20 novembre 2018

Diligent research propels a Gainsborough study, initially believed a copy, to $103,125

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Study for The Honourable Mrs. Graham. Estimate $75,000-$100,000. Sold for $103,125. © Woodshed Art Auctions. FRANKLIN, MASS.- Diligent research by Bruce Wood of Woodshed Art Auctions propelled what was initially believed to be an ordinary copy of a painting to a six-figure finish at the firm’s November 1st fine art auction titled Gainsborough, Monet, Warhol & Friends. The painting was an oil portrait study by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) titled The... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2018

Gainsborough’s Family Album at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), Portrait of the Artist's Daughters, about 1763-64, Worcester Art Museum. © Worcester Art Museum LONDON - The National Portrait Gallery London is to bring together for the first time all twelve surviving portraits of Thomas Gainsborough’s daughters in a major new exhibition, Gainsborough’s Family Album, opening on 22 November 2018, it was announced today 6 December 2017. The portraits, which trace the development of the Gainsborough girls from playful young... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2018

An important Saxon gold and hardstone bonbonnière by Johann-Christian Neuber (1736-1808), signed on the flange 'Neuber à Dresde.

Lot 3775. An important Saxon gold and hardstone bonbonnière by Johann-Christian Neuber (1736-1808), signed on the flange 'Neuber à Dresde.', Dresden, circa 1780; 2½ in. (64 mm.) diam. Estimate: HK$3,200,000.00 - HK$5,200,000.000 (USD 410,160 - USD 666,510). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. circular gold-lined box, the cover, sides and base inlaid with radiating red and mocha-coloured striated agate ribbons heightened with carnelian mounts, the sides with alternating ovolos of striated agate and polished... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2018

A German silver spice tower, J. Rimonim (Johann Jacob Rünecke), Fürth, circa 1750

Lot 603. A German silver spice tower, J. Rimonim (Johann Jacob Rünecke), Fürth, circa 1750; 30.5cm., 12in. high; 300gr., 9oz. 12dwt. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. © Sotheby's modelled and tooled as a tower; central spire and gallery with four pennants and orbs, main-section pierced with an swirling orb  above a hinged door, in a spreading circular lobed base embellished with rocaille. Associated Literature: Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2018

Coffret en agate et bronze doré et gravé, Allemagne, XVIIIe siècle

Lot 13. Coffret en agate et bronze doré et gravé, Allemagne, XVIIIe siècle; 18 x 15 x 11,8 cm ; 7 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. Estimate €4,000 - €6,000. Lot sold 32,500 EUR. © Sotheby's. avec six médaillons en agate, surmonté d'un cerf en agate et reposant sur des pieds boules en agate.  Sotheby's. Pierre Bergé: From One Home to Another, Paris, 30 oct. 2018, 10:30 AM
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19 septembre 2018

"La Fabrique du Luxe. Les marchands merciers parisiens au XVIIIe siècle" au Musée Cognacq-Jay

Anonyme, Paire de candélabres à deux branches garnis d’un oiseau et de fleurs, bronze doré et porcelaine, entre 1715 et 1774, Paris, musée Cognacq-Jay (inv. J328) © Musée Cognacq-Jay / Roger-Viollet PARIS - « Vendeurs de tout, faiseurs de riens », suivant la célèbre et peu amène sentence prononcée par Diderot dans son Encyclopédie, les marchands merciers constituent l’une des corporations parisiennes les plus importantes au XVIIIe siècle. Du 29 septembre 2018 au 27 janvier 2019, le musée Cognacq-Jay organise la toute première... [Lire la suite]

10 septembre 2018

Galerie J. Kugel presents the first exhibition devoted to the art of ‘piqué’ at the court of Naples

© Galerie J. Kugel PARIS.- Galerie J. Kugel presents the first exhibition devoted to the art of ‘piqué’, which flourished in Naples during the first half of the 18th century. The technique combines lavish inventiveness, virtuoso skill and astonishing opulence.  These extraordinary objects bring together three precious materials: tortoiseshell, gold, and mother-of-pearl. According to Nicolas Kugel: “This fascinating combination is sublimated by light, which makes the gold shimmer, reveals the iridescence of the... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2018

J. R. le Blan (active in France c. 1716-1720), Still-life with thistle, lizard and insects, 1720

Lot 3087. J. R. le Blan (active in France c. 1716-1720), Still-life with thistle, lizard and insects, 1720. Oil on panel, 39.3 x 31.6 cm. Signed and dated lower right: J. R. le. Blan. 1720. Estimate CHF 10 000 / 15 000 | (€ 8 330 / 12 500). © Koller Provenance: Swiss private collection. We are grateful to Dr. Fred G. Meijer for confirming the authorship of the present work on the basis of a photograph. Koller. A186 Tableaux de Maîtres Anciens - vendredi 28 septembre 2018, 14h00
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30 août 2018

Rijksmuseum acquires floral still life by Gerard van Spaendonck

Gerard van Spaendonck (1746-1822), Still Life of Flowers in Alabaster Vase, 1783, 80.5 x 64 cm, Oil on canvas, Acquired with the support of the BankGiro Lottery. AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum has procured a painting by Gerard van Spaendonck, the most famous painter of floral still lifes of the second half of the 18th century. It was a long-cherished wish of the museum to include in its collection an important work by this Dutch painter of international renown. The Rijksmuseum’s director Taco Dibbits describes this painting... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2018

Caylus Gallery, Stand 368 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Antonio Carnicero (Salamanca, 1748 - Madrid, 1814), Portrait of the Marchioness of Herrera, Doña Dolores Romero de Terreros y Trebuesto, 1794. Oil on canvas, 96 x 72.5 cm (37.8 x 28.5 in.). Signed 'Ant Carnicero ft a 1794'. Image courtesy Caylus Gallery / Stand 368. Literature: Exhibition catalogue at the Centro Cultural de la Villa, Antonio Carnicero, Madrid, 1997, p. 294. Exhibited: Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid. 1997. 2018 is a milestone for Caylus being its 30th anniversary. The gallery was founded... [Lire la suite]