18 janvier 2019

A Russian parcel-gilt silver bunch of grapes cup and cover, Moscow, circa 1760

Lot 65. A Russian parcel-gilt silver bunch of grapes cup and cover, maker's mark?. S (Cyrillic), unidentified assay master W.A. (Goldberg 596), Moscow, circa 1760; 27cm., 10 1/2 i.n high; 253gr, 8oz. 6dwt. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,250 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 axeman and vine stem, body, cover and foot embossed with lobes, marked on body, cover and foot. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 4 May 2017 

01 avril 2017

A German silver-gilt bunch of grapes cup and cover, Esaias zur Linden, Nuremberg, 1609-29

Lot 296. The Seaforth Cup. A German silver-gilt bunch of grapes cup and cover, Esaias zur Linden, Nuremberg, 1609-29, 27cm, 10 1/2 in high, 306gr, 9oz 16dwt. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 £GB. Lot sold 6,875£GB. Photo: Sotheby's. domed foot initialled in the 17th century JSF below earl’s coronet for Jean Seaforth Forbes, countess of Mar, tree cutter and woodman stem, sheet scrollwork finial, marked on body and foot. Note: An undated family letter with this cup states: 'This chalice... [Lire la suite]