09 juillet 2011

The Teniers Rosewater Ewer and Basin. A Flemish Silver ewer and basin

The Teniers Rosewater Ewer and Basin. A Flemish Silver ewer and basin. The basin with mark of Philips Le Noir, Ghent, 1682-1683, The ewer  with mark of  Wierick Somers III, Antwerp, circa 1696. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The shaped circular basin with broad border chased with five shaped cartouches, the first depicting two putti playing with a tethered dove, the second with a putto pouring wine from a ewer into a drinking bowl held by another putto, the third with two drunken putti with the broken ewer between... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2011

The Givenchy Royal Hanover Chandelier.

The Givenchy Royal Hanover Chandelier. A German silver eight-light chandelier by Balthasar Friedrich Behrens, Hanover, delivered 13 september 1736, designed by the King's Architect William Kent. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 With fluted and acanthus-clad ring handle headed by an acanthus baluster knop, rising to an everted openwork acanthus calyx forming the cul-de-lamp and a central fluted vase-shaped standard with ovolo border at the shoulder flanked by four addorsed and acanthus-wrapped sphinx floating on acanthus,... [Lire la suite]
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]
02 mai 2011

Tang dynasty parcel-gilt silver, silver and gilt-bronze @ Christie's London

A magnificent rare parcel-gilt silver lobed bowl and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo Christies 2011 Ltd The bowl divided into five lobes by raised ridges, each lobe superbly engraved and gilt with floral and fruit clusters amidst luscious foliage, the interior with a central medallion enclosing large blooms and fruit surrounded by feathery leaves, the gently everted rim engraved and gilt with a band of overlapping petals, the exterior mirroring the decoration to the interior, the gently domed cover with a central medallion... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2011

A massive Vietnamese silver and copper-inlaid bronze censer, cover and stand. 20th century.

A massive Vietnamese silver and copper-inlaid bronze censer, cover and stand. 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Of rectangular section, supported on four cabriole legs surmounted by mythical beast masks joined by lion mask aprons, the decoration all inlaid in silver, each side cast with a raised panel depicting scenes from folklore, the corners with stylized tho (longecity) characters, the sides fitted with seperately-cast scrolling cloud-form handles, one side inlaid with characters reading Bao Dai ngu nien (fifth... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2011

Coral jewelry @ Doyle New York

Indian Silver, Gold, Foiled-Back Diamond and Coral Bead Fringe Necklace . Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York  Rose-cut & table-cut diamonds. With adjustable woven black cord. Estimate $1,500-2,000 Unsold Double Strand Coral Bead Necklace with Gold and Coral Cameo Pendant. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York 22 kt., gold, coral beads ap. 3.6 to 3.4 mm., pendant signed Steve Schultz. Length 17 1/2 inches. Coral: medium orange. Beads slightly out of round. Good condition. Estimate $400-600. Sold for $1,250 Pair... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2011

18 Karat White Gold, Silver, Bone, Ruby and Diamond Pirate Dress Set, Michele della Valle

18 Karat White Gold, Silver, Bone, Ruby and Diamond Pirate Dress Set, Michele della Valle. photo Sotheby's Comprising a pair of cufflinks and three studs, the terminals designed as skulls composed of bone, accented by round rubies, and round diamonds of black hue, and white gold bones pavé-set with small round diamonds, maker's mark for Michele della Valle. Estimate 3,000—5,000 USD. Lot Sold 18,750 USD Sotheby's. Important Jewels, 02 Feb 11, New York www.sothebys.com
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25 janvier 2011

Comfortably Above Low Estimate, Sotheby's Americana Week Brings $14.4 Million

The Ptarmigan Vase: A Monumental Copper, Silver and Gold Mokume Vase, the design attributed to Paulding Farnham, circa 1900-05. Photo Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Americana Week concluded with a 3-day auction total of $14.4 million, comfortably above the cumulative low estimate of $11.5 million. The sales brought significant prices for American furniture, silver and folk art, led by An Important Searls Family Chippendale Highly Inlaid Cherrywood and Mahogany Chest of Drawers that achieved $872,500 in the Saturday... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2010

Yuan Metalware & Lacquer in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

Dish in the Shape of Four Ruyi with Floral Design, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Gold with repoussé and chased decoration; Diam. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm). Lent by Nanjing Museum This gold dish is exemplary of gold work from South China. Its form and decoration are entirely Chinese and have no relation to the gold objects on view elsewhere in the exhibition, which bear the influence of the Mongolian steppe. The Yuan dynasty was one of the most innovative periods in the decorative arts of China. The native arts of pottery and... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2010

Eskenazi to Bring Chinese Treasures to New York

Parcel-gilt Silver Melon-shaped Box and Cover, Tang period, 618-907. Height: 8.0 cm. NEW YORK, NY.- Rare and luxurious articles made for emperors, courtiers and scholars are the focus of the fifteenth annual New York exhibition staged by London gallery Eskenazi Ltd, one of the world’s leading dealers in Asian art. Early Chinese Metalwork in Gold and Silver and Works of Art of the Ming and Qing Dynasties will take place at the Ukrainian Institute, 2 East 79th Street , New York , from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 26 March 2011. The... [Lire la suite]