19 mars 2023

Jan van Mekeren, The William and Mary Cabinet, Amsterdam, Circa 1687

Jan van Mekeren, The William and Mary Cabinet, Amsterdam, Circa 1687. With M(ary) love W(illiam) initials on each side. Oak cabinet marquetry in Turkish walnut (Juglans regia) on a holly (Ilex aquifolium) font, surrounded by a kingwood (Dalbergia cearensis) border. The interior veneered with plain cedar (probably Cedrus atlantica). H. 209 x W. 178 x D. 67 cm. Price available upon inquiry. Courtesy ZEBREGS&RÖELL FINE ART AND ANTIQUES at TEFAF Maastrich 2023 Provenance: William &... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2023

N. Du Quesne, Amsterdam, Blois school enamel case, circa 1685

 N. Du Quesne, Amsterdam, Blois school enamel case, circa 1685. Gold, enamel, and gilt metal. D. 4.1 cm (1.6 in.). Courtesy SOMLO LONDON at TEFAF Maastricht 2023. N. Du Quesne, Amsterdam, Blois school enamel case made circa 1685. 22ct gold and painted on enamel pocket watch with single hand and case with hinged bezel and back. The case depicts scenes from the story of the birth of Christ on the dial, case band, case back, and inner case. Potentially unique piece.
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20 février 2018

A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Lucien Gautrait. Owl Brooch-Pendant, Circa 1900. Gold, golden beryl, enamel and diamond; 4 x 6 cm (1.6 x 2.4 in.). Signed 'L. Gautrait'. A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier (Stand 240). © TEFAF 2018 Designed as an owl centered by a mixed-cut golden beryl measuring approximately 14.0 by 13.0 by 9.3 mm, accented by old mine and kite-shaped diamonds weighing approximately .65 carat and numerous rose-cut diamonds, gross weight approximately 15 dwts, numbered 30154.  Literature: B. Furrer... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2017

Brexit here: Daniel Crouch Rare Books explores the origins of the European nation state at TEFAF Maastricht

Image courtesy of Daniel Crouch Rare Books. LONDON.- As Great Britain prepares to trigger Article 50 and leave the European Union, Daniel Crouch Rare Books will be displaying a collection at TEFAF Maastricht on the theme of the artificiality of national boundaries and the mythical idea of the nation state. Highlights of the Daniel Crouch Rare Books stand look at how countries expressed ideas through cartography, like Christopher Saxton’s atlas. As surveying techniques improved, it was considered crucial to have... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2016

Bow Brooch, Adrianus Steen, Amsterdam, 1784

Bow Brooch, Adrianus Steen, Amsterdam, 1784, silver, gold, diamond, h 4.0cm × w 9.6cm. BK-1971-1. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Brooch silver with diamonds in the shape of a bow. On both sides of the middle part two bow loops 20 each set with diamonds. Through the loops run the slippage of the ribbon. In each loop a twig. At the rear a new gold pin.
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17 janvier 2016

Nautilus Cup, Amsterdam, ca. 1630 - ca. 1660

Nautilus Cup, Amsterdam, ca. 1630 - ca. 1660, nautilus shell, silver gilt, h 32,0cm. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam Nautilus Cup in frame of gilded silver. At the corners of the triangular base are mermaids. The head of a dolphin is visible beneath their double twisting tails.In their hands they hold the loose ends of their shoulder and on their heads walking around tire work, on the sides, above a frats, is connected. At this pedestal is a naked female figure seated, a cloth is folded around her loins.With head... [Lire la suite]
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05 décembre 2015

Jan van Scorel (1495-1522), Marie Madeleine, vers 1530

Jan van Scorel (1495-1522), Marie Madeleine, vers 1530, huile sur panneau de chêne, 66,3 × 76 cm,  SK-A-372. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
27 mars 2015

Sotheby's to offer the Weldon Collection: Single owner sale on 22 April

Adriaen Coorte (Middelburg (?) 1660 (?) - after 1707), Wild strawberries on a ledge. Signed and dated lower left: A Coorte/1704. Oil on paper, laid down on panel. Signed and dated lower left on the ledge: A Coorte/ 1704, 5 3/8  by 6 1/2 in.; 13.5 by 16.5 cm. Estimate 800,000-1,200,000 USD. Lot sold 2,050,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present the sale of The Weldon Collection, a remarkable collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings assembled by the... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2014

Blue and white ewer with cover, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Blue and white ewer with cover, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. Height: 15 cm. Silver mounts of the period marked Amsterdam 1720. Price: € 7.500,- Provenance: Simons collection, the Netherlands Vanderven Oriental Art. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands  
27 avril 2014

Communion cup, Amsterdam, 1680, Sigismund Zschammer (attributed)

Communion cup, Amsterdam, 1680, Sigismund Zschammer (attributed). Photo courtesy Van Ham Silver. Curved circular foot with beaten flower and fruit relief. Above the foliage strong knop with corresponding decor. The cup-shaped cuppa with continous acanthus relief in the lower area. Ca. 302 g. Height 17 cm. Inspection mark Amsterdam with year letter S for 1680 (Voet, Amsterdam, p.117), maker's mark SZ (attributed to Sigismund Zschammer, 1661-1693, ib. no.113). Condition B/C. Estimate(s): 2,000 - 3,000 € A plate by Sigismund... [Lire la suite]
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