13 juillet 2021

An Augsburg parcel gilt silver shell goblet, Marks of Peter I Neuß, 1679 – 81

Lot 90. An Augsburg parcel gilt silver shell goblet, Marks of Peter I Neuß, 1679 – 81; H 33.5 cm, weight 639 g. Estimate: €30,000 - €35,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz The lower section of the tiered oval base embossed with auricular style mascarons, the upper designed as an earth mound with rocks and foliage. The shaft formed as a model of a Roman emperor dressed in armour and a drapery with one hand resting on his left hip, the other raised above his head to support the large, shell shaped cup. The outer surface... [Lire la suite]

13 juillet 2021

A courtly carved jade tankard, Augsburg, circa 1660 – 1670. Jade carving attributed to Johann Daniel Mayer

Lot 65. A courtly carved jade tankard, Augsburg, circa 1660 – 1670. Jade carving attributed to Johann Daniel Mayer; H 13.3 cm, diameter 9.2 cm, weight 467.70 g. Estimate: €70,000 - €80,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz The two-part cylindrical body made from translucent mossy green jade carved with bands of four large repeating scallop shell motifs and scrollwork cartouches. The base made from black and green flecked serpentine. With vermeil mountings, hinged lid and moulded curved double handle. The slightly domed... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2021

A small silver equestrian statue Emperor Ferdinand III, Attributed to Augsburg, circa 1637

Lot 53. A small silver equestrian statue Emperor Ferdinand III, Attributed to Augsburg, circa 1637. H 8.3 cm, H with plinth 13.8, W 8.3, D 12 cm, weight with plinth 328 g. Estimate: €60,000 - €80,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz Depicted in armour and on horseback with his head bare, holding the sceptre in his right hand and the reins in his left. The sword on the back left is attached via and hinge. The horse is depicting at a trot with a finely chased bridle and a braided tail, attached to the plinth on two feet.... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2021

A silver gilt Renaissance tazza, Attributed to Augsburg, Tobias Kramer, first third 17th centur9

Lot 39. A silver gilt Renaissance tazza, Attributed to Augsburg, Tobias Kramer, first third 17th century. With later Dutch hallmarks. H 7.5, D 20.6, weight 368 g. Estimate: €18,000 - €20,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz Gadrooned gilded base with snakeskin engravings supporting a slender shaft. The interior of the bowl entirely gilded; the raised central node decorated with an impression of a coin with a dragon holding the Bourbon coat-of-arms inscribed “S:ANTHOINE: PARENT”. The rim with radial concave... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2021

A South German gilt-metal mounted, ebonised and carved table cabinet, possibly Augsburg, early 17th century

Lot 86. A South German gilt-metal mounted, ebonised and carved table cabinet, possibly Augsburg, early 17th century; 94 cm. high; 78cm. wide: 38cm. deep. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. of architectural stepped and breakfront shape, with a central door with a plaque depicting Perseus coming to Andromeda's rescue, the upper frieze drawer double-sided and with four engraved game boards, and with a further quantity of smaller and wider drawers mostly lined with marbleized paper... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2021

A German silver-gilt wine cup, Theodor or Tobias Riederer, Augsburg, circa 1614-1616

Lot 8. A German silver-gilt wine cup, Theodor or Tobias Riederer, Augsburg, circa 1614-1616; 6½in.; 16.5cm. high; 192gr, 6oz, 3dwt. Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold: 4,032 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of tapered conical form, the cup with applied wriggle work rim above embossed lobes and matting, on a knopped stem and domed stippled foot, marked on body and foot. Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton. Provenance: In the Hamilton Collection before 1888;Possibly... [Lire la suite]

02 janvier 2021

A German silver-gilt cup and cover in the form of a bear, Augsburg, circa 1600

Lot 6. A German silver-gilt cup and cover in the form of a bear, maker's mark only MV conjoined (the shield Melchior Bair), Augsburg, circa 1600; 19cm., 7 1/2 in. high; 594.7gr, 19oz. 2dwt. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold: 56,700 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. on its haunches supporting a heraldic shield, with chained nose ring, beaded collar, the shield engraved with a Ducal coat-of-arms, the body, head and shield also with 1806-1810 Austrian control... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2020

Silver-gilt knobbed goblet, Augsburg, 1st half of the 17th century

Lot 1022. Silver-gilt knobbed goblet, Augsburg, 1st half of the 17th century. Maker's mark Theodor Riederer or Tobias Riederer. H 16.4 cm. 180 g. Estimate CHF 1 800 / 2 600 (€ 1 580 / 2 280). © Koller Provenance: Swiss private collection. Koller. Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 26. March 2020, 02.00 PM
14 septembre 2019

Exhibition at the Hermitage Amsterdam presents brilliant pieces from the Winter Palace

AMSTERDAM.- From 14 September 2019 until 15 March 2020, tens of thousands of precious gems will sparkle at the Hermitage Amsterdam. From agate to zirconium, almost every type of precious stone will be on display. They were turned into the most exquisite jewels and accessories, worn by Russian high society. Together with an abundance of richly decorated ball gowns, imperial costumes and majestic portraits, the jewels tell the personal stories and give a fascinating impression of over two centuries of fashion and jewellery.... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver-mounted nautilus shell cup mark of Albrecht Von Horn, Augsburg, 1647-1651, with some later mounts

Lot 2. A German parcel-gilt silver-mounted nautilus shell cup, mark of Albrecht Von Horn, Augsburg, 1647-1651, with some later mounts;15 in. (38.2 cm.) high . Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000  (USD 63,300 - USD 101,280). Price realised GBP 395,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  On domed lobed foot chased with auricular masks, the stem formed as a merman kneeling on waves supporting the shell on one shoulder, the shell enclosed by four straps, the side straps formed as winged... [Lire la suite]