01 juillet 2019

Léonard Limosin (circa 1505-1575/1577), 1548, Tazza with the coat of arms of Castile and Leon

Lot 28. Léonard Limosin (circa 1505-1575/1577), 1548, Tazza with the coat of arms of Castile and Leon; 7½ in. (19 cm.) diameter; 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 90,000 (USD 75,960 - USD 113,940).Price realised GBP 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Parcel-gilt polychrome enamel; signed with initials 'LL' in a gilt cartouche to the underside of the bowl; the bowl with two coats of arms supported by putti and with cartouche below dated '1548'; the underside of the foot with paper labels... [Lire la suite]

01 juillet 2019

Léonard Limosin (circa 1505-1575/1577), 1536, Tazza lid with scenes depicting the battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs 

Lot 27. Léonard Limosin (circa 1505-1575/1577), 1536, Tazza lid with scenes depicting the battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs; Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 40,000(USD 31,650 - USD 50,640). Price realised GBP 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Polychrome enamel on copper; the top with a continuous scene of the Battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs and inscribed around the rim 'HOSTIBVS EVENIANT COVIVIA TALIA NOSTRI'; signed and dated 'LEONARDVS/ LEMOVICVS/ INVETOR. 1536'; the underside of the lid with two... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2019

Pierre Reymond (1513–1584), Limoges, circa 1560, Tazza depicting an allegory of Virtue and Honour

Lot 26. Pierre Reymond (1513–1584), Limoges, circa 1560, Tazza depicting an allegory of Virtue and Honour; 9 1/8 in. (22.9 cm.) diam.; 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 90,000 (USD 75,960 - USD 113,940). Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Parcel-gilt grisaille enamel; the interior of the bowl signed 'P.R' and with three figures, one inscribed 'HONEVR' and the other 'VERTV', with a banner inscribed 'HONEVR. ME. SVIT. LA. ON VERTV. ME. GVIDE'; the underside of the... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2019

A large Iznik blue and white pottery footed dish (tazza), Turkey, circa 1560-70

Lot 217. A large Iznik blue and white pottery footed dish (tazza), Turkey, circa 1560-70;12.3cm. height, 36cm. diam. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP (92,864 - 139,296 EUR). Lot sold 100,000 GBP (115.940 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.  of deep rounded form with sloping bracketed rim, resting on a raised everted foot, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and grey-blue with a central rosette surrounded by lotus palmette stems with wheatsheaf motif, the... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2019

Leading London Silver dealer Koopman Rare Art announces TEFAF Maastricht 2019 highlights

Detail of an important Charles II silver tazza made in London in 1683; Diameter: 42cm, Height 12cm. Asking price in the region of £225,000. © Koopman Rare Art LONDON.- The highly historic and impressive silver-gilt shield, which bears the Royal Arms of Ernst Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), will take centre stage on the stand of Koopman Rare Art at TEFAF Maastricht 2019. It is described by Lewis Smith, Director of Koopman Rare Art as “the most spectacular example of... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2017

A rare 'famille-rose' tazza, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 286. A rare 'famille-rose' tazza, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); diameter 6 3/4 in., 17.1 cm height 3 3/8 in., 8.6 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 110,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the wide dish decorated to the interior with a central iron-red shou medallion encircled by a dense composite floral scroll comprising four large blooms interspersed with smaller flowers and curling leafy stems, picked out in two shades of green with yellow, white and pink... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2017

An Italian silver tazza, unmarked, probably 17th century

Lot 703. An Italian silver tazza, unmarked, probably 17th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. embossed and chased with facetted flutes, centred by applied stylized knop, on tall spirally gadrooned foot; 25cm., 9 3/4 in. diameter; 502gr., 16oz. 2dwt. Note: A comparable 17th century tazza, with Venice marks was sold Sothebys Geneva, 8th May 1989, lot 61. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 01 Nov 2017
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07 novembre 2017

An Italian parcel-gilt silver tazza, Venice, 2nd half of the 16th century

Lot 706. An Italian parcel-gilt silver tazza, maker's mark bird on a branch, assay master TS conjoined most probably a variant of Pazzi no. 417, Venice, 2nd half of the 16th century. Estimate  8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 26,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. embossed and chased with fan-shaped panels, on plain reeded foot, inside of foot and outside of rim with scratched lettering and initials, marked on body and foot - 369gr., 11oz. 16dwt. diam. 23cm., 9in. See Pietro Pazzi, I... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2016

A rare phosphatic-splashed tazza, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 285. A rare phosphatic-splashed tazza, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the shallow rounded sizes rising from a high spreading foot to a lipped rim, decorated with irregular bluish-white splashes on a dark chocolate ground: 34.5 cm, 13 5/8  in. Provenance: Wannieck, Paris (according to paper label).. The dating of this lot is consistent with Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescence test no. P116d20.  Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2016

A fine early Iznik tazza, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1560-80

Lot 139. A fine early Iznik tazza, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1560-80. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000 (USD 60,950 - USD 85,330). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. With cusped sloping rim on tall foot, the exterior decorated with two bands of floral sprays similar to those on the cavetto, a plain cobalt cusped line around the rim, repaired breaks; 11¾in. (30cm.) diam.; 3½in. (8.9cm.) high. Christie's. Sale 12241, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 20 October 2016, London, King Street
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