15 mars 2020

Small lidded bowl-saliere in agate, Dresden, ca. 17th century

Lot 1030. Small lidded bowl-saliere in agate, Dresden, ca. 17th century. Baroque. In the manner of Johann Melchior Dinglinger, Biberach, 1664 - 1731, Dresden; 9 x 4.5 x 8.5 cm. Estimate 5 000 / 8 000 (€ 4 390 / 7 020). © Koller Agate, in a gilt, in part polychrome enameled mount. Mother-of-pearl lid, applied with small snails, in a gilt mount. The inside with label: Sammlung Hoffenreich 211. Note: Johann Melchior Dinglinger, born on 3 December 1664, learned the goldsmith's trade in Ulm. He... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2019

A rare Meissen decagonal bowl presented to the King of Sardinia, circa 1724

Lot 363. A rare Meissen decagonal bowl presented to the King of Sardinia, circa 1724. Diameter: 9 1/2 in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the painting attributed to Johann Ehrenfried Stadler, the front of the exterior with a vignette of two Chinoiserie figures in a fenced garden, flanked by large sprays of flowers and embellished in Böttger lustre, the reverse with a vignette of two ducks among foliage, the interior with trailing flowering branches, and a foliate... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2019

August the Strong's Royal State Apartments reopen in Dresden

Parade bedroom, virtual reconstruction of the parade rooms of 1719, Dresden, 2014 © Sächsisches Immobilien- und Baumanagement (mic-vis.de, Studio für Visualisierung) DRESDEN.- August the Strong’s Royal State Apartments (Paraderäume) and the Porcelain Cabinet in the Turmzimmer (Tower Room) were opened on Saturday, 28 Saturday 2019, marking the culmination of the restoration of Dresden’s Residenzschloss, which started in 1986. The prestigious suite of rooms in the west wing – conceived by the Elector-King personally as a... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2019

A Meissen white porcelain model of a hen with her chicks, 1732 

Lot 108. The Williams-Wynn Meissen Hen from the Royal Saxon Porcelain Menagerie. A Meissen white porcelain model of a hen with her chicks, 1732; 13 ½ in. (34.5 cm.) high. Estimate 300,000 - GBP 500,000. Price realised GBP 467,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Naturalistically modelled by J.J. Kändler, with her head turned towards her tail, a chick preening itself on her back and further chicks peeping out from under her wings and feathers. Provenance: Commissioned by Augustus II... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

Leopold Blaschka, Cassiopea frondescens, Dresden, 1868

Cassiopea frondescens, jellyfish, glass model, by Leopold Blaschka, Dresden, Germany, 1868, National Museum Of Scotland, Z.1868.42.19. © National Museums Scotland
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06 janvier 2019

Leopold Blaschka, Hippopode flava, Dresden, 1868

Hippopode flava, jellyfish, glass model, by Leopold Blaschka, Dresden, Germany, 1868, National Museum Of Scotland, Z.1868.42.13. © National Museums Scotland.
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06 janvier 2019

Leopold Blaschka, Rhizophysa heliantha, Dresden, 1868

Rhizophysa heliantha, siphonophore, glass model, by Leopold Blaschka, Dresden, Germany, 1868, National Museum Of Scotland, Z.1868.42.13. © National Museums Scotland.
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06 janvier 2019

Leopold Blaschka, Cyanea labiche, jellyfish, Dresden, Germany, 1868

Cyanea labiche, jellyfish, glass model, by Leopold Blaschka, Dresden, Germany, 1868, National Museum Of Scotland, Z.1868.42.5. © National Museums Scotland. 
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06 janvier 2019

Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Carybdea periphylla, jellyfish, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890

Carybdea periphylla, jellyfish, glass model, by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890, National Museum Of Scotland, Z.1910.14.49. © National Museums Scotland.
06 janvier 2019

Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Aequorea cyanea, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890

Aequorea cyanea, glass model, by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890, National Museum Of Scotland, Z.1910.14.47. © National Museums Scotland