Extremely rare and Important, this large panel presented a challenge that was met and answered by the Cranach Digital Archive, Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, when the signature was identified under the inscription. The Master H. B of the Griffin Head is identified as someone working within the workshop of Lucas Cranach The Elder (1472–1553). Only two other signed and documented works by the Master H. B of the Griffin Head are known to exist, one is held by the Episcopal Cathedral and Diocesan Museum in Mainz, Germany and the other by The Louvre, Paris, France. . This large and detailed panel draws inspiration from Cranach himself, who created at least two compositions of this subject painted in 1537 and 1538 respectively. . Master H.B. of the Griffin Head Christ Blessing the Children circa 1550 signed upper left "HB" with the griffin head cypher, dated indistinctly and inscribed with Matthew 19:14 in German, ["Lasset die Kindlin zu mir komen . und weret in nicht . Denn solcher ist das Reich Gottes"] (Let the Children come to me, forbid them not, for such is the Kingdom of God), oil on panel, 42 x 36 in. . #Repost @brunkfineart . To be sold @brunkauctions January 26, 2019 . #lucascranach #rareandfine #oldmaster #newdiscovery #16thcentury #16thcenturyart #renaissanceart #reformationart #renaissancefestival #babiesinart #blessing #paintingoftheweek #brunkauctions
January Premier Auction Spotlight . Emil Cardinaux . (Swiss, 1877-1936) . Palace Hotel/St. Moritz in Switzerland, 1920, Wolfsberg, Zurich, printer, color lithographic poster, 50-3/8 x 35-3/4 in.; metal frame, 51-3/4 x 37-1/4 in. . The Palace Hotel in St. Moritz was a reknowned lakeside resort for the very fashionable. Built in 1896 as a luxury hotel, it featured a large number of suites and a stately slanted-roof tower. Its architecture takes a cue from the style of the Alpine towns around it, and would have been appealing to the tourists there in the winter months. This poster reflects guests freely lounging, warmed by blankets and furs, next to the skating rink. . Provenance: The Skating Collection of Dick Button, New York . Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 | January 26, 2019 . Catalog Coming Soon
Historic Firearms and Militaria Auction | Thursday, December 6 at 3:00PM - Featuring Civil War and other related items including a large collection of historic firearms from the Estate of Judge David Creekmore, Knoxville, Tennessee - Link in bio to view catalog and place bids now.
Our upcoming December Emporium auction will feature a large collection of fine art (Lots 1-99) with proceeds to support the Arts and Health departments at Duke University Hospital (@dukehealth) - Emporium Auction | Thursday, December 6 at 9:00am - Link in bio to view catalog and place bids now.
Bizarre...George Washington atop an Italianate landscape? Can anyone say Canova? Or is it just wishful thinking? It's Italian. It's George? It's the best! - This unusual and perhaps rare painting strikes a dramatic contrast between an Italianate landscape with a central natural pedestal formed by an imposing rocky "mountain" and a statue of the revered George Washington on his horse. It is tempting to think that the background is an interpretation of Mount Vernon to the left situated on the Hudson River. As unusual as it may seem, there were strong artistic and cultural ties between Italy and the United States in the early 19th century. This is evidenced by Canova's depiction of George Washington as a Roman general commissioned by The General Assembly of North Carolina in 1816. Focus was given to this connection this year by The Frick Collection who sponsored an exbibition [Canova’s George Washington] that was held May 23 through September 23. In an article they state, "In 1816, the General Assembly of North Carolina commissioned a full-length statue of George Washington to stand in the rotunda of the State Capitol, in Raleigh. Thomas Jefferson, believing that no American sculptor was up to the task, recommended Antonio Canova (1757– 1822), then one of Europe’s most celebrated artists. It was unveiled to great acclaim in 1821. Tragically, a decade later, a fire swept through the State Capitol, reducing the statue to a few charred fragments." - Fascinating #repost @brunkfineart - #antoniocanova #georgewashington #paintingresearch #artbizarre #rarepaintings #paintingwithatwist #artoninstagram #brunkauctions
Gold, diamond and gemstone jewelry just in time for the holidays! - Fine Jewelry Live Online Auction | Tuesday, December 11 at 1:00pm - Link in bio to view catalog and place bids now.
