01 janvier 2012

Bernard Bouisset @ BRAFA'12

‘Double’ brooch and clips. Platinum and diamonds (25 carats). Circa 1940. French, signed by Mellerio . Photo Bernard Bouisset Bracelet dating from the 1940s. Platinum and diamonds. France, signed Cartier, Paris. Photo Bernard Bouisset Bracelet with geometric links . Platinum entirely set with diamonds (30 carats). Circa 1930. France. Photo Bernard Bouisset Set composed of a necklace, clip-on earrings and a bracelet. Gold and sandalwood. France. Signed by René Boivin. Photo Bernard Bouisset Bernard Bouisset. Stand N°122.... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2012

Très rare rondache de parement en fer repoussé, d'après une oeuvre de Raphaël, Milanais vers 1550-70.

  Très rare rondache de parement en fer repoussé d'une scène maniériste inspirée du « Cycle Troyen », d'après une oeuvre de Raphaël, Milanais vers 1550-70.Photo Pierre Bergé & associés A very rare Milanese embossed Mannerist circular iron parade shield decorated with a scene from the Trojan Cycle of Homeric poems, after a composition by Raphael, circa 1550-70. Convex, the edges turned over wire, encircled by domed stellate iron lining rivets and four pairs of larger stellate rivets for the enarms, decorated centrally... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2012

A rare huanghuali clothes rack, yijia, Qing dynasty

  A rare huanghuali clothes rack, yijia. Qing dynasty. Photo Bonhams Composed of paired rectangular beaded uprights mitered and tenoned into a horizontal top rail terminating into separately carved open-mouth dragon head terminals over pierced dragon spandrels tenoned into the side of the uprights which are set into a solid bases elegantly carved with dissolved zoomorphic birds to the front and back and fitted with upright spandrels elaborately carved with dragons in clouds over lishui, mortise and tenoned into the... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2012

Galerie Alexis Bordes @ BRAFA'12

Hubert Robert (Paris, 1733-1808), « Caprice architectural : ruines romaines animées de personnages ». Photo Galerie Alexis Bordes Watercolour, pen and black ink with highlights of gouache, on three attached sheets; 33.5 x 65.5 cm Emile Hoeterickx (1858 - 1923), « Elégante au jardin jouant au croquet ». Photo Galerie Alexis Bordes Huile sur panneau. Signé et daté en bas à droite "Emile Hoeterickx 1881" . 39 x 31 cm  Firmin Baes (Brussels, 1874-1943), Portrait of Arthur Martin. Photo Galerie Alexis Bordes Pastel on prepared... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2012

Étonnante armure de trois-quarts pour cavalier, entièrement décorée de motifs peints dorés, Savoie vers 1630

Étonnante armure de trois-quarts pour cavalier, entièrement décorée de motifs peints dorés, Savoie; vers 1630. Photo Pierre Bergé & associés A striking Cuirassier Officer's gold-painted three-quarter armour, Savoy, circa 1630. Comprising close helmet with rounded skull formed of two halves each with integral neck lame, the base studded with lining rivets on brass rosette washers, pivoted fall formed with hooded guards acutely arched over the eyes, visor cut with a single mouth-like breathe and the upper edges with... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2012

An elaborately carved zitan and hongmu throne chair. 19th century

An elaborately carved zitan and hongmu throne chair. 19th century;  Photo Bonhams The three-part top rail set off with a leaf and scroll work edge framing a recessed central panel carved with clouds and a central bat above three elaborately carved panels featuring profiled dragons flanking a central five clawed dragon each below a specific trigram medallion set into a network of scrolling clouds, the lower sections captured with more clouds and trigrams above a caned hard seat, the exterior side panels elegantly... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2012

Galerie Berger @ BRAFA’12

Appliques Zéphyr et Flore. Pair of wall-lamps representing Zephyr and Flora. Paris, early 18th century. Photo Galerie Berger Finely embossed and gilt bronze. Each has two twisted light branches. The shafts bear half-length portrait of the two deities dressed with draperies and adorned with garlands of flowers and acanthus leaves. H. 58 x W. 40 cmLiterature: 'Les bronzes d'ameublement du Louvre', Ed. Faton, 2004 Enlèvement de Déjanire. The rape of Dejanire. French school. Early 18th century. Photo Galerie Berger Carved and... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2012

Armure et barde lourde de cheval à cannelures, du style dit « Maximilien »,Allemagne du Sud vers 1525, XIXe siècle et moderne

  Armure et barde lourde de cheval à cannelures, du style dit « Maximilien », quelques éléments de l'armure Allemagne du Sud vers 1525, le reste XIXe siècle et moderne. Photo Pierre Bergé & associés A fluted full armour for man and horse in the South German "Maximilian" fashion, the mounted figure partly circa 1525, the remaining elements 19th century and modern. A striking and well-made professional reconstruction, the cap-à-pie armour comprising close helmet with early 16th century skull forged in one piece,... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2012

A fine and rare pair of zitan and hongmu recessed leg altar tables. 18th-19th century

A fine and rare pair of zitan and hongmu recessed leg altar tables. 18th-19th century. Photo Bonhams Each with a two-board top set into a mitered, mortise and tenoned frame with moulded veneer edge joined to recessed solid legs cut at the top to receive the superbly carved apron designed as a continuous meander of peony blossoms and foliage tendrils rendered in high relief, the meander repeated on the side panels tongue and grooved into the side of the legs and slab feet. 35 1/4 x 91 1/8 x 19 1/8 in (89.5 x 231.5 x... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2012

Bonne Année 201é - Happy New Year 2012

BEIJING.- Visitors are showered by confetti as they celebrate a light show at the Temple of Heaven during the New Year Countdown Ceremony in Beijing, China, Sunday, Jan 1 2012. AP Photo/Andy Wong. MANILA.- Filipinos watch a fireworks and water fountain display as they welcome the New Year at Manilas Rizal Park, Philippines on Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. More than 200 people have been injured by illegal firecrackers and celebratory gunfire in the Philippines despite a government scare campaign against reckless New Year revelries,... [Lire la suite]
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