08 juillet 2014

Two by two: Pairs of figural sculptures lead Bonhams Fine European Furniture Sale

François-Christophe-Armand Toussaint (1806-1862). A large pair of French mid-19th century gilt and patinated bronze figural torchères: Esclave Indienand Esclave Indienne, cast by F. Barbedienne (before 1869) from models by Toussaint dated 1850;the male and female figures each holding aloft a cut-glass torch, on panelled chamfered rectangular black marble plinths, the bronze pedestals of cylindrical baluster form with acanthus leaf collars and four engaged foliate scroll corbel supports with fluted ornament, on... [Lire la suite]

08 juillet 2014

Chinese glass achieves exceptional price at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

An unusual pink overlay Peking glass bottle vase, Qianlong period, with globular body and tall, the opaque milky white body decorated in rich overlay with bats, butterflies and other insects hovering amid floral shrubs, pitted rocks and vaporous clouds, the base incised with Qianlong four character mark, 20cm high. The bottle from the top of the neck to the base of the neck is gradated very pale yellow through to white. Sold for £21,080. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions NEWBURY.- A sale of ‘Interiors’ at... [Lire la suite]
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