27 mars 2017

Major donation of Fabergé acquired for the nation and allocated to the V&A

Johann Christian Neuber, Snuff box, gold with specimen stones, Dresden, c. 1785-90 (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London LONDON.- Nine superb works by Carl Fabergé and two by the eighteenth-century goldsmith, Johann Christian Neuber, have been donated to the Victoria and Albert Museum by Nicholas Snowman OBE from the Kenneth and Sallie Snowman Collection under the Cultural Gifts Scheme. The Scheme was introduced by the Government in 2013 as a major initiative to encourage life-time giving to UK public collections.... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2012

First exhibition on the work of eighteenth-century court goldsmith opens at the Frick Collection

Johann Christian Neuber, Box inlaid with semiprecious stones and a miniature of Friedrich Augustus III, Elector of Saxony, attributed to Dolst, gold, carnelian, agate, moss agate, jasper, petrified wood, faux-pearls, and watercolor on paper, Signed “Neuber à Dresde,” Dresden, c. 1775. L.: 3¼ inches, W: 2½ inches, H.: 1½ inches. Private collection. Photo: © Éditions Monelle Hayot/Thomas Hennocque. Johann Christian Neuber (1736–1808). Box decorated with a geometric pattern and an enamel miniature of an unknown woman by... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2010

Sotheby's Sets Record for Treasures Aristocratic Heirlooms's Sale

A monumental silver wine cooler, weighing 168 pounds (11 ½ stone or 2597 oz.) and measuring well over a meter across, sold for £2,505,250 to an Asian private. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- The most important piece of English silver to come to the market in 50 Years, a monumental silver wine cooler, weighing 168 pounds (11 ½ stone or 2597 oz.) and measuring well over a meter across, sold this evening at Sotheby’s for £2,505,250, establishing a new record price for English silver. The spectacular cistern, as “Large as... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2009

A Trove of Rare Treasures on Offer at Christie's in November

An Urbino Maiolica istoriato piatto, circa 1540, possibly from the workshop of Francesco Duranto. Estimate: £12,000-18,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009 LONDON.- Christie’s announces the second Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes sale on November 17, 2009, presenting collectors and connoisseurs with an incredible opportunity to add to their collections with a wide-range of important, rare, and unique treasures with exceptional provenance. This follows the inaugural sale in... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2009

A German Hardstone And Gold Bonbonniere By Johann Christian Neuber, Dresden, Circa 1780-1790, Unmarked

Drageoir allemand en or et pierres dures par Johann Christian Neuber, Dresde, vers 1780-1790, apparemment sans Poinçon Toutes les faces en or poli et gravé, incrustées de plaques de pierres dures (dont agate, cornaline, bois pétrifié, quartz, améthyste, corail calcifié), la bordure avec entrelacs de rubans en cornaline et jaspe ocre. Diamètre: 69 mm. (2¾ in.). Estimate €60,000 - €80,000 Provenance: Galerie J. Kugel, Paris. Notes: Johann Christian Neuber (1736-1808) et son beau-père, Heinrich Taddel, sont connus pour... [Lire la suite]