03 juillet 2017

A Roman cobalt blue glass chalice, circa 4th Century A.D.

Lot 186. A Roman cobalt blue glass chalice, circa 4th Century A.D. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€11,000 - 17,000). Photo: Bonhams. The large, deep ovoid body mould-blown with an irregular honeycomb pattern, a band of vertical fluting beneath the everted cut-off rim, on a disc foot with knobbed stem, 18.3cm high Provenance: with Sheppard and Cooper Ltd, London, 1995 (Glass of the Dark Ages, 1995, p.5, no.4).Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 8 June 2001, lot 220. Note: W. Haberey suggests that... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2016

A Baroque silvergilt chalice, 18th century

Lot 3. A Baroque silvergilt chalice, 18th century. Estimate 1 000 €. Photo Nagel Unreadable marks. C. 293g. Minor dents. H. 20 cm  Provenance: Formerly collection Carl von Weinberg (1861-1943). 1949 restituted to the next relative in legal order of succession, Richard von Szilvinyi, and since then in direct family property. Formerly from the chapel of the Weinberg'sche Villa Waldfried, Frankfurt a.M. Nagel. "Collection - Carl von Weinberg", 13th April 2016
08 avril 2015

'Hungarian Treasure: Silver from the Nicolas M. Salgo Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum

Chalice, Central European, 1462. Silver, gilded silver, cloisonné enamel, and pearls. Overall: 8 7/16 x 5 ½ in; diam. of cup: 4 3/16 in. Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- Nicolas M. Salgo (1914-2005), a Hungarian native and former United States ambassador to Budapest, was fascinated by the art of the goldsmith in Hungarian culture and formed his own “treasury” by collecting pieces that are individual and unique. Hungarian Treasure: Silver from the Nicolas M.... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2015

Platimiro Fiorenza's Coral treasures

Platimiro Fiorenza, Chalice, gold, coral and precious stones, cm. 33, 1988, Cathedral of Monreale. Platimiro Fiorenza, Madonna of Trapani, gold, coral and precious stones, cm. 34, 1993. Vatican Museums, Rome. Platimiro Fiorenza, Stoup, gold, silver, coral and precious stones, cm. 28, 1993, the Vatican Museums, Rome. Platimiro Fiorenza, Bishop's ring, gold and coral, with a depiction of the Madonna of Trapani, 1998. Platimiro Fiorenza, Plate, Mediterranean coral and silver, made with the technique of... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2014

Back on René Lalique Art Nouveau's jewelry sold at Christie's, 15 October 2002, New York

An exquisite Art Nouveau glass, enamel and baroque pearl "Salomé" brooch, by René Lalique. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The shield-shaped plaque centering upon a sculpted and carved iridescent greenish-blue glass maiden with flowing draped fabric, backed by a gold panel, within a graduated blue cloisonné and iridescent plique-à-jour enameled twin serpent frame, suspending a baroque pearl, mounted in gold, circa 1904-1905. Signed Lalique for René Lalique. The pearl has not been tested for natural origin. Estimate $80,000 -... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2014

La Collection Russe - Russian Collection from the Hillwood Museum

Œuf de Fabergé de Catherine II, ou l'Œuf en grisaille. Credit: Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Une magnifique pièce en or, diamants, perles, argent, platine et verre. Ce chef-d'œuvre a été réalisé par Henrik Wigström, dernier chef orfèvre de la société Fabergé, et abrite une cachette secrète. L’œuf a été créé pour l'empereur Nicolas II à titre de cadeau de Pâques pour sa mère en 1914. Catherine the Great Easter Egg. Fabergé (firm); Wigström, Henrik Immanuel (workmaster); Zuev, Vasilii Ivanovich (miniatures).Saint... [Lire la suite]

22 septembre 2013

Georgia Museum of Art to examine Catherine the Great’s art patronage

Round Box with Catherine II as Minerva, Paris, 1781–82. Gold, verre eglomisé Dia. 7.3 cm Acc. no. 11.17-1-2. courtesy Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens ATHENS, GA.- The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great” September 21, 2013, to January 5, 2014. This exhibition features works of decorative art the Russian empress Catherine the Great commissioned for her own use or as gifts for courtiers, including a large... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2013

Chalice, Moskow, 1679.

Chalice, Moskow, 1679. The State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia.
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16 novembre 2012

Museum-Quality Serpentine Chalice with Unscrewable Inner Cup. Saxony, presumably Dresden. Circa 1650.

Museum-Quality Serpentine Chalice with Unscrewable Inner Cup. Saxony, presumably Dresden. Circa 1650. Photo Van Ham Reddish black granite serpentine with three bands of vermeil fittings. Rounded, slightly domed base, a band of stylized leaf decor around the stand. Round shaft with compacted node, also decorated with a band of leaf decor. Ten-sided pear-shaped cuppa, tapering towards the base. High, rounded brim. High, domed lid with slightly constricted base. Crowned by a pommel. Corresponding leaf decor mountings on the... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2012

Rhinoceros Horn Chalice. Presumably south German or Franco-Flemish. 2nd half 18th C

Rhinoceros Horn Chalice. Presumably south German or Franco-Flemish. 2nd half 18th C. Photo Van Ham Turned rhinoceros horn. Round, stepped base. Shaft with compacted nodule. Chalice-shaped, conically tapering cuppa. Height 14,6cm. Condition B. Ca.172g. Estimation : 6 000 / 7 000 €Literature: Eugen von Philippovich. Kuriositäten/Antiquitäten. Braunschweig 1966. For this material, see pg. 460ff. For this type, see pg. 464, fig. 311. Van Ham. Samedi 17 novembre 2012. Schönhauser Str. 10-16, 50968... [Lire la suite]
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