15 janvier 2021

Christie's to offer Old Master & British Drawings including property from The Cornelia Bessie Estate

Lot 53. Jean-Étienne Liotard (Geneva 1702–1789), Portrait of Philibert Cramer, with period frame and glass pastel on blue paper, mounted on canvas, 25 x 21¼ in. (63.5 x 53.8 cm). Estimate: $400,000-600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s online auction Old Master & British Drawings including property from The Cornelia Bessie Estate will be offered for sale 14-28 January and will feature works from the 15th to the 19th centuries, with a particular focus on drawings by some of the greatest... [Lire la suite]

03 janvier 2021

A Prussian cut and engraved Royal goblet and cover, circa 1710, Postdam, engraved in Berlin

Lot 89. A Prussian cut and engraved Royal goblet and cover, circa 1710, Postdam, engraved in Berlin; 35cm. high. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold: 2,520 GBP.  Photo Sotheby's. the round funnel bowl engraved, probably by Gottfried Spiller with four crowned cyphers above a star and trellis pattern section, the domed cover engraved with scattered flower sprigs below border of flowerheads and printes, the finial and stem with fluted baluster sections either side of a compressed knob,... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2021

A Baltic parcel-gilt silver beaker and cover, Michael Kresner III, (Riga), circa 1760

Lot 95. A Baltic parcel-gilt silver beaker and cover, Michael Kresner III, (Riga), circa 1760; 28cm., 11in. high; 1146gr, 36oz 16dwt. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold: 7,560 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Tapering, cylindrical with spreading foot and gadrooned rims, fitted with ten 17th and early 18th century coins and medals enclosed by engraved foliage, the base with a Wismar 32 Schilling, dated 1632, cover spirally fluted as seen from the inside, the cover fitted with an early 18th century embossed plaquette... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2021

A silver-mounted carved ivory snuff box, probably Flemish, 18th century

Lot 19. A silver-mounted carved ivory snuff box, probably Flemish, 18th century; 7.2cm., 2¾in. wide. Estimate: 1,200 - 1,800 GBP. Lot sold: 1,512 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of cartouche form, carved on both sides with Biblical subjects. Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton. Sotheby's. Royal & Noble. London, 7 January 2021
14 novembre 2020

Christie's Paris presents 'The Exceptional Sale & The Collector : Le Goût Français'

PARIS.- Christie's presents its sales dedicated to classical and decorative arts through The Exceptional Sale and The Collector: Le Goût Français on November 24th. After the cartes blanches given to renowned gallery owners, collectors and artists, such as Hervé Van der Straeten, Elie Top or Kamel Mennour, Christie's has chosen the artist Louis Cane to bring a new perspective to these two iconic sales of the Classic Week.The Exceptional Sale features outstanding pieces with unique origins and stories. One of the highlights... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2020

Exhibition commemorates the 250th anniversary of Giambattista Tiepolo's death

Giambattista Tiepolo, Saint Francis of Assisi receiving the stigmata , 1767-1769, oil on canvas, 278 × 153 cm, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado. © Museo Nacional del Prado MILAN.- From 30 October 2020 to 21 March 2021, the Gallerie d’Italia – Piazza Scala (the Intesa Sanpaolo museum complex in Milan) hosts the exhibition Tiepolo. Venice, Milan, Europe, curated by Fernando Mazzocca and Alessandro Morandotti with general coordination by Gianfranco Brunelli.To commemorate the 250th anniversary of... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2020

'Dalva Brothers: Parisian Taste in New York' totals $5,885,500 at Christie's New York

© Christie's Images Ltd 2020. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s sale Dalva Brothers: Parisian Taste In New York achieved a total of $5,855,500 and was 81% sold by lot and 85% sold by value. The top lot of the sale was the exquisite late Louis XVI pietra dura and ormolu-mounted ebony secrétaire en cabinet by Adam Weisweiler circa 1785-1790, which sold for $1,134,000, exceeding its estimate of $600,000-1,000,000. Additional top lots include a Charles X birds eye maple, amaranth, coloured strass and silver exhibition panel, made for... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2020

The Piranesi Principle at Berlin's Kunstbibliothek marks the 300th birthday of Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Colosseum in Rom aus der Vogelschau von Norden, um 1760-1770, © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek / Dietmar Katz. BERLIN.- Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778) was one of the great polymaths of the 18th century. He carved out an international career as an archaeologist, artist, collector, designer, publisher and author. The principle behind his success was to grasp the multifaceted nature of reality and transform it into something new. He found inspiration everywhere: in the artifacts... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2020

Exhibition shows how people's view of nature has changed through the ages

Claude Lorrain, Landscape with Argus Guarding lo, ca 1644/45. Photo credit: Harry Cory Right/By permission of the Earl of Leicester and the Trustees of the Holkham Estate. STOCKHOLM.- This autumn's exhibition at Nationalmuseum opened on 17 September and features French and Italian art from primarily the 17th century but also French and Nordic art until the turn of the 20th century. The exhibition shows how people's view of nature has changed through the ages and also addresses the many classical stories conveyed in... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2020

Exceptional results for the Collection of Paul-Louis Weiller at Christie's Paris

Lot 212. Nicolas de Largillière (Paris 1656-1746), La Belle Strasbourgeoise, huile sur toile, 131,5 x 105,5 cm. Estimate €600,000 - €1,000,000. Sold under the hammer of François Curiel for €1,570,000 establishing a new world auction record for the artist. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. PARIS.- On 15 & 16 September 2020, Christie’s hosted the sale of Commandant Paul-Louis Weiller (1893-1993)'s collection which realised a total of €6,138,500/ £5,683,795 / $7,309,362. These exceptional... [Lire la suite]