07 mars 2012

An early Meissen chinoiserie coffee pot and cover, circa 1723

An early Meissen chinoiserie coffee pot and cover, circa 1723. Photo Sotheby's painted by J. G. Höroldt with four panels of amusing chinoiserie large figure vignettes of a man riding a dragon spouting fire, a Chinese lady carrying a man on her shoulders, a Chinaman with a dog barking at a cat, and a Chinaman carried on a litter, separated by gilt vertical flutes, the cover with flowers issuing from rockwork (some restoration, chips and losses); 16.5 cm, 6 5/8 in high. Estimate 12,000-18,000 GBP ... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2012

An early Meissen armorial teabowl and saucer from the Legge service, circa 1725

An early Meissen armorial teabowl and saucer from the Legge service, circa 1725. Photo Sotheby's each piece painted by J. G. Höroldt with the arms of Legge under a marquis coronet with a tooled gilt cartouche, the teabowl also with a chinoiserie figure standing over a brazier(some chips). Estimation 4,000-6,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Christie's Geneva, 14 November 1988, lot 134 NOTE: This unrecorded service was apparently made for the Leze or Legge family. Some branches of this... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2012

A Böttger porcelain Hausmaler cream pot, cover and stand,, the porcelain, circa 1720

A Böttger porcelain Hausmaler cream pot, cover and stand,, the porcelain, circa 1720. Photo Sotheby's decorated in the Seuter workshop in Augsburg, with gilt chinoiseries of figures in terrace making tea and painting vases, the domed cover with birds in branches, and fixed with contemporary silver-gilt chain. The stand 15,5cm, 6 1/4 in diameter. Estimate 2,000-3,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Christie's Geneva, 13 November 1989, lot 110 Sotheby's. The Collection of Giovanni and Gabriella... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2012

A Meissen chinoiserie plate, circa 1725-28

A Meissen chinoiserie plate, circa 1725-28. Photo Sotheby's painted with a central "salami" medaillon of iron-red flowers and foliage and coloured flowerheads in puce, yellow and green, the well with lozenges and "Laub und bandelwerk" in Böttger lustre and gold, the border with four quatrefoil panels of Chinese scenes in the manner of J.G. Höroldt within lustre and gilt cartouches flanked by puce and red foliage, underglaze blue crossed swords mar; 22cm, 8 5/8 in... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2012

A Meissen teabowl, circa 1724

A Meissen teabowl, circa 1724. Photo Sotheby's painted with a chinaman seating under a large parasol and looking down at a squirrel, within a Böttger lustre cartouche, the reverse and inside with wild cherry sprigs, gilder's numeral 8 (some restoration and cracks). Estimate 400-600 GBP Sotheby's. The Collection of Giovanni and Gabriella Barilla, Londres | 14 mars 2012
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07 mars 2012

A pair of early Meissen Beaker Vases, the porcelain circa 1720-25

A pair of early Meissen Beaker Vases, the porcelain circa  1720-25. Photo Sotheby's of cylindrical form with twin lion mask handles, moulded with broad acanthus and bell flower borders, each with two large shaped cartouches painted in Augsburg, probably by Elizabeth Wald, with brightly coloured Chinoiseries scenes of figures selling and drinking tea within burnished gold borders (some chips); 14cm, 5 1/2 in high - Estimate 12,000-18,000 GBP PROVENANCE: With Lucaks-Donath, Rome, March... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2012

A Böttger Hausmaler porcelain teapot and cover, circa 1720

A Böttger Hausmaler porcelain teapot and cover, circa 1720. Photo Sotheby's of globular form with domed cover, painted in delicate enamels with Chinese figures contemplating large flowering plants, the cover with further plants issuing from rockwork and with insects and branches, the spout with grotesque mask terminal (some wear and minute chips); 13.5cm, 5 1/4 in high. Estimate 3,000-5,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 11 November 1972, lot 147 (sold as Du Paquier)Christie's... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2012

Robe de mandarin de 1er degré 1ère classe. Indochine, début XXe siècle

Robe de mandarin de 1er degré 1ère classe. Indochine, début XXe siècle. Photo AUDAP - MIRABAUD en soie "vieux cuivre" à décor brodé d'un dragon de face pourchassant la perle sacrée. Provenance: René Robin, Gouverneur Général de l'Indochine. AUDAP - MIRABAUD. MERCREDI 7 MARS à 14H00. DROUOT RICHELIEU - SALLE 3 Note: "La tunique d’un mandarin de 1er degré 1ère classe est en brocard satin de soie dit bát ti (« huit fils ») de couleur « vieux cuivre » (cổ đồng). Elle est tissée de motifs comme les Quatre Animaux Merveilleux (dragon,... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2012

"Bao Dai, Prince Nguyen Phuc Vinh Thuy (1913-1997) et sa famille", c. 1930-1938

"Bao Dai, Prince Nguyen Phuc Vinh Thuy (1913-1997) et sa famille", c. 1930-1938. Photo AUDAP - MIRABAUD Six épreuves argentiques d'époque par Studio Piaz et divers, dédicacées à Monsieur et Madame le Gouverneur Général Robin. Formats : 17 x 17 et 28,5 x 22,7 cm.  AUDAP - MIRABAUD. MERCREDI 7 MARS à 14H00. DROUOT RICHELIEU - SALLE 3 
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07 mars 2012

Landmark Metropolitan Museum Exhibition Considers Two Centuries that Shaped the Medieval World

At the start of the seventh century, the eastern Mediterranean—from Syria through Egypt and across North Africa—was central to the spiritual and political heart of the Byzantine Empire, ruled from Constantinople (modern Istanbul). Yet, by the end of the same century, the region had become a vital part of the emerging Islamic world, as it expanded westward from Mecca and Medina. Opening March 14 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition represents the first major museum exhibition to focus on... [Lire la suite]
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