17 janvier 2019

Aronson of Amsterdam presents one of the earliest and unique pair of tulip vases at The Winter Show

Pair of Blue and White Early Flower Vases, Delft, circa 1680. Each marked LC in blue for Lambertus Cleffius, the owner of De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) factory from 1679 to 1691. © Aronson Antiquairs  NEW YORK, NY.- A very early pair of so called tulip vases will be presented at the recently renamed Winter Show. Previously known as the Winter Antiques Show, the show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the... [Lire la suite]

16 janvier 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver coin beaker, Gottfried Schmidt, Leipzig, circa 1680

Lot 52. A German parcel-gilt silver coin beaker, Gottfried Schmidt, Leipzig, circa 1680; 14.1cm., 5 1/2 in. high; 378.7gr., 12oz. 2dwt. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. cylindrical tapering form with raised rim, the body inset with twenty-two German Thaler's dated 1651, each surrounded by embossed scrolling foliage  . Provennce: Ex collection of Theodor Müller, court jewellers of Weimar, active until circa 1918;thence by descent through... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A silver-gilt mounted Chinese blue and white porcelain box, Wanli, 1573-1619, the mounts, probably Dutch or English, circa 1680

Lot 288. A silver-gilt mounted Chinese blue and white porcelain box, the body Wanli, 1573-1619, the mounts, unmarked, probably Dutch or English, circa 1680; 13.5cm., 5 3/8 in. long. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. oblong with rounded ends, the cover decorated with a bird below climbing flowers and a butterfly, the twin-compartment body with trailing vines, the cover, body, and foot, with stylised acanthus border silver-gilt mounts. Provenance: Christie's, London, 19... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2018

Galerie Berger at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 105c

Attributed to Pierre Gole (Bergen, Holland 1620-1684 Paris), French middle-table, France, Louis XIV period, circa 1680. Ebony and fruitwood marquetry, H 77 x W 117 x D 73 cm. © Galerie Berger Pierre Gole, an important cabinetmaker who was raised to 'furniture maker-in-ordinary’ under King Louis XIV. He was the first to create marquetry in tortoiseshell and brass, a technique which became famous with André Charles Boulle (1642-1732).   Attributed to Robert Osmond (Canisy 1711-1789... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2017

Pair of famille verte biscuit porcelain groups of Middle Eastern merchants seated astride standing Buddhist lions, Early Kangxi

Pair of Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain groups of Middle Eastern merchants seated astride standing Buddhist lions, Early Kangxi, circa 1680; 6 7/8 inches, 17.5 cm high. Price on request. © Marchant. each with open mouth and upright tail, the merchants wearing peeked striped caps with detailed hair-work to their faces, and wearing harlequin style jackets, the yellow-ground lions with moulded trappings, a bell and flames to their bodies all on openwork rectangular shaped stands with chamfered... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2017

Chinese famille noire biscuit porcelain hexagonal openwork teapot and cover, Early Kangxi, circa 1680

Chinese famille  noire biscuit porcelain hexagonal openwork teapot and cover, Early Kangxi, circa 1680; 5 7/8 inches, 15 cm total height, 6 1/8 inches, 15.5 cm handle to spout. Price on request. © Marchant. the reticulated body modelled with six panels of the ‘Three Friends of Winter’, sanyou, pine, prunus and bamboo above a moulded band of lotus petals beneath a flower head band in iron-red and gilt on a continuous scrolling green branch at the shoulder, with ruyi-head, hexagonal diaper and cash on... [Lire la suite]

21 décembre 2017

Pair of Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain square trays, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680

Pair of Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain square trays, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680; 5 ¼ inches, 13.3 cm diameter. Price on request. © Marchant. each with flat rims, painted with a standing phoenix bird on rockwork amongst peony and magnolia, one with a lingzhi branch the other with an insect in flight, the undersides with four different branches of flowers including prunus and camellia. The bases with four-character marks of Yu hai tang zhi, ‘made for the Hall of the Jade Sea’ in black... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2017

Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain water dropper, shuizhu, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680

Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain water dropper, shuizhu, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680; 5 ¾ inches, 14.6 cm long. Price on request. © Marchant. of a recumbent piebald horse on a green glazed leaf-form base, with head turned to the side beneath its long flowing segmented mane and forelock falling between the pricked ears, the front legs bent as if about to stand, covered on the body with dark brown enamel patches on a pale cream translucent ground, the back with open oval aperture, the tail and mane... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2017

Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain ‘piggyback’ group, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680

Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain ‘piggyback’ group, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680; 8 7/8 inches, 22.6 cm high. Price on request. © Marchant. modelled as a standing smiling young man wearing long yellow ground floral robes and the official badge of a first-grade civil mandarin beneath three button tied clasps carrying a younger boy on his back who wears an aubergine ground flower head jacket, the base unglazed. Condition: 2 fingers of right hand of boy restored, top knot repair. ... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2017

Pair of famille verte biscuit porcelain large models of seated Buddhist lions on openwork rectangular stands, Early Kangxi

Pair of Chinese famille verte biscuit porcelain large models of seated Buddhist lions on openwork rectangular stands, Early Kangxi period, circa 1680; 14 inches, 35.7 cm high. Price on request. © Marchant. the male with a reticulated ball of cash-pattern simulating a brocade ball under his front left raised paw, the female with a cub climbing up her front raised right paw, each covered on the body in a translucent pale green glaze with relief hairwork to the mane and spine heightened in dark green and blue... [Lire la suite]