19 janvier 2019

A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 539. A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Each enameled with a Commedia dell'Arte figure wearing a chequered costume above a tiled floor, the border with a band of leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt. Property from Antoine Lebel. Note: The 'South Sea Bubble' was a rampant, widespread 1720s financial speculation... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2019

A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 429. A set of four doucai 'South Sea Bubble' plates, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Each enameled with a Commedia dell'Arte figure wearing a chequered costume above a tiled floor, the border with a band of leaves in blue, green, iron-red and gilt. Provenance With Charles Perry Chinese Export Porcelain, Atlanta (two plates).  Note: The 'South Sea Bubble' was... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

Luis Alegria Lda at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 169

'European subject' plate, China, Qianlong, circa 1740. Diameter 23 cm (9 in.) © Luis Alegria Lda at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Stand 169. Enamelled on a black ground with two musicians, one playing a trumpet and the other a circular horn. The rim decorated with a gilt spearheads border. It has been suggested that this may have been designed by Cornelis Pronk. The Black ground was difficult to produce. The figures are unusual, being in Ottoman Costume and European musical instruments. Complete set of six... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A rare black-ground 'trumpeter' plate, Qianlong period, circa 1745 

Lot 534. A rare black-ground 'trumpeter' plate, Qianlong period, circa 1745; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  With two Turkish musicians, possibly inspired by or after Cornelis Pronk, gilt spearhead at the rim, all on a lustrous black ground. Property from Antoine Lebel.  Note: Howard and Ayers, (China For the West, vol.1, p.305) suggest that this was undoubtedly a specially... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Johann Paul Schmidt, Leipzig, circa 1690

Lot 75. A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Johann Paul Schmidt, Leipzig, circa 1690; 22cm, 8 1/2in high; 1045gr, 33oz 12dwt. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 fitted with detachable sleeve of openwork acanthus enclosing architectural scenes, similar ornament at the cover below swan finial. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 4 May 2017
19 janvier 2019

A large Hungarian parcel-gilt silver beaker, unmarked, circa 1730

Lot 74. A large Hungarian parcel-gilt silver beaker, unmarked, circa 1730; 20cm, 8in high; 490gr, 15oz 15dwt. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 embossed and chased with scrolling acanthus on matting, ball supports, bifurcated thumbpiece centred by a cast acanthus leaf, marked on body and cover. Note: A similar beaker, also with detachable foot, by Michael May II, Brasov, 1739 is in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum and illustrated in the Exhibition... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Johann Matthäus Rehm, Augsburg, 1692-97

Lot 73. A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Johann Matthäus Rehm, Augsburg, 1692-97; 19.5cm, 7 ½ in high;838gr, 26oz 18dwt. Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 GBP. Lot sold 3,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 embossed and chased with scrolling acanthus on matting, ball supports, bifurcated thumbpiece centred by a cast acanthus leaf, marked on body and cover. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 4 May 2017 
19 janvier 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Jonas Silber, Nuremberg, circa 1572/1576

Lot 70. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Jonas Silber, Nuremberg, circa 1572-1576; 8.5cm., 3 1/4 in. high; 180gr., 5oz. 16dwt. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 fitted with male and female portrait medallions enclosed by engraved hatched arabesques, embossed with lobes above leaf chased foot. Note: An identical beaker, probably the example here, is illustrated by Karin Tebbe et al. Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst 1541-1868, Germanischen... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver glass cooler, Johann Friedrich Breuer, Augsburg, 1703-1707

Lot 69. A German parcel-gilt silver glass cooler, Johann Friedrich Breuer, Augsburg, 1703-1707; 31.5cm, 12 1/2in high; 273gr, 8oz 15dwt. Estimate 25,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 31,250 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 lion mask and drop ring handles on ball and lion paw supports, applied with female masks below Régence ornament, centred inside with a vacant cartouche enclosed by hatched strapwork and leaves. Exhibited: Klaus Pechstein et al. Deutsche Goldschmiedekunst vom 15. Bis um 20... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver apple-form cup and cover, Marx Merzenbach, Augsburg, 1665-69

Lot 69. A German parcel-gilt silver apple-form cup and cover, Marx Merzenbach, Augsburg, 1665-69; 15.5cm., 6in. high; 147gr., 4oz. 14dwt. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,625 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 with triform leaf base, similarly leaf applied at the foliate stem, detachable cover, underside of the foot initialled GA.N.V.I.D, dated 1672 and with coronet, marked on body and foot. Note: A very similar example, Melchior Bay(e)r, with differing finial, was sold Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]