19 janvier 2019

A large Hungarian parcel-gilt silver beaker, unmarked, circa 1730

Lot 74. A large Hungarian parcel-gilt silver beaker, unmarked, circa 1730; 20cm, 8in high; 490gr, 15oz 15dwt. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 embossed and chased with scrolling acanthus on matting, ball supports, bifurcated thumbpiece centred by a cast acanthus leaf, marked on body and cover. Note: A similar beaker, also with detachable foot, by Michael May II, Brasov, 1739 is in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum and illustrated in the Exhibition... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Jonas Silber, Nuremberg, circa 1572/1576

Lot 70. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Jonas Silber, Nuremberg, circa 1572-1576; 8.5cm., 3 1/4 in. high; 180gr., 5oz. 16dwt. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 fitted with male and female portrait medallions enclosed by engraved hatched arabesques, embossed with lobes above leaf chased foot. Note: An identical beaker, probably the example here, is illustrated by Karin Tebbe et al. Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst 1541-1868, Germanischen... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2019

A German silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark lacking, Nuremberg, circa 1540

Lot 48. A German silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark lacking, Nuremberg, circa 1540; with cover 22.2cm., 8 3/4 in. high; 383gr., 12oz. 6dwt. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. applied and engraved with profile medallions in the manner of Virgil Solis interrupted by  scrolling foliage, embossed lobes, detachable vase stem and foot, underside initialled AH AR, also struck twice with early 19th century Prussian control marks, the associated cover of conforming style with St... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2018

Beaker, Egypt, 9th-10th century

Beaker, greenish glass, with pinched decoration, Egypt, 9th-10th century, H: 8.4; Diam: 8.1 cm, Inv. no. 24/2008. © The David Collection, Copenhagen. A simple early decoration technique that was found in both Egypt and Iran was the use of tongs on the hot glass mass. This technique was only suitable for pieces with large openings, since the arms of the tongs with the pattern had to be able to press the inside and outside of the glass together. Then it might be necessary to heat and correct the shape of the glass from the inside if... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2018

d’Arschot & Cie at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018

Flemish tea caddy. Silver and mahogany. Tea boxes by Jacobus Vollaert and silver mounts by Jacobus Van Hoorebeke, Ghent, 1769. H 20 x W 23.5 cm. © d’Arschot & Cie Literature: ‘Magie de l'Orfèvrerie, Argenterie européenne de 1500 à 1850 dans les collections privées’, Pandora, 2000, Antwerp, n° 92.   Beaker with scenes depicting the life of Jacob. Engraved silver-gilt and polychrome enamel, Augsburg, 1710-1712. Silversmith: Elias Adam. Enamel by Johan Aufenwerth. H... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2017

A small blue and white beaker, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 853. A small blue and white beaker, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century; 4 1/2in (11.5cm) high, 4 3/8in (11cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,500 (€1,000 - 1,300). Sold for US$ 750 (€633). Photo: Bonhams. Potted with a flared rim and ovoid body, painted in underglaze blue with striping and a leaf scroll band, a wider panel with clumps of water grasses separated by opposing chich choe placed above overlapping lotus lappets rising from the low foot ring, the glaze covering the... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2017

A Dutch silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark PG, probably Delft, 1657

Lot 717. A Dutch silver-gilt beaker, maker's mark PG, probably Delft, 1657. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. engraved with fruit, fish and snail pendants below strapwork including birds, wire foot; 15.8cm., 6 1/4 in. high; 257gr., 8oz. 5dwt. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 01 Nov 2017
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14 octobre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, possibly Ayelt Mendrich, Emden, 1638

Lot 68. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, possibly Ayelt Mendrich, Emden, 1638. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. engraved with a toast being drunk to a guest at a party flanked by personifications of Justice and the Fleetingness of Life, richly engraved with fruit swags and birds in strapwork above a hunt and applied sheet scrollwork girdle, fitted with a Wolfgang Georg of Stollberg-Stollberg coin dated 1624 and inscribed Als Idt Godt Be Haget Ist Beter Be Nit... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Wolff Kramer, Worms, circa 1690

Lot 60. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Wolff Kramer, Worms, circa 1690. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. flaring form with lightly hammered body, upper and lower body engraved with ornate foliate strap-work bands; 9.8cm., 3 7/8 in. high; 127gr. 4oz. Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM
14 octobre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Johann Wagner, Augsburg, 1699-1703

Lot 51. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Johann Wagner, Augsburg, 1699-1703. Estimate 800 — 1,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. cylindrical tapering, the body with 'snakeskin' stippling, gilt interior; 8.3cm., 3 1/4 in. high; 131.3gr., 4oz. 4dwt. Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM