff nee Lowther (1881-1965).
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12 juillet 2014

Tankard, late 1600s, by Andreas Brachfeldt (Russian, 1661-1697)

Tankard, late 1600s, by Andreas Brachfeldt (Russian, 1661-1697), cut and seamed silver sheet, repoussé and chased ornament, cast handle and feet, partially gilded, Diameter - w:17.50 cm (w:6 7/8 inches) Overall - h:26.50 w:26.40 cm (h:10 3/8 w:10 3/8 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1971.266, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
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12 juillet 2014

Tankard, c. 1680, Germany, Augsburg, 17th century

Tankard, c. 1680, Germany, Augsburg, 17th century, silver, Diameter of mouth - w:11.50 cm (w:4 1/2 inches) Overall - h:16.55 cm (h:6 1/2 inches). Gift of Caesar A. and Thomas F. Grasselli, in memory of Mrs. Thomas S. Grasselli 1955.353, Cleveland Museum of Art  © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
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