16 janvier 2019

A German silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark lacking, Nuremberg, circa 1540

Lot 48. A German silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark lacking, Nuremberg, circa 1540; with cover 22.2cm., 8 3/4 in. high; 383gr., 12oz. 6dwt. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. applied and engraved with profile medallions in the manner of Virgil Solis interrupted by  scrolling foliage, embossed lobes, detachable vase stem and foot, underside initialled AH AR, also struck twice with early 19th century Prussian control marks, the associated cover of conforming style with St... [Lire la suite]

16 janvier 2019

A continental parcel-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, late 16th century

Lot 47. A continental parcel-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, maker's mark DH conjoined in a circular surround, town mark a lion rampant to left in a circular surround., late 16th century; 28cm, 11in. high. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. the body and cover rims engraved with hatched foliage in strapwork reserves,  mask and helmeted figure forming the straps, on a bracketed vase stem and domed foot cast and chased with fruit and strapwork, warrior figure finial  marked... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver sweetmeat dish, Andreas Forster, Augsburg, 1637-39

Lot 46. A German parcel-gilt silver sweetmeat dish, Andreas Forster, Augsburg, 1637-39; 17cm, 6 3/4in long; 162gr, 5oz 4dwt. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. of elongated oval lobed form, centred by a stippled bird, matted scroll handles, also with an early 19th century Austrian control mark. Property from the Rutter Collection, Vienna. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 4 May 2017.