29 avril 2022

17th Century German Ivory Memento Mori

A German Small Carved Ivory Memento Mori. Terminal Rosary Bead in the Form of a Skull, 17th Century. Fine worn smooth silky patina. Size: 2cm high, 2cm wide, 2cm deep - ¾ ins high, ¾ ins wide, ¾ ins deep. POR. © Copyright Finch & Co. 2020 A German Memento Mori Carved Ivory Paternoster Rosary Bead in the Form of a Skull, 17th Century. Fine worn smooth silky patina. Size: 3cm high, 3cm wide, 3.5cm deep - 1¼ ins high, 1¼ ins wide, 1½ ins deep. POR. © Copyright Finch & Co. 2020 An Exceptional German... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2022

German parcel-gilt silver from The Robert G. Vater Collection sold at London, 27 Jan - 10 Feb 2022

Lot 67. A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Passau, circa 1580, unidentified maker's mark CR; 6 ⅝ in. (16.8 cm.) high, 12 oz. 19 dwt. (403 gr.). Price Realised GBP 18,750 (Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000). © Christie's 2022 On three winged cherub feet, the tapering cylindrical body chased in centre with a fruiting vine flanked by initials 'MFB' within a laurel wreath, and below the rim with inscription, the scroll handle with female bust terminal, the domed cover engraved with... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2022

A group of five gilt-brass-mounted agate boxes, French or German, late 19th-early 20th century

Lot 26. A group of five gilt-brass-mounted agate boxes, French or German, late 19th-early 20th century; The largest: 2. 3/4 in. (7 cm.) high; 5. 1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) wide; 3. 1/4 in. (8 cm.) deep. Price Realised GBP 4,375 (Estimate GBP 3,500 - GBP 4,500). © Christie's 2022 Of various sizes and colours and comprising various specimens including Tiger's Eye, all of rectangular form with ball feet. Christie's. The Collector, 27 Jan - 10 Feb 2022
16 février 2022

A group of three German gilt-brass-mounted agate boxes, 19th century

  Lot 29. A group of three German gilt-brass-mounted agate boxes, 19th century; The largest: 4 in. (10 cm.) high; 6. 3/4 in. (17 cm.) wide; 4. 1/4 in. (10.5 cm.) deep. Price Realised GBP 4,375 (Estimate GBP 3,500 - GBP 4,500). © Christie's 2022 Of various sizes and colours, two with shaped escutcheons, on ball feet. Christie's. The Collector, 27 Jan - 10 Feb 2022
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]