403 - The European Interior

2 October 2011

On Monday 3 October it's that time again: an important arts & crafts auction, entitled The European Interior. As usual, we offer you a tasteful set of various items such as Chinese porcelain, furniture, silver and jewellery, sculptures, crowns, glass and miscellaneous items, from which it is extremely pleasant to choose. And everything in the quality that you have come to expect from AAG with a strong emphasis on beauty and aesthetics.
There is, for example, a monumental Chinese dish, late Ming, early Qing, with a diameter of 46.5 cm and a beautiful decoration in blue of various birds amidst flowering blossom branches. This beautiful dish was previously auctioned at Christie's Amsterdam on 27/9 2005. Now in this auction with a valuation of € 4,500 – 5,500.
A Kangxi, 'famille verte' dish, decorated with six beds in which mythical animals and a floral motif around a lotus flower, has a diameter of 27 cm and a target price of € 2,000 – 3,000.
A pair of attractive Kangxi porcelain cups in the so-called 'Gu' model were also previously auctioned at Christie's Amsterdam on 19 November 1981. Now in this auction with a valuation of €1,000 – 1,500.
For the collectors of jade, there are several desirable objects. There is, for example, a beautiful, 4 cm high box, openwork in the shape of birds and lotus branches and set in a gilded silver rim frame. Estimate: €1,000 – 1,200.
A rare Japanese guard or 'tsuba' for a traditional sword or 'wakizashi' dates from the first half of the 19th century and is signed Summei Hogen and student of Yanagawa Naoharu. Valuation € 2,000 – 3,000.
Also from Japan is a beautiful ivory, mother-of-pearl and lacquered panel depicting three children playing around a low table. This panel dates from the Meiji period and is set in a frame with stylized phoenixes in gold. The valuation is €2,200 – 2,500.
Also in this auction a very rare Yixing teapot of exceptionally high quality. Decorated on one side with a landscape in ocher and on the other side with bats and bamboo and 10.5 cm high. Valuation € 8,000 – 9,000.
Two different lots of five different Chinese Yixing teapots, made of terracotta and from the 19th century and the Republic, are estimated at € 2,000 – 3,000.
In the Miscellaneous section you will find a couple of charming Viennese bronze horses with a valuation of € 1,800 – 2,200. As always, these two sculptures also stand out because of their excellent modeling and good painting.
Two different, rare bronze candlesticks, Gothic, dating around 1500, are 32 and 23.5 cm high respectively. Valuation for both: € 2,500 – 3,000.
Also Gothic is a bronze mortar with the rectangular handle so typical for this period and three stylized claw feet against the bottom. Estimate for this 16 cm high mortar: € 1,500 – 2,000.
A lovely sculpture of an angel or cherub, originating from Italy or southern Germany, dating from the early 18th century. It is made of carved and polychromed lime wood, is 49 cm high and rests on a marbled pedestal with a signature on the bottom: SG Adivosio. Valuation € 1,800 – 2,200.
Two sculpted, gesso gilded and polychrome figures from the Italian Commedia dell'arte, also from the early 18th century, are 69 cm high and valued at €4,500 – 5,500.
A good walnut and rosewood box with brass fittings comes from France and was made in the 17th century. Striking because of the beautifully contrasting effect between the wood and the partly open-sawn copper and valued at € 2,400 – 2,600.
Also 17th century, and probably from Antwerp, is a refined ebony box with silver fittings. On the slightly curved lid we see a silver ornament of two angels with a laurel wreath, on the other fittings silver masks, the whole resting on four silver ball feet. Target price: € 1,000 – 1,200.
For the collectors of antique naturalia there is a 124 cm long, prepared sawfish snout, complete with 18 pairs of formidable teeth. Valuation for this highly decorative piece: €800 – 1,000.
An important early 18th century gilt and polychrome wooden Corpus Christi from the Kolish collection was previously auctioned at Sotheby's Amsterdam on October 21, 1999. Now in this auction with a valuation of €1,500 – 2,000.
Very chic is an extensive Hungarian, 'Herend' marked service. This 122-piece service is dated 1976 and made on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of this leading Hungarian manufacturer. Entirely after the 18th century example, with a beautiful floral decor against a white background with gold accents. From soup tureen to egg cup: everything is there for a perfectly set table! Valuation € 4,000 – 5,000.
A decorative Delft plaque in the shape of a birdcage was made around 1780. We see a bird in a cage topped by a canopy and curtains hanging trompe l'oeul on either side. In addition, two gallant scenes have been painted on the top and bottom. Valuation for this charming piece of polychrome Delftware: € 2,000 – 3,000.
An attractive mantelpiece with a painted oil on canvas depiction of a cockatoo with a vase with a bouquet is signed Fabri, dates from the early 19th century and is valued at € 2,400 – 2,600.
A wall mirror in a well-carved walnut frame, topped by an angel's head, is from around 1700 and is estimated at € 1,100 – 1,400.
A pair of silver and engraved glass pepper and salt sets, made by the Parisian Fray Fils in the period 1875 – 1891, in Louis XVI style, are valued at €1,500 – 2,000.
An Amsterdam 18 carat gold sewing kit in tortoiseshell and ivory box is marked Jan Berend Schone and Nicolaas ten Velden. Made circa 1825 and valued at €1,200 – 1,500.
A charming, Art Deco silver coffee set was made by van Kempen in Voorschoten in 1919. It consists of a mocha pot, a sugar bowl, a milk jug and a spoon vase, all on an oval tray. Valuation € 1,800 – 2,200.
The above is of course only a small selection of the total offer; we would therefore like to invite you to visit our viewing days (and auction)!
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1
A three-part silver tea set
In Louis XVI style. Oval, part smooth. Decorated with bows, portrait medallions and garlands. On pierced oval foot. Comprising a teapot, a sugar bowl and a milk jug.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 600

2
A four-part silver tea set
Comprising a teapot with wooden handle and knob, a tea caddy, a sugar bowl and a milk jug. Smooth and oval, with edging. On constricted oval foot.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.400

Result € 1,200

3
A silver coffee pot, lidded basket and a bowl
The coffee pot with engraved marriage arms and decorated with gadroons and floral motif. The basket in the form of a wicker basket, the lid with various fruits. The bowl circular and lobed.

Estimate € 750 - 850

Result € 650

4
A silver tea set
Circular and decorated with two cartouches joined by a frieze with a classical scene. A pinacle as knob. The curved spout and handle terminating in a mythical animal head.

Estimate € 600 - 700

Result -

5
A silver coffee set
Smooth and circular with Maccasar ebony handles and grip. Comprising a coffee pot, a sugar bowl, a milk jug, a spoon vase and an oval tray.

Estimate € 1.400 - 1.600

Result -

6
A silver teapot
Smooth and circular. The lid knob in the form of a spiral supported lid. Part curved and part flat spout. Curved ivory handle. On circular and constricted foot.

Estimate € 600 - 700

Result € 500

7
A silver teapot
Oval, part smooth and with gadroons. The lid knob in the form of a coiled snake. On constricted oval foot.

Estimate € 600 - 700

Result € 300

8
A silver and blue glass lidded dish on under tray
In Empire/retour d'Egypt manner. On the circular lid a pear-shaped grip. The circular, blue glass dish in silver mounts supported by six Egyptian servants linked by swags.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 500

9
A silver dish with blue glass liner
Oval, openwork of grapes and vines and a palmette border. On both sides a double, curved handle terminating in the head of a mythical animal. On four claw feet with acanthus leaf.

Estimate € 800 - 1.000

Result -

10
A silver jardiniere
Smooth, oval and part pierced in floral motif. Both sides with curved handle. On four pierced work feet. With brass liner.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 1,550

11
A silver pastry basket
Oval and pierced work in floral motif. The scrolled rim with four masks. On four curved and pierced work feet.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 480

12
A silver inkwell
Vase-shaped pot on oval tray. On the hinged lid a fruit-shaped button. Smooth, part in hammered and floral motif. On four flower-shaped feet.

Estimate € 800 - 1.000

Result € 2,200

13
A pair of silver and engraved glass salt and pepper shakers
After Louis XVI example. With a central openwork handle crowned by a flower vase. On both sides an engraved glass shaker in circular mount. On outlined tray with bow-ornaments, medallions and acanthus leaf. On four ball feet.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result -

14
A silver bisquit tin on tray
Circular, smooth, with beaded rim.

Estimate € 600 - 750

Result € 420

15
A silver biscuit tin on tray
Smooth and circular. Upper and under rim with beaded edge.

Estimate € 900 - 1.100

Result € 800

16
A silver dish, a silver dish on tray and a three-sided silver dish
The first smooth with cable cord rim. The second smooth and circular. The last dish with edging.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,100

17
A silver box, a silver tray and a silver sugar and cream set
The box oval, lobed and decorated with engraving. The tray circular with raised scalloped rim. The set smooth and comprising a milk jug and a sugar pot on oval tray.

