26 juin 2019

'Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri' at the Getty Villa

Fresco with an Architectural Landscape (detail), Roman, about 40 BC, plaster and pigment. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, 9423. Photo: Giorgio Albano. LOS ANGELES – The Getty Villa is modeled on the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, an ancient Roman villa buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Rediscovered in the 1750s and explored further in the 1990s and early 2000s, the Villa dei Papiri has yielded spectacular colored marble and mosaic floors, frescoed walls, a large collection of bronze and marble statuary, and... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2019

A very rare Meissen beaker and saucer, circa 1728

Lot 30. A very rare Meissen beaker and saucer, circa 1728; the beaker: 7.5cm high, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue. Estimate £ 8,000 - 12,000  (€ 8,900 - 13,000). Unsold. © Bonhams Painted with blue monochrome chinoiserie scenes, each depicting a single figure flanked by flowering plants and fences, within a gilt quatrelobe scrollwork cartouches filled with Böttger lustre and edged with purple and iron-red scrolls, gilt scrollwork borders to the rims, three... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2019

A Meissen Augustus Rex flared beaker vase, circa 1725-30

Lot 28. A Meissen Augustus Rex flared beaker vase, circa 1725-30;, 38.2cm high, AR monogram in underglaze-blue. Estimate £ 8,000 - 12,000  (€ 8,900 - 13,000). Sold for £ 9,437 (€ 10,520). © Bonhams Painted probably by J.E. Stadler with two chinoiserie figures, one holding a parasol and the other seated, flanked by flowering plants issuing from fences with a bird and scattered insects overhead, the rim with four panels of blue and yellow flowers with green leaves reserved against a broad... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2019

A very rare Meissen underglaze-blue-decorated large pewter-mounted cylindrical tankard, circa 1720-23

Lot 11. A very rare Meissen underglaze-blue-decorated large pewter-mounted cylindrical tankard, circa 1720-23; 23cm high including cover. Estimate £ 25,000 - 35,000  (€ 28,000 - 39,000). Unsold. © Bonhams Painted probably by J.G. Höroldt in underglaze-blue with a chinoiserie scene depicting a standing and a seated figure flanking a table, with further figures, including a woman holding a baby, to the sides, flanked by flowering plants, trees and rockwork, birds and insects in flight... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2019

A very rare Meissen silver-gilt-mounted tankard, circa 1723-24

Lot 16. A very rare Meissen silver-gilt-mounted tankard, circa 1723-24; 18.8cm high. Estimate £ 30,000 - 50,000  (€ 34,000 - 56,000). Sold for £ 35,062 (€ 39,087). © Bonhams Finely painted, probably by J.G. Höroldt, with a chinoiserie scene after Martin Engelbrecht depicting a potentate seated on a throne beneath drapery and flanked by guards, below him three seated figures on each side of a table, a formal garden and pagodas in the distance, within a shield-shaped cartouche of an... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2019

A very rare Meissen Augustus Rex vase, circa 1725

Lot 14. A very rare Meissen Augustus Rex vase, circa 1725; 36.5cm high, AR monogram in underglaze-blue. Estimate £ 30,000 - 50,000  (€ 34,000 - 56,000). Unsold. © Bonhams The knopped, beaker shape with a flared rim and footrim, painted in underglaze-blue with two flower vases on the upper register, two sprays of leafy flowering branches on the knop, and two covered vessels decorated with flowers and flanked by leafy, flowering branches on the bottom section (restored). Literature: S.... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2019

Sotheby's to offer most valuable Gainsborough ever to come to auction

LONDON.- This summer, Sotheby’s will present a roll-call of the greatest names in Western art history at its flagship Old Masters Evening Sale on 3 July. With an overall estimate of £4665.9m/ $59.5-83.7m, the sale next week is one of the strongest sales ever staged in this category, both in value as well as in the quality of works on offer. From some of the finest works by the three key British landscape painters remaining in private hands, to masterpieces and newly discovered works by Renaissance and Baroque masters,... [Lire la suite]