10 juin 2011

A Roman marble portrait head of Plato. Circa 3rd century A.D.

A Roman marble portrait head of Plato. Circa 3rd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Depicted with horizontal creases on the forehead and vertical furrows between the brows, the convex eyes with heavy upper lids, the irises incised, the bean-shaped pupils drilled, the gaze angled up, with sunken areas below the eyes echoed by the naso-labial creases, his small mouth with the full lips together beneath the downturned mustache, the full beard a mass of long wavy locks, the hair composed of short comma-shaped locks, curving to... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2011

Claude Vignon et atelier (1593-1670), Crésus montrant ses richesses à Solon.

Claude Vignon et atelier (1593-1670), Crésus montrant ses richesses à Solon. Photos Mercier & Cie & Interenchères Toile. 144 x 101 cm - Estimation : 65 000 / 70 000€ Provenance : Collection G. Glaeyssens, Belle Fontaine, Seine-et-OiseVente anonyme, Christie's, Londres, 17 juillet 1970, n° 220Central Picture Galleries, New-YorkBob Jones University, GreenvilleVente anonyme, Christie's, New-York, 4 novembre 1986, n° 151Chez Lupu, Paris en 1989Bibliographie : G. Isarlo, Caravage et les caravagistes européens, Aix-en-Provence,... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2011

A Roman marble head of Hercules. Circa 2nd century A.D.

A Roman marble head of Hercules. Circa 2nd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Over-lifesized, his head turned to his left on his muscular neck, his thick luscious curls upswept from his forehead in short pointed locks, with a furrowed forehead, the deeply-set lidded eyes beneath modelled brows, his nose prominent, his full beard composed of short spiral-curling locks, his thick mustache enveloping the upper lip but for the philtrum; 16¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Price Realized $194,500   ... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2011

Karel van Mander Le jeune (Haarlem, vers 1583 - Delft, 1623), La Cène.

  Karel van Mander Le jeune (Haarlem, vers 1583 - Delft, 1623), La Cène. Photos Mercier & Cie & Interenchères Panneau. Daté et monogrammé en bas à droite “Ano 1602/IKM”; 123,5 x 188 cm - Estimation : 70 000 / 100 000€ Provenance : Vente Van Doorn, Francfort, Bangel, 5 novembre 1912, n° 21 (van Mander)Collection Schmidt, RauningenVente, Berlin (Leo Spik), novembre 1965Vente anonyme, Sotheby's, Londres, 12 juillet 2001, n° 142, reproduit en couleur (van Mander) ; acquis à cette vente par l'actuel... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2011

A Roman marble portrait bust of the emperor Hadrian. Circa 117-138 A.D.

A Roman marble portrait bust of the emperor Hadrian. Circa 117-138 A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Lifesized, finely sculpted with his characteristic thick wavy hair combed forward in undulating rows, ending in corkscrew curls detailed by drillwork, with a closely-cropped beard of wavy locks, spiraling around his jaw line and forking slightly below his chin, the mustache with a gap at the philtrum, his thin upper lip pressed against his fleshy lower lip, the eyes articulated, with thick lower lids, the brow with two deep... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2011

Jan Brueghel I dit de Velours (Bruxelles 1568 - Anvers 1625) Paysage rocheux avec saint Jérôme dans sa grotte

Jan Brueghel  I dit de Velours (Bruxelles 1568 - Anvers 1625) Paysage rocheux avec saint Jérôme dans sa grotte. Photos Mercier & Cie & Interenchères Plume et encre brune, lavis brun;  20 x 27,7 cm  - Estimation : 120 000 / 180 000€ Notre dessin exécuté vers 1595 a servi de modèle pour la gravure (en contresens) par Aege dius Saedeler conservé au musée de Budapest. Cette gravure (21,8 x 27,8 cm) est répertorié dans le Hollstein Tome XXI n° 211, p44 Provenance: Collection P.J.Mariette (Cachet en bas à... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2011

A Roman marble Hercules. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D.

A Roman marble Hercules. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Over-lifesized, originally standing with his weight on his right leg and his left slightly advanced, with a slight hip thrust to the left, his right arm originally pulled back with the hand resting on the hip, the left arm originally lowered, with remnants of his club visible in the armpit, his torso bent forward, creating a crease through his abdomen, his burly musculature well defined, puntelli preserved on the reverse; 34½ in. (87.6 cm.) high.... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2011

Plateau rectangulaire en laque de Coromandel et monture européenne en bronze ciselé et doré à perles et piastres. Chine, XIXe s

Plateau rectangulaire en laque de Coromandel et monture européenne en bronze ciselé et doré à perles et piastres. Chine, XIXe siécle. Photos Mercier & Cie & Interenchères Décor d'une jeune femme à l'éventail dans un cartouche polylobé à fond noir en réserve sur des motifs stylisés. (petites fentes au laque) 5,5 x 48,5 x 36 cm. Estimation : 1000/1200€ Mercier & Cie. DIMANCHE 12 JUIN à 11H00. 14 RUE DES JARDINS 59000 LILLE. CONTACT: Tél. : 03.20.12.24.24 - Email :  contact@mercier.com
10 juin 2011

A Roman marble head of Apollo. Circa late 1st-early 2nd century A.D.

The Wilton House Apollo. A Roman marble head of Apollo. Circa late 1st-early 2nd century A.D. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. Depicted over-lifesized, with a smooth forehead, gently-arching brows that merge with the bridge of his slender nose, convex eyes with slight articulation of the pupils, and heavy upper lids that extend slightly beyond the lower at their outer canthi, the tear ducts naturalistically defined, his small mouth with the lips slightly parted, the philtrum tapering, his luscious wavy locks center parted and pulled... [Lire la suite]
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