Estimate € 600 - 700

Result € 550

18
A pair of silver trays
Circular, with edge. On three curved feet.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 1,350

19
A silver plated serving tray on silver plated stand
The tray with rounded corners and raised rim decorated with gadroons. On both sides a handle with gadroons and acanthus leaf.

Estimate € 800 - 900

Result -

20
A silver set of tableware
Smooth with beaded edge and laurel wreath on the rims and handles. Comprising two circular platters, a pair of sauce boats on oval underplate, two circular dishes with lid, two dishes without lids.

Estimate € 3.000 - 4.000

Result € 3,800

21
A pair of silver candlesticks
Smooth, part ribbed and with beaded edges. Oval bobeche, stem and foot.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 1,900

22
Four sterling silver candlesticks
Smooth, circular, vase-shaped holders. Tapering shaft on circular and profiled foot.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -

23
A pair of silver candlesticks
Smooth with seven beaded rims. Detachable, oval bobeches on vase-shaped holders. Tapering shaft. On oval and profiled foot.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.400

Result € 2,800

24
A pair of silver candlesticks
Smooth, with detachable, disc-shaped bobeches. Vase-shaped holders. The shaft in the form of a pedestal. On scalloped and profiled foot.

Estimate € 600 - 700

Result € 900

25
Three various silver mustard jars, a silver cellar with spoon and a small tray
One smooth and circular with balusters. The other two in Louis XVI style. The salt cellar oval and with pierced work. All with blue glass liners. The tray oval and decorated with vines. Together with a pair of sugar thongs, unmarked.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 550

26
An 18 carat gold sewing set in tortoiseshell and ivory box
Rectangular tortoiseshell box, with ivory banding and mother-of-pearl lockplate. Interior with scissors, a needle container with four pins and a needle, a darning needle, a refillable pencil and a thimble. with key.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.500

Result -

27
Four silver sweetmeat boxes
Oval, pierced work of gadroons, egg-and-dart and floral motif. With applied portrait medallions and garlands. On both sides a bow-shaped handle. On four curved and fluted feet.

Estimate € 600 - 700

Result € 550

28
Seven various silver cutlery items, a crystal dish with silver handle, a crystal dish and a crystal salt cellar, both on silver foot, and a silver salt cellar
Together with a sugar sifter with oval bowl 1815, a cake scoop with agate handle 1874, a serving fork and spoon 1850, a soup ladle 1853, a serving spoon 1864 and a pair of sugar thongs 1856. The salt cellar egg-shaped, on three ball feet.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 550

29
A silver and part gilded tea caddy
Circular and smooth. On the profiled member a hinged grip.

Estimate € 1.400 - 1.600

Result €1,150

30
A silver soap box with gilt interior
Circular, smooth and with central hinge. On the front a scalloped clasp. Interior with the initials LP On constricted, circular and profiled foot.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.500

Result -

31
A silver and mother-of-pearl tobacco/snuff box
Oval and smooth, with edging. On the mother-of-pearl lid a carved scene of a Roman general entering a city. The inside with engraved scene of a dying Adonis in the arms of Venus. On her upper left arm the signature: IM S.

Estimate € 600 - 700

Result € 1,600

32
A silver tin
Circular and smooth, with hinged member. Edging on upper and lower rim.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,050

33
A miniature silver canon on wheeled base
Assay mark of 1795 Alkmaar, assay mark 'flowered letter V', and assay mark dating 1807.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 3,000

34
A silver gilt, miniature mill
The top with two seated birds. The front and back with pierced work. On rectangular base with leaf motif.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -

35
A miniature silver brush and sledge
The back of brush smooth and oval, with eyelet. The sledge pulled by one horse. With driving father and two children.

Estimate € 600 - 700

Result -

36
A miniature silver and enamel box
Circular and smooth, with two cable-cord rims. On the hinged lid enameled floral motif. On the underside the engraved initials GP K.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,000