11 mars 2010

Tankard: The Abduction of the Sabine Women, and Samson and the Lion 1697

Tankard: The Abduction of the Sabine Women, and Samson and the Lion 1697 ivory, gilded silverIvory: Ignaz Elhafen (b. Innsbruck, Austria, 1658, d. Düsseldorf, Germany, 1715)Silver; Octavian Cocssel (Austrian, active 1691-1716)The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
18 avril 2009

An Extremely Rare Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Pictorial Punch Bowl and Ladle, Feodor Rückert, Moscow, circa 1910

An Extremely Rare Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Pictorial Punch Bowl and Ladle, Feodor Rückert, Moscow, circa 1910 the bulbous body repoussé in high relief with legendary bogatyrs and female portrait busts in the Old Russian style, and with flying eagles encircling the base, the bogatyrs holding aloft mugs of frothing ale, all exquisitely enameled in a multitude of colors, the gilded ground with a matted finish, the shoulder of the bowl repoussé with pear-shaped lobes each enameled with a flowering plant or... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2009

A Large Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Trunk-Form Box, The Eleventh Artel, Moscow, circa 1910

A Large Russian Gilded Silver and Shaded Enamel Trunk-Form Box, The Eleventh Artel, Moscow, circa 1910 the top and sides of the unusually large trunk-form box enameled with colorful Usolsk-style blooms within scrolling foliage in forest green and brick red, the borders decorated with geometric ornament in opaque and transparent blues, greens, and oranges highlighted with applied beaded ornament and fine cables, the panels separated by larger applied cables, all against a stippled ground, the handles and clasp similarly stylized... [Lire la suite]