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]
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]