28 février 2015

Coffret à monture de bronze doré et marqueterie Boulle de nacre, corne teintée rouge et vert, laiton et étain d'époque Louis XIV

Coffret à monture de bronze doré et marqueterie Boulle de nacre, corne teintée rouge et vert, laiton et étain d'époque Louis XIV. Estimation 25,000 — 40,000 EUR. Photo Sotheby's. à décor de putti et scènes champêtres ; le couvercle à doucine ; ornementation de bronze doré ; l'intérieur en placage de palissandre ; avec une inscription à l'encre sur le fond : Hamilton sale n° 2186. Haut. 11,5 cm, larg. 21,5 cm, prof. 15,5 cm A GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED MOTHER-OF-PEARL, STAINED... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2015

Paire de plaques à papier au rhinocéros en bronze doré, travail allemand de la fin du XVIIe-début du XVIIIe siècle sur une base

Paire de plaques à papier au rhinocéros en bronze doré, travail allemand de la fin du XVIIe-début du XVIIIe siècle sur une base d'époque Louis XVI. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 EUR. Photo Sotheby's. le socle en bois teinté orné d'une frise d'entrelacs avec quatre pieds boules. Quantité: 2. Haut. 12 cm, larg. 16,5 cm, prof. 10,5 cm - Height 4 3/4 in; width 6 1/2 in; depth 4 1/4 in A PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE RHINOCEROS, GERMANY, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY, ON A LOUIS XVI... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

Coupe en agate à monture de vermeil par Elias Adam, Augsbourg, 1705

Coupe en agate à monture de vermeil par Elias Adam, Augsbourg, 1705. Estimation 7,000 — 10,000 EUR. Photo Sotheby's. les anses formant des rinceaux feuillagés, la base ciselée de grodrons et coquilles - long. 13 cm, Ht. 6,5 cm ; 5 1/4 in long, 2 12 in high A GERMAN AGATE AND SILVER-GILT MOUNT CUP, ELIAS ADAM, AUGSBURG, 1705 Sotheby's. Les Dillée : Une dynastie d’experts et de collectionneurs Paris, 18 mars 2015, 04:00 PM
28 février 2015

Important médaillon en émail peint représentant L'Abondance, Limoges, vers 1540, par Léonard Limosin (1505-1575/77)

Important médaillon en émail peint représentant L'Abondance, Limoges, vers 1540, par Léonard Limosin (1505-1575/77). Estimation  25,000 — 40,000 EUR. Photo Sotheby's. monogrammé L.L. en bas à gauche; dans un cadre en cuivre doré, la prise en forme de tête d'angelot, au dos une étiquette de collection Clumber n°2629. Haut. (totale) 31 cm; diam. 28 cm, height (overall) 12 in., diam. 11 in. AN IMPORTANT, LIMOGES, CIRCA 1540, GRISAILLE PAINTED ENAMEL MEDALLION OF THE GODDESS OPS, PERSONIFYING... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

Jewish Heirs Sue Germany Over $226 Million Medieval Treasure

A bust of Saint Cosmas, one of the Welfenschatz treasures on display at a Berlin museum. Photo: DPA The heirs of Jewish art dealers who sold a trove of medieval treasures to the Nazis are suing the German state in a U.S. lawsuit. Gestapo founder Herman Goering orchestrated the sale in 1935 with four Jewish art dealers who received millions of dollars. The collection is now thought to be worth about $226 million. "Any transaction in 1935, where the sellers on the one side were Jews and the buyer on the other side was the Nazi... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

'High Tea: Glorious Manifestations East and West' at the Norton Museum of Art

Joachim Kändler (1706-1775), Monkey Teapot, 1735, Meissen Porcelain with overglaze enamels. Height: 7 ¼ inches, AG1967.10.12. Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida  WEST PALM BEACH, FLA..- People around the world have been drinking tea for centuries. The beverage became the center of cultured social gatherings long ago, not to mention an industry influencing health and welfare. The role played by tea, especially in the upper echelons of society, has also had a profound influence on art as artists and... [Lire la suite]


24 février 2015

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Announces Major Gift from Rothschild Heirs

BOSTON, MA —The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is acquiring a collection of 186 objects originally owned by Baron and Baroness Alphonse and Clarice de Rothschild of Vienna—members of the celebrated Rothschild banking family. The gift includes European decorative arts, furniture, prints, drawings, paintings, and personal objects including jewelry and jeweled objects, miniatures and rare books. Many of these works were seized in 1938 following the Anschluss, or annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany. A selection from the gift... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2015

MOBIA presents first U.S. exhibition of monumental sculptures by Donatello from the Duomo

Donatello, The Sacrifice of Isaac (detail), c. 1421. Image Courtesy Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore / Antonio Quattrone. NEW YORK, NY.- Monumental sculptures by Donatello—as well as major works by Filippo Brunelleschi, Luca della Robbia, Nanni di Banco, and other artists—are on view for the first time in the United States in an unprecedented exhibition at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City. Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral features 23 seminal works created... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2015

Museum of Antiquities discovers historic bronze bust was once owned by Napoleon Bonaparte

17th century CE bust of Hannibal.  SASKATOON.- The Museum of Antiquities at the University of Saskatchewan is the owner of a 17th century CE bust of Hannibal that was once was owned by Napoleon Bonaparte. Building upon research done in the late 1980s, Helanna Miazga discovered late last summer that Napoleon owned a bronze bust of Hannibal, which was mentioned in a memoir on Napoleon written by his private secretary Claude François Meneval. Hannibal, the great Carthaginian general, was one of Napoleon’s military idols. ... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2015

Equestrian portrait of Carlo Emanuele I takes centre stage at Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, TEFAF 2015 stand

Antonio Susini (1558-1624), Florentine, c.1620, Equestrian Portrait of Carlo Emanuele I, Duke of Savoy. Bronze. 36.8cm high, 58.3cm with base. LONDON.- A significant bronze equestrian portrait by Antonio Susini (1558-1624) of Carlo Emanuele I, Duke of Savoy (1562-1630), is to be presented at TEFAF 2015 by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art. Dating to circa 1620, the sculpture is considered to have been commissioned to mark the marriage in 1619 of Carlo Emanuele’s son and heir Vittorio Amadeo to Christine Marie, daughter of King Henry IV of... [Lire la suite]


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