02 juillet 2016

Master I. C., French, Limoges, circa 1600-1610, Pair of salt cellars with the profiles of a nobleman and a lady

Lot 6. Master I. C. (workshop active circa 1550-1615), French, Limoges, circa 1600-1610, Pair of salt cellars with the profiles of a nobleman and a lady, probably King Henri IV of France and Marie de' Medici. Estimation 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's each monogrammed: I.C. to the underside of the foot; partially gilt painted enamel on copper, with a modern dark blue leather box lined with peach velvet; salts: 14 by 8.6cm., 5½ by 3 3/8 in. each; box: 16 by 22 by 12cm., 6¼... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2016

Attributed to Léonard Limosin, Limoges, circa 1530-1540, Roundel with a portrait of a noblewoman

Lot 3. Attributed to Léonard Limosin (circa 1505-1575), French, Limoges, circa 1530-1540, Roundel with a portrait of a noblewoman, probably Louise of Savoy, or Marguerite of Angoulème, Queen of Navarre, and with the Adoration of the Virgin and Child on the reverse. Estimation 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's inscribed with a Latin prayer to the Virgin on the reverse: MEDIATRIX OMNIVM ET FONS VIVVS IN DESINEN... ORE COPIOSE FVNDEN... MARIA TE QVESO (D)ULCISSIMA MATER PER ILLAN... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

German, probably Cologne, circa 1300-1320, Chess piece: a King, a proposed portrait of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250)

Lot 1. The Hohenzollern-von Hirsch chess piece. German, probably Cologne, circa 1300-1320, Chess piece: a King, a proposed portrait of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250). Estimation 120,000 — 180,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's with a label on the underside printed: Robert von Hirsch / Sotheby's, and inscribed: 269; partially polychromed walrus ivory; 7.2cm., 2⅞in.     Provenance: Fürstlich Hohenzollern collection (inv. no. 5175), Schloss Sigmaringen, Germany, by 1871;Robert von... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman yellow-green glass leaf beaker, circa late 1st century A.D.

Lot 242. A Roman yellow-green glass leaf beaker, circa late 1st century A.D. Estimate £50,000 – £80,000 ($66,500 - $106,400). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Mould-blown, the walls decorated with four stylized plants, each plant with three different types of lancelot leaves including plain with a raised edge, plain with a border of short lines, and the smallest with veins branching from a central rib, with two horizontal ribs below the cut-off rim and above the base, a thick concentric circle on the underside of... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman amber glass Harvest beaker, circa 1st century A.D.

Lot 241. A Roman amber glass Harvest beaker, circa 1st century A.D. Estimate £50,000 – £80,000 ($66,500 - $106,400). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The body blown into a two-part mould, decorated with two bands of scrolling ivy leaves and grape clusters, two ribbed bands below, around the middle and above, the separate base plate decorated with a thick concentric circle on the underside; 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high Provenance: Acquired prior to 1998. Exhibited: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Made by... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman pale purple glass Ajax amphoriskos, circa 1st century A.D.

Lot 239. A Roman pale purple glass Ajax amphoriskos, circa 1st century A.D. Estimate £60,000 – £80,000 ($79,800 - $106,400). Poto Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Mould-blown, the oval body decorated with two scenes from the mythological cycle of Ajax, one scene showing the hero aboard a ship, holding a shield and sword, his name in Greek beside him (AIAC), the inscription vertical and retrograde, the ship with a high prow, single mast with rigging descending to the hull, and oars at rest, a helmsman at the stern, fish in... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2016

Italian, Faenza or perhaps Pesaro, circa 1500, Double handled albarello with a contour-panel portrait of a lady

Lot 46. Italian, Faenza or perhaps Pesaro, circa 1500, Double handled albarello with a contour-panel portrait of a lady. the reverse with gothic foliage, maiolica, 21.4cm., 8 3/8 in. high. Estimation 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Christie's London, 3rd October 1983, lot 238 (as Tuscan) Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Splendours from a Mantuan Palazzo, Londres, 05 juil. 2016, 02:30 PM 
02 juillet 2016

Italian, Tuscany or Umbria, circa 1450-1470, Dish painted with a contour portrait of a young man

Lot 52. Italian, Tuscany or Umbria, circa 1450-1470, Dish painted with a contour portrait of a young man, maiolica, 36.3cm., 14 1/4 in. diameter. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Franco Semenzato, Firenze, November 1987, lot 309 Bibliography: R. Falchi and D. Tiscione, Antiche Maioliche Italiane, Bergamo 1989, cover, pp. 16-17 Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Splendours from a Mantuan Palazzo, Londres, 05 juil. 2016, 02:30... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

Luca della Robbia 'il Giovane', Italian, Florence, circa 1510-1520, Tondo with the coat of arms of the Visdomini Family

Lot 63. Luca della Robbia 'il Giovane' (circa 1475-1548), Italian, Florence, circa 1510-1520, Tondo with the coat of arms of the Visdomini Family. Estimate 60,000 — 35,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's inscribed: DEBIS / D[OMI]NIS, polychromed glazed terracotta, within a painted metal mount, 62cm., 24 3/8 in. diameter. Provenance: Carlo De Carlo, Florence;sold Eredi Carlo De Carlo, Semenzato Florence, 19 April 2001, lot 110 Exhibition: Fiesole, Basilica di Sant'Alessandro, I... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

L'étrange maison de Paolo Zermani

Sur la plaine du Pô, au nord de l’Italie, l’architecte Paolo Zermani a bâti son autoportrait. Une œuvre en briques comme une ode aux fondements de l’architecture, qui abrite sa vie et ouvre une fenêtre sur son âme. Sur la façade principale, une immense ouverture circulaire observe le paysage et éclaire la bibliothèque, au cœur de la maison. © Mauro Davoli La brique est quasi omniprésente à l’extérieur comme à l’intérieur, encadrant ici la cheminée et les pans de la bibliothèque, qui court sur les deux niveaux de la... [Lire la suite]
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