29 juillet 2019

A set of three gold-mounted Du Paquier porcelain flasks and an agate cup in a Japanese lacquer box, Vienna, circa 1725-1730

A set of three gold-mounted Du Paquier porcelain flasks and an agate cup in a Japanese lacquer box, Vienna, circa 1725-1730. © Galerie Kugel Provenance: -Empress Maria Theresa (1717-80);-Brandýs Castle, Brandýs nad Labem (Brandeis an der Elbe), near Prague, by ca. 1918;-Dr. Quido Szopkó, Southern Slovakia, acquired ca. 1920, thence by descent;-Sold by the descendants of the above after 1993. An inscription at the bottom of this small agate cup contained within the Japanese lacquer casket reads, “de la cassette de... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2015

Survivor of Holy Roman Imperial luxury for sale at Bonhams

An important set of three gold-mounted Du Paquier porcelain flasks and an agate cup in a Japanese lacquer box, circa 1725-30.  Estimate £120,000-180,000 (€170,000 - 250,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A Japanese lacquer box containing costly and exotic objects mounted in gold is the centrepiece of Bonhams European Ceramics sale in London on 17 June. This rare survival from the age of splendour at the Holy Roman Imperial Court is estimated at £120,000-180,000. The box holds three porcelain tea flasks, and was... [Lire la suite]