08 décembre 2010

German ivory, 17th-18th century @ Sotheby's

German, late 17th/ early 18th century. Turned cup with flowers. photo Sotheby's ivory; 25cm., 9 3/4 in. Estimate 20,000—30,000 GBP.. Lot Sold 51,650 GBP German, late 17th/ early 18th century. Turned cup. photo Sotheby's ivory; 23.5cm., 9¼in. Estimate 25,000—35,000 GBP. Lot Sold 49,250 GBP NOTE: These two intricately turned ivory cups (see also lot 100) are excellent examples of a noble tradition in European art. The turner's lathe captured the imagination of the aristocracy from the late Renaissance through to... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2010

German or Austrian, 19th century, memento mori skull

German or Austrian, 19th century, memento mori skull. photo Sotheby's 13cm., 5 1/8 in. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP Lot Sold 13,125 GBP Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art. 08 Jul 10. London www.sothebys.com
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28 janvier 2010

An Austrian ivory group of Pluto and Proserpina, attributed to Matthias Steinl (circa 1644-1727), circa 1700

An Austrian ivory group of Pluto and Proserpina, attributed to Matthias Steinl (circa 1644-1727), circa 1700. photo Sotheby's upon original ivory-inlaid and ebony-veneered socle. height without socle 10 1/4 in.; 26 cm. Est. 120,000—150,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,202,500 USD PROVENANCE: Baron Alphonse de Rothschild (1878-1942), ViennaSeized from the above and allocated for the Kunstmuseum Linz, recovered in crate no. 2 ,1938/9 (reference AR 2608)Restituted to the Austrian government, Kremsmünster depot, 1947Restituted... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2009

An Austrian Ivory and Silver-Gilt Mounted Cup and Cover Commemorating the Battle of Vienna, The Ivory Late 17th century

An Austrian Ivory and Silver-Gilt Mounted Cup and Cover Commemorating the Battle of Vienna, The Ivory Late 17th century height 18 1/2 in.; 47.5 cm. Est. 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold 80,500 USD PROVENANCE: Sold Sotheby's London, December 13, 2000, lot 87 NOTE: This intricately carved cup and cover was probably made to commemorate the defeat of the Turks at the gates of Vienna in 1683. The silver is probably English, circa 1820. Sotheby's. Old Master Paintings, European Sculpture & Antiquities. 04 Jun. New York... [Lire la suite]