13 juillet 2021

An Augsburg parcel gilt silver shell goblet, Marks of Peter I Neuß, 1679 – 81

Lot 90. An Augsburg parcel gilt silver shell goblet, Marks of Peter I Neuß, 1679 – 81; H 33.5 cm, weight 639 g. Estimate: €30,000 - €35,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz The lower section of the tiered oval base embossed with auricular style mascarons, the upper designed as an earth mound with rocks and foliage. The shaft formed as a model of a Roman emperor dressed in armour and a drapery with one hand resting on his left hip, the other raised above his head to support the large, shell shaped cup. The outer surface... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2021

A small Nuremberg parcel gilt silver columbine cup, Marks of Heinrich Mack, 1612–26

Lot 39. A small Nuremberg parcel gilt silver columbine cup, Marks of Heinrich Mack, 1612–26. H 7.5, D 20.6, weight 368 g. Estimate: €4,500 - €5,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz One half of a so-called “doppelscheuer” goblet. The lobed base supporting a slender baluster-form shaft with scroll appliqués. The outer surface of the cup embossed with scrolls and two rows of lobes. Literature: Cf. a goblet by Mack in the Württembergisches Landesmuseum, illustrated in cat. GNM 2007, no. 423. Kunsthaus Lempertz... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A Seleucid or Parthian parcel gilt silver bull rhyton, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd century B.C.

Lot 56. A Seleucid or Parthian parcel gilt silver bull rhyton, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd century B.C.; 13 ¾ in. (34.9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Provenance: Acquired by the father of the current owner, U.S., by 1992; thence by descent. Note: The horn-shaped beaker has a gilt foliate wreath below the flaring rim. At the join to the separately-made bull protome is a raised cuff, from which a calyx of gilt acanthus and lanceolate leaves rise along... [Lire la suite]