07 novembre 2009

Important European Silver @ Sotheby's Paris

Rare aiguière couverte en argent et vermeil, Paris, vers 1480 (avant 1507), poinçon d'orfèvre uniquement. Trésor National. [a rare French parcel-gilt silver covered ewer, Paris, circa 1480 (before 1507), maker's mark only partly legible] Estimate upon request. photo courtesy Sotheby's Close to the border with Belgium in the Meuse in eastern France, three years ago, a man made an incredible discovery. As he was digging in his garden, he uncovered a hiding place behind some large stones and retrieved some 32 pieces of French... [Lire la suite]