19 février 2019

Leading London Silver dealer Koopman Rare Art announces TEFAF Maastricht 2019 highlights

Detail of an important Charles II silver tazza made in London in 1683; Diameter: 42cm, Height 12cm. Asking price in the region of £225,000. © Koopman Rare Art LONDON.- The highly historic and impressive silver-gilt shield, which bears the Royal Arms of Ernst Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), will take centre stage on the stand of Koopman Rare Art at TEFAF Maastricht 2019. It is described by Lewis Smith, Director of Koopman Rare Art as “the most spectacular example of... [Lire la suite]

05 décembre 2018

Sir Anthony van Dyck, Portrait of Charles II (1630–1685) when Prince of Wales

Lot 29. Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641), Portrait of Charles II (1630–1685) when Prince of Wales, oil on canvas, in a carved wood frame, 158.8 x 109.2 cm.; 62 1/2  x 43 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,620,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Probably commissioned by King Charles I, before 9 August 1641, when the Prince was carried by barge from Lambeth to Van Dyck's Whitehall studio; Possibly Sir Horatio Townshend, 3rd Bt. and later 1st... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2018

S. J. Shrubsole, Corp., Stand 334 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Francis Leake, A Charles II antique tankard, London, 1673. Silver-Gilt. Height 17.1 cm (6.7 in.). Fully Hallmarked. Image courtesy S. J. Shrubsole, Corp. / Stand 334. This tankard was given as a Bequest by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Engraved with the Latin inscription “Legatum Amicissimi Reverandissimi in Christo Patris Thomae Nuper Cantuar Archiepi”. The inscription relates to a bequest in the will of Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, dated 1715: “I give and bequeath unto the Rt. Rev. Father in... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2018

Koopman Rare Art at Masterpiece London 2018

Koopman Rare Art, the internationally renowned London based antique silver dealer, is exhibiting at the prestigious Masterpiece London 2018 Art and Antiques Fair from 28 June to 4 July in the grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea. Lewis Smith, Director of Koopman Rare Art, said: “Driven by the recent high demand for top quality antique silver we have managed to secure several great pieces for the upcoming season. A number are fresh to the market including some superlative Regency examples by Paul Storr (1771-1844) and Benjamin Smith... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2017

S.J. PHILLIPS LTD World famous antique dealer in historic jewels and fine silver exhibits at TEFAF Maastricht March 2017

A superlative 1930’s Burmese ruby and diamond cluster panel necklace by Cartier, New York. An exceptional example of the outstanding craftsmanship for which Cartier, in the first half of the 20th century, was so renowned it has an asking price of £4,200,000. Courtesy S.J. Phillips Ltd. The internationally renowned, London based, antiques dealer S.J. Phillips is once again exhibiting at TEFAF, the prestigious art and antiques fair in Maastricht, from March 10 to 19, 2017 (stand 118).  S.J. Phillips’ presence at TEFAF... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2016

Sotheby's announces first sale dedicated to European ceramics, silver and objects of vertu in a decade

Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This spring will see the first sale at Sotheby’s for almost a decade exclusively dedicated to European Ceramics, Silver and Objects of Vertu. Entitled “From Earth to Fire”, the sale, to take place on 10 May, will focus on the creation of pieces born from the earth and transformed through the kiln into exquisite works. Testament to the ever-growing appetite of international collectors for unique pieces encapsulating the finest craftsmanship and materials of their time, the 265 lots in the... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2016

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on 300-year old fireplace fixtures at risk of leaving UK

Pair of Charles II silver andirons, 1680-1681. Asking price of £541,000 (plus VAT of £108,200). LONDON.- A pair of 300-year-old Charles II silver andirons are at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £541,000 (plus VAT of £108,200). Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on the silver to provide an opportunity to save them for the nation. A sought-after luxury item for the wealthy, this set of silver andirons created in 1680 were made to... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2013

A Charles II silver tankard, Arthur Manwaring, London, 1677

A Charles II silver tankard, Arthur Manwaring, London, 1677. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the body engraved with a coat-of-arms, hinged cover, scroll handle; 20cm, 7 7/8 in high; 1288gr, 41oz 8dwt. Estimate 3,000-5,000 GBP Sotheby's. Arts of Europe. London | 10 juil. 2013 - www.sothebys.com
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31 mai 2013

A fine and rare Charles II parcel-gilt, two handled cage-work cup and cover, English, circa 1670

A fine and rare Charles II parcel-gilt, two handled cage-work cup and cover, English, circa 1670. Photo courtesy N & I Franklin Price on request. N & I Franklin, 11 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AB United Kingdom. T 0207 839 3131 - M 07816 812 912 - M 07968 853 383 - F 0207 839 3132 - katiealice@franklinsilver.com  
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09 octobre 2012

Contents of the home of Princess Viola von Hohenzollern in Scotland for sale at Bonhams Edinburgh

The image of Charles II after Sir Peter Lely, is a three quarter length portrait of Charles II in a blue robe, an oil on canvas it is estimated to sell for £7,000-9,000. Photo: Bonhams. EDINBURGH.- The contents of Scotland’s Killochan Castle, built in 1324 and bought by the present owner Princess Viola von Hohenzollern 15 years ago, will be sold by Bonhams on November 7th in Edinburgh. A relative of Kaiser Wilhelm II by marriage, the princess is offering for sale a set of 12 silver-mounted beakers made for Edward Prince of Wales,... [Lire la suite]
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