29 juillet 2019

A set of three gold-mounted Du Paquier porcelain flasks and an agate cup in a Japanese lacquer box, Vienna, circa 1725-1730

A set of three gold-mounted Du Paquier porcelain flasks and an agate cup in a Japanese lacquer box, Vienna, circa 1725-1730. © Galerie Kugel Provenance: -Empress Maria Theresa (1717-80);-Brandýs Castle, Brandýs nad Labem (Brandeis an der Elbe), near Prague, by ca. 1918;-Dr. Quido Szopkó, Southern Slovakia, acquired ca. 1920, thence by descent;-Sold by the descendants of the above after 1993. An inscription at the bottom of this small agate cup contained within the Japanese lacquer casket reads, “de la cassette de... [Lire la suite]

06 juillet 2019

A Meissen white porcelain model of a hen with her chicks, 1732 

Lot 108. The Williams-Wynn Meissen Hen from the Royal Saxon Porcelain Menagerie. A Meissen white porcelain model of a hen with her chicks, 1732; 13 ½ in. (34.5 cm.) high. Estimate 300,000 - GBP 500,000. Price realised GBP 467,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Naturalistically modelled by J.J. Kändler, with her head turned towards her tail, a chick preening itself on her back and further chicks peeping out from under her wings and feathers. Provenance: Commissioned by Augustus II... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2019

Auction record for a drawing by Canaletto

Lot 338. Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice, 1697-1768), The Presentation of the Doge in S. Marco. Pen and brown ink and three shades of grey wash, heightened with touches of white over black chalk within original brown ink framing lines, 381 by 550 mm. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,135,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Today, in Sotheby’s Old Master & British Works on Paper Sale, a rare drawing by Canaletto realised £3.1m/ $3.9m, setting a new auction record... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2019

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted chinese celadon porcelain vase, the porcelain Kangxi period (1662-1722), the mounts mid-18th century

  Lot 49. A Louis XV ormolu-mounted chinese celadon porcelain vase, the porcelain Kangxi period (1662-1722), the mounts mid-18th century; 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) high; 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 50,640 - USD 75,960).Price realised GBP 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The baluster body incised with peonies on an overall of stylised foliage, the cover with berried finial on pierced frieze, flanked by scrolled foliate handles headed by double shells, on a broad... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2019

Christie's to offer masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection

  LONDON.- Telling the remarkable story of objects collected across centuries and treasured for generations, Christie’s will offer a landmark collection sale Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection in London on 4 of July. Comprising approximately 57 lots each with exceptional provenance, this sale includes important European Furniture, Works of Art and Old Master Paintings, collected by members of the prominent Rothschild banking family, particularly by Baron Gustave de Rothschild (1829-1911), and housed in some of the... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2019

The Morgan presents the satirical drawings of celebrated British artist William Hogarth

William Hogarth (1697–1764), Self-Portrait, ca. 1735, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B1981.25.360. NEW YORK, NY.- The Morgan Library & Museum opened a new exhibition of satirical drawings and prints by renowned artist William Hogarth (1697–1764). Best known for his humorous political commentary, Hogarth’s work engaged a broad audience and agitated for legislative and social change. His intricate drawings and richly anecdotal scenes depict the ills and injustices of eighteenth-century urban life,... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2019

S Franses Ltd at London Art Week 2019

Royal Mortlake Workshop, Vulcan Cast Down. From the series “Vulcan and Venus”. Woven by Philip de Maecht, c. 1620. Hand woven with coloured wools and silks and golds and silver threads, 5.59m width x 4.62m height (18ft 4in x 15ft 2in). Weaver and manufactory marks England. S Franses Ltd. © 2019 London Art Week Tapestries owned or commissioned by Charles I and other smaller textiles of the period, including the lost tapestry of "Vulcan Cast Down." The other tapestries from this set are in The Tapestry... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2019

Charles Beddington Ltd at London Art Week 2019

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697-1768), Westminster Bridge from the North with the Lord Mayor's Procession, 25 May 1750. Oil on canvas, 46.5 x 76.8 cm, Charles Beddington Ltd. © 2019 London Art Week Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697-1768), Old Somerset House from the River Thames. Oil on chamfered mahogany panel, 57.5 x 109 cm, Charles Beddington Ltd. © 2019 London Art Week Charles Beddington Ltd. First Floor, 16 Savile Row, London,... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2019

Sir Thomas Lawrence , P.R.A.(1769-1830), Portrait of Samuel Rose (1767-1804)

Sir Thomas Lawrence , P.R.A.(1769-1830), Portrait of Samuel Rose (1767-1804). Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 inches (76.25 x 63.5 cm), Bagshawe Fine Art. © 2019 London Art Week Provenance: The Burney FamilySold Christie's London 1925Bought A.L. Nicholson (dealer)Private Collection USAChristie's New York 1996Private Collection USAExhibited: Probably Royal Academy, 1795Engraved: John Henry Robinson, 1836Literature:  Kenneth Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence 1989,  No. 693 This superb portrait of the young... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2019

Important William Hogarth painting saved for the nation

William Hogarth (1697 – 1764), William Wollaston and his Family in a Grand Interior. Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1730, 99 cm by 124.5 cm. LEICESTER.- The painting William Wollaston and his Family in a Grand Interior by eminent 18th century English artist William Hogarth, has been allocated to New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, via the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, following a campaign to save it for the nation. Tax of £903,672 was settled by the acceptance of the painting. The value of the painting exceeded the... [Lire la suite]
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