25 janvier 2017

Naples, Circa 1470. Grand albarello légèrement cintré

Lot 4. Naples, Circa 1470. Grand albarello légèrement cintré. Estimation : 30 000 - 40 000 €. Photo Beaussant Lefèvre décor polychrome sur une face d'un buste de jeune femme de profil coiffée d'un chignon tenu par un ruban se détachant sur un fond brun orné de l'inscription dans une réserve: «PETRELLA». L'autre face est décorée d'une large fleur gothique. Filets et peignés sur le col et sur la base. Le dessous de l'albarello est orné sur la terre crue de dessins stylisés esquissant des... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2017

Swiss Art Dealer Sues Getty Museum for $77 Million

Courtesy of Fondazione Torlonia Onlus MANHATTAN (CN) — In a federal lawsuit on Jan. 12, a Swiss art dealer claimed that the Getty Museum in Los Angeles unfairly dropped it from a deal for a portion of a multi-billion dollar private collection of Roman antiquities that the dealer was brokering, reports Courthouse News. Phoenix Art, of Geneva, claims the Getty Museum has a “history of dubious acquisitions and trouble with Italian authorities,” and that it helped smooth the deal for the acquistions until the museum “stole... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2017

Culture Minister Matt Hancock steps in to prevent rare Mughal treasures from export

 Clive’s sapphire and ruby hookah set. LONDON.- Culture Minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar on Clive of India’s huqqa set and flask to provide an opportunity to keep them in the country. The Mughal ruby and emerald flask and the sapphire and ruby huqqa set are both at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £6,000,000 for the flask or £240,000 for the huqqa set. It is believed that Robert Clive, also known as Clive of India, was presented... [Lire la suite]