31 juillet 2017

A very fine small silver cup, Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century

Lot 43. A very fine small silver cup, Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century, 4.5cm., 1 3/4 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 102,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the slightly waisted sides resting on a low splayed ring foot, the body superbly decorated with a wide band of finely chased and engraved foliate scrolls enclosing open blossoms interspersed with palmettes, all reserved on a finely ring-punched ground, one side set with a small delicate ring handle with a tab.... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2016

A chased and cast silver cup with gilt highlights, 10th-12th century

Lot 6013. A chased and cast silver cup with gilt highlights, 10th-12th century. Estimate US$10,000 - 15,000 (€8,900 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of inverted bell form raised on a low foot and flat base, the interior rim chased with a narrow band of overlapping petals or waves and the exterior walls engraved with a wider band of two garden rocks that separate peony branches in bloom against a minutely ring-punched ground, the surfaces showing traces of gilt. 2 3/8in (6cm) diameter; 1 7/16in (3.6cm)... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2009

17th century German silver-gilt cups @ Christie's

A German silver-gilt cup formed as a rearing horse. Mark of Erhard Ellers, Torgau, circa 1670 Realistically modelled, with detachable head, the base cast and chased with foliage and rock-work, marked on base and on cover bezel - 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high - 16 oz. (497 gr.) Est. £20,000 - £30,000 ($33,220 - $49,830) Notes: The tradition of offering a guest a "Willkommen Pokale", or welcome cup, of wine was long established in Europe and culminated, in the 16th and 17th centuries, with the production of charming cups in... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2009

A good part-gilt blossom-shaped silver cup, China, Tang or Song dynasty

A good part-gilt blossom-shaped silver cup, China, Tang or Song dynasty Very minor wear, short crack to rim. D. 8,4 cm. Est. 5 500 € Provenance: Former collection Robert Ellsworth, N.Y. Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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