24 novembre 2013

Attributed to the Saracchi Workshop, Italian, Milan, late 16th century, Zibellino in the form of a marten head mounted as a snuf

Attributed to the Saracchi Workshop, Italian, Milan, late 16th century, Zibellino in the form of a marten head mounted as a snuff box. Photo courtesy Sotheby's rock crystal, inlaid with red garnets, with an 18th-/ 19th-century rock crystal lid with gold mounts; 4.7 by 8.2cm., 1 7/8 by 3¼in. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 GBP Provenance: Oskar Dieter Alex von Rosenberg-Rédé, 3rd Baron von Rosenberg-Redé (1922-2004) or Guy Édouard Alphonse Paul de Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild (1908-2007), Hôtel Lambert or Château de Ferrières,... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2013

Circle of Alessandro Masnago (FL. 1575-1612), Italian, Milan, circa 1575, Cameo with the Adoration of the Magi and David on the

Circle of Alessandro Masnago (Fl. 1575-1612), Italian, Milan, circa 1575, Cameo with the Adoration of the Magi and David on the threshing floor. Photo courtesy Sotheby's white and brown sardonyx; 73mm., 2 7/8 in. Estimation 50,000 — 70,000 GBP Provenance: private collection, United Kingdom Exposition: Hakone, Open-Air Museum and Fukuoka, City Museum, The art of gem engraving from Alexander the Great to Napoleon III, 2008, no. 208 Litterature: J. Boardman et al., The art of gem engraving from Alexander the Great to Napoleon... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2013

Attributed to Giovanni Delle Corniuole (circa 1470- after 1516), Italian, Florence, late 15th century, Cameo with Christ in prof

Attributed to Giovanni Delle Corniuole (circa 1470- after 1516), Italian, Florence, late 15th century, Cameo with Christ in profile with an intaglio of the Annunciation to the reverse. Photo courtesy Sotheby's agate with a sardonyx intaglio, mounted on an enamelled silver stand; cameo: 44mm., 1¾in. stand: 9.5mm., 3¾in. Estimation 40,000 — 50,000 GBP Provenance: Robert O'Connor, London;on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1978;Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé, Paris, until 2009 Sotheby's. European Sculpture... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2013

Italian, 16th century, Pectoral cross set with intaglios with signs of the zodiac

Italian, 16th century, Pectoral cross set with intaglios with signs of the zodiac. Photo courtesy Sotheby's inscribed: DVM SPERO VNICVM CRVCIS HAC IN IMAGINE STELLA \ SANGVINE SIC RVBEAT SPES MEA CHRISTE TVO \ AVREA CEV RVBET HAEC CHRISTIVM SPERO \ DOMINI FVGITE PARIES ADVERSA ECCE \ VICIT LEA DE TRIBV IVDA; the upper gem on the lower arm possibly earlier; gold, set with heliotrope intaglios; 84mm., 3 5/16 in. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP Provenance: private collection, the Netherlands;and thence by descent to the present owners... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2013

Italian, 16th century, Double-sided cameo with a profile of a male saint and Pyrrhus of Epirus

Italian, 16th century, Double-sided cameo with a profile of a male saint and Pyrrhus of Epirus. Photo courtesy Sotheby's  the ring with a French import mark (1838-1864); sardonyx, mounted in an early-19th century gold swivel ring; cameo: 24mm., 15/16 in. ring size Z. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 GBP Provenance: John Crewe, 2nd Baron Crewe, Crewe Hall, Cheshire;his sale, Hotel des Ventes Mobilières, Paris, 5-6 February 1851, lot 14;Robertson Davies, Toronto, until 1995 The colours of the stone and the style of dress of the... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2013

Italian, Venice, early 16th century, Casket

Italian, Venice, early 16th century, Casket. Photo courtesy Sotheby's  with a label printed: WADDESDON MANOR to the underside; painted and partially gilt enamel on copper; 11 by 15 by 9cm., 4 1/4 by 5 7/8 by 3 1/2 in. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 GBP Provenance: Ferdinand James Anselm Freiherr von Rothschild, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire;with Jan Dirven Sr.;Piet van Doorne, 1977:with A. Jansen, 1977;Edgar Jetter, Vreden;his sale Sotheby's Amsterdam, 17 December 2003, lot 841 Compare lots 595, 604 and 613 in... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2013

Italian, Venice, 16th century, Incense boat

Italian, Venice, 16th century, Incense boat. Photo courtesy Sotheby's  painted and partially gilt enamel on copper; 11 by 31 by 11cm., 4¼ by 12 1/8 by 4¼in. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 GBP Provenance: Sotheby's London, 7 July 1988, lot 9 Sotheby's. European Sculpture & Works of Art. London | 04 déc. 2013, 11:00 AM -www.sothebys.com
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24 novembre 2013

Probably Italian, late 16th-early 17th century, Finger ring

Probably Italian, late 16th-early 17th century, Finger ring. Photo courtesy Sotheby's  gold, with a scalloped bezel set with an oval garnet - bezel: 14mm., 9/16 in. - ring size R. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP Rings dating to the late 16th and early 17th centuries with similar oval shaped garnets are published by Chadour (op. cit., p. 218, nos. 710 and 711). RELATED LITERATURE: A. B. Chadour, Rings. The Alice and Louis Koch collection. Forty Centuries seen by Four Generations, Leeds, 1994, p. 218, nos. 710 and 711 Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2013

Embriachi Workshop, Italian, Venice, 15th century, Betrothal casket

Embriachi Workshop, Italian, Venice, 15th century, Betrothal casket. Photo courtesy Sotheby's certosina wood, horn and bone, lined with velvet; 15.6 by 20.5 by 11.9cm., 6 1/8  by 8 by 4 5/8 in. Estimation  6,000 — 8,000 GBP RELATED LITERATURE: P. Lorenzelli and A. Veca, Tra/e. Teche, pissidi, cofani e forzieri dall'Alto Medioevo al Barocco, exh. cat. Galleria Lorenzelli, Bergamo and Antiquaria Ltd., London, 1984, Bergamo, 1984, p. 270, no. 344 Sotheby's. European Sculpture & Works of Art. London | 04 déc. 2013,... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2013

Embriachi Workshop, Italian, Venice, late 15th century, Games box. Photo courtesy Sotheby's

Embriachi Workshop, Italian, Venice, late 15th century, Games box. Photo courtesy Sotheby's certosina wood, horn and bone; 9.5 by 23.5 by 16cm., 3¾ by 9½ by 6¼in. Estimation  6,000 — 8,000 GBP  Provenance: with Hermann Baer, London  Exposition: Zürich, Museum Bellerive, Schach, Figuren und Spiele vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart, 1981-982, no. 7  Sotheby's. European Sculpture & Works of Art. London | 04 déc. 2013, 11:00 AM -www.sothebys.com


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