19 juin 2018

Galatea and the Sea Monster. A Dutch silver salt, Adam van Vianen, Utrecht, 1624

Lot 10. Galatea and the Sea Monster. A Dutch silver salt, Adam van Vianen, Utrecht, 1624; 19.5cm., 7 3/4in. high, 589gr., 18oz. 19dwt. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's Embossed and chased with Galatea, her hair encrusted with shells, supporting the salt container moulded with lobate folds and sinuous masks, seated on a sea monster with molten ornament flowing from his knobbly shell body, signed A.o 24. A.DE. VIANA. FE. Provenance: Baron Lionel Rothschild of 148... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2010

A late 16th/early 17th century Dutch silver-gilt mounted "turban" shell nautilus cup and associated cover,

A late 16th-early 17th century Dutch silver-gilt mounted "turban" shell nautilus cup and associated cover © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Utrecht, date letter "K", possibly 1605, maker's mark three lozenges in a shield, for Eersten (Ernst) Jansz van Vianen, cover unmarked,the interior upper band applied with a salamander having a protruding tongue and attempting to lure a lobster opposite, the outer band engraved/etched with trailing foliage and a pierced and engraved stiff leaf and arc border below, the... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2010

Jan Van Bijlert (Utrecht 1597-1671) Jeune femme au chat, allégorie du toucher.

Jan Van Bijlert  (Utrecht 1597-1671) Jeune femme au chat, allégorie du toucher. Toile. 76,5 x 64,5 cm Provenance : Vente, Drouot, 12 juin 1987, n° 59, reproduit ; Collection Daniel Katz, Londres ; Chez Rafael Valls, Londres 1988 ; Galerie Jean Max Tassel, 1990, acquis auprès de la galerie. Exposition : De l'entourage de Rogier Van der Weyden à Hubert Robert, présenté par Jean Max Tassel, Paris, 1991, pp.34-35. Bibliographie : Paulus Huys Janssen : Jan Van Bijlert, catalogue raisonné, N°116 p.143, reproduit pl.... [Lire la suite]
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