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]
25 mai 2019

A German silver double-beaker, Tobias Hallaicher, Augsburg, 1692

Lot 307. A German silver double-beaker, Tobias Hallaicher, Augsburg, 1692; 8.3cm, 3¼in. diameter, 4495gr., 14oz. 8dwt. total. Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 GBP. Lot sold 4,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. detaching into two beakers, chased with swirling matted flutes, 8.3cm, 3¼in. high; with a Continental parcel-gilt double-beaker, town mark an eagle only, probably Baltic, late-17th century, the bowls chased with shells between bands of leaves and flutes, sheet-scroll girdles, each... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2019

A German silver-gilt tankard, Jakob Thurnover, Augsburg, 1590-95

Lot 330. A German silver-gilt tankard, Jakob Thurnover, Augsburg, 1590-95; 13.6cm., 5 1/4in. high, 409gr., 13 oz. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Finely chased with a continuous early morning stag hunt in three ovals, interrupted by male and female masks with exaggerated foreheads on a matt ground with fruit and strapwork, repeated at the hinged cover, lion finial, underside with contemporary initials MHP and IMTH. Note: Dr.... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

Kunstskammer Georg Laue at TEFAF Maastricht

Cabinet of curiosities arranged by Georg Laue according to historical record, 16th-17th centuries. Mixed media, 62 x 78 cm (24.4 x 30.7 in.). Kunstskammer Georg Laue at TEFAF Maastricht, Stand 243, March 16-24, 2019. Court Nautilus Cup from Knutstorp Castle. Swedish silver mount, circa 1670. Etched nautilus shell, fire-gilt silver, Height 32 cm (12.6 in.). Kunstskammer Georg Laue at TEFAF Maastricht, Stand 243, March 16-24, 2019. Provenance: Knutstorp Castle, Countess Ebba WachtmeisterLiterature:Albin Roosval, Svenska slott och... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

Galerie Neuse at TEFAF Maastricht, Stand 112

Elias Adam, Beaker and cover depicting the death of the Swedish King Gustav Adolf in the Battle of Lützen 1632, Augsburg, circa 1707-11. Ivory with silver-gilt mounts, Height 29.5 cm (11.6 in.). Galerie Neuse at TEFAF Maastricht, Stand 112, March 16-24, 2019. Provenance: Noble family, Rhineland.    Heinrich Winterstein & George Müllner & Esaias zur Linden, Four drinking cups in nef-form, Augsburg and Nuremberg, between 1609 and 1629. Silver-gilt, Heights 31, 34, 35 and 45 cm (12.2, 13.4, 13.8 and 17.7 in.).... [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 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]
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.