05 septembre 2017

Michel Redlin, Amber court box and board with complete set of amber chessmen, North-east German, Gdańsk, ca 1700

Michel Redlin (verified from 1688), Amber court box and board with complete set of amber chessmen, North-east German, Gdańsk, ca 1700. Amber, transparent and cloudy, in part carved and engraved, backed with silver foil, wooden carcass, brass fittings, drawer lined with blue silk, underside with Augsburg brocade paper; Chessboard: 37 x 37 x 11 cm; Chessmen: king height 7 cm, pawn height 5.5 cm © Art Chamber Georg Laue Published in: Laue, G .: Tresor. Treasures for European Kunstkammer, Munich 2017, p. 67, Fig.... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2016

Kunstkammer Georg Laue at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Leonhard Kern (Forchtenberg 1588-1662 Schwäbisch Hall), Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, Circa 1614-20, Alabaster, 30.5 x 22 cm. Kunstkammer Georg Laue (stand 204) © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Featuring Adam and Eve in the aftermath of the original sin, this alabaster relief belongs to the few known sculptures produced by Leonhard Kern after his return from Italy in 1614 and before his settlement in Schwäbisch Hall in 1620. The high quality, realism and plasticity of the carving distinguish it as one of... [Lire la suite]