07 novembre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver tankard cover and foot, Hans Fens, Augsburg, probably 1610-12 and later

Lot 719. A German parcel-gilt silver tankard cover and foot, Hans Fens, Augsburg, probably 1610-12 and later. Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. cover fitted with a contemporary enamel disc in the manner of David Altenstetter, angel finial supporting enamel marriage coats of arms, further coat of arms engraved on the rim, caryatid handle and domed foot, the body later decorated or replaced, marked on body and cover; 20cm., 8in. high; 674gr.,... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2016

Kunsthistorisches Museum presents an important exhibition on "the art of celebration"

Francisco de Goya (1746 – 1828), Blind Man’s Buff (La Gallina Ciega), 1788. Canvas, 269 x 350 cm © Photographic Archive, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. VIENNA.- In 2016 the Kunsthistorisches Museum is celebrating a jubilee: 125 years ago, on October 17, 1891, Emperor Franz Joseph formally opened the new main museum on Vienna’s Ringstrasse. To celebrate this anniversary in style the museum is showing an important exhibition on “the art of celebration” showcasing precious artworks from all the collections of the... [Lire la suite]