11 avril 2014

Silver, Objets de Vertu, Porcelain & Faience at Koller‘s Spring Auctions, 24 March 2014

Nervousness on the market... again On 24 March, Koller‘s Spring Auctions started with an extraordinary auction for Silver, Porcelain and Faience, reaching a total of CHF 2.1 million for the day. Out of over 200 lots, 150 found a buyer. A packed auction room and approximately 200 international telephone bidders caused quite a stir, with many bidders trying to outbid one another. At CHF 444 000, the silver drinking vessel by the Augsburg master Heinrich Winterstein, designed as a ship, sold for more than 3... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2013

Hippocampus as a drinking vessel, Elias Geyer, Leipzig, 1591-1593 or 1614-1616

Hippocampus as a drinking vessel, Elias Geyer (Goldsmith), Leipzig, 1591-1593 or 1614-1616. Silver, gold plated, turbo snail shells, remains of cold enamel. 18.9 x 21.0 x 10.5 cm. IV 6. Green Vault. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 Besides figurative drinking vessels in the shape of ostriches, gripping and a unicorn Elias Geyer also created a series of mythical creatures of the sea. Two of the five remaining in the Green Vault hippocamps already recorded in the art... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2013

Unicorn Lake as a drinking vessel, Elias Geyer, Leipzig, 1600

Unicorn Lake as a drinking vessel, Elias Geyer (Goldsmith), Leipzig, 1600. Turbo snail shell, silver, gilt, remains of cold enamel. H 20.0 cm, W 22.0 cm, D 8 cm above. IV 133. Green Vault. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 The sea-unicorn, which in 1602 acquired Elector Christian II at the Leipzig merchants Veit Bottiger, is like the other such works by Elias Geyer equipped with a detachable head, which seems to point to a possible use as a drinking vessel. On closer... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2012

Large Screw-Cap Bottle with Portraits of Emperors. Leipzig. Circa 1694/96. Johann Paul Schmidt.

Large Screw-Cap Bottle with Portraits of Emperors. Leipzig. Circa 1694/96. Johann Paul Schmidt. Photo Van Ham Partially gilt silver with gilt interior. Six-sided body on flat base with relief-work and engraved busts of emperors in cartouches decorated with acanthus and fruit. Alternating relief-work war trophies. Acanthus vines on the lid and hinged handle. Height 21cm, with extended handle 27cm. Ca. 1273. Condition A/B. Base marked: Mark from Leipzig (see: Rosenberg Nr.2995), year mark "S" probably stands for... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2011

A German Silver-Gilt Covered Beaker, Maker's Mark ?EL (Rosenberg 3, ? No.3058), Leipzig, Circa 1680..

A German Silver-Gilt Covered Beaker, Maker's Mark ?EL (Rosenberg 3, ? No.3058), Leipzig, Circa 1680. Photo Sotheby's the body embossed with a mounted bear hunt, the cover chased with running flowers and foliage, on three ball feet with matching finial, base pricked with later initials and date 1769; marked on base with maker's mark, city mark and date letter I, the rim of body and cover also with later Dutch control marks; height 6 1/2 in. 16.5cm - 9oz, 280g. Estimate 5,000-7,000 USD - Lot 64 Sold: 4,375 USD Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2011

Baroque silver (2) @ Nagel Auktionen

A silvergilt footed beaker and cover to match, Leipzig, dated 1695. Maker's mark: Peter Tripto. Photo Nagel Auktionen H. 17,5 cm. 257g. - Very minor restoration, minor dents and minor wear. Estimate 3400 € A silvergilt beaker, Augsburg, 1747/49. Johann III Mittnacht. Photo Nagel Auktionen H. 4,3 cm. C. 49g. - Minor wear. Estimate 2000 € A German silvergilt tankard, 17th/18th ct. Flensburg, Augsburg and St. Petersburg import marks. Photo Nagel Auktionen H. 16,3 cm. 543g. - Restorations, additions, minor... [Lire la suite]

17 décembre 2010

Six chopes en argeznt et vermeil du XVIème et XVIIème siècles

Chope hexagonale en argent et vermeil probablement par Hans Manhart I, Augsbourg, 1585-1590.  photo Sotheby's le corps repoussé de paons et autres volatiles, la prise en lion tenant un écusson embossed with peacocks and other birds, lion finial haut. 17,6 cm, 689 g ; 7in, 22oz 18dwt. Est. 8,000—12,000 EUR. Lot Sold 36,750 EUR Chope couverte en argent et vermeil, Suède, vers 1680, orfèvre WM. photo Sotheby's le corps repoussé de scènes représentant l'Annonciation, la Nativité et le baptême du Christ,... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2010

Johann Sebastian Bach Archive Center in Leipzig Reopens After Two Years of Renovation

Elias Gottlob Haußmann: Johann Sebastian Bach (1748) LEIPZIG.- Date a Bach manuscript yourself! Arrange the instrumental parts of a Bach hymn to your taste and experience the sound of Baroque instruments! The new Bach Museum offers its visitors many opportunities to become actively involved. The life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his family are presented in an interactive multi-media exhibition. One of the highlights of the new museum is the treasure chamber, which holds original Bach manuscripts and other precious... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2009

A german parcel-gilt silver cannister. Leipzig, circa 1666, maker's mark CB (Rosenberg 2994)

A german parcel-gilt silver cannister.  Leipzig, circa 1666, maker's mark CB  (Rosenberg 2994) Of hexafoil form, each panel chased with a flower in bloom, the neck chased with a leaf border, the threaded domed cover chased with acanthus leaves and ring handle, the cover prick engraved MARIA MAGDALENA STEPHANIN and PETER STEPHNT 1666, marked under base, also with date "q" incuse. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high; 11 oz. 10dwt. (373 gr.). Est. $8,000 - $12,000 - Price Realised $8,750 Provenance: with J. J. Klejman,... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2009

Coupe et son couvercle en vermeil, Leipzig, vers 1711, maitre-orfèvre FC

Coupe et son couvercle en vermeil, Leipzig, vers 1711, maitre-orfèvre FC De forme évasée sur trois pieds-boules feuillagés, le corps gravé de rinceaux et incrusté de quarante pièces en argent de 1/3 taler de Brunswick-Lunebourg-Calenberg-Hanovre, et le fond d'une médaille à l'effigie de Friedrich Augustus datée 1711, le couvercle avec dix pièces similaires, la prise détachable en lion dressé portant un écu (épée manquante), poinçons sur le fond, lettre N estampée et stricheHauteur: 34 cm. (13 3/8 in.). Poids brut: 1420 gr.... [Lire la suite]