17 novembre 2016

Culture Minister steps in to prevent 18th century painting from export

William Hogarth (1697-1764), The Christening. Oil on canvas, 49.5 x 62.8cm. LONDON.- Culture Minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar on a satirical painting by William Hogarth to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country.  The Christening by William Hogarth is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £1,223,100. William Hogarth is considered to be one of the most important figures in eighteenth-century British art and culture. He... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2016

Important mobilier, sculptures et objets d’art chez Sotheby’s, le 28 novembre

Paris  – Le 28 novembre chez Sotheby’s, une vente sera dédiée au mobilier, à la sculpture et aux objets d’art. Cette session sera l’occasion pour les collectionneurs de dénicher des trésors des arts décoratifs européens du XIV e au XIXe siècle. Des pièces de prestige rythmeront ce catalogue telle cette exceptionnelle paire de canapés de Nicolas Heurtaut (estimation : 600.000 – 1.000.000 €) ou cette belle table en porphyre et bronze doré estampillée Carlin et livrée pour le duc de Choiseul (estimation : 100.000 – 150.000 €). Sans... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2016

Opulence: Christie's combines sales of Silver, Gold Boxes and 19th century Furniture

Lot 126. An important Saxon gold-mounted ‘Stein-Cabinet’ bonbonnière set with a micromosaic plaque, by Johann-Christian Neuber (1736-1808), Dresden, circa 1785, the micromosaic attributed to Giacomo Faffaelli (fl. 1753-1836), Rome, circa 1785-1800. Estimate £250,000-350,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. LONDON.- Opulence is an exciting new curated sale format at Christie’s which selects furniture and works of art of defined by rarity and artistry with an emphasis on opulence. The sale presents a... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2016

European drawings from West Coast collections on view at the Crocker Art Museum

Adriaen Frans Boudewijns, Two Houses along a Country Lane, n.d. Pen and green ink, brush and point of brush and green, blue, and brown washes, 19 x 29.9 cm. Crocker Art Museum, E. B. Crocker Collection 1871.132. SACRAMENTO, CA.- “Reuniting the Masters: European Drawings from West Coast Collections” brings together related European drawings, separated over centuries and continents, that are now in the possession of the West Coast’s great art collections.   By coincidence or by design, drawings by the same artist, for the... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2016

Trésors de la prestigieuse collection Qizilbash chez Sotheby’s à Paris, le 28 novembre

Lot 9. Garniture composée de trois pots pourris en porcelaine de Chine bleu céleste d'époque Kangxi (1662-1722) à monture de bronze doré d'époque Louis XV, vers 1765-1770. Estimation 1.000.000 – 2.000.000 €. Photo: Sotheby's Paris – Sotheby’s France aura le privilège de mettre en vente le 28 novembre certains des Trésors de la prestigieuse collection Qizilbash. C’est avec la plus grande justesse que cette collection est décrite comme prestigieuse et comme l’un des ensembles d’objets d’art des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles européens les... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2016

Heart-shaped pendant containing locks of hair of Empress Maria Theresa Vienna, late 18th century

Heart-shaped pendant containing locks of hair of Empress Maria Theresa Vienna, late 18th century © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

08 novembre 2016

Gold ewer from the toilette set for Emperor Franz I, made by Anton Matthias Domanek, Vienna, c. 1750

Gold ewer from the toilette set for Emperor Franz I, made by Anton Matthias Domanek (Domanöck), Vienna, c. 1750 © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
08 novembre 2016

Crucifix, Louis Siries, Florence, c. 1746

Crucifix, Louis Siries, Florence, c. 1746, lapis lazuli, gold © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
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01 novembre 2016

J. Paul Getty Museum opens "Fashionable Likeness: Pastel Portraits in 18th-Century Britain"

William Hoare (English, 1707 - 1792), Henry Hoare, "The Magnificent", of Stourhead, about 1750 - 1760. Pastel on paper. Unframed: 61 × 45.7 cm (24 × 18 in.) Framed: 100.3 × 64.8 × 8.9 cm (39 1/2 × 25 1/2 × 3 1/2 in.) Accession No. 2013.47.1 The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA.- In eighteenth-century Britain, portraits were commissioned by an increasingly wide cross- section of society, including the newly rich, as a visible symbol of their wealth and cultural aspirations. Fashionable Likeness: Pastel... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2016

A Zechlin armorial goblet and cover, circa 1730

Lot 511. A Zechlin armorial goblet and cover, circa 1730. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,200 - 3,300). Photo Bonhams. The rounded funnel bowl neatly engraved with an armorial within foliate scroll mantling, the reverse with an inscription 'Guthe freunde aller Orthen Mehr in Thaten als in Worten', between borders of pearls and ovals and bright gold bands, the knopped baluster stem and finial cut with facets and also gilded, 28.5cm high (2) Provenance: From the estate of a Swiss collector. ... [Lire la suite]