13 juillet 2021

A Strasbourg silver gilt snakeskin beaker, Maker's mark of Daniel Kaufmann, 1652 – 94, the hallmark illegible

Lot 67. A Strasbourg silver gilt snakeskin beaker, Maker's mark of Daniel Kaufmann, 1652–94, the hallmark illegible; H 8.9 cm, weight 137 g. Estimate: €3,500 - €4,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz Tapering beaker with a moulded rim and flat base. The outer surface finely decorated to resemble snakeskin. Kunsthaus Lempertz KG. From Antiquity to Art Nouveau - The Bernard De Leye Collection, Köln, 15 July 2021

11 juillet 2021

A Zurich silver gilt goblet in the form of a stag, Marks of Hans Caspar Gyger, circa 1640

Lot 54. A Zurich silver gilt goblet in the form of a stag, Marks of Hans Caspar Gyger, circa 1640. H 31.9 cm, weight 908 g. Estimate: €250,000 - €280,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz On a two-tiered oval base, the lower section with embossed swirls on dotted ground, the upper designed as a finely chased earth mound base. The shaft designed as a model of a leaping stag with front hooves raised. The entire body with finely engraved fur. The head of the stag can be removed to form a beaker Literature: Cf. an... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2021

A Regensburg silver gilt tankard, Regensburg, marks of Hans Ludwig Federer, circa 1620

Lot 52. A Regensburg silver gilt tankard, Regensburg, marks of Hans Ludwig Federer, circa 1620. H 18.5 cm, weight 628 g. Estimate: €12,000 - €15,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz Slightly tapering vessel on a shallow base, with moulded rim and C-shaped handle. Embossed with animal depictions in oval landscape reserves amid scrollwork and cherub's heads. The domed lid with corresponding decoration, small baluster form finial and a female herm forming the thumb rest. Engraved on the underside with owner's monograms... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2021

A silver gilt Renaissance tazza, Attributed to Augsburg, Tobias Kramer, first third 17th centur9

Lot 39. A silver gilt Renaissance tazza, Attributed to Augsburg, Tobias Kramer, first third 17th century. With later Dutch hallmarks. H 7.5, D 20.6, weight 368 g. Estimate: €18,000 - €20,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz Gadrooned gilded base with snakeskin engravings supporting a slender shaft. The interior of the bowl entirely gilded; the raised central node decorated with an impression of a coin with a dragon holding the Bourbon coat-of-arms inscribed “S:ANTHOINE: PARENT”. The rim with radial concave... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2019

Leading London Silver dealer Koopman Rare Art announces TEFAF Maastricht 2019 highlights

Detail of an important Charles II silver tazza made in London in 1683; Diameter: 42cm, Height 12cm. Asking price in the region of £225,000. © Koopman Rare Art LONDON.- The highly historic and impressive silver-gilt shield, which bears the Royal Arms of Ernst Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), will take centre stage on the stand of Koopman Rare Art at TEFAF Maastricht 2019. It is described by Lewis Smith, Director of Koopman Rare Art as “the most spectacular example of... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2017

Sassanian Silver Gilt Plate with a Royal Hunt, 7th century C.E.

Sassanian Silver Gilt Plate with a Royal Hunt, 7th century C.E. Silver gilt, D. 20 cm. © Miho Museum This extraordinary example of silver craftsmanship depicts the theme of the Sasanian royal hunt in a distinctively decorative style, almost totally filling the circular field with pictorial elements. In this highly conservative genre, the central image is always that of a ruler engaged in hunting on foot or, more commonly, on horseback. Earlier royal hunting plates tend to be simple compositions featuring the king and one or more... [Lire la suite]

02 septembre 2017

Sassanian Silver Gilt Plate with a Royal Prince Holding a Mare, 4th-5th century B.C.E.

Sassanian Silver Gilt Plate with a Royal Prince Holding a Mare, 4th-5th century B.C.E. Silver gilt, D. 30 cm. © Miho Museum In the center of this large, imposing silver plate, there is a large figure of a man holding a mare, which nearly fills the plate. The crown on his head is ornamented with fluttering ribbons and a crescent. The man has wavy hair. The patterns on this plate are typical of Sasanian silver design, including the fluttering ribbons, the bead ornaments for the ear, the beard tied at the end, the rounded shoulder... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2017

Sassanian Silver Gilt Plate Depicting a King Wrestling a Leopard, 5th-6th century C.E.

Sassanian Silver Gilt Plate Depicting a King Wrestling a Leopard, 5th-6th century C.E. Silver gilt, D. 21 cm. © Miho Museum
02 septembre 2017

Sassanian Silver Gilt Plate Depicting a Royal Lion Hunt, 5th century C.E.

Sassanian Silver Gilt Plate Depicting a Royal Lion Hunt, 5th century C.E. Silver gilt, D. 23 cm. © Miho Museum
02 septembre 2017

Sassanian Elliptical Silver Gilt Bowl with a Vine Scroll, 6th-7th century B.C.E.

Sassanian Elliptical Silver Gilt Bowl with a Vine Scroll, 6th-7th century B.C.E. Silver gilt, W. 13.3 cm. © Miho Museum The elliptical bowl is one of two standard forms of drinking vessel. In Middle Persian the shape was known as a "boat vessel"--a term inscribed on one example of the type.1 while variations of the elliptical bowl form from the third millennium B.C. are known in the Near East, the Sasanian silver vessel, without a foot and with a somewhat crescentic profile, is a distinctive shape of the sixth and the seventh... [Lire la suite]