10 décembre 2020

A German silver-gilt mounted ostrich egg cup and cover, Andreas Klette, Torgau, circa 1622

Lot 3. A German silver-gilt mounted ostrich egg cup and cover, Andreas Klette, Torgau, circa 1622; 45cm. high. Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. surmounted by an Ostrich finial holding armorial engraved shield, initialled and dated 1622, three ostriches forming the stem below feathered strapwork, masks and female caryatids, male caryatids at the detachable cover holding the upper part of the ostrich egg, borders embossed, chased and engraved with leaves and flowers, foot rim... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2009

17th century German silver-gilt cups @ Christie's

A German silver-gilt cup formed as a rearing horse. Mark of Erhard Ellers, Torgau, circa 1670 Realistically modelled, with detachable head, the base cast and chased with foliage and rock-work, marked on base and on cover bezel - 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high - 16 oz. (497 gr.) Est. £20,000 - £30,000 ($33,220 - $49,830) Notes: The tradition of offering a guest a "Willkommen Pokale", or welcome cup, of wine was long established in Europe and culminated, in the 16th and 17th centuries, with the production of charming cups in... [Lire la suite]
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