14 mars 2020

An impressive Iznik-style pottery vase, Ulisse Cantagalli, Florence, Italy, Late 19th century

Lot 10. An impressive Iznik-style pottery vase, Ulisse Cantagalli, Florence, Italy, Late 19th century; 23 ¾in. (60.4cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,240 - USD 15,360). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Of baluster form rising from short, slightly splayed foot to waisted neck with flaring mouth, two handles to the body, the decoration consisting of large composite flowerheads under intersecting saz leaves, a wide band of scrolling floral tendrils and swaying leaves above... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2020

Sotheby's annual Orientalist Sale, features paintings representing North Africa, Egypt, Arabia, the Levant, Persia

LONDON.- Sotheby’s Orientalist Sale, now in its ninth season and held during Islamic week, brings together paintings representing the landscapes, people, and customs of North Africa, Egypt, Arabia, the Levant, Persia, and the Ottoman world during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Comprising 57 lots, the sale provides a unique window into a realm that has forever changed, capturing in technicolour detail every aspect of life in the region. The auction will take place in London on 31 March at 3pm GMT, to be followed by... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2020

Christie's London to Offer a Masterpiece By John Frederick Lewis, The Bezestein Bazaar of El Khan Khalil, Cairo

John Frederick Lewis, The Bezestein Bazaar of El Khan Khalil, 1872, 115x88cm. Estimate: £3,000,000-5,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. London – Christie’s London dedicated auction of Orientalist Art on 18 June 2020 will be led by John Frederick Lewis’ (1805-1876) masterpiece The Bezestein Bazaar of El Khan Khalil, Cairo (estimate £3 – 5 million). One of the last few important works by the artist remaining in private hands it depicts Cairo’s most desired Bazaar. The painting will be unveiled during... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2020

Over thirty further works from the legendary Najd Collection head to auction

LONDON.- On 22 October 2019, thirty-six works from the legendary Najd Collection together sold for a record total of £33.5 million, with nine further records broken for the greatest exponents of the genre. Following this major market-defining moment, Sotheby’s is set to offer a further selection of rigorously-painted historic scenes of the Middle East as it was experienced by intrepid explorers in the nineteenth-century. Over thirty rarely-seen works by leading artists including Jean-Léon Gérôme, Gustav Bauernfeind and... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2019

To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

LONDON.- Precious records of the history of the Islamic world, Orientalist paintings provide a unique window into a realm that has forever changed, capturing in technicolour detail every aspect of life in the region.This autumn, visitors to Sotheby’s London galleries will experience every facet of daily life in the Arab, Ottoman, and Islamic worlds through the paintings of the renowned Najd Collection. Recorded in a publication that today stands as one of the leading resources for Orientalist art, the Najd Collection... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2019

Emerald and Diamond Ring, Monture Cartier & Diamond Ring

Lot 1805. 5.01 carats Diamond Ring. Estimate 950,000 — 1,600,000 HKD (121,211 - 204,144 USD). © Sotheby's. Set with an emerald-cut diamond weighing 5.01 carats, to the shoulders decorated with princess-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold, size 6. Accompanied by GIA report no. 6315677787, dated 21 January 2019, stating that the diamond is F Colour, VVS1 Clarity. Lot 1806. 5.40 carats Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring, Monture... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2019

Rare masterpiece by Turkish polymath offered at Bonhams 19th Century Art Sale

Lot 62. Osman Hamdi Bey (1982-1910), Young Woman Reading, signed and dated 'OHamdy Bey. 1880.' (centre left), oil on canvas, 41.1 x 51cm (16 3/16 x 20 1/16in). Estimate: £600,000-800,000 (€ 670,000 - 900,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A rare work by the 19th century Turkish painter, Osman Hamdi Bey (1982-1910) leads Bonhams 19th Century European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art in London on Thursday 26 September. Young Woman Reading, painted in 1880, has an... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2019

Exhibition at Watts Gallery explores the life, art and travels of John Frederick Lewis

John Frederick Lewis, In the Bezestein, El Khan Khalil, Cairo, detail, 1860, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery. GUILDFORD .- John Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame - on view at Watts Gallery – is the first exhibition in more than 40 years to explore the life, art and travels of this leading British Orientalist painter. Including many self-portraits and hidden likenesses, this exhibition explores Lewis’s sustained and complex relationship with his own success over a long and distinguished career. John... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2019

Two Meissen porcelain Chinoiserie beakers and one saucer, circa 1735, blue crossed swords marks

Lot 34. Two Meissen porcelain Chinoiserie beakers and one saucer, circa 1735, blue crossed swords marks. Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800. Price realised GBP 2,125. © Christie's Images Ltd  Each painted with a chinoiserie figure on a gilt diaper-pattern bracket. The beakers 2⅞ in. (7.7 cm.) high. The saucer 5⅛ in. (13 cm.) diameter. Christie's. Meissen Porcelain from a Private German Collection, 2 - 9 July 2019  
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27 avril 2019

Rudolf Ernst (Austrian, 1854-1932), The palace guard (Awaiting an audience)

Lot 25. Rudolf Ernst (Austrian, 1854-1932), The palace guard (Awaiting an audience), signed 'R. Ernst.' (lower right) oil on panel 24 1/8 x 19 3/8in (61.3 x 49.3cm). Estimate: US$200,000 - 300,000 (€ 180,000 - 270,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Provenance:with M. Newman, Ltd., London;Sale, Phillips, London, 19th Century European Paintings and Watercolours, 23 June 1998, lot 49;Acquired from the above by the present owner. Illustrated: Tom Verde, A Man of Two Worlds, Saudi Aramco World [online edition]... [Lire la suite]
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