06 octobre 2020

A Bactrian gold beaker, circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium B.C.

Lot 2. A Bactrian gold beaker, circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium B.C.; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Provenance: Acquired by the father of the current owner, U.S., by 1992; thence by descent. Note: This elegant beaker is raised from a single sheet of hammered gold. It is funnel-shaped, on a flat, splayed base, with a wide rim off-set by a ridge in relief on the exterior. The form is exactly matched by a pair now in Kuwait, see pp. 60-61 in... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2020

A blue enamelled gold-decorated sandwich glass beaker, probably Iran, 9th century

Lot 64. A blue enamelled gold-decorated sandwich glass beaker, probably Iran, 9th century; 3¼in. (8.2cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 73,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of cylindrical form with flat base, the body decorated in gilt in the 'sandwich-glass' technique with an arcade formed of lotus leaves and containing large palmetes, each palmette flanked with a small blue dot, a smaller band above with repeating smaller palmettes with occasional blue dots, the... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2020

A post-Sassanian glass beaker, Iran, 6th-8th century

Lot 4. A post-Sassanian glass beaker, Iran, 6th-8th century; 4 1/8in. (10.5cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 2,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of deep hemispherical form cut with stepped bands of roundels forming a honeycomb lattice, the surface entirely covered with iridescence and encrustation. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, London, 5 October 2010
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01 décembre 2019

An Early Black Pottery Beaker, Gu, Early Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 219. An Early Black Pottery Beaker, Gu, Early Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 10¼in. (26cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 7,050. © Christie's Image Limited Of tall slender form flaring toward the mouth rim and pedestal foot where three small curved tabs project from the rim, the lower body encircled by a grooved band, the black ware burnished and burnt to a brownish color on one side in the firing. Note: This vessel appears to be related to or is a... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2019

Two Meissen porcelain Chinoiserie beakers and one saucer, circa 1735, blue crossed swords marks

Lot 34. Two Meissen porcelain Chinoiserie beakers and one saucer, circa 1735, blue crossed swords marks. Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800. Price realised GBP 2,125. © Christie's Images Ltd  Each painted with a chinoiserie figure on a gilt diaper-pattern bracket. The beakers 2⅞ in. (7.7 cm.) high. The saucer 5⅛ in. (13 cm.) diameter. Christie's. Meissen Porcelain from a Private German Collection, 2 - 9 July 2019  
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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]