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]

14 octobre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Wolff Kramer, Worms, circa 1690

Lot 60. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Wolff Kramer, Worms, circa 1690. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. flaring form with lightly hammered body, upper and lower body engraved with ornate foliate strap-work bands; 9.8cm., 3 7/8 in. high; 127gr. 4oz. Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM
14 octobre 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Johann Wagner, Augsburg, 1699-1703

Lot 51. A German parcel-gilt silver beaker, Johann Wagner, Augsburg, 1699-1703. Estimate 800 — 1,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. cylindrical tapering, the body with 'snakeskin' stippling, gilt interior; 8.3cm., 3 1/4 in. high; 131.3gr., 4oz. 4dwt. Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM
13 octobre 2017

A pair of Iberian parcel-gilt silver chargers, 16th century

Lot 102. A pair of Iberian parcel-gilt silver chargers, 16th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. circular, corded silver-gilt rim, the silver-gilt bombé centre engraved with the Arms of the Avalos family,unmarked; 40cm., 15 3/4 in. diameter; 2950gr., 94oz. 16dwt. Note: The Avalos family was a Spanish family originating from Castille whose members were prominent figures of the Renaissance. Alfonso de Avalos y de Aquino (1502-1546) was under the service of... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2017

A tall parcel-gilt silver ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 119. A tall parcel-gilt silver ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century, 31cm., 12 1/4in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 31,700 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's inspired from a Persian metal form, worked from thin silver sheet with a flattened pear-shaped body tapering into a long neck surmounted by a stepped cover with bud finial, applied with a long tubular 'S'-shaped handle and an elegant dragon-headed 'S'-shaped spout, decorated on each side in repousse with a pear-shaped... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2017

A parcel-gilt silver garment-hook, Warring States Period

Lot 23. A parcel-gilt silver garment-hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC), 16.7cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,125 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the wide, gently curved body ending in a simple hook and cast with an openwork design of a pair of confronting birds surrounded by interlocking scrolls, surmounted by the head of a stylised beast. Weight 119.5g. Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1954-55,... [Lire la suite]

31 juillet 2017

A rare begonia-shaped parcel-gilt silver stembowl, Tang dynasty, 8th century

Lot 51. A rare begonia-shaped parcel-gilt silver stembowl, Tang dynasty, 8th century, 15.4cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 78,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the bowl in the shape of a begonia flower rising from a gently spreading quatrefoil foot with a beaded border in repoussé, the interior of the bowl finely engraved and parcel-gilt with a central dragon-fish surrounded by four geese in flight, all amidst large scrolling feathery leaves and reserved on a... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2017

A superb and rare parcel-gilt silver leys jar, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century

Lot 73. A superb and rare parcel-gilt silver leys jar, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century, 10.9cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Lot sold 264,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of compressed globular form resting on a splayed foot and flaring at the dish-shaped mouth divided into four lobes, the body parcel-gilt and finely and delicately chased and engraved with three luscious peony sprays featuring large fully opened blooms and finely-veined feathery leaves, with a... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare parcel-gilt 'rhinoceros' silver dish, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century

Lot 60. A fine and very rare parcel-gilt 'rhinoceros' silver dish, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century, 15.2cm., 6in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 168,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. possibly a pair to lot 59, this dish is of similar shallow circular shape with everted sides rising from a splayed footring, the interior similarly decorated in repoussé and parcel-gilt depicting a rhinoceros standing four-square and facing right, his stout body with scaly hides and supporting a... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2017

A magnificent rare parcel-gilt silver lobed bowl and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 187. A magnificent rare parcel-gilt silver lobed bowl and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate GBP 400,000 - GBP 600,000. Price realised GBP 1,105,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The bowl divided into five lobes by raised ridges, each lobe superbly engraved and gilt with floral and fruit clusters amidst luscious foliage, the interior with a central medallion enclosing large blooms and fruit surrounded by feathery leaves, the gently everted rim engraved and gilt with a band of overlapping petals, the exterior... [Lire la suite]