02 novembre 2017

Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725-1805 Paris) La Rêveuse (The Dreamer)

Lot 30. Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725-1805 Paris), La Rêveuse (The Dreamer), oil on canvas, 15 7/8 x 12 7/8 in. (40.2 x 32.7 cm.). Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 348,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Jeanne Bécu, comtesse du Barry (1743-1793); her sale, Remy, Paris, 22 December 1775, part of lot 22.Jeanne Bécu, comtesse du Barry (1743-1793); her sale, Paillet, Paris, 17 February 1777, part of lot 54.Charles-Louis de Beauchamp, comte de Merle... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2017

Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842), Portrait of the artist, bust-length, 1794

Lot 32. Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842), Portrait of the artist, bust-length, signed and dated 'L.E. Vigée Le Brun / à Vienne 1794' (lower right), oil on canvas, 25 3/8 x 20 ½ in. (64.3 x 52 cm.). Estimate USD 600,000 - USD 800,000. Price realised USD 1,512,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: (Possibly) Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg (1711-1794), Vienna.Albert Henry Wiggin (1868-1951), Boston and New York, by 1926, and by descent in 1951 to his... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2017

BURZIO at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

Nicolas-Quinibert Foliot, Pair of Royal Louis XV Pliants, Circa 1755-59. Giltwood, 69 x 71 x 52 cm (27 x 27.9 x 20.5 in.). © BURZIO  Each with a loose cushion upholstered in yellow damask above a turquoise silk damask probably original, on a folding X-form molded and scrolling frame branded with crowned ‘ML’ in a circle, incised respectively with inventory numbers ‘10820’ and ‘10822’, red painted numbers ‘6522’ and '6520', and with black painted inventory number ‘473’, one with an inventory number 'C.... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2017

A French silver mounted two-handled Imari bowl and cover, the mounts, Paul Leriche, Paris, 1722-1726

Lot 218. A French silver mounted two-handled Imari bowl and cover, the mounts, Paul Leriche, Paris, 1722-1726, with associated unmarked stand. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the porcelain decorated in reds, greens, blues and gold with floral sprays, the bowl, cover and stand with gadrooned rims, the bowl with bifurcated scrolling handles chased with leaves, the slightly-domed cover flat-chased with Regence foliage, the finial cast as a... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2017

A French silver mounted two-handled Imari bowl and cover, the mounts, Paul Leriche, Paris, 1722-1726

Lot 218. A French silver mounted two-handled Imari bowl and cover, the mounts, Paul Leriche, Paris, 1722-1726, with associated unmarked stand. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the porcelain decorated in reds, greens, blues and gold with floral sprays, the bowl, cover and stand with gadrooned rims, the bowl with bifurcated scrolling handles chased with leaves, the slightly-domed cover flat-chased with Regence foliage, the finial cast as a... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A pair of Chinese silver-gilt filigree vases, covers and stands, Canton, applied coral and enamel Trapani, Sicily, circa 1750

Lot 710. A pair of Chinese silver-gilt filigree vases, covers and stands, with contemporary embellishment in coral and white enamel, the filigree probably Canton, the applied coral and enamel probably Trapani, Sicily, circa 1750. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. constructed in a number of detachable sections, fitted over a solid ground with filigree cagework of distinctive circles and simulated tiles, applied by wires with red coral leafage and flowers, set with... [Lire la suite]

13 octobre 2017

Harn Museum of Art displays French art featuring women in the 18th - early 19th centuries

GAINESVILLE, FL.- The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is presenting an exhibition of more than 150 drawings, pastels, paintings and sculptures addressing some of the most important and defining questions of women’s lives in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection is on view from Oct. 6 to Dec. 31, 2017. Ranging from spirited, improvisational sketches and figural studies to highly finished drawings of exquisite beauty, the... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2017

Commode "Au panier fleuri", France, époque Louis XV

Lot 35. Commode "Au panier fleuri", France, époque Louis XV. Estimation 35 000 € / 50 000 €. Photo: Kohn. Satiné, amarante et bois teints, bronzes dorés et marbre brèche d’Alep. Poinçons au « C » couronné (1745-1749). H. 86 cm, L. 145 cm, P. 61 cm. Restauration d’usage, crochets anciennement changés, marbre restauré Provenance: Ancienne collection du Château de Beychevelle. Note: Cette importante commode de forme galbée ouvre en façade par deux tiroirs à traverses de soutien dissimulées. Sur... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2017

Scriban aux angelots, Rome, second quart du XVIIIe siècle

Lot 38. Scriban aux angelots, Rome, second quart du XVIIIe siècle. Noyer, palissandre, bronzes dorés et estampes. H. 250 cm, L. 130 cm, P. 65 cm. Estimation 40 000 € / 50 000 €. Photo: Kohn. Provenance: Ancienne collection Palais Ruspoli  Référence bibliographique: Alvar Gonzales-Palacios, Arredi ne ornamenti alla Corte di Roma, ed. Electa, 2004 Note: Cet important meuble à deux corps, appelé « buro » en italien, en placage de noyer et de palissandre ouvre en partie basse par trois... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2017

Tapisserie: La Foi, Florence, vers 1702-1705

Lot 34. Tapisserie: La Foi, Florence, vers 1702-1705. Estimation 80 000 € / 100 000 €. Photo: Kohn Carton d’Antonio Bronconi (documenté à Florence entre 1700 et 1733) réalisé entre 1701 et 1702. Partiellement recopié d’un modèle de 1523 d’Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530). Laine et soie, 358 x 302 cm. Bibliographie: Nello Forti Grazzini, Il Patrimonio artistico del Quirinale, Gli Arazzi, ed. Electa, Rome. Note: La Foi, l’une des trois Vertus théologiques, est représentée sous les traits d’une figure... [Lire la suite]