07 juillet 2012

Ostrich egg cup, probably French or South German, around 1400

Ostrich egg cup (ostrich egg, silver-gilt, enamel; height 29 cm); probably French or South German, around 1400. Residenz Treasury © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung The body of the cup, which comes from the former Benedictine monastery of St Veit at Herrieden near Ansbach in Franconia, consists of an ostrich egg. Ostrich eggs were highly prized as exotic rarities both in the secular world of Kunstkammer and cabinets of curiosities and in ecclesiastical contexts. The Gothic mount of... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2010

Three ostrich eggs & A Japanese ivory and wood okimono signed Mitsuyuk, Meiji period

Three ostrich eggs. Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Decorated in gold lacquer with figures, birds and frogs, two perspex stands and one lacquered stand; 9½ in. (24 cm.) high and similar (3) - Estimate £800 - £1,200. Price Realized £2,750 A Japanese ivory and wood okimono [sculptural ornament]. Signed Mitsuyuk, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Of two ivory birds with finely carved feather detail looking after a nest of eggs, inlaid eyes; 8 in.... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2008

George II Silver-Mounted Ostrich Egg Cup And Cover Mark Of Louis Hamon, London, Circa 1740

George II Silver-Mounted Ostrich Egg Cup And Cover.  Mark Of Louis Hamon, London, Circa 1740 Set on stepped silver pedestal foot, the ostrich cup applied with silver straps and neckmount, the cover with silver trefoil border, straps and ostrich finial, the cup engraved with a crest, marked under base with maker's mark only, the finial probably later. 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Price Realized $3,000 Christie's. Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu. 23 October 2008. New York, Rockefeller Plaza. Image Christie's ltd.... [Lire la suite]