11 avril 2014

Furniture and Sculptures at Koller, 27 March 2014

ZURICH - Top bids covering the Renaissance up to Historicism. The large auction for Furniture and Sculptures on 27 March brought several surprises over the course of the day. Already shortly after the auction opened, bidders wereagitatedly fighting over a Venetian wedding casket from the 15th century by the Embriachi workshop, opulently decorated with carved bone. The casket sold for CHF 108 000, i.e. more than four times the estimated price (lot 1019). The top lots for the morning were the red lacquer... [Lire la suite]

23 décembre 2013

Isaac Van Oosten (Antwerp 1613 – 1661), A late Renaissance Antwerp ebony veneered cabinet, circa 1645, with village landscapes

Isaac Van Oosten (Antwerp 1613 – 1661), A late Renaissance Antwerp ebony veneered cabinet, circa 1645, with village landscapes and scenes from daily life. Photo Sotheby's oil on panel; doors closed: 28 by 32 1/4 by 15 in.; 71.1 by 82.6 by 38.1 cm. doors open: 38 1/2 by 62 by 15 in.; 97.8 by 157.5 by 38.1 cm. Estimation 150,000 — 200,000 USD Provenance: With Galerie de Jonckheere, Paris;From whom purchased by the present collector. This attractive and intricately decorated cabinet is an excellent example of the highly skilled... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2013

A magnificent late Renaissance antique marble inlaid table top, Roman, last quarter 16th century

A magnificent late Renaissance antique marble inlaid table top, Roman, last quarter 16th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's an inlaid antique marble table top (commesso) of rectangular form, centred by a lavish oval medallion of rare breccia quintilina, in turn surrounded by an oval border of shields in breccia marina and lapis lazuli, peltae in alabastro fiorito, lozenges in alabastro tartarugato, the symmetrical cartouches inlaid with stylised palmettes of giallo antico and rosso antico, the thin... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2013

Renaissance medaillon. Limoges, second half of the 16th century. The pillars of Heracles

Renaissance medaillon. Limoges, second half of the 16th century. The pillars of Heracles. Photo Nagel Auktionen Convex round copper plaque with grisaille painting, flesh tones and gold drawing. Back side translucent enameled. Wearing. Minorly chipped around the rim. Minor restorations. Sticker at the backside. Provenance: former collection of Sir Andrew Fountaine (Salle, Norfolk 1676 - 1753 Narford Hall, Narford). Three generations in the collection of the Sir Andrew Fountaine family. Sold at Christie, Manson & Woods,... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2013

A Renaissance Colombian Emerald-Set Gold Jewel Recovered from the Shipwrecked Spanish Galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha

A Renaissance Colombian Emerald-Set Gold Jewel Recovered from the Shipwrecked Spanish Galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha. Early 17th Century - Photo Sotheby's width 1 11/16 in.; 4.3 cm. Estimation: 150,000 - 250,000 USD PROVENANCE: Lost in the shipwreck of Nuestra Señora de Atocha, Florida Keys, 1622Rediscovered by Mel Fischer, 1986Mel Fisher's Treasures, L.L.C., 1986 NOTE DE CATALOGUE: The magnificent emerald jewel of the lost Atocha showcases the largest faceted stone in the group of emerald-setjewels... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2012

Museum-Quality Renaissance Cabinet. Augsburg. Circa 1570-1600.

Museum-Quality Renaissance Cabinet. Augsburg. Circa 1570-1600. Photo Van Ham Ebonised fruitwood. Exotic wood inlays. Base woods spruce and oak. Gilded bronze. The case can be viewed from all sides, is adjustable and is carved to resemble an antique temple. The front and back both have identical facades, which are structured by three pilasters. The spaces between these are dominated by niches with rounded archways containing four fire-gilded bronze statuettes standing on pillars. The identically worked sides are also... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2012

Renaissance Vermeil Tankard with Birth and Baptism of Christ. German. Dated 1602

Renaissance Vermeil Tankard with Birth and Baptism of Christ. German. Dated 1602. Photo Van Ham Silver, gilt. Round, stepped base-ring with cylindrical, conically tapering wall. The hinged lid with beaded edge. On the curved middle is a small ball knob. The small handle in the form of a winged putti head. Below is a voluted handle with pearl decor. The wall is covered with dense, finely engraved decor. On the sides are oval cartouches. One with the birth of Christ, the proclamation to the shepherds in the background. At... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2012

Bague Renaissance en or émaillé et tourmaline rouge @ Fabian de Montjoye

Bague Renaissance en or émaillé et tourmaline rouge.  Renaissance, probablement Italie, vers 1560 - 1580. © Fabian de Montjoye Rare bague en or émaillé polychrome d'époque Renaissance. Le chaton octogonal est orné d'une tourmaline rouge taillée à facettes, en serti clos. Le chaton surélevé est festonné en partie haute de motifs de croissants dont les points de contacts forment, dans le métal, des griffes servant à assujettir la pierre. Il repose sur un léger astragale strié d'émail blanc. Le dos du chaton est protégé... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2012

Pair of late Italian Renaissance sgabelli.

Pair of late Italian Renaissance sgabelli. Photo Hampel Height: 119 cm.. Estimate € 6000-8000 Hampel. Friday, 23 march 2012. http://www.hampel-auctions.com
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17 mars 2012

Giltwood and green-painted center table set with scagliola top depicting a scene from the hunt, top from mid 17th-century

Giltwood and green-painted center table set with scagliola top depicting a scene from the hunt, top from mid 17th-century, base ca. 1726, at Carlton Hobbs, New York. TEFAF Maastricht 2012 Scagliola top depicting a scene from the hunt in the manner of Jan Wildens, probably by the Fistulator Workshops, ca. 1726, at Carlton Hobbs, New York.  TEFAF Maastricht 2012 The Renaissance technique of scagiola was applied with a mixture of paint and plaster, but finding scagiola tabletops in prime condition is highly unusual. The... [Lire la suite]
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