25 mai 2019

A German silver-gilt standing cup, Barthel Birtsch, Strasbourg, circa 1590

Lot 318. A German silver-gilt standing cup, Barthel Birtsch, Strasbourg, circa 1590; 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. high, 520gr., 16oz. 14dwt. total. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the body chased with putto masks among foliate strapwork on a matted ground, the inverted baluster stem with three scrolling supports, the domed spreading circular foot similarly chased to the body, marked to foot, 21.5cm., 8 1/2 in. high; and a German silver-gilt bunch of grapes... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2019

A German silver-gilt tankard, Jakob Thurnover, Augsburg, 1590-95

Lot 330. A German silver-gilt tankard, Jakob Thurnover, Augsburg, 1590-95; 13.6cm., 5 1/4in. high, 409gr., 13 oz. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Finely chased with a continuous early morning stag hunt in three ovals, interrupted by male and female masks with exaggerated foreheads on a matt ground with fruit and strapwork, repeated at the hinged cover, lion finial, underside with contemporary initials MHP and IMTH. Note: Dr.... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A rare silver-gilt flower-form tazza, Liao-Song dynasty, 10th-12th century

Lot 1275. A rare silver-gilt flower-form tazza, Liao-Song dynasty, 10th-12th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) across. Estimate $15,000 - USD 20,000. Price Realized $32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The pentafoil dish raised on a spreading pedestal foot, the interior engraved with a scene of two men playing weiqi while a third observes in a garden setting surrounded by foliate scroll reserved on a ring-punched ground within a border of geometric key fret, below birds reserved on a... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

Silver-gilt "Rathspokal" standing cup, Nienburg an der Weser, 1648

Lot 1708. Silver-gilt "Rathspokal" standing cup, Nienburg an der Weser, 1648. Unassigned maker's mark HCT or HGT. H 46.3 cm. 8583 g. Estimate: CHF 30 000 / 50 000 (€ 25 000 / 41 670). © Koller Expertise: Prof. Dr. Ernst-Ludwig Richter, Freudental, September 2015 (copy available).  Provenance: - Nienburg an der Weser, probably 1648 to 1681.- Copenhagen, until July 1892. - Collection of Frederic H(enry) Betts, from 1892.- Swiss private collection. - European private collection. ... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

Porfirius Kunstkammer at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 54a

Silver-gilt lidded tankard, Germany, 1640. H 15 x D 11 cm. © Porfirius Kunstkammer No silver marks. On the bottom the initials 'H G P' and (just visible) 'GW'. Base decorated with foliage and fruit garlands on a matt background. The main body bearing an embossed motif of cupids, foliage and fruit scrolls. Scrolled handle. Hinged lid decorated with foliage and fruit-shaped finial.Provenance: private collection, France; Kugel, Paris Pyxis, Limoges, circa 1225-1275. Gilt... [Lire la suite]
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]