17 janvier 2019

1928 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport Tourer

Lot 255. First owned by Crown Prince Leopold of Belgium. 1928 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport Tourer. Chassis no. 43258 (43291). Engine no. 132. Estimate € 1,250,000 - 1,450,000 (£ 1,100,000 - 1,300,000). © Bonhams  •One of 160 examples•Continuous ownership history•Long-term ownership in Sweden 1942-2013•Present ownership since 2013•Mille Miglia eligible Built in September 1928, chassis number '43258' is the second of three Type 43 Bugattis owned in succession by Bugatti enthusiast Crown Prince Leopold of... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2019

1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A

Lot 240. Formerly the property of His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal, former King of Jordan, 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A. Coachwork by Sindelfingen. Chassis no. 408386. Estimate € 1,700,000 - 2,300,000 (£ 1,500,000 - 2,000,000). © Bonhams •Excellent continuous provenance•Rare five-speed gearbox and attractive Cabriolet A coachwork•Beautiful colour combination and fresh to the market Note: Together with its predecessor the 500 K, the magnificent Mercedes-Benz 540 K was arguably the most noteworthy production... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2019

Aronson of Amsterdam presents one of the earliest and unique pair of tulip vases at The Winter Show

Pair of Blue and White Early Flower Vases, Delft, circa 1680. Each marked LC in blue for Lambertus Cleffius, the owner of De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) factory from 1679 to 1691. © Aronson Antiquairs  NEW YORK, NY.- A very early pair of so called tulip vases will be presented at the recently renamed Winter Show. Previously known as the Winter Antiques Show, the show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver coin beaker, Gottfried Schmidt, Leipzig, circa 1680

Lot 52. A German parcel-gilt silver coin beaker, Gottfried Schmidt, Leipzig, circa 1680; 14.1cm., 5 1/2 in. high; 378.7gr., 12oz. 2dwt. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. cylindrical tapering form with raised rim, the body inset with twenty-two German Thaler's dated 1651, each surrounded by embossed scrolling foliage  . Provennce: Ex collection of Theodor Müller, court jewellers of Weimar, active until circa 1918;thence by descent through... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2019

A German silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark lacking, Nuremberg, circa 1540

Lot 48. A German silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark lacking, Nuremberg, circa 1540; with cover 22.2cm., 8 3/4 in. high; 383gr., 12oz. 6dwt. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. applied and engraved with profile medallions in the manner of Virgil Solis interrupted by  scrolling foliage, embossed lobes, detachable vase stem and foot, underside initialled AH AR, also struck twice with early 19th century Prussian control marks, the associated cover of conforming style with St... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2019

A continental parcel-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, late 16th century

Lot 47. A continental parcel-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, maker's mark DH conjoined in a circular surround, town mark a lion rampant to left in a circular surround., late 16th century; 28cm, 11in. high. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. the body and cover rims engraved with hatched foliage in strapwork reserves,  mask and helmeted figure forming the straps, on a bracketed vase stem and domed foot cast and chased with fruit and strapwork, warrior figure finial  marked... [Lire la suite]

16 janvier 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver sweetmeat dish, Andreas Forster, Augsburg, 1637-39

Lot 46. A German parcel-gilt silver sweetmeat dish, Andreas Forster, Augsburg, 1637-39; 17cm, 6 3/4in long; 162gr, 5oz 4dwt. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. of elongated oval lobed form, centred by a stippled bird, matted scroll handles, also with an early 19th century Austrian control mark. Property from the Rutter Collection, Vienna. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 4 May 2017.
16 janvier 2019

A rare pair of doucai conical bowls, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1716. A rare pair of doucai conical bowls, Daoguang seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 45,000 - USD 55,000. Price realised USD 86,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each with step sides rising to the flared rims, painted around the exterior with roundels of fruiting trees interspersed with sprays of pomegranates, all above a border of leaf-shaped lappets at the base, box. Provenance: The Yip Family collection. Note: Bowls with this decoration... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2019

A pair of doucai shallow dishes, 18th century

Lot 1715. A pair of doucai shallow dishes, 18th century; 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each painted in the interior with a single leafy lotus roundel encircled by alternating lotus flowers in doucai enamels and shou characters in gilding borne on iron-red lotus blossoms, beneath a border of demi-florets at the rim, the exterior with three lingzhisprays, with an aprocryphal Chenghua mark on the base. ... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2019

A doucai bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 1714. A doucai bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The deep rounded sides painted on the exterior with a frieze of leafy meander bearing six different flowers framed by the scrolling stems, above a border of ruyi heads. Provenance: Christie's, South Kensington, 1 December 1994, lot 436. Property from the Silas Friedlander Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
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