17 janvier 2011
A large Swedish Rococo style silvered metal and horn figural centrepiece. photo Bonhams modelled as Amphitrite riding in a chariot, her left arm raised to support the large cow horn above, mounted with rocailles, C scrolls, trellis work and a dolphin, inscribed to the top in Swedish JILL ANDERS VICTOR RYDEN with a further inscription below, the lid surmounted by a figure of a maiden riding a chimera amongst numerous C scrolls and waves, raised on a stepped oval plinth base with two cartouches depicting winged putti, 91cm... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2010
An Italian mother-of-pearl, horn and green stained horn inlaid walnut centre table, Venetian, circa 1604.
An Italian mother-of-pearl, horn and green stained horn inlaid walnut centre table, Venetian, circa 1604. photo Sotheby's with a rectangular top centred by a roundel with a lion mask the whole profusely inlaid with strapwork containing vases of flowers, grotesques, profile medallions, masks, birds, flowers, scrolling foliage and the coat-of-arms of the Conti family, on hinged folding trestle supports joined by gilt wrought iron stretchers, the underside with the incised mark `CCC' within a circle for Cardinal Carlo... [Lire la suite]