19 mars 2019

A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Phoenix' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 131. A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Phoenix' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 12 7/8  in., 32.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 85,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of thin silver sheet, each composed of a double-pronged pin terminating in a broad leaf-shaped finial, the openwork design worked in mirror image each depicting a phoenix in flight, grasping between its beaks a ribbon-tied knot, amid dense foliage scrolls, the details finely engraved... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Floral' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 102. A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Floral' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 13 1/8  in., 33.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 93,750 USD. © Sotheby's. each of thin silver sheet, composed of a double-pronged pin terminating in a broad leaf-shaped finial worked in mirror image, enclosing three large overlapping leaves engraved with flower sprays and foliate scrolls against a stipple ground, heightened with gilt detail, flanked by two... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1274. A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 1¼ in. (3.3 cm.) diam. Estimate $25,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized $30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Finely cast on the cover and box with a central six-petaled flower head surrounded by six petals rising from the outer edge and chased with demi-florets reserved on a fine ring-punched ground, with traces of gilding, box. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, c. 1980.  Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2018

A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Philipp Johann Gross, Augsburg, 1703-07

Lot 65. A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Philipp Johann Gross, Augsburg, 1703-07; 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. high, 1154gr., 37oz. 2dwt. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. © Sotheby's. the body chased with intermittent masks among foliate strap-work, the cover and foot chased with swirling flutes, scrolling scalework handle, 19.6cm., 7 3/4 in. high; with a German parcel-gilt beaker and cover, Philipp Jakob Drentwett, Augsburg, 1681-85, the body chased with profiles of three... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2018

Drinking bowl, parcel-gilt silver, Iran, 6th-7th century

Drinking bowl, parcel-gilt silver, Iran, 6th-7th century. H: 3.7; Diam: 12.1 cm, Inv. no. 8/1966. © The David Collection. The outside of this bowl is decorated with a centrally placed naked man, seated with a wineskin and a drinking bowl. Around him is a vine that forms six circular panels containing a dog, a bear, a pair of birds, a leopard, a wild boar, and a monkey. The inside is engraved with a duck holding a ring or a necklace in its bill. Sasanian silver often combines different techniques. We see the more ordinary... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2018

A parcel-gilt silver 'chrysanthemum' bowl, China, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279)

Lot 734. A parcel-gilt silver 'chrysanthemum' bowl, China, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279);4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diameter, 37 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 8,125 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The bowl chased in the shape of a chrysanthemum flower, with gilded, domed center punched with stamens, and narrow petals decorated on the interior with a gilded band of foliate diaper below the lobed rim, box. Christie's. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part IV - Chinese... [Lire la suite]

01 août 2018

A parcel-gilt silver hexalobed cup stand, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 730. A parcel-gilt silver hexalobed cup stand, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Stand 6 7/8 in. (17.6 cm.) diameter; cup 4 1/16 in. (10.4 cm.) diameter, 256 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 43,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Shaped as a shallow dish divided into six petal lobes, the flat rim chased with a band of foliate meander on a ring-punched ground repeated on the conforming, pedestal foot, the top of the central platform decorated with a scene of... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2018

A parcel-gilt silver shell-form box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 16. A parcel-gilt silver shell-form box and cover, Tang dynasty  (618-907); 4.2cm., 1 5/8 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  modelled in the form of a shell, the exterior engraved with birds in flight amongst scattered floral sprays and mountains, all reserved on a ring-punched ground, the hinged cover similarly decorated, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 3. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo.  ... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver model of a nef with enameled figures, Matthaus Bair (Bayr), Augsburg, 1590-1595

Lot 4. A German parcel-gilt silver model of a nef with enameled figures, Matthaus Bair (Bayr), Augsburg, 1590-1595. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 EUR. Lot sold 218,750 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's on a circular base decorated with scrolls and beads on matted ground, the stem shaped as Hercules wearing the Nemean lion skin, the hull with masks and sea monsters on a wavy background, with twelve partly enameled sailors, the two sails not gilt. Haut. 42 cm, 1048 g; 16 1/2 in. high, 33 oz 14 dwt. Related... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, possibly Ayelt Mendrich, Emden, 1638

Lot 68. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, possibly Ayelt Mendrich, Emden, 1638. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. engraved with a toast being drunk to a guest at a party flanked by personifications of Justice and the Fleetingness of Life, richly engraved with fruit swags and birds in strapwork above a hunt and applied sheet scrollwork girdle, fitted with a Wolfgang Georg of Stollberg-Stollberg coin dated 1624 and inscribed Als Idt Godt Be Haget Ist Beter Be Nit... [Lire la suite]