30 juillet 2010

A Broadsword With Earlier Scottish Blade sold for £10,800 at Bonhams

A Fine And Rare English Silver-Hilted Broadsword With Earlier Scottish Blade; London Silver Hallmarks For 1705, Maker's Mark Of Thomas Vicaridge; photo Bonhams LONDON.- A broadsword dating from 1705, with a much older Scottish blade from the 14th Century, passed down through the Douglas family to Sir Alec Douglas Home of the Hirsel, former British Prime Minister, sold for £10,800 at Bonhams sale of Antique Arms and Armour, on July 28th. The inscriptions and heart referred to on the sword, hark back to a famous journey of... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2010

A bronze equestrian model of King Philip V of Spain, attributed to Lorenzo Vaccaro (1655-1706), circa 1705

A bronze equestrian model of King Philip V of Spain, attributed to Lorenzo Vaccaro (1655-1706), circa 1705. Estimate £150,000 - 250,000. Sold £469,250 to an European Private. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 On a later rectangular porphyry plinth; dark blackish brown patination wth warm medium brown high points; minor casting flaws and losses, 26 5/8 in. (67.6 cm.) high; 27½ in. (70 cm.) high, overall. Provenance: With Fritzen, Drunen, The Netherlands, from whom acquired in 1998 or before July 1999 as 'An equestrian... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2010

Huit timbales en argent, Paris, Strasbourg, Meaux, XVIIène & XVIIIème siècles

Magnifique et rare timbale de forme tulipe à piédouche en vermeil. Paris, 1705.  photo Pierre Bergé & associés Décor sur deux registres. Appliques en forme de lambrequins et frise de godrons. Bordure de moulures de doucine. Maître-Orfèvre: poinçon incomplet (prenom E, différent soleil). (revermeillée). Poids : 193 g. H_9,5 cm. Timbale droite à fond arrondi en vermeil. Strasbourg, 1700-1725. Maître-Orfèvre: Jean Reinold Buttnner. photo Pierre Bergé & associés Corps guilloché. Bordure de moulures et filets.... [Lire la suite]