07 juillet 2010

Sotheby's Sets Record for Treasures Aristocratic Heirlooms's Sale

A monumental silver wine cooler, weighing 168 pounds (11 ½ stone or 2597 oz.) and measuring well over a meter across, sold for £2,505,250 to an Asian private. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- The most important piece of English silver to come to the market in 50 Years, a monumental silver wine cooler, weighing 168 pounds (11 ½ stone or 2597 oz.) and measuring well over a meter across, sold this evening at Sotheby’s for £2,505,250, establishing a new record price for English silver. The spectacular cistern, as “Large as... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2010

16th Century Table made for the Duke of Urbino Francesco Maria II Della Rovere Estimated Now to Sell for 1 Million

Italian Engraved Ivory Inlaid Rosewood Centre Table made for the Duke of Urbino Francesco Maria II Della Rovere (1549-1631), c 1596-7, and subsequently part of the collection of the Medici family. Est: £500,000-1,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On Tuesday 6th July 2010, Sotheby’s London will offer for sale a remarkable example of 16th-century craftsmanship – an Italian rosewood table, inlaid with ivory and finely engraved. In 1989 this same piece sold at auction for £6,000. More recent research by Sotheby’s specialists has... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2010

Treasures: Aristocratic Heirlooms for Sale @ Sotheby's

A rare amber casket made to celebrate the union of Prince William IV of Orange and Anne, Princess Royal of Great Britain, North German, probably Danzig, 1734. Est: £200,000-300,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- On Tuesday 6th July 2010, in the first ever sale of its type, Sotheby’s will bring together some 21 lots, the intrinsic quality and importance of which will be matched by extraordinary nature of their provenance. Ranging in date from the 16th to the 19th centuries, and emanating from all corners of Europe, the works in the... [Lire la suite]