11 mars 2016

Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd at TEFAF Maastrich 2016

Jade pendant Huang, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 475-221 BC. Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Jade. A pendant of arched form, Huang, terminating in well-pronounced dragonheads at both ends. The dragonheads are carved with well-defined bulging eyes, prominent ears and nose, strong jaw, pointed teeth and a short beard. The huang has a narrow ridge and is covered with a raised spiral grain pattern on both sides. Two C-shaped apertures form the dragons’ mouths. The... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2015

In search of lost time: Sotheby's to offer treasures from the Bernheimer Collection

Jan Brueghel the Elder (Brussels 1568 - 1625 Antwerpt), Panoramic landscape with travellers with horses carts and cattle on a Sandy road, signed and indistinctly dated lower right: BRUEGHEL 1***, oil on copper, 22.2 by 33 cm.; 8 3/4  by 13 in. Estimate £800,000-1,200,000 / €1,090,000-1,640,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On 24th and 25th November 2015, Sotheby’s London will host a major two-day sale of art and antiques from the collection of the Bernheimers, one of Europe’s... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2015

A new, permanent display of Michael Wellby's 2012 bequest, is now open at the Ashmolean

Lapis lazuli bowl with gold mounts, Prague, c. 1608. Carving by the Miseroni workshop, mounts by Paulus van Vianen. Height: 17 cm. Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. OXFORD.- Michael Wellby bequeathed his extraordinary collection of Renaissance silver and exotica to the Ashmolean in 2012. Comprising over 500 pieces, it consists primarily of spectacular goldsmiths’ work made in Continental Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. The collection was inspired by the... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2015

1951 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster

1951 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster. Estimation : 90 000 € / 110 000 €. Photo Aguttes Kilométrage : 18 840 km au compteur - Motorisation : 6 cylindres en ligne - Cylindrée : 3 442 cm3 - N° de série : 671637 - Carte grise française / French registration  La parfaite voiture à collectionner.Un canon de beauté automobile. La version originelle d’une lignée mythique « Les lettres de noblesse de Jaguar sont un X et un K »  La présentation de la nouvelle Jaguar XK aura un... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2015

The magic of Venice and Dresden captured in two distinguished private collections offered at Sotheby's

An Italian pietre dure inlaid table top, Florentine, first half 17th century. Estimate  £80,000 — 120,000 / €111,576 — 167,364. Photo Sotheby's LONDON.- On 9th June 2015, Sotheby’s will present a sale combining two outstanding private collections. Dresden and Venice have long been hubs of creativity inspiring craftsmen, painters, architects, writers, and artisans, and will now meet in the galleries of Sotheby’s London. This sale offers an insight into two collectors' personal affinity to the decorative arts... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2015

Sotheby's organizes an auction in Paris combining paintings and sculptures for the first time

Abel Grimmer (Anvers vers 1570 - 1618/19), Six mois de l'année : Janvier, Mai, Juin, Juillet, Août et Septembre (Six Months of the Year: January to September). Le mois de mai daté sur le puits à gauche 1609. Suite de six panneaux circulaires. Cinq d'entre eux inscrits avec les références aux textes des Evangiles en bas au centre. Au revers de chacun, des cachets de cire correspondant vraisembablement au pannelier. Diamètre : 25 cm ; 9 7/8... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2015

"Gold" at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Indian, Tiger's head, 1785-93, 46.0 x 57.0 x 48.0 cm (excluding base/stand). RCIN 67212. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014 The beauty and symbolism of gold, from the Early Bronze Age to the 20th century, is celebrated in an exhibition opening at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse on 27 March.  Through over 60 items drawn from across the entire breadth of the Royal Collection, Gold explores the distinctive qualities that make this rare and precious... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2015

£100,000 at Bonhams Waterloo Sale for gold box presented to colourful British commander

Lord Uxbridge (1st Marquess of Angelesey): a George IV 18 carat gold Irish Freedom Box. Sold for £100,900 (€138,503). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A gold Irish Freedom Box presented to the Earl of Uxbridge, one of the most colourful British Army Commanders at Waterloo, made £100,900 at Bonhams Waterloo sale today (1 April). The sale made a total of £925,000. The Earl of Uxbridge, later Marquess of Anglesey, (1768-1854) was involved in a famous example of the British stiff upper lip when, riding with Wellington,... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2015

Christie's South Kensington announces a sale of European Noble & Private Collections

LONDON.- On 30 April Christie’s South Kensington presents a sale of European Noble & Private Collections, which brings together an impressive selection of works of art all linked by noble and private provenance. The sale celebrates the collecting traditions of aristocratic dynasties across Europe, exploring the development of styles and tastes, ranging from Old Masters and 19th century paintings to furniture, European and Chinese works of art and porcelain to books, tapestries and silver. Leading the sale is a... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2015

Miroir octogonal, Italie, fin du XVIIe siècle

Miroir octogonal, Italie, fin du XVIIe siècle. Estimation 22 000 € / 25 000 €. Photo Kohn Âme de bois, écaille et nacre - H. 58 cm, L. 58 cm  KOHN. Art de la Renaissance, le 31 Mars 2015 à 18h. HÔTEL LE BRISTOL – SALON CASTELLANE, 112 RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT HONORÉ – 75008 PARIS