On April 2nd, AAG will hold another important antiques auction under the title 'The European Interior'. As usual, there is again a varied and carefully composed range of porcelain, earthenware, silver and jewellery, clocks and watches, furniture and miscellaneous items. Everything, of course, in the high quality that you are used to from us. We list some highlights below:
The Chinese porcelain, for example, includes a curious series of six Chine de Commande, Kangxi plates, decorated with a view of Zandvoort. These signs are described in Howard & Ayers' China for the West, Volume I, no. 32. Valuation € 1,500 – 1,800.
A pair of beautiful, also Chine de Commande plates with the alliance arms de Neuf and van Colen can be dated around 1733, polychrome and trimmed with a gold trim and valued at € 2,000 – 3,000. These signs are described in Jörg's Chine de Commande from the Royal Museums of art and history in Brussels, catalog 98, page 248/249.
A Chine de Commande, Qianlong plate with a polychrome depiction of 'The Judgment of Paris' is valued at €800 – 1,200.
A large, Longquan celadon incense burner on a wooden base, dates from the 15e century, has a diameter of 34 cm, and is estimated at € 2,500 – 3,000.
A beautiful famille-verte, top quality Kangxi dish, with a handle basket decor and a diameter of 37.8 cm, is valued at € 2,800 – 3,500.
A Chinese imari plate with a so-called umbrella ladies decor after Cornelis Pronk can be dated around 1736 and valued at € 1,000 – 1,500.
Incidentally, an important part of the Chinese (export) porcelain this time comes from the collection of the Amsterdam collector AA van den Berg-Bakker.
Below the Yixing you will find two beautiful tea canisters with lids, decorated with a dragon surrounded by clouds on each side, valued at € 6,000 – 8,000.
An important golden Cirebon keris from West Java, 19e century, is valued at € 1,200 – 1,500. This beautifully crafted, native weapon has a so-called Solo-grip, while the hilt and scabbard are covered with gold.
A large sized Russian 'holiday icon' from the early 19th centurye century, shows us thirteen different representations related to the most important holidays within the Russian Orthodox Church. Valuation for this € 3,500 – 4,500.
A monumental, thick-walled Leerdam green and clear glass bowl was designed by AD Copier and, in addition to its signature, bears the year letter V. before 1943. Valuation for this unique piece with a diameter of 34 cm is € 2,500 – 3,500.
Three charming purple-coloured Gallé vases from around 1900, made in Nancy, are valued at €1,000 – 1,400.
A pair of good French fire-gilt candlesticks, empire, has been valued at €1,700 – 2,000.
An 18e century, Delft earthenware tea caddy of a relatively large size with a chinoiserie decor, is painted with two ill-looking monkeys clambering down. The fact that the Delft painter depicted these animals so naively only makes it more charming. Estimate: € 1,000 – 1,200 .
Signed an important grandfather clock Lamy a Hoorn can be dated around 1705. Valuation for this timepiece with monthly clock and date indication, walnut veneered case: € 6,000 – 7,000.
For watch lovers, there is a Cartier Pasha steel chronograph men's watch with a valuation of € 1,500 – 2,000.
A beautiful Zaanse chair clock from the early 18e century has a painted dial with cherubs, double striking mechanism, alarm clock and going work. Estimate: € 4,000 – 5,000.
An 18 kt gold Cartier Panthère men's watch with brilliant cut diamonds and diamond dial is valued at €5,000 – 7,000.
An 18K white gold entourage ring with sapphire and brilliant cut diamonds is valued at €1,500 – 2,000.
An equally white gold ring, spherical and openwork, with approximately 92 octagonal cut diamonds and a larger brilliant cut diamond is valued at €1,800 – 2,400.
In the middle of the silver you will find a very rare series of six Louis XVI candlesticks by the Amsterdam master Frederik Manicus II. The maker's mark of Manicus, a full moon face, is clearly visible on the candlesticks. Two copies bear the year letter G. before 1791 the other four one H. before 1792. All also bear the Hague re-inspection / release mark of 1795, a IJ† Valuation for this beautiful set: € 15,000 – 18,000.
A pair of monumental open-sawn silver chestnut vases are made by the Utrecht master TC Moot and bear the year letter Z before 1807. Valuation for both first quality vases: € 5,000 – 7,000.
A series of eight (!) first grade silver candlesticks, this time made by the Amsterdam master JP Arnoldi in 1873, is estimated at € 3,500 – 4,500.
A complete silver Art Deco coffee set will also be offered. The crockery, decorated with coromandel handles and lid knob, was made by Van Kempen & Zonen in 1919 and has a modest valuation of € 1,500 – 2,500.
For the collectors of optical antiques there is a lot of four different perspective boxes or theaters. These were made around 1770 from three panes painted with landscapes, placed one behind the other in an oak frame. Such perspectives were placed in a viewing box with a lens at the front and candles at the back and thus offered the viewer an enchanting sight with a very realistic depth effect.
Valuation for these 3D screens avant la lettre: € 1,500 – 2,000.
A pair of 'Viennese bronze' lovebirds is charming. These finely modeled and subsequently painted bird sculptures have traditionally been very popular with collectors. This pair was made around 1900 and is now valued at € 2,800 – 3,200.
Various attractive furniture at very reasonable valuations complete this auction.