02 août 2021

Italian, circa 1540, The Arundel Zodiac

Lot 11. Italian, circa 1540, The Arundel Zodiac, carnelian, within a mid 16th-century, emamelled gold pendant mount set with diamonds and rubies, intaglio: 43mm., 1 3/4 in., 116mm., 4 1/2 in. overall. Estimate: 120,000 - 180,000 GBP. Lot sold: 559,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Possibly Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1500-1540);by descent in the Gonzaga collection, Mantua;certainly Daniel Nys Gem wundercabinet;Thomas Arundel, 14th Earl of Arundel... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2020

An Italian scagliola top, second half of the 18th century, probably Tuscan

An Italian scagliola top, second half of the 18th century, probably Tuscan; H. 30 3/4 in., W. 60 3/4 in., D. 1 1/4 in.; 78.1 cm., 154.3 cm., 3.2 cm. Price on Request. Courtesy Sotheby's. centred by a cartouche enclosing a parrot amidst cherries, acorns and oak branches within ribbon-tied faux porphyry, acanthus scroll and fruit and floral spray borders. Provenance: Pallavicini Family, Geneva; sold 1977;London Sotheby’s, 15 December 1999, lot 198;Where acquired by the present owner. Exhibited: Biennale des... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2019

Christie's to offer the collection of the late Oliver Hoare

Oliver Hoare (1945-2018). © Oliver Hoare Limited, 2019. LONDON.- On October 25th, Christie’s will present the collection of the late Oliver Hoare (1945-2018). A highly influential and much loved art dealer who specialised in Islamic art, Oliver inaugurated Islamic sales at Christie’s in 1975 when working for the auction house. Known for celebrating the remarkable stories of objects from across countless countries and eras, and the joy and intrigue that they could bring, Oliver assembled a collection of works of... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2018

Attributed to the Medici Grand Ducal Workshops, Panel with hunters, Italian, Florence, second half 17th-early 18th century

Lot 93. Attributed to the Medici Grand Ducal Workshops, Panel with hunters, Italian, Florence, second half 17th-early 18th century; 17 by 35.5cm., 6 5/8  by 14in., frame: 31 by 50cm., 12¼ by 19 5/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 81,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. inscribed: Brought home by Revd. T. Clarke / in 1790 on the reverse interior of the frame and with a label for Bourlet Frames Ltd Est 1828pietre dure, including lapis lazuli and chalcedony, and... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2018

Lot 117. An Italian Art-Deco jewelled platinum-mounted jadeite cigarette-case, signed Janesich, circa 1925

Lot 117. An Italian Art-Deco jewelled platinum-mounted jadeite cigarette-case, signed Janesich, circa 1925, maker's mark for Atelier Strauss, Allard, Meyer, with inventory no 6656, French mark for platinum; 3¼ in. (85 mm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. rectangular jadeite case with platinum diamond-set mounts, overlaid with ruby, diamond and onyx flowers and foliage in chinoiserie style, with diamond-set onyx clasp. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2017

Ring with castle, maybe Italian, 2nd half of the 16th century

Ring with castle, maybe Italian, 2nd half of the 16th century. Gold, diamond, enamel. H 2.8 cm, W 2.3 cm. Gren Vault, VIII 102 © Dresden State Art Collections. The rings of that time are characterized by a great variety of forms and themes and are mostly decorated with fine enamel ornaments and gemstones. Among the more rare examples with figurative motifs is this ring with a miniature replica of a castle.
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16 octobre 2017

‘Maximillian’ breastplate. Etched in the manner of the ‘Danube School’, Italian, circa 1520

‘Maximillian’ breastplate. Etched in the manner of the ‘Danube School’, Italian, circa 1520. Steel, 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.) © Peter Finer It is conceivable that this breastplate formed part of the gift of armour from the Austrian Imperial Armoury made in about 1800 by the Emperor to Count Breuner of Vienna which is believed to have formed the nucleus of the Grafenegg collection. Formed of a strongly rounded main plate with bold angular outward turn at its straight neck-opening, movable gussets with matching... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2017

Langobard Bishop's Ring, Italian, made in Lombardy, 7th–8th century

Langobard Bishop's Ring, Italian, made in Lombardy, 7th–8th century. Gold and sliced garnet. Weight: 13.5 g.; circumference: 62.7 mm.; size US 10.25, UK U. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.36 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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30 janvier 2017

Ostrogothic Gemstone Ring, Italian, Made in Ravenna (?), ca. 500

Ostrogothic Gemstone Ring, Italian, Made in Ravenna (?), ca. 500. Gold and garnet. Height 35.5 mm.; hoop outer diam. 23 mm.; hoop inner diam. 19.5 mm.; bezel 12 x 11.5 mm.; weight 18.25 g. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.6 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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29 janvier 2017

Inscribed Sapphire Ring, Italian, late 14th century (setting); 10th century? (sapphire)

Inscribed Sapphire Ring, Italian, late 14th century (setting); 10th century? (sapphire). Gold, sapphire. Height 30.8 mm; hoop outer diam. 27.89 mm; bezel 16.15 x 17.4 mm; weight 23.5 grams; US size 7.25; UK size O. Griffin Collection, L.2015.73.3. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Many rings employ stones repurposed from other pieces of jewelry. This extraordinary ring showcases a large sapphire inscribed in Arabic with the name: “Abd as-Salam ibn Ahmad.” The stone, engraved centuries before the ring was... [Lire la suite]