06 janvier 2019

Leopold Blaschka, Cyanea labiche, jellyfish, Dresden, Germany, 1868

Cyanea labiche, jellyfish, glass model, by Leopold Blaschka, Dresden, Germany, 1868, National Museum Of Scotland, Z.1868.42.5. © National Museums Scotland. 
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06 janvier 2019

Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Carybdea periphylla, jellyfish, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890

Carybdea periphylla, jellyfish, glass model, by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890, National Museum Of Scotland, Z.1910.14.49. © National Museums Scotland.
06 janvier 2019

Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Aequorea cyanea, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890

Aequorea cyanea, glass model, by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890, National Museum Of Scotland, Z.1910.14.47. © National Museums Scotland
06 janvier 2019

Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Melicertum perla, thecate hydroid, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890

Melicertum perla, thecate hydroid, glass model, by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890, National Museum Of Scotland, Z.1910.14.45. © National Museums Scotland.
06 janvier 2019

Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Portuguese man-of-war, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890

Physalia physalis (Linnaeus, 1758), Portuguese man-of-war, siphonophore, glass model, by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, Dresden, Germany, 1863 - 1890, National Museum Of Scotland, Z.1910.14.41. © National Museums Scotland
01 janvier 2019

Chiale Fine Art at BRAFA 2019, Stand 114c

Saint Sebastian, Champagne ?, circa 1510-20. Limestone with traces of paint. H 92 x W 40 x 40 cm. © Chiale Fine Art at BRAFA 2019, Stand 114c. Provenance: private collection, Alsace, FranceLiterature: E. Devaux, 'Suite à Chaource dans Zodiaque', n° 40, January 1959, p. 10-11; J. Baudoin, 'La Sculpture flamboyante en Champagne Lorraine', Nonette, 1990, pp. 133-164; M. Beaulieu and V. Beyer, 'Dictionnaire des sculpteurs français du Moyen Age', Paris, 1992, p. 93-944. Autumn, Venice, circa... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2018

Cabinet of Curiosities - Honourable Silver Objects at BRAFA 2019, Stand 126b

Probably Jan I de Pauw (active 1665-1711), Cup with cover, Haarlem, 1694. Silver, 10 x 31 cm. © Cabinet of Curiosities - Honourable Silver Objects at BRAFA 2019, Stand 126b. Casket, Augsburg, 17th century. Wood, turtle shell and ivory, 15.5 x 11 x 10 cm - Sundial, Germany, 17th century. Silver, glass and ivory, 4.5 x 5 x 1 cm - Hourglass, North Europe, 19th century. Ebony and ivory, 8 x 16 cm. © Cabinet of Curiosities - Honourable Silver Objects... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2018

LES ENLUMINURES, Stand B1 at Masterpiece London 2018

Heart pendant, Spain or Italy, c. 1600. Gold, enamel, glass ; weight 17.2 grams; dimensions 45 × 31.4 × 13.8 mm. Courtesy Les Enleminures With its wonderful openwork structure covered with enamel flowers, strapwork, and “gems,” the magnificent heart captures the gaze and its shape moves effortlessly between secular and religious meanings — human or divine love, romantic or religious devotion. Double-sided heart-shaped pendant in gold and enamel openwork. A blue enameled frame surrounds an oval capsule with convex glass... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2018

A carved wood memento mori skull, Germany, 16th century

Lot 3008. A carved wood memento mori skull, Germany, 16th century; 20.9 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 150,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018. powerfully carved in the form of a human skull consisting of the cranium and upper jaws, the cadaverous face rendered being stripped of its remaining flesh with several teeth missing, covered with a monochromatic layer of brown paint. The outcome of Carbon-14 testing is consistent with the dating of this lot. ... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2018

Les Enluminures (Stand 276) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Pendant with St. Catherine, Germany, probably Upper Rhine, circa 1470-80. Silver, rock crystal and verre églomisé, 5.2 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm (2 x 1.3 x 0.7 in.) (with loop). Weight 2.7 gr. © TEFAF 2018 Fusing two separate pieces of hardstone together to create glowing images painted in gold leaf, this ethereal pendant changes appearance with different lighting effects and depicts Catherine of Alexandria, patron saint of female wisdom. Arm amulet (figa), Spain or Italy, 16th century. Alabaster, gold, enamel... [Lire la suite]