14 octobre 2017

A German silver-gilt ewer, Johannes Mittnacht I, Augsburg, 1697-99

Lot 67.  A German silver-gilt ewer, Johannes Mittnacht I, Augsburg, 1697-99. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. cylindrical body with gadrooned rim, embossed with foliate bands between a plain girdle, entwined bifurcated handle, auricular spout, the baluster stem embossed with swirling flutes, on a similarly embossed circular base, later crested, later French swan control mark; 28.6cm., 11 1/4 in. high; 1228gr., 39oz. 8dwt. Provenance: Sotheby's,... [Lire la suite]

13 octobre 2017

A Hungarian silver-gilt cup and cover, maker's mark only, HB conjoined above a trefoil, circa 1540

Lot 59. A Hungarian silver-gilt cup and cover, maker's mark only, HB conjoined above a trefoil, circa 1540. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. bowl of trumpet form engraved with a band of scrolling foliage, the flat stepped-dome cover similarly engraved, surmounted by a spread-winged swan above a lobed girdle, raised on a spreading circular foot engraved with three foliate scroll motifs, below a cast girdle chased with foliate motifs; 24.7cm., 9 3/4 in. high; 349.5gr., 11oz. 4dwt. Note: A... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2016

Koopman Rare Art to exhibit at Masterpiece London 2016 – June 30 to July 6, 2016

A George III silver-gilt ‘Royal’ Presentation Tray, London, 1802, Maker’s mark of Joseph Preedy. Length: 66.75cm, 26.2in. Width: 44cm, 17.3in. Weight: 6,540g,210oz 4dwt. Asking price: £350,000. LONDON - Leading London silver dealers, Koopman Rare Art will once again be showing an outstanding selection of silver masterpieces and works of art at Masterpiece London 2016, from Thursday June 30 to Wednesday July 6, 2016. (Stand C29.  Highlights this year on the Koopman Rare Art stand include a stunning... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2016

Silver-gilt goblet and cover, Nuremberg, 1638-1671. Maker's mark Wolf Linden

Lot 1764. Silver-gilt goblet and cover, Nuremberg, 1638-1671. Maker's mark Wolf Linden. Estimate CHF 12 000 / 20 000 (€ 10 000 / 16 670). Photo Koller  Knobbed cuppa and cover, on a circular knobbed foot. Finial designed as the Goddess Diana. Marked on the foot, cup and cover. Cover and foot showing some dents. Gilding, partly worn. H 32 cm, 355 g.  Provenance: - From a private collection. Koller. Silver & Porcelain - Thursday 17 March 2016 02.00 PM
19 août 2015

Sotheby's New York announces 19th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts Sale

George-Henry Blake, The Frick Commodes’ Companion Pair, Boulle Style Marquetry Commodes. Estimate $300/500,000. Photo: Sotheby's.  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s is pleased to announce that its 15 October auctions of 19th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts in New York will feature both a dedicated single-owner sale at 10:00AM, Property of a Distinguished Private Asian Collection, and a various-owners auction at 2:00PM. The morning sale will highlight over 200 works from an important Private... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A silver-gilt long-handled spoon, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A silver-gilt long-handled spoon, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $22,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The flat oval bowl incised with 'twin fish', and the handle of flattened, slightly tapering form, with traces of gilt remaining, mainly on the fish decoration - 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) long, box; 51.5 g Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1990.  Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV -... [Lire la suite]

11 avril 2014

Silver, Objets de Vertu, Porcelain & Faience at Koller‘s Spring Auctions, 24 March 2014

Nervousness on the market... again On 24 March, Koller‘s Spring Auctions started with an extraordinary auction for Silver, Porcelain and Faience, reaching a total of CHF 2.1 million for the day. Out of over 200 lots, 150 found a buyer. A packed auction room and approximately 200 international telephone bidders caused quite a stir, with many bidders trying to outbid one another. At CHF 444 000, the silver drinking vessel by the Augsburg master Heinrich Winterstein, designed as a ship, sold for more than 3... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2014

A silver-gilt Japanese  cloisonné enamel cup, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1880

A silver-gilt Japanese cloisonné enamel cup, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1880. Photo Sotheby's cylindrical form, bands of geometric and fish scale patterns bordering a central band of dense flowers, cranes, and birds, front with an assymetrical reserve depicting an interior scene of a woman reading, raised on three vermiculated feet, engraved with foliate script monogram MJM on base; marked on base "TIFFANY & CO. N.Y."; height 3 5/8 in.; 9.2cm; 6oz 5dwt gross; 196g. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000 USD Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2013

A silver-gilt cup and cover, maker's mark AE conjoined, probably Copenhagen, circa 1574

A silver-gilt cup and cover, maker's mark AE conjoined, probably Copenhagen, circa 1574. Photo courtesy Sotheby's engraved, embossed, chased, cast and fitted with strapwork, monsters, putti, maidens and female masks, on heraldic stem of a bird of prey (the device of the Skovgaard arms) repeated three times above three engraved tortoises and scalework on the foot, and with finial supporting the engraved marriage shields of Skovgaard and Parsberg, later engraved on the underside Marten Nermand Anna Erats Datter... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2013

Ewer, 16th century (ca. 1585).

Ewer, 16th century (ca. 1585). Made in China (porcelain); Made in London, England (silver-gilt). Porcelain, silver-gilt. H. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm). Rogers Fund, 1944 (44.14.2). © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art In the sixteenth century, Chinese porcelain occasionally arrived in England, sometimes by way of the Levant, sometimes by sea around the Cape of Good Hope. As it was very rare and considered a special treasure, the most accomplished English silversmiths were often commissioned to make mounts... [Lire la suite]
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