Moreover, the top lot at Sotheby's London's Treasures sale was a German parcel-gilt
silver drinking cup modelled on a famous beast of the day, an extraordinary 66-point stag shot by Friedrich III, Elector of Brandenburg, later King of Prussia, around 1696.
Carrying the same estimate of Au300,000-500,000 as the Fatimid pottery jar, is a rare and important early Islamic silver-gilt and nielloed parcel-gilt
cup with Kufic inscription, from Persia, dated 11th/12th century.
TIME TO SELL: Johnny Dumfries WILLIAM THORNTON PHOTOGRAPHY; FAST LANE: Johnny in 1988 when he was a racing driver; RICH PICKINGS: Above, two of the rooms inside Dumfries House, main pic; Late George II parcel-gilt
rosewood, padouk & sabicu breakfront bookcase pounds 2m to pounds 4m; Two late George II gilt wood Chippendale pier mirrors pounds 600,00 to pounds 4m; George II palm-wrapped mahogany bed pounds 300,000 - pounds 500,000; Set of 22 Scottish George II mahogany dining chairs pounds 400,000 - pounds 600,000
4An 18th century Indian jade hookah pipe with European jewelled parcel-gilt
silver mounts was snatched from a stately home in Worcestershire in March, 2003.
Next month Sotheby's (London) will sell a small group of silver items and one of the highlights is an exquisite parcel-gilt
figure of King David.
One bronze that did soar was the early 16th-century parcel-gilt
relief of Christ as Salvator Mundi, attributed to the Master of the Barbarigo Reliefs.
Late George II parcel-gilt
rosewood, padouk and sabicu breakfront bookcase by Thomas Chippendale and his Scottish partner James Rannie.
Silver in the sale includes a Spanish parcel-gilt
basin, with enamelled arabesque ornaments and strap work.
Here in the vitrine are object such as of a pair of skyphoi used for drinking wine at banquets, richly decorated with scrolling leaves and branches, a shallow silver-gilt bowl containing a spirited relief of satyrs treading grapes, and a parcel-gilt
patera showing a gilt krater that houses an elaborately extending vine.
There is also an opportunity to buy six Edward IV parcel-gilt
apostle spoons as a set (150,000 [pounds sterling]-250,000 [pounds sterling]) or individually, if no buyer is forthcoming.
9) All the gilt plate was associated with the buffet and dining as was the parcel-gilt
, a further 90 items weighing just over 2,200 ounces.
He cites a parcel-gilt
polychrome carved wood relief of the Virgin and Child and a group of female saints, from the circle of Michel Erhart (Fig.