18 mai 2018

Nikolaus Pfaff, Rhinoceros Horn Goblet with Lid, 1611

Nikolaus Pfaff, Rhinoceros Horn Goblet with Lid, 1611. Horn of a white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), tusks of an African warthog, silver gilt, partly painted, 59.7 x 27.5 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, inv. no. KK 3709. Baring its fangs, a gilded creature confronts the viewer with two monstrous horns erupting out of the sides of its head. Its body serves as a goblet, and dissolves in form into a recognizable stem characteristic of a drinking vessel. At its “foot”is a gilded silver base, tying the two... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2018

An Antique Sapphire and Diamond Brooch

Lot 609. An Antique 5.65 carats Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Brooch. Estimate HK$1,900,000 - 2,500,000 ($240,000-320,000). © Phillips One cushion-shaped sapphire, 5.65 carats. Old European-cut and round diamonds in the openwork design, totalling approximately 6.80 carats. 18 karat yellow gold. With pendant fitting. (5.65-carat Sapphire) . AGL report, numbered 1088037, dated 25 October 2017, Kashmir, no gemological evidence of heat.Gübelin report, numbered 17082093, dated... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2018

A Sapphire and Diamond Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 571. A 33.02 carats Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate HK$4,300,000 - 5,500,000 ($550,000-700,000). © Phillips One cushion-shaped sapphire, 33.02 carats. Twelve marquise-shaped diamonds in the surmount, totalling approximately 5.50 carats. Brilliant-cut diamonds on the necklace, totalling approximately 25.00 carats. 18 karat white gold and platinum. French assay and maker's marks. Pendant detachable in two ways to form a diamond necklace with or... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2018

A Roman marble male torso, circa 1st-2nd century

Lot 80. A Roman marble male torso, circa 1st-2nd century. Haut. : 39,9 cm. Estimation: 50 000 € / 70 000 €. © Artcurial Torse masculin, nu, en léger contrapposto, aux muscles saillants. Provenance : D'après le registre de la collection: Ancienne collection du Professeur Wilhelm Kreutzberg, Munich Achat Maxburg Galerie Antiken, Munich en 1976.  Archéologie, Arts d’Orient & Art Précolombien chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 22 Mai 2018 à 14h30
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18 mai 2018

A Roman marble bust of a woman or a goddess, circa 1st century

Lot 79. A Roman marble bust of a woman or a goddess, circa 1st century. Haut. : 50,5 cm. Estimation: 50 000 € / 70 000 €. © Artcurial Torse féminin représentant probablement une Vénus impudique, debout, en légère torsion vers la droite. La sculpture devait être en appui contre un pilier dorsal aujourd'hui lacunaire. Quelques éclats. Provenance : Ancienne collection de Monsieur M. près de Rouen, avant 1980.  Archéologie, Arts d’Orient & Art... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2018

An Antique bronze and cornelian necklace, circa early 1st millennium

Lot 42. An Antique bronze and cornelian necklace, circa early 1st millennium. Long. : 50,7 cm. Estimation: 1 800 € / 2 200 €. © Artcurial Collier composé d'éléments antiques en cornaline en forme de vase, de perles grenetées en bronze et d'un élément central en or.   Provenance : Ancienne collection de Monsieur A., Paris  Archéologie, Arts d’Orient & Art Précolombien chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 22 Mai 2018 à 14h30 

18 mai 2018

An Antique bronze and shell necklace, early 1st millennium

Lot 41. An Antique bronze and shell necklace, early 1st millennium. Long. : 49,7 cm. Estimation: 1 800 € / 2 200 €. © Artcurial Collier composé d'éléments antiques en coquille en forme de vase, de perles grenetées en bronze et d'un élément central en agate en forme d'égide.   Provenance : Ancienne collection de Monsieur A., Paris  Archéologie, Arts d’Orient & Art Précolombien chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 22 Mai 2018 à 14h30
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

Large vermeil cup and lid with decorations in relief, Juryen van Ham, Emden, 1603

Lot 194. Large vermeil cup and lid with decorations in relief, Juryen van Ham, Emden, 1603. Approximately 594g. Height 38cm. Estimate 25,000 - 30,000 EUR. Lot sold 48,000 EUR. © Van Ham Silver, applies. Repeatedly receeding circular foot with bulbous raised center, thereon a shaft in the shape of a vase with three small applied scroll motifs decorated with mascarons. The high cuppa cylindrically waisted in the middle. On the bulbous upper and lower parts ornamental bands with... [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]