12 août 2017

Karl Rothmüller (1860-1930), Eternal Entwined Snakes Brooch, German, c. 1900

Karl Rothmüller (1860-1930), Eternal Entwined Snakes Brooch, German, c. 1900. Gold, Peridot, Diamond, Pearl. W 2.90 cm (1.14 in); L 3.30 cm (1.30 in) © Tadema Gallery. The naturalistic snakes biting a large emerald cut fine green peridot The power & vitality of a good Lalique jewel.  Literature: cf. Meyers Lexikon Schmucksachen II, brooch version with oval stone Serpentina - Snake Jewellery from around the World, Fritz Falk, 2011, ISBN 978-3-89790-354-8 silver & gold pendant... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2017

Art Nouveau Exceptional Ring, France, c. 1900

Art Nouveau Exceptional Ring, France, c. 1900. Gold, plique-à-jour, pearl & diamond. H 2.40 cm (0.94 in); W 1.50 cm (0.59 in) © Tadema Gallery. An exceptional Art Nouveau ring in the manner of Georges Fouquet. The baroque-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 11.3 x 7.6 mm.  Literature: cf. Die Fouquet, 1860-1960, Schmuck Kunstler in Paris, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, 1984. Schmuck Kunst im Jugendstil,Art Nouveau Jewellery, Arnoldsche, 1999, p.33-50. The Paris Salons 1895-1914,... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2017

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach (1861-1918), Symbolist Brooch 'The Cockerel & The Hen', Germany, c. 1900

 Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach (1861-1918), Symbolist Brooch 'The Cockerel & The Hen', Germany, c. 1900. Gold, enamel, demantoid garnet, ruby & pearl. H  3.40 cm (1.34 in)  |  W  5.20 cm (2.05 in). © Tadema Gallery. Monogrammed twice 'WLC'. Original fitted case signed Lucas von Cranach. A rare example of Cranach's humorous side in the creation of this exceptional jewel which epitomises the renaissance spirit of his artistry. His imagination &... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2015

A Louis XV gilt-bronze-mounted jasper ewer, circa 1740

A Louis XV gilt-bronze-mounted jasper ewer, circa 1740. Estimate 150,000 — 300,000  GBP. Lot. Sold 185,000  GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body with gilt-bronze hinged lid with putto feeding a lamb, with a pawed and serpentine bodied goat over the handle from which wreaths of garlands join those hanging from the neck of the ewer, on a c-scroll mounted base; 33.5cm. high, 18cm. wide; 1ft. 1 1/4in., 7in. Provenance: Baron E. de Rothschild, Paris;With Arnold Seligmann,... [Lire la suite]