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]
30 avril 2010

A George IV silver-gilt coral and bells, Charles Rawlings, London, circa 1820

A George IV silver-gilt coral and bells, Charles Rawlings, London, circa 1820. photo Sotheby's maker's mark at top, others below, date letter not clear. measurements: length 5 1/4 in. 13.4 cm. Est. 1,200—1,500 USD. Lot Sold 3,750 USD Sotheby's. Property from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman: The London Residence. 28 Apr 10. New York www.sothebys.com
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]