30 juin 2017

Sandra Cronan Ltd at Masterpiece London 2017

Raymond Yard. An aquamarine and white opal dress of asymmetric design clip by Yard. Four tapered silvers of opal are set into two diagonally opposing corners with two rows of diamond running up each side of the emerald cut aquamarine. Mounted in platinum. American, circa 1933. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD A pair of Egyptian Revival earrings of circular design, featuring a central sphynx in relief, bordered by coloured enamel heiroglyphics. English, circa 1885. Sandra Cronan Ltd,... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2017

"Pietra Paesina" Cabinet, Renaissance, Florence, 17th century.

Lot 1024. "Pietra Paesina" Cabinet, Renaissance, Florence, 17th century. Estimate CHF 100 000 / 200 000 (€ 92 590 / 185 190). Photo: Koller. Ebonized wood, exquisitely inlaid with "Pietra Paesina" marble as well as with brass and tin fillets. Rectangular body with scrolled top and handles on the side, on a straight frame with spherical feet, on a later console table from the 19th century with 4 pillars and spherical feet. Structured front with central drawer "en fausse porte" between 3 drawers, with... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2017

Georg Laue at TEFAF Maastricht 2017, Stand 204

Workshop of the Saracchis, Small rock-crystal jug, Milan, ca 1600. Rock crystal; enamelled gold mount. Height 13 cm © Kunstkammer Georg Laue Johann Daniel Mayer, Court treasury artworks of semi-precious stone with enamelled and fire-gilt silver mounts, Augsburg, 1670-1680. Jasper, jade and rock crystal mount: silver fire-gilt © Kunstkammer Georg Laue  Literature: published in: Georg Laue, Tresor. Treasures for European Kunstkammer, Munich 2017 Johann Georg Kobenhaupt, Moss agate cup in it's leather case, Stuttgart,... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2016

A renaissance gilt-copper turmchenuhr with automaton and alarm, possibly Joseph Motte, Augsburg, circa 1630 and later

Lot 274. A Renaissance gilt-copper turmchenuhr with automaton and alarm, possibly Joseph Motte, Augsburg, circa 1630 and later. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. 1¾-inch dial with silvered chapter ring engraved for twelve and twenty-four hours, central gilt alarm disc, the fusee and chain movement with later conversion to verge escapement and pendulum, going train re-trained, the striking train with lipped barrel and iron wheelwork, locking plate striking on a bell and driving the... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2016

A rare Continental Renaissance gold, enamel and diamond-set násfa, circa 1626, probably Hungarian

Lot 146. A rare Continental Renaissance gold, enamel and diamond-set násfa, circa 1626, probably Hungarian. Estimate $70,000 - $100,000. Price Realized $75,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The elaborate gold násfa set with a princely crown above a pair of gem-set wings, with engraved white and black enamel feathers, the feathers on the reverse in black enamel; a jeweled cross and anchor with two white enameled doves above, the anchor entwined with a red, green and black enameled serpent, and two red... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2016

A Renaissance coconut and brass-low digit silver alloy cup and cover, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 2. A Renaissance coconut and brass-low digit silver alloy cup and cover, late 16th-early 17th century. Estimate 2 000 €. Photo Nagel floral and ornamental engravings, a putto on the top of the cover. The nut mounted with three removable straps. Minor damages due to age. H. 27,5 cm Provenance: Formerly collection Carl von Weinberg (1861-1943). 1949 restituted to the next relative in legal order of succession, Richard von Szilvinyi, and since then in direct family property. Formerly from the chapel of the... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2016

A Renaissance gold, garnet and enamel devotional pendant of 'The Virgin of the Pillar'

Lot 7. A Renaissance gold, garnet and enamel devotional pendant of 'The Virgin of the Pillar'. Estimate £2,500 – £3,000 ($3,553 - $4,263). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The central modelled figure of the Virgin in blue enamel robes with astral star detail and garnet accents, above stylised enamel clouds and polychrome enamel pillar on closed-set table-cut garnet cluster rosette with white enamel petal detail flanked by matching garnet foliate motifs the figure of the Virgin with garnet crown surmount and... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2016

A Renaissance gold, diamond, enamel and wood, reliquary pendant

Lot 3. A Renaissance gold, diamond, enamel and wood, reliquary pendant. Estimate £3,000 – £4,500 ($4,263 - $6,395). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The central carved and gilded boxwood standing figure of the Madonna holding the infant Christ in her left arm, wearing a table-cut diamond-set crown, within a table-cut diamond architectural frame, the reverse with the three Christian pillars of 'Faith, Hope and Love' in blue enamel beneath a white enamel openwork canopy, the diamond, green and blue enamel hinged... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2014

The Evangelists Peter and Paul, Renaissance, Lombard master, ca. 1480

The Evangelists Peter and Paul, Renaissance, Lombard master, ca. 1480. Photo Koller Auctions Marble, sculptured all around. The two saints are holding a book and their attribute. Tip of the sword is missing. H 60 cm. . Estimate CHF 15,000 / 25,000 | € 12,490 / 20,830. Sold for CHF 18,000. Provenance: private collection, Lugano.  Koller Auctions. 27 March 2014 - www.kollerauktionen.ch
12 avril 2014

Mary with the Blessing Child, Renaissance, workshop of Gregorio di Lorenzo, Tuscany, ca. 1460-70

Mary with the Blessing Child, Renaissance, workshop of Gregorio di Lorenzo (Gregorio di Lorenzo, 1436 Florence 1495), Tuscany, ca. 1460-70. Photo Koller Auctions Painted stucco. Mounted in a later, marbled, architectural wooden frame. 52x39 cm. Total height 115 cm. Estimate CHF 20,000 / 30,000 | € 16,660 / 24,990. Sold for CHF 24,000.Provenance: private collection, Lugano. Expertise: Prof. Alfredo Bellandi, August 2004.  Koller Auctions. 27 March 2014 - www.kollerauktionen.ch