01 novembre 2020

A dolphin, Trapani, late 17th-early 18th century

Lot 6. A dolphin, Trapani, late 17th-early 18th century; 11⁄4 x 21⁄2 x 11⁄4 in. (3.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm.). Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. coral; on a later green marble base, the base not affixed. Provenance: Ex Private European collectionAcquired London early 1970’s. Note: The ancient Greeks loved dolphins. They called them ‘philomousoi’, music lovers, because they believed that dolphins danced when they heard it.... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2020

FINCH & CO, Stand 41b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Figure of the nude Venus, Ancient Roman, 1st century BC-1st century AD. Bronze with green patina with extensive patches of red. H 20 cm. © Finch & Co. Provenance: private collection, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom; Sotheby's, London, 10 July 1989, lot n° 204. Figure of a dolphin, Trapani, Italy, late 17th-early 18th century. Carved red coral. H 3.5 cm. © Finch & Co. Provenance: private collection, Europe, acquired in London early 1970s. Equestrian deified ancestor figure, Kafiristan, North Eastern Afghanistan,... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2014

18 karat gold, gem-set and diamond brooch, René Boivin, France

18 karat gold, gem-set and diamond brooch, René Boivin, France. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a dolphin set with round sapphires and emeralds, with a cabochon emerald eye, suspending an oval-shaped sapphire weighing approximately 13.00 carats, further decorated with round and pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately .60 carat, signed René Boivin, with French assay and maker's marks; circa 1960. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD Sotheby's. Important Jewels. New York | 06 Feb 2014 - www.sothebys.com
01 septembre 2013

Cup with dolphin, Giovanni Battista Metellino, Milan, shortly before 1724

Cup with dolphin, Giovanni Battista Metellino, Milan, shortly before 1724. Rock crystal, silver, gold, lapis lazuli. 33.1 x 26.7 x 23.8 cm, base: 19.5 cm, D 17.8 cm. V 312. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 To the royal customers of the Milan artist Giovanni Battista Metellino included King Louis XIV of France, and his son, Augustus the Strong, the Elector Frederick Augustus I of Saxony and since 1697 as both King August II of Poland. Next to the Prado in Madrid and the Louvre in... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2013

Cup in the form of a shell with two dolphins, Giovanni Battista Metellino, Milan, 1720

Cup in the form of a shell with two dolphins, Giovanni Battista Metellino, Milan, 1720. Rock crystal, silver filigree, gold, lapis lazuli; 21.8 x 26.0 x 32.0 cm. V 249. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 The imaginatively designed ornamental bowl declared in all details clearly as the work of Giovanni Battista Metellinos (see, Inv. No. V 312, V 315), which proved also in the production of this precious treasure chamber piece as an excellent master of the vessel section... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2013

Shell on a dolphin, Ottavio Miseroni (stone cutter), Prague, 1605-1610

Shell on a dolphin, Ottavio Miseroni (stone cutter),  Prague, 1605-1610. Rock crystal, gold, enamel. 12.8 x 17.5 x 9.8 cm, base 6.6 x 5.2 cm. V 310. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 Exotic sea snail shells and clams served as an ideal model for the delicate shell of rock crystal. Gems in inventory of 1725 it is described as "A Cristallne shell, then drehet than a bang eights screw back, [...], on the ground the herb ivy is cut, the foot of a Cristallen Delphingen so the... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2013

Dolphin Pendant, ca. 1600

Dolphin Pendant, ca. 1600, gold, enamel, emeralds, pearls. H: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm). The Art Walters Museum.  This wonderfully flamboyant design is close to the model on the title page of the second part of Hans Collaert's stunning series of pendant designs published in Antwerp in 1582: "Virtuosic Designs for Golden Ornaments." In the engraving, it is the god Apollo riding a sea monster, but the similarities remain strong.
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04 août 2012

Ewer in the form of a dolphin. Vietnamese, Trân-Lê dynasty, 14th–15th century

Ewer in the form of a dolphin. Vietnamese, Trân-Lê dynasty, 14th–15th century. Stoneware with white wash, pale green and brown glaze, carved and painted decoration. Overall: 14.5 x 18.8 cm (5 11/16 x 7 3/8 in.). Gift of John D. Constable. 2007.397. © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Ewer in the shape of a carp that is undergoing transformation into a dragon, sometimes considered a dolphin, with carved scales and whiskers. A rounded spout protrudes from the mouth and an everted opening rises from its... [Lire la suite]