08 juin 2014

The meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek, French, Limoges, early 17th century

The meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek, French, Limoges, early 17th century. Photo Sotheby's painted enamel on metal foil and copper, with gilding, within a later gilt metal frame plaque: 8.8 by 11.7cm., 3½ by 4 5/8 in.- frame: 10.2 by 13cm., 4 by 5 1/8 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP Note: The composition for this very fine enamel is derived from a print by Bernard Salomon from the 1553 edition of Claude Paradin's Quadrins historiques de la Bible.RELATED LITERATURE: V. Notin, Émaux limousins du... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2014

Plate with an allegory of the month of April, Pierre Reymond (1513- circa 1584), French, Limoges, circa 1568-1580

Plate with an allegory of the month of April, Pierre Reymond (1513- circa 1584), French, Limoges, circa 1568-1580. Photo Sotheby's with a white label to the reverse printed and inscribed: Einsatzstab RR / MA [crossed out] R / Nr. 2422 [crossed out] 1336 b, monogrammed: PR and entitled : AVRIL, painted enamel on copper, with gilding, 19.8cm., 7¾in. diameter. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP Provenance: Maurice de Rothschild, Paris (1881-1957);illegally confiscated by Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Alfred Rosenberg (1893-1946) for... [Lire la suite]

08 juin 2014

The Adoration of the Child, French, Limoges, early 16th century

The Adoration of the Child, French, Limoges, early 16th century. Photo Sotheby's the frame inscribed: VENITE ADOREMUS DOMINUM and with a later engraving of a coat of arms, possibly those of the Van den Ende family of Holland, on the reverse; with two labels inscribed: THOS. F. FLANNERY COLL. CHICAGO numbered 14 and 999A and a label inscribed: H311 in black ink on the reverse, partially gilt painted enamel on copper, in a silvered copper frame, 10.5cm., 4 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP Provenance: with Raphael Stora, New... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2014

Series of nine plaques with scenes from the life of Christ, French, Limoges, mid 16th century

  Series of nine plaques with scenes from the life of Christ, French, Limoges, mid 16th century. Photo Sotheby's two of the plaques with old paper labels to the reverse printed: THOS. F. FLANNERY COLL. CHICAGO and each with numbered labels; painted enamel on copper, within later bronze frames- plaques: 14 by 11.5cm., 5 1/2 by 4 1/2 in. each.; 16 by 13cm., 6 1/4 by 5 1/8 in. overall. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 GBP Provenance: Edson Bradley (1852-1935), Frankfort, United States;Thomas F. Flannery Jr. (1926-1980),... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2014

An ormolu mounted Imari porcelain bassin, China, Kangxi period, the mounts French, 19th century

An ormolu mounted Imari porcelain bassin, China, Kangxi period, the mounts French, 19th century. Photo Nagel. Orig. handles lost, few filled hairlines. B. 57,5 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 € Property from a German private collection  Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 9.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/
16 avril 2014

A gem-set and diamond butterfly brooch, French

A gem-set and diamond butterfly brooch, French. Photo Bonhams. with cat's eye black hard stone body, extending calibré-cut sapphires, peridot, citrine and onyx wings, enhanced by vari-cut diamond detail; with French assay mark; length: 3in. Sold for US$ 27,500 (€19,923) Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY. New York, 9 Apr 2014 - www.bonhams.com
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30 décembre 2013

Workshop of Jean Pénicaud II (Active 1534-49), French, Limoges, late 17th century, Pair of roundels

Workshop of Jean Pénicaud II (Active 1534-49), French, Limoges, late 17th century, Pair of roundels. Photo Sotheby's. depicting Tarquin and Lucretia, inscribed TARQUIN ROVMEIN and LABELE LVCRESSE respectively. In later gilt bronze mounted ebonized wood frames. Grisaille painted enameled copper; diameter of each 7 3/8 in., 18.7 cm. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 USD Provenance: Collection of Hermann Emden, Hamburg, Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, November 7, 1908, lots 1115 and 1116, pl. 84 Sotheby's. Important Old Master... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2013

Attributed to Pierre Reymond (1513-1584), French, Limoges, dated 1558, Tazza

Attributed to Pierre Reymond (1513-1584), French, Limoges, dated 1558, Tazza. Photo Sotheby's. inscribed with a Bible verse, Ecclesiastes 10:8, in Latin, QVI DIRVIT SEPM MORDEBIT EUM COLUBR ECCLESIAST. X (He who breaks through a hedge will be bitten by a snake). There is a fragmentary 19th century French label on the underside of the foot inscribed in ink ".]e de Mr de [Castel?]nau" followed by in indication of price "...2 sous."; signed with the initials PR, dated 1558; grisaille painted enameled copper. Estimation... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2013

Attributed to the Penicaud workshop, after a design by Albrecht Dürer, French, Limoges, mid 16th century, Plaque depicting Joach

Attributed to the Attributed to the Penicaud workshop, after a design by Albrecht Dürer, French, Limoges, mid 16th century, Plaque depicting Joachim and Anna meeting at the Golden Gate. Photo Sotheby's. in later ebonized wood and gilt copper mounted frame. Enameled copper; 11 1/2 by 7 3/4 in., 29.2 by 19.7 cm. Estimation 6,000 — 9,000 USD Provenance: Sotheby's London, March 29, 1979, lot 172 RELATED LITERATURE: Rainer Schoch, Matthias Mende, Anna Scherbaum, et al., Albrecht Dürer, das druckgraphische Werk, vol. II, Munich, 2001,... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2013

French, circa 1600, finger ring

French, circa 1600, finger ring. Photo courtesy Sotheby's  the reverse of the bezel inscribed with the Jesuit symbol: IHS with a cross and two nails; enamelled gold, with a circular bezel set with rock crystal above a scene of the crucifixion in gold - bezel: 16mm., 5/8 in - ring size U. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP The present ring finds a comparison in another gold ring with black enamelling and with a bezel set with rock crystal atop a scene of the crucifixion in the British Museum, London (inv. no. 1978,1002.105). This... [Lire la suite]
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