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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24 novembre 2013

French, 13th century. Tart mould ring

French, 13th century. Tart mould ring. Photo courtesy Sotheby's Gold, set with a point-cut garnet - bezel: 14mm., 9/16 in. - ring size Q. Estimation 2,500 — 3,500 GBP  The tart mould ring is named for the shape of the underside of the bezel. The form is meant to mimic the natural crystalline shape of the gems it holds. A similar ring is illustrated in A. B. Chadour, Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch collection, Leeds, 1994, vol. 1, p. 170, fig. 560. Sotheby's. European Sculpture & Works of Art. London | 04 déc.... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2013

Impressive ruby and diamond demi-parure, French

Impressive ruby and diamond demi-parure, French. Photo Sotheby's The necklace set with oval and cushion-shaped rubies, highlighted with brilliant- and marquise-cut diamonds,inner circumference approximately 395mm; the ear clips similarly set with detachable drops, French assay and indistinct maker's marks. Estimate 210,000 — 300,000 CHF Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 11040033 and no. 11040032, stating that the rubies from the necklace and ear clips are of Burmese origin, with no indications of... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2013

A rock crystal tazza with enamelled gold mounts, probably French, circa 1865

A rock crystal tazza with enamelled gold mounts, probably French, circa 1865. Photo: Sotheby's. the circular bowl with decorated rim overlapped by two enamelled handles formed as mythical Indonesian horned dragons with prominent breasts, the knopped stem  topped by an enamelled whorl and banded with green-enamelled leaves and black and white cable or fronds; 12.7cm., 5in. high. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 GBP This interesting tazza is unfortunately unmarked as are most objects of this type and date. Whereas... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2013

Cup with handles adorned with griffin heads, probably French, 17th century

Cup with handles adorned with griffin heads, probably French, 17th century. Photo: Sotheby's. agate, with silver gilt mounts; 7.3cm., 2 7/8 in. Estimation  2,000 — 3,000 GBP The silver griffin heads flanking this charming little agate cup are conceived similarly to the creatures which form the handles of two rock crystal cups carved in Milan around 1685 by Giovanni Battista Metellino in the Louvre (inv. nos. MR 480 and MR 295). Creamy brown agate was much sought after in the 17th and 18th centuries.... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2013

Robes à la Polonaise

Robe à la Polonaise. French, 1774–93. Silk. Length: 53 in. (134.6 cm) Width: 46 1/2 in. (118.1 cm). Dodge Fund, 1934. 34.112a, b. © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Robe à la Polonaise, British, ca. 1775, silk, cotton. Length: 54 1/2 in. (138.4 cm). Hoeschst Fiber Industries Fund, 1981. 1981.313.2. © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Robe à la Polonaise, British, ca. 1780, linen. Length at CB: 72 in. (182.9 cm). Purchase, Gifts from Various Donors, 1998. 1998.314a, b. © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of... [Lire la suite]


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