14 octobre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, possibly Ayelt Mendrich, Emden, 1638

Lot 68. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, possibly Ayelt Mendrich, Emden, 1638. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. engraved with a toast being drunk to a guest at a party flanked by personifications of Justice and the Fleetingness of Life, richly engraved with fruit swags and birds in strapwork above a hunt and applied sheet scrollwork girdle, fitted with a Wolfgang Georg of Stollberg-Stollberg coin dated 1624 and inscribed Als Idt Godt Be Haget Ist Beter Be Nit... [Lire la suite]

14 octobre 2017

A German silver-gilt ewer, Johannes Mittnacht I, Augsburg, 1697-99

Lot 67.  A German silver-gilt ewer, Johannes Mittnacht I, Augsburg, 1697-99. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. cylindrical body with gadrooned rim, embossed with foliate bands between a plain girdle, entwined bifurcated handle, auricular spout, the baluster stem embossed with swirling flutes, on a similarly embossed circular base, later crested, later French swan control mark; 28.6cm., 11 1/4 in. high; 1228gr., 39oz. 8dwt. Provenance: Sotheby's,... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A German silver tankard, Friederich Kellerthaler, Dresden, circa 1650

Lot 65. A German silver tankard, Friederich Kellerthaler, Dresden, circa 1650. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. profusely embossed and chased with foliage, bifurcated scrolling thumb-piece, on a spreading circular foot,later Russian control marks for 1854; 12cm., 4 3/4 in. high; 641gr., 20oz. 12dwt. Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM
14 octobre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Johann Jakob Petrus, Augsburg, 1679-83

Lot 61. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Johann Jakob Petrus, Augsburg, 1679-83. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. tapering form, the body finely engraved with three vignettes depicting figures among trees and buildings, interspersed between birds and fruiting bouquets; 9cm., 3 1/2 in. high; 169.4gr., 5oz. 8dwt.. Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM
14 octobre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Wolff Kramer, Worms, circa 1690

Lot 60. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Wolff Kramer, Worms, circa 1690. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. flaring form with lightly hammered body, upper and lower body engraved with ornate foliate strap-work bands; 9.8cm., 3 7/8 in. high; 127gr. 4oz. Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM
14 octobre 2017

A German silver-gilt beaker, Andreas I Seutter, Augsburg, 1681-85

Lot 52. A German silver-gilt beaker, Andreas I Seutter, Augsburg, 1681-85. Estimate 500 — 700 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. matted between plain bands; 7.8cm., 3in. high; 99gr., 3oz. 2dwt.. Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM

14 octobre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Johann Wagner, Augsburg, 1699-1703

Lot 51. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Johann Wagner, Augsburg, 1699-1703. Estimate 800 — 1,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. cylindrical tapering, the body with 'snakeskin' stippling, gilt interior; 8.3cm., 3 1/4 in. high; 131.3gr., 4oz. 4dwt. Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM
14 octobre 2017

'Bruegel. Drawing the World' at the Albertina

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Painter and the Buyer, ca. 1565. Pen and ink © The Albertina Museum, Vienna VIENNA - The Albertina is devoting a comprehensive exhibition to Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the 16th century’s most important Netherlandish draughtsman. With its 80 works, this exhibition presents the entire spectrum of Bruegel’s drawn and printed oeuvre and seeks to shed light on his artistic origins by juxtaposing his output with high-quality works by important predecessors such as Bosch and Dürer. Included are... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A rare Ming porcelain pen box, Xuande reign, China, 1426-1435 AD

Lot 194. A rare Ming porcelain pen box, Xuande reign, China, 1426-1435 AD, 12 5/8in. (32.1cm.) long. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 106,080 - USD 159,120). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Of rectangular form with rounded ends and separate lid, the white ground decorated in underglaze cobalt-blue, the body with four cartouches of scrolling vine, set on a ground of hexagons, the lid similarly decorated with a central medallion flower panel surrounded by stylised ‘Golden Horn’ cloudbands, inside of... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2017

A rare carved ivory box with gilt mounts, Sri Lanka, probably Kandy, 16th-17th century

Lot 179. A rare carved ivory box with gilt mounts, Sri Lanka, probably Kandy, 16th-17th century. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the body intricately carved with mythical creatures and entities amidst dense foliate scrolls, with carved silver-gilt mounts for hinged domed lid, the other mount opening to reveal a gilt-metal interior, finial set with ruby or spinel; 13cm. height; 9.5cm. max. diam.  Provenance: Ex-collection Commander Sir Robert Micklem CBE (1891-1952),... [Lire la suite]