07 février 2021

German carved Vanitas, Early 17th century

German carved Vanitas, Early 17th century. Ivory, H 4.5 x W 4.5 x D 7 cm. Price: € 44,500. FINCH & CO at BRAFA 2021. A salamander and snake crawling through the partly decomposed skull with scraps of skin dangling from the face, the exposed muscles partly decomposed. Provenance: former private European collection; former private collection of the late Robert Noortman (1946-2007); sale Sotheby's Amsterdam, 2007; former collection Finch & Co, 2008; private collection, London, 2008-2020. m. +44 (0)7768 236... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2021

A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Johann Rohde, Danzig, Barock, circa 1690

Lot 95. A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Johann Rohde, Danzig, Barock, circa 1690; 18.5cm, 7 1/2 in. high; 886gr, 28oz 16dwt. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold: 12,600 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of cartouche form, carved on both sides with Biblical subjects. Provenance: Neumeister, Munich, sale catalogue N. 183, 2008, lot 526 Auktionskatalog 183, S. 85, Nr. 526, Abb. Tafel 81.; vgl. M. Meinz, Schönes Silber, München 1977, Abb. 20. Sotheby's. Royal & Noble. London, 7... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2021

A German silver-gilt wine cup, Theodor or Tobias Riederer, Augsburg, circa 1614-1616

Lot 8. A German silver-gilt wine cup, Theodor or Tobias Riederer, Augsburg, circa 1614-1616; 6½in.; 16.5cm. high; 192gr, 6oz, 3dwt. Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold: 4,032 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of tapered conical form, the cup with applied wriggle work rim above embossed lobes and matting, on a knopped stem and domed stippled foot, marked on body and foot. Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton. Provenance: In the Hamilton Collection before 1888;Possibly... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2021

A German silver-gilt cup and cover in the form of a bear, Augsburg, circa 1600

Lot 6. A German silver-gilt cup and cover in the form of a bear, maker's mark only MV conjoined (the shield Melchior Bair), Augsburg, circa 1600; 19cm., 7 1/2 in. high; 594.7gr, 19oz. 2dwt. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold: 56,700 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. on its haunches supporting a heraldic shield, with chained nose ring, beaded collar, the shield engraved with a Ducal coat-of-arms, the body, head and shield also with 1806-1810 Austrian control... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2020

A German silver-gilt mounted ostrich egg cup and cover, Andreas Klette, Torgau, circa 1622

Lot 3. A German silver-gilt mounted ostrich egg cup and cover, Andreas Klette, Torgau, circa 1622; 45cm. high. Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. surmounted by an Ostrich finial holding armorial engraved shield, initialled and dated 1622, three ostriches forming the stem below feathered strapwork, masks and female caryatids, male caryatids at the detachable cover holding the upper part of the ostrich egg, borders embossed, chased and engraved with leaves and flowers, foot rim... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2020

A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602

Lot 2. A fine German silver-gilt drinking cup modelled as a bear, Hans auf der Burg, Nuremberg, circa 1598-1602; 18.5cm, 7 1/4in high, 693gr, 22oz 4dwt. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 GBP. Lot sold: 252,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's The male animal seated with raised paws, cast, embossed and chased with thick buckled collar, realistic fur, on a detachable foot, tooled with birds, a house, a snake and foliage, marked on body, cover and foot. Provenance: Baron F. Rolin,... [Lire la suite]

01 novembre 2020

Two Memento Mori Skulls, German, 17th and 18th century

Lot 10. Two Memento Mori Skulls, German, 17th and 18th century; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. One polychrome limewood, 18th century; the other boxwood, 17th century; each on a modern base.The limewood skull: 11⁄4 in. (3.5 cm.) high; 41⁄2 in. (11.5 cm.) high, overallThe boxwood skull: 1 in. (2.5 cm.) high; 33⁄4 in. (9.5 cm.) high, overall. Provenance: A private collection, England. ... [Lire la suite]
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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]