18 juillet 2014

The Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich

The Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich © Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich The Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich © Joachim Fliegner, 2009 The Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich © Joachim Fliegner, 2009 Bernstein levels in the original case, Gdansk, circa 1650 © Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich   Vanitas turning head, Flemish, about 1520 © Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich Anatomical teaching model of a pregnant woman, Stephan Zick, Nuremberg, circa 1680 © Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich Ivory Cabinet, within Melchior... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2014

A German parcel-gilt silver-mounted Shell Centrepiece, Eduard Wollenweber, Munich, circa 1870

A German parcel-gilt silver-mounted Shell Centrepiece, Eduard Wollenweber, Munich, circa 1870. Photo Sotheby's. the stem cast and chased as a dolphin-riding triton above a circular base of stiff foliage, scalework, shells and straps, the figure supporting an abalone shell dish, the base stamped: ‘ED WOLLENWEBER’ and 13 lot standard mark; 22.5cm. high; 8 7/8in. Estimation 3,000 — 4,000 GBP PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRINCELY FAMILY Sotheby's. Of Royal and Noble Descent. London | 23 Jan 2014 - www.sothebys.com
18 janvier 2014

A pair of German parcel-gilt silver-mounted centrepieces, Eduard Wollenweber, Munich, circa 1890

A pair of German parcel-gilt silver-mounted centrepieces, Eduard Wollenweber, Munich, circa 1890. Photo Sotheby's. the circular bases applied with fruit festoons, winged cherubs’ heads and rams’ skulls, mermaids with water ornament holding the turbo shells each containing a `pearl', dragon finials; 32cm. high;12 5/8 in. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 GBP PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRINCELY FAMILY The firm of Eduard Wollenweber, celebrated goldsmiths in 19th century Munich, was conducted by two men of that name, father and son, who were... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2012

Bangle, Hemmerle, 2009, Munich, Germany

Bangle. Hemmerle, 2009, Munich, Germany. Patinated copper, white gold, faceted spinels. Height: 21 mm, Width: 80 mm, Depth: 68 mm. Given anonymously. M.18:1-2010. © V&A Images This bangle, in which copper richly patinated in red is juxtaposed with superbly cut spinels and an inner lining of white gold, represents the distinctive voice which Hemmerle has brought to jewellery since the middle of the 1990s. The design is minimalist. The craftsmanship is of the highest order and includes a... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2012

The "Sapphire cup". Hans Reimer, Munich, 1563

The "Sapphire cup" (gold, enamel, sapphires; height 48.6 cm, weight 5.5 kg); Hans Reimer, Munich, 1563. Residenz Treasury © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung The cup, made for Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria, is covered in white enamel inlaid with delicate gold leaf-and-tendril ornament, studded with thirty-six large sapphires and also decorated in gold and coloured enamels. The warrior in Classical armour on the lid holds aloft a ring carved from sapphires. The cup belonged to the initial... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2012

Statuette of St George, Munich, 1586/97

Statuette of St George, (gold, enamel, silver-gilt, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, opals, agate, chalcedony, rock crystal and other precious stones, pearls; height 50 cm); Munich, 1586-97. Residenz Treasury © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung The statuette was made to house a relic of St George that Archbishop Ernst of Cologne sent in 1586 to his brother Duke Wilhelm V of Bavaria. In the seventeenth century, the statuette was displayed on important feast days on the altar... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2012

Toison from the insignia of the Order of the Golden Fleece; Munich, around 1760

Toison from the insignia of the Order of the Golden Fleece (sapphires, brilliants, gold, silver-gilt; height 8.8 cm); Munich, around 1760. Residenz Treasury © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung The Order of the Golden Fleece was established by Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy in 1430. The Order's emblem is the golden ram's fleece associated with Jason in Greek mythology; the Order's jewel is called the Toison ("fleece" in French). Several eighteenth-century jewels belonging to the Order of the Golden... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2012

Ibex horn ewer, 1748, Kunsthammer Georg Laue, Munich

Ibex horn ewer, 1748. Kunsthammer Georg Laue, Munich. TEFAF Maastricht 2012 Dating from 1758, this cup was made for the court of Salzburg, as only members of the court were permitted to hunt the Alpine ibex, a horned goat-like creature. The cup is carved with hunting scenes and floral decorations typical of the Baroque period. Signed by Martin Gizl, the cup is priced at $471,000. “I’m seeing both private collectors and museums as well seeking kunstkammer objects made from exotic materials,” says Laue. Because of the fragile... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2009

'Cy Twombly, Sensation of the Moment' @ The Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK) Vienna

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1968, Oil based on house paint, wax crayon on canvas, Collection Ludwig on loan to Museum Moderner Kunst Vienna, © Cy Twombly VIENNA.- For the first time in Austria, MUMOK presents a retrospective of Cy Twombly’s work. Twombly, one of the most important artists of his generation (b.1928), has been based in Italy since the late 1950s. His work diverged from the abstract expressionist tradition dominated by such figures as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko. Twombly first gained recognition... [Lire la suite]