25 mai 2019

A German silver double-beaker, Tobias Hallaicher, Augsburg, 1692

Lot 307. A German silver double-beaker, Tobias Hallaicher, Augsburg, 1692; 8.3cm, 3¼in. diameter, 4495gr., 14oz. 8dwt. total. Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 GBP. Lot sold 4,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. detaching into two beakers, chased with swirling matted flutes, 8.3cm, 3¼in. high; with a Continental parcel-gilt double-beaker, town mark an eagle only, probably Baltic, late-17th century, the bowls chased with shells between bands of leaves and flutes, sheet-scroll girdles, each... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2019

A German silver-gilt standing cup, Barthel Birtsch, Strasbourg, circa 1590

Lot 318. A German silver-gilt standing cup, Barthel Birtsch, Strasbourg, circa 1590; 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. high, 520gr., 16oz. 14dwt. total. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the body chased with putto masks among foliate strapwork on a matted ground, the inverted baluster stem with three scrolling supports, the domed spreading circular foot similarly chased to the body, marked to foot, 21.5cm., 8 1/2 in. high; and a German silver-gilt bunch of grapes... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2019

A German silver-gilt tankard, Jakob Thurnover, Augsburg, 1590-95

Lot 330. A German silver-gilt tankard, Jakob Thurnover, Augsburg, 1590-95; 13.6cm., 5 1/4in. high, 409gr., 13 oz. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Finely chased with a continuous early morning stag hunt in three ovals, interrupted by male and female masks with exaggerated foreheads on a matt ground with fruit and strapwork, repeated at the hinged cover, lion finial, underside with contemporary initials MHP and IMTH. Note: Dr.... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2018

A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Philipp Johann Gross, Augsburg, 1703-07

Lot 65. A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Philipp Johann Gross, Augsburg, 1703-07; 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. high, 1154gr., 37oz. 2dwt. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. © Sotheby's. the body chased with intermittent masks among foliate strap-work, the cover and foot chased with swirling flutes, scrolling scalework handle, 19.6cm., 7 3/4 in. high; with a German parcel-gilt beaker and cover, Philipp Jakob Drentwett, Augsburg, 1681-85, the body chased with profiles of three... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2018

S.J. Phillips at Masterpiece London 2018

LONDON - The internationally acclaimed antique dealer S.J. Phillips will be presenting a dazzling array of exquisite jewels and precious objects, dating from the 17th century through to the mid 20th century, at Masterpiece London this summer. One of the Fair’s founder members S.J. Phillips has exhibited at every Masterpiece since it first opened its doors in 2010. Many people rightly associate S.J. Phillips with outstanding historic, museum quality pieces, but this is just a small part of the business. Director Nicolas Norton, one of... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

Three Dutch or German green-tinted glass roemers, mid-17th century at Sotheby's London, 01 May 2018

Lot 202. A Dutch or German pale green-tinted glass roemer, second half 17th century; 13.5cm., 5 1/4 in. high. Estimate 600 — 800 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the broad shallow bowl on a hollow stem applied with three rows of four raspberry prunts, below an engrailed band, over a spun foot, high kick-in base. Property from the Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection. Note: A roemer of similar small size is published by Pieter C. Ritsema van Eck, op. cit., Vol. I, p. 143, no. 201. Lot 203. A... [Lire la suite]

12 avril 2018

A porcelain figure of Hotei seated, Japan, Edo period, late 17th/early 18th century with a gilt-bronze mount, German, circa 1740

Lot 94. A porcelain figure of Hotei seated, Japan, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century with a gilt-bronze mount, German, circa 1740. Haut. 30 cm., larg. 21 cm. ; Height 11 3/4  in., width 8 1/4  in. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 €. Lot sold 13,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. the headdress decorated with hard stones and glass and rose leaves; (restorations to the porcelain) Provenance: Accorsi Gallery, Turin Sotheby's. Important Mobilier, Sculptures... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2017

Ring with pointed diamond, German, 2nd half of the 16th century

Ring with pointed diamond, German, 2nd half of the 16th century. Pyramidal diamond surrounded by four triangular diamonds, ten diamond tablet stones, gold, enamel. Diameter 3.5 cm. Green Vault, VIII 56 © Dresden State Art Collections. This ring is one of the jewels of the princely possession, which today no more specific personality can be assigned. A large diamond sharpening stone and four triangular diamonds grouped around it are embedded in a colorfully enameled, plastic scrollwork. The back and the ring rail... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2017

Set of four enamelled silver plaquettes, 1520–30, German, Augsburg or Nuremberg

Set of four enamelled silver plaquettes, 1520–30, German, Augsburg or Nuremberg. Silver, enamel, gold. Purchase, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Acquisitions Fund, 2015; 2015.388.1-2-3-4 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, 1520–30, German, Augsburg or Nuremberg. Silver, enamel, gold. Overall (confirmed): 2 7/16 × 1 11/16 in. (6.2 × 4.3 cm). Purchase, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Acquisitions Fund, 2015; 2015.388.1 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver model of a nef with enameled figures, Matthaus Bair (Bayr), Augsburg, 1590-1595

Lot 4. A German parcel-gilt silver model of a nef with enameled figures, Matthaus Bair (Bayr), Augsburg, 1590-1595. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 EUR. Lot sold 218,750 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's on a circular base decorated with scrolls and beads on matted ground, the stem shaped as Hercules wearing the Nemean lion skin, the hull with masks and sea monsters on a wavy background, with twelve partly enameled sailors, the two sails not gilt. Haut. 42 cm, 1048 g; 16 1/2 in. high, 33 oz 14 dwt. Related... [Lire la suite]