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
04 septembre 2017

Roman Cut Glass Beaker, 1st-2nd century B.C.E., from the Eastern Mediterranean

Roman Cut Glass Beaker, 1st-2nd century B.C.E., from the Eastern Mediterranean. Cut glass, H. 13.1 cm. © Miho Museum. The cut-glass technique using almost colorless translucent cast glass has already appeared in Assyria by the 8th century BC, but it did not become widespread until the Roman period. This cup was blown from yellowish green translucent glass which was then formed in a mold and later cut with decorations. The long narrow hexagonal cuts are ranged in three and a half vertical registers, and with each neighboring row... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2017

A Marlik silver beaker, Iran, circa late 2nd Millennium B.C.

Lot 194. A Marlik silver beaker, Iran, circa late 2nd Millennium B.C. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,300 - 3,400). Photo: Bonhams. With a spool-shaped body, flat base and rim, bands of guilloche above the base and below the rim, the body decorated with multiple diagonal impressed bands with incised chevrons, crossing to form diamonds, each diamond with an impressed swastika with incised chevron detail, the underside of the base with raised concentric ridges and a central cruciform motif with multiple chevrons... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2017

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. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. fitted with male and female portrait medallions enclosed by engraved hatched arabesques, embossed with lobes above leaf chased foot; 8.5cm., 3 1/4 in. high; 180gr., 5oz. 16dwt. Note: An identical beaker, probably the example here, is illustrated by Karin Tebbe et al. Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst 1541-1868, Germanischen Nationalmuseums, Nuremberg, 2007, no.... [Lire la suite]