That reminds me...I need oranges for my cranberry chutney. Thankful thought..that many of us enjoy the privilege of handling beautiful works of art. - Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Brunk Auctions. We will be closed until Monday, November 26th. - #respost @brunkfineart - #sensational #orangerie #godfreykneller #britishportraits #artauction #17thcenturyportrait #beautifulpeople #estateauction
Platinum Diamond Ring - Center emerald cut diamond, GIA report 2195730181, 3.83cts., I, VS2, remnant of stamp "PLAT", approx. size 7, 7.1 grams, with appraisal - Lot 1081 | November 16 | Estimate $22,000 - $32,000 | Link in Bio
Aubusson Historical Tapestry - Mid to late 17th century, depicting Helena (mother of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great) on one of her many pilgrimages, wool with silk accents, later binding and backing, 7 ft. 3 in. x 7 ft. 6 in.; - lot accompanied with copy of 2005 receipt for $40,000 from Loom and Weave, New York, New York - Provenance: Loom and Weave, New York, NY; Property from a Washington, D.C. Mansion - Lot 883 | November 16 | Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 | Link In Bio
After Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Flemish, 1599-1641) - Thomas Killigrew (1612-1683), after the original held by the Weston Park Foundation (possibly a late 17th/early 18th century copy), unsigned, oil on canvas, 40-1/2 x 33 in.; fine and possibly period Lawrence-type carved and gilt wood frame with deep shell and leaf corners, egg-and-dart and pearl decoration, inscribed "Painted by Van Dyck; Thomas Killegrew. Poet. Ob. 1682", 53 x 46 in. - Exhibited: New Orleans Museum of Art, 2006 Note: The RKD lists the sitter as being "Sir William Killigrew of Kempton Park" (1606-1695) on their database which shows various copies of the original including the one held by the National Portrait Gallery in London identified as "Thomas Killigrew". - Provenance: Sotheby's London: Wednesday, November 8, 1995, Lot 30; From the Collection of Daniel Bibb, Atlanta, Georgia - Lot 580 | November 16 | Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000 | Link In Bio
Massive Tang Dynasty Sancai Glazed Horse - Chinese, caparisoned horse standing foursquare on molded base, with head slightly turned to the left, upturned bobbed tail, bright green and yellow saddle, yellow bridle and ornament decorated with apricot leaves and removable pommel on horse's hind quarters, 28 x 32 x 10 in.; with original receipt from Vallin Galleries, Wilton, CT, dated 2007, which reads "Chinese Sancai Glazed Saddled Horse Standing Foursquare, Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD)" indicating a price of $50,000 - Provenance: Vallin Galleries, Wilton, Connecticut; Private Collection, North Carolina - Lot 1349 | November 17 | Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000 | Link In Bio
Fabergé Silver Kovsh - Late 19th century, circular green jade or bowenite bowl, silver griffin head handle, silver rim with inset purple and green stones, griffin-head handle, marks for Fabergé and Julius A. Rappoport, .875 fine, 8 x 4-7/16 in. - Provenance: Florida Private Collection - Lot 665 | November 16 | Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 | Link in Bio
Fine Russian Silver Plique-à-Jour Tray - Moscow, late 19th century, oval form, plique-a-jour geometric and foliate decoration, center inset with a silver coin of Katherine the Great, sides decorated with raised foliate star, roundels and scrolling foliate plique-à-jour decoration, beaded rim, marks for Anton Kuzmichev, 916.6 fine, 10-1/2 x 7-3/8 in. - Provenance: Florida Private Collection - Lot 673 | November 16 | $5,000 - $10,000 | Link In Bio
Please join us in New York to view selected highlights from our upcoming November 15th – 17th auction in Asheville, North Carolina. - We will be bringing important American paintings, fine jewelry and gemstones from the collection of World-Renowned Lapidary Reginald C. Miller, important Asian including a fine selection of period Chinese porcelain and bronzes and Russian enamel silver and estate silver to 1016 Madison Avenue space for two days only. - Come meet specialists from the Brunk Auctions team and pick up a copy of our November Premier Auction catalog. We look forward to seeing you there. - Thursday, November 8, 2018 12:00pm – 7:00pm - Friday, November 9, 2018 10:00am – 5:00pm - 1016 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10075 - Link In Bio for more information.
Russian Gilt Silver Reliquary Cross - St. Petersburg, 1759, crucifixion scenes, Cyrillic inscription, various weapons and symbols, marks possibly Pyotr Khlebnikov and Fyedor Petrov, 14 x 8-1/8 in.; with later wood base - Provenance: Christie's label on base, "140"; Florida Private Collection - Lot 727 | November 16 | Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 | Link In Bio
Set of 12 Russian Silver Plique-à-Jour Spoons - Moscow, 1890, twist handle, floral plique-à-jour decoration, marks for 11th Artel, .875 fine, 12.66 oz. T., each 5-1/2 in. - Provenance: Tag for Sotheby Parke Bernet, NY, lot 381; Florida Private Collection - Lot 702 | November 16 | Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 | Link In Bio
Evgeny Ivanovich Naps (Russian, 19th/20th century) - Return of the Bear Hunters, 1879, signed on base in cyrillic, with foundry mark "Fabr C.F. Woerffel/ S. Petersburg", parcel gilt bronze, 6-3/4 x 12-1/4 x 5-1/2 in. - Provenance:Florida Private Collection - Lot 762 | November 16 | Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 | Link In Bio