22 avril 2016

A Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted Chinese turquoise porcelain pot-pourri vase, late 19th century

Lot 332. A Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted Chinese turquoise porcelain pot-pourri vase, late 19th century. Estimate 7,000 — 12,000 GBP (9,020 - 15,462 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the domed lid fitted with a foliate finial above a pierced collar of c-scrolls and acanthus issuing voluted handles centred with berried acanthus shoots, raised on a pierced plinth with acanthus scrolls; 34cm high; 1ft. 1¼in. Sotheby's. Collections & Collectors, London, 28 Apr 2016, 10:00 AM

18 avril 2016

Major survey of renowned 19th-century European aristocratic portraitist opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Franz X. Winterhalter, Princess Leonilla of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, 1843, oil on canvas, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opens High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter, an exhibition of some 45 paintings by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805–1873), the most renowned portraitist of the courts of Europe during his day. Throughout the course of his career, Winterhalter captured the elegance of his aristocratic sitters with an unrivaled brilliance of technique and... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2016

'Eckersberg ∙ Fascination with Reality. The Golden Age of Danish Painting' at Hamburger Kunsthalle, to 30 May 2016

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783-1853), Standing male nude, Carl Frørup , 1837, Oil on Canvas, 94,5 x 62,5 cm, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Academy Council, Photo: Frida Gregersen. HAMBURG.- OnWith an encompassing retrospective on Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783–1853), presented for the first time outside of Denmark in Europe, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is paying tribute to the most prominent Danish painter of the first half of the 19th century. On 9 May 1814 Eckersberg had bought a portable paintbox and a folding... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2016

Une exceptionnelle pendule à automates et musiques en forme de cage à oiseaux chez Sotheby's Genève, le 14 mai prochain

Une exceptionnelle pendule à automates et musiques en forme de cage à oiseaux, Genève, 1825-1830. Estimation: CHF 400,000 – 800,000 / $411,000 – 825,000. Photo: Sotheby's. Genève – La prochaine vente aux enchères “Important Watches” de Sotheby’s Genève se tiendra le samedi 14 mai prochain et aura pour lot phare une exceptionnelle pendule à automates et musiques en forme de cage à oiseaux. Cet objet véritablement magnifique démontre le savoir-faire des manufactures horlogères suisses et met en lumière un design et des... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2016

Edgar Degas drawing owned by Duchess of Marlborough allocated to Pallant House Gallery

Edgar Degas, Femme se peignant, c.1887-1890, charcoal and red chalk on tracing paper, Accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of Stephen Brod and allocated to Pallant House Gallery 2016. CHICHESTER.- A significant unseen drawing by Edgar Degas, previously owned by Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough, has been allocated to Pallant House Gallery via HM Government’s Acceptance in Lieu scheme, run by the Arts Council. The drawing, which has never before been exhibited, will be on display at the... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2016

A small Renaissance style carved ivory cup and cover, 19th century

Lot 161. A small Renaissance style carved ivory cup and cover, 19th century. Estimate 1800 EUR. Photo Nagel. a horseman on the top. Minor damages. H. 18,5 cm  Nagel. Sale 733, 13th April 2016
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12 avril 2016

A rare carved ivory Situla and cover, German, 19th century

Lot 128. A rare carved ivory Situla and cover, German, 19th century. Estimate 18 000 EUR. Photo Nagel. The body with six relief carved Holy Bishops, each named in an oval cartouche underneath their feet, silver mounts to top and stand, marked at the bottom, crown-shaped cover set with gemstones and a medaillon depicting Johann II of Palatine-Zweibrücken Duke of Bavaria (1548 - 1635), the movable handle also set with ivory appliques and gemstones. Natural cracks to ivory, minor damages due to age. H. 30 cm ... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2016

A splendid German gilt silver and ivory tankard, 19th century

Lot 128. A splendid German gilt silver and ivory tankard, 19th century. Estimate 9 000 EUR. Photo Nagel. Stand, cover, handle and inner liner worked in cast and embossed gilt silver, the ivory body with relief carving depicting Mother of God enthroned and the Four Evangelists. Silver marked "13" at the stand. Minor damages due to age. H. 23 cm Nagel. Sale 733, 13th April 2016
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11 avril 2016

A Dutch parcel-gilt and polychrome-painted embossed leather four-fold screen, 19th century

Lot 242. A Dutch parcel-gilt and polychrome-painted embossed leather four-fold screen, 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 84 1/2 in.; length 92; 214.5 cm; 233.5 cm Sotheby's. European Decorative Arts from Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, New York, 12 avr. 2016, 10:00 AM
09 avril 2016

Sotheby's to offer Paul Signac's 'Opus' masterpiece Maisons du port, Saint-Tropez

Paul Signac, Maisons du port, Saint-Tropez, 1882. Estimate $8/12 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- On 9 May 2016, Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York will feature a striking Pointillist painting of Saint-Tropez by Paul Signac (estimate $8/12 million*). Inscribed Op.237, the painting heralds from an important period for the artist, during which he designated his works with ‘opus numbers,’ much as a composer would name a masterful musical composition. Painted in 1882 –... [Lire la suite]
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