25 juin 2018

A silver-gilt-mounted hardstone cup, possibly created by Edward Farrell in the early 19th century

Lot 102. Property from the Collection of Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza. A silver-gilt-mounted hardstone cup, possibly created by Edward Farrell in the early 19th century, incorporating 16th century elements, after a design by Virgil Solis; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 120,000 - GBP 180,000 (USD 159,120 - USD 238,680). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The agate carved as a turbo shell surmounted by the figure of Neptune holding a cornucopia and a trident, astride a... [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]