28 août 2015

Fresh-to-market estates highlight 1,000+ lots of fine & decorative arts at Heritage Auctions

A Ninety-Six Piece Sèvres-Style Porcelain Service, 19th century. Marks: (imitation Sèvres marks) Offert par le Duc de Richelieu a Mme. de Lamballe; signed F. AULDET to painted cartouches. Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000. Photo Heritage Auctions DALLAS, TX.- Treasured objects from fresh-to-market private collections, including a 96-Piece Sèvres-Style Porcelain Service (est. $30,000+) will cross the block in Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Arts Including Estates Auction... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2015

The V&A and the Scottish National Gallery have jointly acquire sculpture by Lorenzo Bartolini

Lorenzo Bartolini, The Campbell Sisters Dancing a Waltz, c. 1821. LONDON.- Bartolini was a revolutionary and rebel sculptor, now considered to be one of the European greats. His style was distinct to that of his traditional neo-classical contemporaries as he sought to capture the ‘beauty of nature’ in his works. Bartolini’s bas-relief of Cleobis and Biton attracted the attention of the Napoleonic government and secured his fame as a sculptor. In 1839, Bartolini was appointed professor at the Florentine Academy of Fine Arts... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2015

Sotheby's New York announces 19th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts Sale

George-Henry Blake, The Frick Commodes’ Companion Pair, Boulle Style Marquetry Commodes. Estimate $300/500,000. Photo: Sotheby's.  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s is pleased to announce that its 15 October auctions of 19th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts in New York will feature both a dedicated single-owner sale at 10:00AM, Property of a Distinguished Private Asian Collection, and a various-owners auction at 2:00PM. The morning sale will highlight over 200 works from an important Private... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2015

Largest Rodin exhibition ever presented in Canada on view at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), The Age of Bronze, 1876. Bronze, Alexis Rudier Foundry, 1911, 181.6 x 50.8 x 52.1 cm. Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Elizabeth H. Gates Fund. Photo Albright-Knox Art Gallery / Tom Loonan / Art Resource, NY MONTREAL.- The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is presenting Metamorphoses: In Rodin’s Studio from May 30 to October 18, 2015. Produced and circulated in the United States by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Musée Rodin in Paris, this... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2015

Ordre du Saint-Esprit, collier et croix en or émaillé du début de l'époque Restauration, Paris

Ordre du Saint-Esprit, collier et croix en or émaillé du début de l'époque Restauration, Paris, le collier attribué à Jean-Charles Cahier, provenant probablement de Ferdinand d’Orléans (1810-1842), alors duc de Chartres.  Estimation 100,000 — 150,000 €. Photo Sotheby's. composé de 22 maillons à langues de feu rouges figurant des fleur-de-lys (11), en alternance avec un H accompagné de trois couronnes et de cornes d’abondance (6) ou avec un trophée d’armes (5) ; muni d'un fermoir en... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2015

Ordre du Saint-Esprit, le collier par Ouizille et Lemoine, provenant de Louis-Philippe d’Orléans (1773-1850)

Ordre du Saint-Esprit, le collier par Ouizille et Lemoine, provenant de Louis-Philippe d’Orléans (1773-1850), futur roi Louis-Philippe. Collier et croix en or émaillé, Paris, vers 1824. Estimation 200,000 — 300,000 €. Photo Sotheby's. composé de 29 maillons à langues de feu rouges figurant des fleur-de-lys (15), en alternance avec un H accompagné de trois couronnes et de cornes d’abondance (8) ou avec un trophée d’armes (6) ; muni d'un fermoir en or poinçonné ; le lys central comportant... [Lire la suite]


19 juillet 2015

South Italian, 19th century, Beachcombery rhinoceros surmounted by an armed devil

South Italian, 19th century, Beachcombery rhinoceros surmounted by an armed devil. Estimation  15,000 — 20,000 GBP.  Lot. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's coral, shell, gilt wood and lacquer mounted on a wood core, further incorporating glass, engraved copper, cold painted metal, a boar's tusk, tassels, rock crystal, metal thread, cloth, and a plaster cameo of Louis XVI in profile, all mounted using tinted gesso; 65 by 54.5 by 36.5cm., 25 5/8  by 21 3/8  by 14 3/8 in. Note: A very... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2015

The Siberian Mouse. A pearl, gold and enamel automaton mouse, attributed to Henri Maillardet, circa 1805

The Siberian Mouse. A pearl, gold and enamel automaton mouse, attributed to Henri Maillardet, circa 1805. Estimate   200,000 — 300,000  GBP. Lot. Sold 365,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. modelled as a lifesize white mouse with enamelled fur set with irregularly-shaped baroque pearls, chased gold ears and paws, round ruby cabochon eyes, the underside chased with diapered texturing, when a button below the perky mesh tail is pressed the mouse skitters, twirls and pauses to sniff the air and nibble in a most realistic... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2015

First image of the newly crowned Queen Victoria to go on display in Scotland for the first time

Sir David Wilkie, first image of Queen Victoria as reigning monarch, 1837 (Preparatory oil sketch for The First Council of Queen Victoria, 1838). Royal Collection Trust/ ©Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015. EDINBURGH.- An oil sketch of Queen Victoria, made just four months after her accession to the throne at the age of 18, will go on display in Scotland for the first time. Painted by the celebrated Scottish artist Sir David Wilkie, it is the earliest image of her as reigning monarch and a study for the first painting... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2015

Study for Frederic, Lord Leighton's Flaming June sells for £167,000 at Sotheby's in London

Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A., R.W.S, Study for Flaming June. Pencil and white chalk, 22 by 20cm., 8¾ by 8in. Estimate £40,000 — 60,000. Sold for £167,000 ($261,422). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Today at Sotheby’s in London, the only known head study for one of the most famous masterpieces of the nineteenth century, the pencil and white chalk study for Frederic, Lord Leighton’s Flaming June, sold to an American private collector for £167,000, an auction record for a work on paper by the artist* and four times over... [Lire la suite]
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