14 septembre 2019

Exhibition at the Hermitage Amsterdam presents brilliant pieces from the Winter Palace

AMSTERDAM.- From 14 September 2019 until 15 March 2020, tens of thousands of precious gems will sparkle at the Hermitage Amsterdam. From agate to zirconium, almost every type of precious stone will be on display. They were turned into the most exquisite jewels and accessories, worn by Russian high society. Together with an abundance of richly decorated ball gowns, imperial costumes and majestic portraits, the jewels tell the personal stories and give a fascinating impression of over two centuries of fashion and jewellery.... [Lire la suite]

11 avril 2016

A German Rococo polychrome-decorated and parcel-gilt commode, Potsdam or Dresden, mid-18th century

Lot 193. A German Rococo polychrome-decorated and parcel-gilt commode, Potsdam or Dresden, mid-18th century. Estimate 70,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 32 in.; width 52 in.; depth 32 1/2 in. 81 cm; 132 cm; 82.5 cm Provenance: By repute, Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam;Gifted by Frederick the Great to an officer of his Guards in Spandau;Thence by descent until 1928;Adolfo Loewi, Venice Note: With its silver decoration against a pale ground and its... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2013

A Potsdam Hochschnitt engraved beaker and cover, by Gottfried Spiller, circa 1700

A Potsdam Hochschnitt engraved beaker and cover, by Gottfried Spiller, circa 1700. Photo Bonhams The flared cylindrical form decorated in Hoch- und Tiefschnitt with a continuous frieze of dancing Bacchanalian putti holding trailing garlands of fruit and flowers and floral wreaths above a relief band of acanthus leaves, the stepped and everted rim cut with a band of polished circlets, set on an applied trailed foot, the domed lid decorated with a garland of fruit, between bands of circlets and stiff leaves, surmounted... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2013

Picture Gallery at Sanssouci Park in Potsdam celebrates 250th anniversary with exhibition

The Picture Gallery at Sanssouci Park in Potsdam near Berlin.  POTSDAM.- The Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park creates a harmonious relationship of figurative decorations, paintings and sculptures. While the building itself has remained largely unchanged, the inventories of painting and sculpture have experienced serious changes since 1786. These include art theft that took place at Napoleon’s command in 1806, a redistribution of works of art connected to the founding of a Royal museum (Altes Museum) on the Lustgarten in... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2012

Two rare silver candlesticks with the monogram of King Frederick II (The Great) of Prussia (reg. 1740-1786). Potsdam, 18th ct

Two rare silver candlesticks with the monogram of King Frederick II (The Great) of Prussia (reg. 1740-1786). Potsdam, middle of 18th ct. Photo Nagel Auktionen Maker's marks of the Muller family (probably Johan Jacob Muller or Christian Friedrich Muller). One marked "Muller" the other one marked "F.W.Muller". Hallmarks of Potsdam, one with assay master's mark "B", both with "12LO" standard marks. Tog.c. 497g. - Minor wear. H. 14,7/15 cm. Estimate 15 000 € Nagel Auktionen. February 15th 2012. www.auction.de