17 novembre 2019

Sèvres treasures from service for Madame du Barry, Louis XV's last great love offered at Bonhams

Lot 114. A pair of Sèvres bottle coolers from a service commissioned by Madame du Barry, circa 1770; 18.5cm and 18.7cm high. Estimate: £60,000-80,000 (€ 70,000 - 93,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- An exceptionally rare pair of Sèvres bottle coolers from a service commissioned by Madame du Barry, the final maîtresse-en-titre of Louis XV, will be offered at Bonhams Fine European Ceramics sale in London on Wednesday 4 December. The pair is estimated at £60,000-80,000. Lot 114. A pair of... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2019

A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted tankard, circa 1730

Lot 378. A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted tankard, circa 1730. Overall height: 8 1/2 in. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted in the manner of Johann Ehrenfried Stadler, with Chinoiserie figures in a landscape vignette, the central figure standing holding a parasol flanked to one side by a seated figure, a tiger, and a winged dragon and insect overhead, the other side with a further Chinoiserie figure being attacked by a tiger while snaring... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2019

A very rare Meissen silver-gilt-mounted tankard, circa 1723-24

Lot 16. A very rare Meissen silver-gilt-mounted tankard, circa 1723-24; 18.8cm high. Estimate £ 30,000 - 50,000  (€ 34,000 - 56,000). Sold for £ 35,062 (€ 39,087). © Bonhams Finely painted, probably by J.G. Höroldt, with a chinoiserie scene after Martin Engelbrecht depicting a potentate seated on a throne beneath drapery and flanked by guards, below him three seated figures on each side of a table, a formal garden and pagodas in the distance, within a shield-shaped cartouche of an... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, makers mark double struck IM..H, Nuremberg, probably 1547-49

Lot 329. A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, makers mark double struck IM..H, Nuremberg, probably 1547-49; 15cm., 6in. high, 787gr., 25oz. 6dwt. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. armorial engraved and etched with Moresque strapwork around chased fruit clusters on matting, hinged cover centred by a rare medal dated 1544 from the Bohemian Milicz workshop, of Jacob and Rachel on one side, and Jacob’s dream on the other, inscribed in... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2019

A German silver-gilt tankard, Jakob Thurnover, Augsburg, 1590-95

Lot 330. A German silver-gilt tankard, Jakob Thurnover, Augsburg, 1590-95; 13.6cm., 5 1/4in. high, 409gr., 13 oz. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Finely chased with a continuous early morning stag hunt in three ovals, interrupted by male and female masks with exaggerated foreheads on a matt ground with fruit and strapwork, repeated at the hinged cover, lion finial, underside with contemporary initials MHP and IMTH. Note: Dr.... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2019

An outstanding blue and white tankard, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3310. An outstanding blue and white tankard, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 13.4 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD (1,528,680 - 2,293,020 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled after an Islamic metal or jade form, the globular body painted with an undulating flower scroll with alternating lotus and hibiscus blooms between two lappet bands, the cylindrical neck moulded and painted with further lappets, below a band of dots... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2019

A Baroque part gilt cast and chased silver tankard, Hamburg, 3rd quarter of 17th century, maker's mark of Heinrich Lambrecht II

Lot 10. A Baroque part gilt cast and chased silver tankard, Hamburg, 3rd quarter of 17th century, maker's mark of Heinrich Lambrecht II. Estimate 8000 EUR. Courtesy Nagel Waved embossed pattern to stand and lid, cylindric double wall body, inner body applies, outer liner chased with nymphs and sea gods, Engraved at the bottom "No.12, 3p, 14z". C. 1290g. Minor wear.  Provenance: North German Collection. With Schloß Ricklingen auction 9./10. Nov. 1979, Lot 1339. Nagel. Sale 770, 27th... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2019

A Baroque vermeil tankard with engraved coat of arms, Hamburg, middle of 17th century. Maker's mark of Heinrich Ohmsen

Lot 9. A Baroque vermeil tankard with engraved coat of arms, Hamburg, middle of 17th century. Maker's mark of Heinrich Ohmsen. H. 21,5 cm. Estimate 8000 EUR. Courtesy Nagel Silver, cast, chased, engraved and gilt. Double coat of arms with monogram "IDHEK" and slogan "Gottes Reiche Segen Hand/ Bindet Treuer Freunde Band". One coat of arms of the Kniphof family. C. 772 g. Min. restoration to lid, minor wear.   Provenance: North German Collection, with Neuse Antiquitäten/Bremen. Lit. Schliemann,... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2019

A large silvergilt Baroque tankard, Danzig (Gdansk), late 17th century

Lot 1. A large silvergilt Baroque tankard, Danzig (Gdansk), late 17th century. Maker's mark of Conrad Jakob Keseberg (mentioned 1679, died 1722). H. 22,5 cm. Estimate 7000 EUR. Courtesy Nagel Cast, embossed chased, engraved and gilt silver. Foliage pattern at the stand and lid, the body with three cartouches, framed by flowers and foliage, engraved putti with grapes, ear of corns and water spring. In the front cartouche an engraved coat of arms with "IL". A lying lamb on the lid. At the bottom... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Johann Paul Schmidt, Leipzig, circa 1690

Lot 75. A German parcel-gilt silver tankard, Johann Paul Schmidt, Leipzig, circa 1690; 22cm, 8 1/2in high; 1045gr, 33oz 12dwt. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017 fitted with detachable sleeve of openwork acanthus enclosing architectural scenes, similar ornament at the cover below swan finial. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 4 May 2017