02 mai 2011

Tang dynasty parcel-gilt silver, silver and gilt-bronze @ Christie's London

A magnificent rare parcel-gilt silver lobed bowl and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo Christies 2011 Ltd The bowl divided into five lobes by raised ridges, each lobe superbly engraved and gilt with floral and fruit clusters amidst luscious foliage, the interior with a central medallion enclosing large blooms and fruit surrounded by feathery leaves, the gently everted rim engraved and gilt with a band of overlapping petals, the exterior mirroring the decoration to the interior, the gently domed cover with a central medallion... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2010

Rare gilt-bronze bird-form weight, parcel-gilt silver cup & box and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907)

A very rare gilt-bronze bird-form weight. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Possibly a sleeve weight, finely cast as two birds nestling against one another, their claws and tail feathers interlocked and their wings overlapping on the reverse; 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) long - Estimate $65,000 - $75,000 Provenance: L. Wannieck, Berlin.W.W. Winkworth Collection, London.The Fabbri Collection, Milan; Sotheby's, London, 10 June 1986, lot 36.J.J. Lally & Co., New York. Literature: R. Kleiner, Chinese... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2010

Parcel-gilt silver bowl with an inside and outside decor. China, Tang Dynasty (AD.618- 907)

Parcel-gilt silver bowl with an inside and outside decor. China, Tang Dynasty (AD.618- 907) the interior shows a medaillon decorated en repoussé with a crouching deer surrounded by three floral cartouches and a circle of flower petals; the outside of the bowl, as well as the base ,are decorated with finely incised and gilded designs of flowers and palmates surrounding two couples of mandarin-ducks on a finely executed ground of ring-matting background. The outside and inside rims of the bowl as well as the foot are... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2009

A german parcel-gilt silver cannister. Leipzig, circa 1666, maker's mark CB (Rosenberg 2994)

A german parcel-gilt silver cannister.  Leipzig, circa 1666, maker's mark CB  (Rosenberg 2994) Of hexafoil form, each panel chased with a flower in bloom, the neck chased with a leaf border, the threaded domed cover chased with acanthus leaves and ring handle, the cover prick engraved MARIA MAGDALENA STEPHANIN and PETER STEPHNT 1666, marked under base, also with date "q" incuse. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high; 11 oz. 10dwt. (373 gr.). Est. $8,000 - $12,000 - Price Realised $8,750 Provenance: with J. J. Klejman,... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2009

A fine german parcel-gilt silver cup and cover. Mark of Thomas Stor II, Nuremberg, circa 1660

A fine german parcel-gilt silver cup and cover. Mark of Thomas Stor II, Nuremberg, circa 1660 On domed circular foot chased with lobes, the stem a putto holding a parrot, between foliate calyxes, with waisted body and detachable domed cover chased with lobes, auricular scrolls between, the cover with parcel-gilt vase with flower finial, the interior of cover prick engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked on cup and foot. 23¾ in. (60.4 cm.) high; 32 oz. 10 dwt. (1013 gr.). Est. $15,000 - $25,000 - Price Realised $110,500 ... [Lire la suite]