02 janvier 2021

A silver-mounted carved ivory snuff box, probably Flemish, 18th century

Lot 19. A silver-mounted carved ivory snuff box, probably Flemish, 18th century; 7.2cm., 2¾in. wide. Estimate: 1,200 - 1,800 GBP. Lot sold: 1,512 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of cartouche form, carved on both sides with Biblical subjects. Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton. Sotheby's. Royal & Noble. London, 7 January 2021

01 novembre 2020

A snuff box, French, circa 1810

Lot 9. A snuff box, French, circa 1810; 1 in. (2.4 cm.) high; 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. walnut with a tortoiseshell lining; the lid decorated with three skulls illustrating the anatomical theory of phrenology developed by Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) and a list of Gall's 27 'fundamental faculties' to the reverse. Note: The theory of phrenology was first developed in Vienna in circa 1800 by... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2020

A snuff box, French, circa 1810

Lot 9. A snuff box, French, circa 1810; 1 in. (2.4 cm.) high; 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. walnut with a tortoiseshell lining; the lid decorated with three skulls illustrating the anatomical theory of phrenology developed by Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) and a list of Gall's 27 'fundamental faculties' to the reverse. Note: The theory of phrenology was first developed in Vienna in circa 1800 by... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2018

A richly-jewelled two-coloured gold snuff box, Johann Wilhelm Keibel, St. Petersburg, 1845

Lot 386. A richly-jewelled two-coloured gold snuff box, Johann Wilhelm Keibel, St. Petersburg, 1845; 9.2cm., 3 5/8 in. wide. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. rectangular with rounded corners, the lid applied with an emerald, diamond and ruby-set lozenge centred by an octagonal step-cut emerald and framed by diamond-set scrolls mounted in yellow gold over red enamel on a wavy engine-turned ground, a diamond at each corner, chased with scrollwork on... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2017

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions to offer silver from the descendants of the van den Steen de Jehay family

Lot 35. A pair of late 17th-early 18th century silver parcel gilt figure groups by Abraham Drentwett II, Augsburg, French occupation silver marks circa 1800. Estimate £30000–50000 © Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions NEWBURY.- Featuring in the Jewellery, Silver and Watches sale at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions on 15th March at Donnington Priory is a wonderful collection of 18th and 19th century Belgian, Dutch and French silver and objects of vertu,... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2016

A large famille rose armorial porcelain snuff box, Qianlong period (1735-1796)

Lot 375. A large famille rose armorial porcelain snuff box, Qianlong period (1735-1796). Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. On the cover the coat-of-arms probably of Cantrell, basketweave-molded sides, the interior finely enameled with a European lady daydreaming in her boudoir - 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) long The Popowich Collection Christie's. Chinese Export Art, 18 January 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center

02 septembre 2016

Highlights from LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair to be held 13th-18th September 2016

Courtesy Lapada. LONDON.- The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair returns for its eighth year to the suitably breathtaking surrounds of Berkeley Square, Mayfair. Sponsored by Delancey, the LAPADA Fair offers an unmissable opportunity to source and buy some of the world’s most coveted works of art, antiques, design and decorative arts. This year, it will take place from Tuesday 13th September until Sunday 18th September 2016, marking the start of London’s fashionable Autumn art season.  Over 100 members of LAPADA the... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2014

Rare Louis XV gold snuff box sells for over 150,000 at Bonhams Fine Silver and Gold Boxes sale

A Louis XV vari-coloured gold and enamelled snuff box by Jean-Joseph Barrière, Paris 1771, the rim stamped 724. Sold for £158,500 (€198,746). Photo Bonhams. LONDON.- A rare Louis XV vari-coloured gold and enameled snuff box was sold for £158,500 at Bonhams Fine Silver and Gold Boxes sale in London yesterday (18 June). It had been estimated at £100,000-150,000.  The ovoid box, which was made in Paris in 1771 by Jean-Joseph Barrière, the cover with a central enamelled panel painted after Boucher with a grisaille... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2014

Silver Indian pandan or snuff box, Oomersi Mawji & Sons, Cutch, c. 1890

Silver Indian pandan or snuff box, Oomersi Mawji & Sons, Cutch, c. 1890. Photo courtesy Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. an intricately engraved oval silver box with hinged lid, the deity Ganesha depicted on the top cover amidst scrolling foliage and leaf-shaped border. The inside with two central compartments, to the right and left sides two more hinged compartments, the bottom of the box marked with “O.M. BHUJ”. Oomersi Mawji was appointed Court Silversmith to His Highness. 10.25cm diameter The Mahrao of Cutch (Wilkinson, Indian Silver,... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2013

Attributed to the Saracchi Workshop, Italian, Milan, late 16th century, Zibellino in the form of a marten head mounted as a snuf

Attributed to the Saracchi Workshop, Italian, Milan, late 16th century, Zibellino in the form of a marten head mounted as a snuff box. Photo courtesy Sotheby's rock crystal, inlaid with red garnets, with an 18th-/ 19th-century rock crystal lid with gold mounts; 4.7 by 8.2cm., 1 7/8 by 3¼in. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 GBP Provenance: Oskar Dieter Alex von Rosenberg-Rédé, 3rd Baron von Rosenberg-Redé (1922-2004) or Guy Édouard Alphonse Paul de Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild (1908-2007), Hôtel Lambert or Château de Ferrières,... [Lire la suite]