08 février 2021

Axel Salto (Copenhagen 1889-1961 Frederiksberg), Male mask, Denmark, 1947

Axel Salto (Copenhagen 1889-1961 Frederiksberg), Male mask, Denmark, 1947. Sandstone, H 44.5 x W 27.5 x D 22 cm. Signed lower back ‘Salto’. Unique piece made at the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory. FRANCIS JANSSENS VAN DER MAELEN at BRAFA 2021. Exhibition: Charlottenborg, 5-20 November 1949; Designmuseum Denmark, ‘Axel Salto’ in 1989, cat. 224. t. +32 (0)2 502 71 80 m. +32 (0)475 48 62 00 www.fineartsilver.com
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08 février 2021

Philippe WolfersPhilippe Wolfers (Brussels, 1858-1929), Covered vase ‘Wisteria’, Brussels, circa 1900

Philippe Wolfers (Brussels, 1858-1929), Covered vase ‘Wisteria’, Brussels, circa 1900. Silver and glass, Weight 358 gr, H 19 cm. FRANCIS JANSSENS VAN DER MAELEN at BRAFA 2021. Literature: W. Adriaenssens & R. Steel, La Dynastie Wolfers, Pandora, 2006, p. 384, n° 206. t. +32 (0)2 502 71 80 m. +32 (0)475 48 62 00 www.fineartsilver.com
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30 octobre 2020

'From Arts and Crafts to the Bauhaus' at the Vienna Furniture Museum

Is design art? How far does the form follow the function? Elementary, once revolutionary questions that are directly associated with the Bauhaus and that the British Arts and Crafts movement posed 50 years earlier. “From Arts and Crafts to the Bauhaus” thematizes the prehistory of the Bauhaus and integrates it into the Europe-wide emergence of modernism - from Arts and Crafts to the Glasgow School, Viennese Art Nouveau, the German Werkbund and the Dutch group De Stijl to the Weimarer and Dessau Bauhaus. The Bauhaus... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2020

Des sculptures de verre de papillons en voie de disparition par Laura Hart

Laura Hart, Attacus Atlas. © Laura Hart Laura Hart, Machaon jaune. © Laura Hart   Laura Hart, Salamis Temora. © Laura Hart Laura Hart, Morpho nacré. © Laura Hart Laura Hart, Petit mars changeant. © Laura Hart Laura Hart, Greta Oto. © Laura Hart   Laura Hart, troide alexandrae. © Laura Hart Laura Hart, machaon tigre. © Laura Hart Laura Hart, monarque. © Laura Hart Laura Hart, Rhetus Periander. © Laura Hart Laura Hart, Isabelle. © Laura Hart Laura Hart, Protographium... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2019

Lalanne-mania in Paris: Sotheby's Lalanne Auction breaks records

Lot 13. François-Xavier Lalanne (1927 - 2008), Rhinocrétaire (“Rhinodesk”), 1991. Patinated welded copper and metal, the fall-front opening to reveal a writing surface. Monogrammed FXL, stamped LALANNE, dated 91 and numbered 1/1 on one thigh, 126 x 255 x 72 cm ; 49 ⅝ x 100 ⅜ x 28 ⅜ in. Estimate: €700,000 - 1,000,000. Lot sold: €5,404,400. Courtesy Sotheby’s. PARIS.- The two-day auction of the personal collection of the late artist duo Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne drew to a close at Sotheby’s Paris... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2019

An Impressive Jadeite Bead and Diamond Necklace

Lot 2133. An Impressive Jadeite Bead and Diamond Necklace. Estimate Upon Request. Sold Price: HKD 29,500,000 (USD 3,759,864). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Composed of twenty-five graduated jadeite beads of vivid emerald green colour and very high translucency, measuring approximately 17.82-16.80 mm, to the brilliant-cut diamonds clasp, diamonds weighing approximately 5.0 carats, 18K gold, necklace 47.0 cm. HK Jade & Stone Lab, 2019, report no. KJ100510 , natural color, 'A Jade'. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2019

Yeshwant Rao Holkar II, Moderne Maharadjah. Un mécène des années 30 au Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Moderne Maharadjah. Un mécène des années 30 au Musée des Arts Décoratifs PARIS - Du 26 septembre 2019 au 12 janvier 2020, le Musée des Arts Décoratifs met à l’honneur l’extraordinaire figure du Maharajah d’Indore qui donne libre cours à son goût d’avant-garde artistique et décorative en créant, en Inde, un univers moderne unique. Personnalité visionnaire du milieu culturel européen des années 1920-1930, il est le commanditaire de la toute première construction moderniste de son pays : le palais de Manik Bagh (1930-1933),... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A gem-set mughal dagger (chilanum), Central India, late 16th or early 17th century

Lot 156. A gem-set mughal dagger (chilanum), Central India, late 16th or early 17th century; 11¾in. (29.8cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With curved watered-steel double-edged blade with raised medial ridge and armour piercing point, the 'T'-shaped rectangular hilt with rounded knop finial, overlaid in gold and inset with a lattice of hardstones, later fitted velvet-lined wooden sheath. Note: The bifurcated hilt of this dagger... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

A 'Ceylan' Vase by René Lalique

Lot 412. A 'Ceylan' Vase by René Lalique, designed 1924. Estimate £ 3,500 - £4,000 (€ 3,800 - 4,300). © Bonhams. engraved 'R.LALIQUE FRANCE', designed 1924 opalescent glass, mould-pressed, frosted and polished; Marcilhac no. 905. Bonhams. Decorative Art & Design, 4 Sep 2019, 10:00 BST,London, Knightsbridge
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08 août 2019

A 'Danaïdes' Vase by René Lalique

Lot 435. A 'Danaïdes' Vase by René Lalique, designed 1926. diameter 24.5cm. Estimate £ 3,500 - £4,000 (€ 3,800 - 4,300). © Bonhams. wheel-cut 'R.LALIQUE FRANCE', designed 1926 clear glass, mould-pressed, frosted, polished and blue stained; Marcilhac no. 972. Bonhams. Decorative Art & Design, 4 Sep 2019, 10:00 BST,London, Knightsbridge
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