On the Gentlemen's Desk: Watches, Arms and Silver at TEFAF
From March 10 to March 18, respected dealers from around the world will convene at the renowned European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) to show fine art covering over 7000 years of history. Below are three exhibitors to anticipate during the week-long art fair.
Stand 247 - Antiques
Somlo London is a leading specialist in antique pocket watches and vintage wristwatches with a diverse range of timepieces spanning the 400-year history of horology from early 16th Century pre-balance spring watches to contemporary timekeepers.
Vacheron & Constantin Triple-Date Moonphase Minute Repeating Pocket Watch, manual mechanical movement.
ca. 1900, 18ct yellow gold, 55mm.
Patek Phillippe Dress Wristwatch, manual mechanical movement.
1947, 18ct rose gold, case diameter 32mm.
Stand 216 - Antiques
Weapons and armour for battle, ceremony and hunting feature throughout human history. Peter Finer and his Sons are specialists in antique arms and armour spanning the Bronze Age to the 19th century, from the Vikings to Mughals.
Pair of Etched And Gilt Pauldrons for the Tourney, Anton Peffenhauser, Etched and gilt steel, gold and brass.
Stamped with the fir cone mark of the city of Augsburg, circa 1587-88
Left 25.5 x 23 cm (10 x 9 in.) Right 25.5 x 25.5 cm (10 x 10 in.)
Provenance: Prince Elector Christian I of Saxony;
Rüstkammer, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Private collection, France
A German Close Helmet Of Burgonet Form, circa 1550 .
Provenance: Historic Collections of the Dukes of Brunswick at Schloss Marienburg, Germany
Koopman Rare Art
Stand 156 - Antiques
One of the world’s leading dealers in antique silver, gold boxes and objets de vertu. Founded in 1952, the company specializes in antique English silver, seeking the finest quality works especially by the Royal Goldsmiths Rundell Bridge & Rundell.
The Duke of Northumberland Tray, Phillip Rundell (Bath, 1743 - London, 1827).
Silver-gilt, fully hallmarked to the underside London - 1823, 5.5 x 80 x 54 cm (2.1 x 31.4 x 21.2 in.).
Provenance: PROVENANCESupplied to Hugh, third Duke of Northumberland K.G. (1795-1847) and then by descent to Hugh, 10th Duke of Northumberland K.G. (1914-1988); His Grace the Duke of Northumberland K.G., G.C.V.O., T.D., P.C.; Sotheby's London, 3 May 1984, lot 113; Christie's London, 23 November 1999, lot 180
The Hope ‘Turtle’ Soup Tureen, Robert Garrard II, London, 1846. Silver, 34 x 46 x 32 cm (13.4 x 18 x 12.6 in.)
Provenance: Property from the collection of John W. Kluge sold to benefit Columbia University
The soup tureen in the Renaissance style, each side with the coat-of-arms of Hope, fully marked and with French control marks. The tureen also stamped with the retailers mark ‘Garrard Panton St London’.
The Duke Of Northumberland Tray The Hope ‘Turtle’ Soup Tureen