07 mars 2017

Verger Frères, Bonsai tree and vase clock, 1920s

Verger Frères, Bonsai tree and vase clock, 1920s. Tree in 18-carat gold with nephrite leaves and lapis lazuli berries. Bird carved in orange and white hardstone. Movement by Vacheron Constantin. In glass case surmounted with gold corners and cabochon sapphires © S.J. Phillips Ltd. S.J. Phillips Ltd. TEFAF Maaastricht 2017. Stand 118
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07 mars 2017

René Lalique. Beetle necklace, circa 1905

René Lalique. Beetle necklace, circa 1905. Gold, enamel and moulded glass , signed René Lalique © Wartski Wartski. TEFAF Maastrich. Stand 242.
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07 mars 2017

Otto Jakob, Xuanas, 2016

Otto Jakob, Xuanas, 2016. Yellow gold casts of St. John wort’s petals (Hypericum perforatum), the ovaries of white gold are micro pavé-set with diamonds and surrounded by stamens and pollen grains covered with dark red enamel © Otto Jakob   Otto Jakob. TEFAF Maaastricht 2017. Stand 147
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07 mars 2017

A large and important wucai 'hundred deer' vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 12. A large and important wucai 'hundred deer' vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. sturdily potted, of ovoid form rising to a gently waisted neck with a lipped rim, painted in underglaze-blue, green, yellow, aubergine, brown and two shades of iron-red enamel with a continuous scene depicting a profusion of deer in widely varied poses, some resting or grazing, others prancing in playful contest, several partially hidden by... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

A large and finely painted blue and white 'dragon' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 11. A large and finely painted blue and white 'dragon' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the pear-shaped body supported on a short foot, tapering to a tall neck with a garlic-head mouth and upright mouth rim, the body painted with two pairs of of sinuous five-clawed dragons, alternately descending and ascending in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amidst a composite floral scroll, all above floral scroll... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

An exceptionally rare molded yellow-glazed 'dragon' stembowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 10. An exceptionally rare molded yellow-glazed 'dragon' stembowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's  finely potted, the wide flared bowl resting on a narrow stem splaying toward the base, lightly molded to the interior with two five-clawed dragons striding in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', applied overall with a smooth, rich egg-yolk yellow glaze, the interior of the stem reserved in white and inscribed in... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2017

Piguet Auction House to offer The Givaudan collection: The epitome of French 18th century taste

Lot 793. Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845), La tendresse conjugale, huile sur panneau, signée, 52,5x43,5 cm. Estimation CHF 60,000-80,000.   GENEVA.- This Spring, Piguet Auction House gives pride of place to the Xavier and Leon Givaudan collection with the wonders of French 18th and 19th century art. The collection houses pieces of furniture and paintings from the most renowned cabinet makers and artists of the period as well as silver and works of art. These works will be auctioned... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

A fine green-enameled 'dragon' bowl, Zhengde mark and period (1506 – 1521)

Lot 9. A fine green-enameled 'dragon' bowl, Zhengde mark and period (1506 – 1521). Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior with two five-clawed dragons, the attenuated bodies and powerful limbs with scales deftly incised, reserved on the biscuit and covered with green enamel, striding through a finely incised ground of crested waves and rocks, with green-enameled single line borders encircling the rim... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

Exhibition at Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga aims to reconstitute the heart of Lisbon during the Renaissance

Unknown Netherlandish Master, View of the Rua Nova dos Mercadores, 1570-1619. Oil on canvas London, Kelmscott Manor Collection, The Society of Antiquaries of London © By kind permission of The Society of Antiquaries of London, Kelmscott Manor. LISBON.- The history of this exhibition begins in April of 1866, when the pre-Raphaelite painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) left his home in Chelsea, London, to evaluate a painting he had seen in a small antique shop. “A large landscape with about 120 figures of the... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

Exceptional loan to Michelangelo & Sebastiano exhibition announced

Michelangelo, The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist ('The Taddei Tondo'), about 1504-1505. Marble, 106.8 cm diameter. Royal Academy of Arts, London (03/1774) © Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited. LONDON.- The only marble sculpture by Michelangelo in Great Britain - The Virgin and Child with the Infant St John, also known as the Taddei Tondo – has been announced as an exceptional loan to The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano (opens 15 March... [Lire la suite]
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