20 avril 2019

A Fatimid carved aquamarine flask, Egypt, 10th-11th century

Lot 133. A Fatimid carved aquamarine flask, Egypt, 10th-11th century; 6.4cm. height. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form on a short spreading foot, with everted rim and inner cylinder, the body decorated with four relief-cut curved and etched stylised vines with upward-pointing palmette terminals. Provenance: Purchased from Michel Albert Manoukian, Paris, 7 April 1969 (receipt on file). Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2019

A Fatimid carved glass or obsidian chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century

Lot 132. A Fatimid carved glass or obsidian chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century; 3.8cm. height. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved with stylised foliate designs and incised dash details. Provenance: Purchased from Michel Albert Manoukian, Paris, 7 April 1969 (receipt on file). Note: The conchoidal fractures on the underside of this piece, combined with its very dark black colour, suggest that it is obsidian, an igneous rock that occurs... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2019

A Fatimid carved rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century

Lot 131. A Fatimid carved rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 10th-11th century; 3.8cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of typical form, carved with cut stylised foliate designs and dash details. Provenance: Purchased from Michel Albert Manoukian, Paris, 7 April 1969 (receipt on file). Note: The feat of carving rock crystal, an extremely hard element, was mastered by the Fatimids in the tenth century as evident from the magnificent, but limited, corpus of remaining... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2019

A magnificent gilt-bronze seated figure of bodhisattva, Early Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century

Lot 116. A magnificent gilt-bronze seated figure of bodhisattva, Early Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century; 14 7/8 in (37.5 cm) high, excluding stand. Estimate GBP 300,000 - GBP 500,000 (USD 391,200 - USD 652,000). ©  The bodhisattva is seated in rajalilasana, the posture of royal ease, with his right hand resting on his raised knee and holding a bead, possibly the wish-granting jewel,cintamani, and the left hand resting on a closed book. His hair is swept back into a topknot beneath... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2019

'Broderies de tradition byzantine en Roumanie du XVe au XVIIe siècle, Autour de l’étendard d’Étienne le Grand' au Louvre

Voile d’iconostase offert par Étienne le Grand : L’Ascension. Atelier de Moldavie, monastère de Putna, 1er avril 1484. Broderie à fils d’argent, d’argent doré et de soie polychrome sur support de soie rouge. H. 118 ; L. 151 cm. © Monastère de Putna, Roumanie Dans le cadre de la Saison France-Roumanie 2019 et à l’occasion du prêt emblématique par la Roumanie de la Bannière de saint Georges du prince Étienne le Grand, l’exposition se propose de mettre en valeur le caractère exceptionnel des collections roumaines de... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

Willem Claesz. Heda, A clementine in a porcelain bowl, a nautilus cup, a roemer, two glasses, a knife, a peeled lemon on an orn

 Willem Claesz. Heda (Haarlem 1594–1680) A clementine in a porcelain bowl, a nautilus cup, a roemer, two glasses, a knife, a peeled lemon on an ornamental carpet on a table, signed and dated: HEDA. F.166., oil on panel, 51 x 64 cm, framed. Estimate: EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000 (USD 45,000 - USD 68,000 ). © Dorotheum Provenance: sale, Sotheby’s, Monaco, 15 June 1990, lot 257 (as Gerrit Willemsz. Heda, sold for $ 107,180); where acquired by the present ownerNote: We... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

Willem Claesz. Heda, Olives in a blue and white porcelain bowl, a roemer, wine glasses, an overturned silver tazza and a meat-pi

Lot 313. Willem Claesz. Heda (Haarlem 1594–1680) Olives in a blue and white porcelain bowl, a roemer, wine glasses, an overturned silver tazza and a meat-pie, signed and dated center right: HEDA•F•165., oil on panel, 50.5 x 77 cm, framed. Estimate: EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000 (USD 45,000 - USD 68,000 ). © Dorotheum Provenance: with Douwes Fine Art, Amsterdam, 1968; H. Terry-Engell Gallery, London, in 1971; Private collection; sale, Christie’s, New York, 10 January... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

Adriaen van Utrecht, A peacock, fruit, boiled lobster and a prey of birds

Lot 363. Adriaen van Utrecht (Antwerp 1599–1653) A peacock, fruit, boiled lobster and a prey of birds, oil on canvas, 116 x 152.5 cm, framed. Estimate: EUR 50,000 - EUR 70,000 (USD 57,000 - USD 79,000 ). © Dorotheum Provenance: Collection of Don Gaspar de Remisa y Miarons, Marqués de Remisa y Vizconde de Casa Sans, Madrid, in 1846; Private collection, Madrid; art market, Spain; where acquired by the present owner We are grateful to Fred Meijer, who fully... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

Jan Brueghel II, Flowers in a gilded tazza

Lot 314. Jan Brueghel II (Antwerp 1601–1678) Flowers in a gilded tazza, oil on panel, 35 x 24.8 cm, framed. Estimate: EUR 50,000 - EUR 70,000 (USD 57,000 - USD 79,000 ). © Dorotheum Provenance: Collection Riabouchinsky, New York (1924); with David M. Koetser, New York (circa 1943); Private collection, New York; Private collection, Austria; with Galerie Friederike Pallamar, Vienna (1980, as Jan Brueghel I) We are grateful to Klaus Ertz for confirming the attribution... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

Balthasar van der Ast, A basket with cherries, apples, peaches and a bunch of grapes, surrounded by apples, peaches, shells, bee

  Lot 351. Balthasar van der Ast (Middelburg 1593/94–1657 Delft) A basket with cherries, apples, peaches and a bunch of grapes, surrounded by apples, peaches, shells, bees and a dragonfly, signed and dated lower right: B. van der Ast. fe.1647, oil on panel, 30 x 47.5 cm, framed. Estimate: EUR 60,000 - EUR 80,000 (USD 68,000 - USD 90,000 ). © Dorotheum Provenance: possibly collection P.L.C. Driessen, Leyden, 1894;with Lasron Gallery, London, 1965;Private collection;sale, Christie’s, New York,... [Lire la suite]
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