01 juillet 2019

A German large silver-gilt cup and cover, the 17th century elements of the cup assembled in the 19th century with some later add

Lot 6. A German large silver-gilt cup and cover, the 17th century elements of the cup assembled in the 19th century with some later additions, struck with spurious marks; 19.¼ in. (48.9 cm.) high; 6.¼ in. (15.9 cm.) diameter, 34 oz. 3 dwt. (1,063 gr.). Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,660 - USD 18,990). Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  On raised gadrooned foot surmounted by a baluster vase-shaped stem cast with grotesque masks and applied with three... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2019

A German silver-gilt "pineapple" cup, Hans Clauẞ, Nuremberg, 1650-57

Lot 327. A German silver-gilt "pineapple" cup, Hans Clauẞ, Nuremberg, 1650-57; 17.3cm., 6 3/4in. high, 175gr., 5oz. 12dwt. Estimate 1,500 — 2,500 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the bowl lobed and panelled below engraved foliage, inverted baluster lobed stem between sheet-scroll work, on a spreading lobed circular foot, with a continental electroplate and hardstone goblet, circa 1900 Sotheby's. Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2019

A German silver-gilt cup and cover, maker's probably NS, Danzig, mid-17th century

Lot 63. A German silver-gilt cup and cover, maker's probably NS, Danzig, mid-17th century; 42cm., 16 1/2in. high;658gr., 21oz. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 embossed with bunch of grape lobes on vineyard keeper and vine stump stem  with sheet scrollwork, sheet scrollwork finial, marked on body. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 4 May 2017
16 janvier 2019

A German silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark lacking, Nuremberg, circa 1540

Lot 48. A German silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark lacking, Nuremberg, circa 1540; with cover 22.2cm., 8 3/4 in. high; 383gr., 12oz. 6dwt. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. applied and engraved with profile medallions in the manner of Virgil Solis interrupted by  scrolling foliage, embossed lobes, detachable vase stem and foot, underside initialled AH AR, also struck twice with early 19th century Prussian control marks, the associated cover of conforming style with St... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2019

A German silver-gilt cup and cover, Heinrich Jonas, Nuremburg, circa 1593-1602

Lot 10. A German silver-gilt cup and cover, Heinrich Jonas, Nuremburg, circa 1593-1602; 32.4cm., 12 3/4 in. high; 367gr., 11oz. 14dwt. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017.  the cover with waisted and girdled pedestal surmounted by a warrior, the body of flaring beaker form, chased with three vignettes depicting a horse, a stag, and a unicorn among fruiting and foliate strapwork, the compressed knopped stem spreading on to an embossed double-domed... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2019

A German silver-gilt canister, Hieronymus Wolfgang Kern, Augsburg, circa 1649-53

Lot 9. A German silver-gilt canister, Hieronymus Wolfgang Kern, Augsburg, circa 1649-53; 19.8cm., 7 3/4 in. high; 1111.3gr., 35oz. 14dwt. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017.  sexfoil, the body chased with panels of foliate and shell scrolls, the screw-off cover similarly chased, panelled double scroll drop handle, lobate detachable stopper with loop handle, fully marked, also with 1788 St Petersburg control mark. ... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2019

A German silver-gilt covered beaker, Hans Paulus Hauer, Nuremburg, circa 1670

Lot 8. A German silver-gilt covered beaker, Hans Paulus Hauer, Nuremburg, circa 1670; 17.1cm., 6 3/4 in. high; 301.7gr., 9oz. 14dwt. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017. body and cover chased with foliage, on three ball feet. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 4 May 2017
14 janvier 2019

A German silver-gilt Stacking 'Munzbecher', Hans Kellner, Nuremberg, 1592-94

Lot 7. A German silver-gilt Stacking 'Munzbecher', Hans Kellner, Nuremberg, 1592-94; 8.9cm., 3 1/2 in. high; 245gr., 8oz. 3dwt. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 65,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017. the upper body applied with four casts after antique Roman coins between engraved foliate scrolls, lower body chased with lobes and strapwork, circular foot cast and chased in high relief with dancing putti in leafy scrolls, underside initialled 'L M L'. Associated... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2018

A German silver-gilt cup and cover in the form of a bear, maker's mark only MV conjoined, the shield Melchior Bair, Augsburg, ci

Lot 178. 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. Estimate £70,000 - £100,000. © 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 marks.   Provenance: Probably acquired by... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2018

A lion and an owl from 'The Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé Ménagerie'

  Lot 103. A German silver-gilt cup in the form of a lion rampant, Mark of Tobias Zeil(N)Er, Augsburg, circa 1630; 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high; 18 oz. 15 dwt. (584 gr.). Estimate GBP 180,000 - GBP 250,000 (USD 237,779 - USD 330,249). © Price realised GBP 200,000. Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Realistically modelled standing on his hind legs and with outstretched fore legs, his tail wrapping around his legs, on an oval base cast and chased with rockwork, foliage and exotic creatures, marked on... [Lire la suite]