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]
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]