05 juin 2011

Baroque silver (3) @ Nagel Auktionen

A Silesian Baroque silver beaker and cover, probably Wohlau, c. 1740. Maker's mark probably Christian Bernt. Prussian tax mark. Photo Nagel Auktionen H. 23 cm. C. 295g.- Some restaurations, minor wear. Estimate 1200 € A silvergilt Baroque beaker, Augsburg, 1737-39. Bartholomaeus Heuglin. Photo Nagel Auktionen H. 10,5 cm. 168g. - Very minor dents and minor wear. Estimate 1200 € A silvergilt Kiddush (?) beaker, Augsburg, 1690/95. Johann Ulrich Baur. Photo Nagel Auktionen H. 7 cm. C. 84g. Hebrew inscription... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2011

Baroque silver (2) @ Nagel Auktionen

A silvergilt footed beaker and cover to match, Leipzig, dated 1695. Maker's mark: Peter Tripto. Photo Nagel Auktionen H. 17,5 cm. 257g. - Very minor restoration, minor dents and minor wear. Estimate 3400 € A silvergilt beaker, Augsburg, 1747/49. Johann III Mittnacht. Photo Nagel Auktionen H. 4,3 cm. C. 49g. - Minor wear. Estimate 2000 € A German silvergilt tankard, 17th/18th ct. Flensburg, Augsburg and St. Petersburg import marks. Photo Nagel Auktionen H. 16,3 cm. 543g. - Restorations, additions, minor... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2011

Baroque silver (1) @ Nagel Auktionen

A Baroque silvergilt cup, Augsburg, 1620. Maker's mark: Andreas IV Nathan. Photo Nagel Auktionen H. 25,5 cm. 420g. - Minor dents and damages due to age. Estimate 4000 € A fine silvergilt Baroque cup, Nuremberg, c. 1620. Maker's mark: Franz Vischer. Photo Nagel Auktionen H. 30 cm. C. 420g. - Restorations. Estimate: 3800 € A German silvergilt Baroque tankard, Nuremberg, last quarter of 17th ct. Maker's mark: Jacob Pfaff. Photo Nagel Auktionen H. 16,3 cm. C. 470g. - Some restorations and minor dents. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2011

A German silver-gilt ewer and basin, Christoph Wild, Augsburg, 1616-1620.

A German silver-gilt ewer and basin, Christoph Wild, Augsburg, 1616-1620. Photo Sotheby's embossed, chased and engraved on a matted ground with Ceres and a water sprite surrounded by lobate scrolls, the rim with fruits and flowers groups and detachable putti's heads at the oval basin; 43.5cm, 17 1/2 in wide. Est. 40,000—60,000 GBP. Lot Sold 58,850 GBP Property of a German noble family. NOTE: Among the very few existing pieces by Christoph Wild recorded by Helmut Seling is the so-called Hunting and Work table of the Elector... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2010

A 17th century German silver and silver-gilt cup and cover, by Gabriel Schmidt, Augsburg circa 1620

A 17th century German silver and silver-gilt cup and cover, by Gabriel Schmidt, Augsburg circa 1620 © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd inverted pear form, embossed with fruit, leaves and scrolls on a matted ground, removable cover with central flower head finial, on a central stem with calyx and scroll mounts, knopped circular base with decorative border, height 21.5cm, weight 9.5oz. Sold for £15,600 Note: Gabriel Schmidt was born in 1577, made master in 1615 and died in 1643. A silver-gilt cup by the same maker is recorded in... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2010

Silver beakers from Kassa (Kaschau), dated 1687; Augsburg, 1700; Nuremberg, c. 1690; Berlin & Neisse, 1712

A very important Hungarian partgilded silver beaker with coins and the coat of arms of Semsei Semsey András, Kassa (Kaschau), dated 1687. © 2010 Nagel - Auctions Maker's mark: Gregorius Békessy II. Weight c. 1030g.84 coins from the 17th ct. H. 15,3 cm - Estimate (EUR) 38000 Note: At the bottom the coat of arms with the Royal Hungarian crown.The beaker was probably a present to András Semsey from the Hungarian Governor Pál Esterhazy (Elected Palatine in 1681 and created Prince of the Holy Roman Empire in 1687)... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2009

"Rhinoceros Horn and Ivory Cup",-Johann Matthias Scheppich,(1652-1705)

"Rhinoceros Horn and Ivory Cup", Johann Matthias Scheppich, (1652-1705) An important Silver and Silver-Gilt Mounted Rhinoceros Horn and Ivory Cup, the mounts: Augsburg, ca.1675 by Johann Mathias SCHEPPICH (1652 1705), master in 1676, the sculpture by a follower of Georg PFRÜNDT (1603 1663) - Price on applicationThese baroque extravagances, called ‘Objets de vertu’, represented the glory of the Cabinet of Curiosities. Most of them were made in Nuremberg or Augsburg. Emperor Rudolf II of Prague had a large collection,... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2009

17th century German silver-gilt cups @ Christie's

A German silver-gilt cup formed as a rearing horse. Mark of Erhard Ellers, Torgau, circa 1670 Realistically modelled, with detachable head, the base cast and chased with foliage and rock-work, marked on base and on cover bezel - 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high - 16 oz. (497 gr.) Est. £20,000 - £30,000 ($33,220 - $49,830) Notes: The tradition of offering a guest a "Willkommen Pokale", or welcome cup, of wine was long established in Europe and culminated, in the 16th and 17th centuries, with the production of charming cups in... [Lire la suite]