413 - The European Interior

1 April 2012

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.

This auction is closed.

1
A silver tea caddy with hinged lid
Smooth model, wooden grip, key, the front with engraved English crest. On four ball feet.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 700

2
A silver tea caddy with hinged lid
Oval with banding, wooden grip.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 750

3
A silver tobacco pot and matching silver brazier
Smooth, oval and scalloped corners. The tobacco pot with lid. The brazier with copper liner. On constricted foot with rounded corners. On black wooden base resting on four ivory ball feet.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 650

4
A three-part silver tea set
Comprising a lidded teapot, a sugar bowl with lid and a milk jug. Retail mark: AD Verschuur.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result -

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

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.500

Result -

6
A silver handle basket
Smooth and tub-shaped. The curved handle with edging. The rim of the basket with openwork leaf motif and beading. On constricted foot with rounded corners, also with beading. On four ball feet.

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 2,500

7
A silver teapot and a silver dish
The teapot smooth and circular. Part leather handle. On constricted circular foot. The dish smooth with curved and rounded corners.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 700

8
A silver biscuit box and silver tray
Smooth with profiled lid. The tray with folded, somewhat curved rim. On four ball feet.

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 1,100

9
A silver biscuit box on silver tray
Smooth, the corners rounded. The rims with edging. Second grade, approx. weight 800 grams.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 700

10
A silver biscuit tin
Circular and smooth. The lid and underside with a total of three pearl rims.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,600

11
A silver tea caddy
Oval and smooth. Along the rim and the keyhole engraved banding. The lid and bottom with beaded edge.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 600

12
A silver bread basket
Oval. Openwork of part engraved floral motif and scrolls. On both sides a curved handle. On four curved feet.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 900

13
A pair of silver sauce boats, two silver dishes and a silver dish
Smooth, the scalloped rims with gadroons.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result € 2,000

14
A 24-part silver and bone fish set
In original mahogany case with brass shield. Decorated with engraved fish and floral motif. One knife slightly different and marked: WS Savage & Co.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -

15
Six-piece set of silver and mother-of-pearl cake cutlery, six-piece set of similar cheese cutlery and a case containing six silver and mother-of-pearl fish cutlery sets
In original cases.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 500

16
A pair of silver caster spoons, a caster spoon, a serving spoon and a basket with handle
The pair with oval, pierced work bowl. The single spoon with round, pierced work bowl with star motif. The serving spoon with rectangular bowl. The basket with folded and outlined rim, engraved floral motif and on four ball feet.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -

17
A silver marrow scoop, two silver caster spoons, two various knives with silver handle and a knife with agate and bronze handle
The scoop smooth and plain. The caster spoons with oval, pierced work bowls and wooden handle. One knife with a lion and crest on the handle.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 260

18
Six sets of silver cutlery
Smooth. Forks with four tines. The spoons with oval bowl and rat-tail. The voice terminating in a 'pied de biche'. Approx. weight 782 grams.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 800

19
A silver porridge/serving spoon
Smooth, oval bowl.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 750

20
A series of eight silver candlesticks
Smooth and scalloped. Detachable bobeches on baluster-shaped stem. On bell-shaped circular foot.

Estimate € 3.500 - 4.500

Result € 3,800

21
A series of six silver candlesticks
Smooth and set with beaded rims. Detachable bobeche on vase-shaped candle holder. On tapering and fluted stem. On oval, profilled and hollow foot.

Estimate € 15.000 - 18.000

Result € 21,000

22
Four silver salts
Diabolo-shaped. Part smooth with raised decoration of flowers and vines. On the foot an engraved deer's head in a crown. One salt with the engraved initials: A B.

Estimate € 1.600 - 2.000

Result € 2,200

23
A four-part silver sirih set
Including a sirih leaf holder, two cups on circular foot and a box. Oval, funnel-shaped and on curved foot. Circular, on constricted circular foot. Heart-shaped with lid on a linked chain. All with raised floral decoration.

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result € 4,500

24
A pair of silver sugar casters
Smooth, vase-shaped, with twisted grip and openwork lid. Engraved family crest of the Johnstone Clan and motto: Nunquam non paratus. On constricted circular foot resting on a square base.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result -

25
A silver, niëllo decorated and part gilded belt
Buckle with floral motif and beaded rim. With fifteen oval links with depictions of buildings, crests and the Turkish 'tourgha' in a laurel wreath. 925/1000. Approx. weight 360 grams.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 550

26
A silver jardiniere, a pair of pepper casters, a pair of salts and a pair of mustard pots. Together with a pair of silver musterd spoons and a pair of salt spoons
In Louis XVI style with portrait medallions, garlands, egg-and-dart, and fluting. Pierced work, with blue glass liners.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 650

27
Four silver salts with four matching spoons
After 18th century example in the form of an oval wine cooler. Clear glass liners with cut lozenges on the bottom. In original case with retail mark: A. Gaillard 186 bd de la Sauviniëre Liège.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -

28
Three various silver goblets, a silver mustard pot and a miniature silver jug
The first with folded rim. Smooth with engraved floral motif. On constricted circular foot. The Amsterdam goblet smooth with folded rim. The Parisian goblet with banding and the inscription A M. The mustard pot acorn-shaped with hinged lid. The jug smooth

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 1,400

29
A pair of silver mustard pots with gilded liners and two silver gilt spoons and four matching salts with four part gilt silver spoons
The mustard set circular with smooth lid on which a stylized fruit as grip. Separate gilded liners. The rim with palmettes. On three 'retour d'Egypt' feet. The salts identical but without lid and slightly smaller. Approx. weight 1210 grams.

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.500

Result -

30
A pair of silver chesnut vases
In the form of a classical urn. The lid constricted with engraved rim, a ribbed fruit as grip. The vase with openwork of flowers and vines, palmettes and ovals. Along the upper rim and base an engraved band. On both sides a curved handle set with edging.

Estimate € 5.000 - 7.000

Result -

31
An engraved silver goblet
Smooth, with engraved foliage and strapwork with three medallions. One with the depiction of a standing woman, the other two with an elegant gentleman, all in 17th century dress. On flat foot with cable-cord rim. In the bottom the inscription: I P.

Estimate € 700 - 900

Result € 2,400

32
A miniature silver mirror
In rectangular frame with rounded top. With hinged stand.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 2,100

33
A silver tobacco box
Oval, the lid and underside with a cartouche amidst folliage and strapwork. The sides smooth. Top and bottom with edging.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result € 550

34
A silver lodderein box, a silver pill box and a miniature silver rocking chair
The lodderein box in the form of a cabinet. The front with the caption: This cabinet is my job, it is yet another new fatzoen. The pill box circular with a chinoiserie decoration. The chair with openwork back and seat.

Estimate € 600 - 800

Result -

35
A 14 carat white gold flexible bracelet with sapphire and diamond

Estimate € 1.400 - 1.800

Result -

36
An 18 carat white gold ring with sapphire and diamond

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result -