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]
28 décembre 2017

Family Tree Christi, so-called "Adder Tree", Germany (probably Nuremberg), around 1500

Family Tree Christi, so-called "Adder Tree", Germany (probably Nuremberg), around 1500. Silver, partly gilded, shark teeth, 19.5 x 10.2 x 10.3 cm, 364 g. Green Vault, IV 108. © Dresden State Art Collections. In the lush middle blossom of a little tree, Mary is enthroned with the baby Jesus in front of a large shark tooth. Between the strong foliage, six thin stalks of flowers protrude, at the ends of which sheathed shark teeth, so-called snappers, hang. At the foot of the tree, a man is asleep, while a dragon crawls... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2017

Pendant with the monogram AA for the elector couple Anna and August of Saxony, Southern Germany (probably Nuremberg), 1548-1585

Pendant with the monogram AA for the elector couple Anna and August of Saxony, Southern Germany (probably Nuremberg), between 1548 and 1585. Gold, enamel, 20 diamonds, 10 rubies, 2 emeralds. H 6,7 cm, W 6,5 cm. Green Vault, VIII 286 © Dresden State Art Collections. Name initials can be found at the latest since the beginning of the 16th century in the form of embroidery on dresses. The takeover in the jewelry takes place almost simultaneously. In most cases, the initials can be resolved on the owners and their... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2017

Rosette pendant, Nuremberg or Augsburg, 1st third of the 16th century

Rosette pendant, Nuremberg or Augsburg, 1st third of the 16th century. Gold, 12 diamonds, 3 rubies, 3 emeralds. H 5.3 cm, W 4.5 cm Green Vault, VIII 298 © Dresden State Art Collections. This pendant is one of the oldest gems in the Green Vault. It comes from the possession of the Elector Anna of Saxony (1532-1585). The center of the gem forms a star of twelve diamonds cut diamonds. There are three emeralds and three rubies alternately around this star. Naturalistic golden branches cover the unpolished color... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2017

Set of four enamelled silver plaquettes, 1520–30, German, Augsburg or Nuremberg

Set of four enamelled silver plaquettes, 1520–30, German, Augsburg or Nuremberg. Silver, enamel, gold. Purchase, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Acquisitions Fund, 2015; 2015.388.1-2-3-4 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, 1520–30, German, Augsburg or Nuremberg. Silver, enamel, gold. Overall (confirmed): 2 7/16 × 1 11/16 in. (6.2 × 4.3 cm). Purchase, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Acquisitions Fund, 2015; 2015.388.1 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2017

A German silver-gilt fruit-shaped cup and cover, Christoph Ritter I, Nuremberg, 1569-76

Lot 720. A German silver-gilt fruit-shaped cup and cover, Christoph Ritter I, Nuremberg, 1569-76. 25.5cm.,10in. high. 274gr., 8oz. 16dwt. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. wood-cutter and trunk stem, the body, cover and foot flat-chased with male and female masks, strapwork and fruit, warrior finial, marked on body, cover and foot. Associated literature: Timothy Schroder, Renaissance Silver from the Schroder collection, London, 2007, no. 54... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2017

Coupe en forme de coquillage la prise formée d’un putti, Poinçon de Nuremberg, Vers 1600

Lot 184. Coupe en forme de coquillage la prise formée d’un putti, Poinçon de Nuremberg, Vers 1600. Estimation 9 000 €. Photo Prunier OVV  Elle repose sur un dauphin lui-même posé sur un tertre de rocaille. La coupe rompt avec l’orfèvrerie de l’époque médiévale. L’architecture, qui était à la mode va laisser place à une ornementation orientée sur la nature et le naturalisme. Nuremberg touche à la perfection dans ce type de production honorant des commandes luxueuses pour “les chambres des merveilles”. La... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2017

Covered cup with a globe and a stem in the form of a Turk, Zick Workshop, Southern German, Nuremberg, second half 17th century

Lot 7. Covered cup with a globe and a stem in the form of a Turk, Zick Workshop, Southern German, Nuremberg, second half 17th century; 49cm., 9¾in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 100,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's turned ivory, the figurative stem with inlaid metal eyes. Exhibited: Brussels, Musée de la Maison d'Erasme, Anatomie des Vanités, 2008 Literature: A. Vanautgaerden (ed.), Anatomie des Vanités, exh. cat., Musée Maison d'Erasme, Brussels, 2008, p. 88 Note: A... [Lire la suite]
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