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]
04 février 2011

A German parcel-gilt silver-mounted carved ivory tankard, apparently unmarked, second half 19th century, of 17th century style

A German parcel-gilt silver-mounted carved ivory tankard, apparently unmarked, second half 19th century, of 17th century style. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The handle modelled as a female figure rising from a grotesque mask and terminating in a dolphin's head, bifurcated scroll thumbpiece, mounts chased with vignettes of St. George slaying the dragon and other figures separated by fruit and flowers, the finial modelled as a knight in chain-mail on rearing horse, a frog by the horse's foot, the sides finely carved in... [Lire la suite]
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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]
22 novembre 2010

The Brunswick Armourers @ The Hanoverian Royal Family and Their Collections

The Brunswick Armourers With its proximity to the Harz mountains and their wealth of metal deposits Brunswick had been an important metalworking centre as early as the 13th Century. The death of Conrad de platenmekere (the armourer) is recorded in 1320. From surviving documents from 1303 onwards there are increasingly frequent mentions in the old city of the crafts of Helmsleger (helm forger), Platenschleger (armour forger), platenmekere (armour maker) and Harneschmeker (harness maker).The Brunswick armourers reached their highest... [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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14 décembre 2009

'Gods, Love, and War: Tapestries and Prints from the Collection' @ Carnegie Museum of Art

Flemish, Brussels. After a design by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Flemish, 1502–1550) The Defeated Pompey Meeting His Wife at Sea, from The Story of Julius Caesar, designed 1540, woven c. 1640, wool. Gift of George Leary, 54.5.1 PITTSBURGH, PA.- Carnegie Museum of Art presents the dynamic new exhibition Gods, Love, and War: Tapestries and Prints from the Collection, opening December 19, 2009. Highlighting a selection of six large-scale tapestries dating from the 16th and 17th centuries and 40 prints from Carnegie Museum of Art’s... [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]
02 octobre 2009

Important German Cabinet Leads Christie's Sale of Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art

An Important German ormolu-and Meissen porcelain-mounted cabinet à deux corps, circa 1860. Estimate: $100,000-200,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's announces the sale of 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics on October 20, which will include over 260 lots of opulent gilt furnishings, bronze figures, ivory works of art, Sèvres porcelain, colorful Majolica and other ceramics. Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art Leading the furniture section, and also featured on the... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2009

A matched pair of center tables mounted with Kraak, Arita and Kangxi porcelain.. Probably German. Circa 1720.

A matched pair of center tables mounted with Kraak, Arita and Kangxi porcelain.. Probably German. Circa 1720.    Of blue and white porcelain and black lacquered wood. Each surmounted by a circular dish of Chinese Kraak porcelain resting on a conforming lacquered disk, above a flared vase of Japanese Arita porcelain, the shaped feet mounted to each side with Kangxi porcelain saucers, the stem terminating in a shaped finial. Height : 81.00 cm. Diameter : 52.00 cm. Price on applicationThese centre tables, with their... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2009

German, two ivory turned cup, 17th century; a jasper goblet, 18th century and four agate bowls, Italian 18th-19th century

Turned cup. German, 17th century ivory. 23.5cm., 9¼in. Estimate 25,000—35,000 GBP. Sold 79,250 GBP Turned cup. German, 17th century ivory. 25cm., 9 3/4 in. Estimate 20,000—30,000 GBP. Sold 49,250 GBP NOTE: These two intricately turned ivory cups are an excellent example of a noble tradition in European art. The turner's lathe captured the imagination of the aristocracy from the late Renaissance through to the 18th century. The remarkable manipulations of the ivory represented man's conquest over nature. The more... [Lire la suite]