28 juin 2018

A lion and an owl from 'The Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé Ménagerie'

  Lot 103. A German silver-gilt cup in the form of a lion rampant, Mark of Tobias Zeil(N)Er, Augsburg, circa 1630; 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high; 18 oz. 15 dwt. (584 gr.). Estimate GBP 180,000 - GBP 250,000 (USD 237,779 - USD 330,249). © Price realised GBP 200,000. Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Realistically modelled standing on his hind legs and with outstretched fore legs, his tail wrapping around his legs, on an oval base cast and chased with rockwork, foliage and exotic creatures, marked on... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2018

Silver columbine cup, Franz Doth, Nuremberg, ca. 1600

Lot 197. Silver columbine cup, Franz Doth, Nuremberg, ca. 1600. Height 31.5cm. Estimate 12,000 - 14,000 EUR. Lot sold 14,000 EUR. © Van Ham Silver, parcel-gilt and gilt interior. On circular, slightly domed foot with rising middle, two rows of staggered, trumpet-shaped bumps. On chased ruffled decorations a small baluster shaft, on it a slightly flared cuppa with fine decorations of flowers and scrolls on punched ground in between two rows of bumps. The slip lid with protruding rim decorated... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2018

A gilt silver flower cup, Johann Reinhold Mühl (1654 - 92), Nuremberg, around 1670

Lot 704. A gilt silver flower cup, Johann Reinhold Mühl (1654 - 92), Nuremberg, around 1670. H 16 cm, weight 95 g. Estimate: € 4,500 - € 4,800 © Lempertz Silver, driven, cast and engraved; gilded. Round arched foot and slender shaft with ornamental leaves. The foot and the constricted Kuppa with driven baroque flowers and acanthus. Brands: BZ Nuremberg, MZ Johann Reinhold Mühl (1654 - 92, GNM No. 593), Tremolierstich.   Lempertz. Auction... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2018

A gilt silver Pyrbaum cup of the market court, Reinhold Rühl (1652-86), Nuremberg, around 1661-64

Lot 703. A gilt silver Pyrbaum cup of the market court, Reinhold Rühl (1652-86), Nuremberg, around 1661-64. H 43 cm, weight 498 g. Estimate: € 10,000 - € 14,000 © Lempertz Silver, driven, cast and engraved; gilded. Strangled foot with six leafy floral humps; the slim shaft with three volutes and ornamental leaves. The constricted Kuppa and the slip lid accordingly. The coronation in the form of a standing Roman soldier, holding two shields with engraved crests: one... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2018

A gilt silver Roemer beaker, Oswald Haußner (1637 - 71), Nuremberg, around 1645 - 50

Lot 702. A gilt silver Roemer beaker, Oswald Haußner (1637 - 71), Nuremberg, around 1645 - 50.  H 9.2 cm, weight 105 g. Estimate: € 10,000 - € 14,000 © Lempertz Silver; driven and engraved; gilded. On profiled stand ring and cylindrical shaft with diamond humps the matching Kuppa with smooth lip edge and finely punched vegetal decor. Brands: BZ Nuremberg around 1645 - 51, MZ Oswald Haußner (1637 - 71, GNM No. 18, 333), Tremolierstich.   Provenance: Former... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2018

A gilt silver double barrel cup, Hans auff der Burg (1598-1615), Nuremberg, 1609 - 15

Lot 700. A gilt silver double barrel cup, Hans auff der Burg (1598-1615), Nuremberg, 1609 - 15. H 11.5 cm, weight 138 g. Estimate: € 6,000 - € 8,000 © Lempertz Silver, driven and engraved; gilded. Two nested conical cups with engraved staves and driven barrel hoops. Brands: BZ Nuremberg for 1609 - 29, MZ Hans auff der Burg (1598 - 1615, GNM No. 13, 113), Tremolierstich.   Literature: An identical cask cup of the master auctioned Lempertz auction 26./27. June... [Lire la suite]

21 février 2018

De Backker Medieval Art at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Sicilian-Arabic Casket, Sicily or Southern Italy, 12th -13th century. Ivory with gilt copper mounts, 13 x 22 x 13 cm (5.1 x 8.7 x 5.1 in.) De Backker Medieval Art (Stand 233). © TEFAF 2018 The Madonna surrounded by Saints, Nuremberg, circa 1450-1460. Tempera and gilding on canvas on wood,138 x 206 cm (54.3 x 81.1 in.) (with frame, original). De Backker Medieval Art (Stand 233). © TEFAF 2018 Provenance: St. Catherine’s Church of the former Dominican nuns’... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2017

Rose water basin, Gujarat (India), the mounts: Nuremberg or Antwerp, around 1540

Rose water basin, Gujarat (India), the mounts: Nuremberg or Antwerp, around 1540. Silver, driven, cast, chased, hallmarked, gilded, wood, painted green on a cream background (basin), copper (pot), mother-of-pearl, cut. Diameter: 56 cm, H 8,6 cm; Weight: 4911 g. Green Vault, IV 181. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. The pompous basin covered with mother-of-pearl tiles and the corresponding pot of the same material (IV 256) were imported to southern Germany via Portuguese traders from Gujarat in north-western India. In... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2017

Mother-of-pearl jug, Gujarat (India), the mounts: Nuremberg or Antwerp, around 1540

Mother-of-pearl jug, Gujarat (India), the mounts: Nuremberg or Antwerp, around 1540. Silver, driven, cast, chased, hallmarked, gilded, copper (pot), mother-of-pearl, cut. H 29.0 cm, W 23.3 cm, dia foot 15.9 cm; Weight: 1392 g. Green Vault, IV 256. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. The jug, densely covered with mother-of-pearl tiles, and the pomp of the same material (IV 181) were imported to southern Germany via Portuguese traders from Gujarat in north-western India. In Nuremberg or Antwerp, around 1540, the two... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2017

Coconut Cup with scenes from the story of the prodigal son, probably Nuremberg, mid-16th century

Coconut Cup with scenes from the story of the prodigal son, probably Nuremberg, mid-16th century. Coconut, carved, silver, gilded. H 28.0 cm, dia cup 13.2 cm, dm foot 11.0 cm; Weight: 693 g. Green Vault, IV 330. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. The "Native American" nuts imported from Central and South America have been processed by Western European goldsmiths into precious and imaginative drinking vessels since the second half of the 16th century, three examples of which are gathered here. The serving as Kuppa... [Lire la suite]