22 janvier 2020

THEATRUM MUNDI, Stand 120b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Stele of Ramses II, Egypt, New Kingdom, Ramesside period, XIX Dynasty, 1279-1213 BC. Bas-relief in calcareous stone with the engraved name of the Pharaoh Ramses II, 74 x 36 x 5 cm. © Theatrum Mundi. Provenance: private collection, United Kingdom, acquired at Pars Antique, London, 1970. James Gawley know as Jimmy Claws (USA, 1960s), Wolverine's original claws, 2006. Worn by Hugh Jackman in his role as Wolverine in X-Men: The Last Stand directed by Brett Ratner, 25.5 x 20 x 45 cm. © Theatrum Mundi. Provenance: private collection,... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2020

AXEL VERVOORDT, Stand 73b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Markus Brunetti (Bavaria, 1965), Naranco, Santa Maria. Archival pigment print on natural cotton paper, mounted on dibond, 2013-2019,225 x 150 cm. © Axel Vervoordt. José Zanine Caldas (Belmonte 1918-2001 Vitória), Sculpted cube, 1980. Cedrela wood, 80 x 79 x 79 cm. © Axel Vervoordt. Large vase, Egypt, Late Period, 664-332 BC. Alabaster, 30.5 x 28.5 cm. © Axel Vervoordt. Provenance: private collection René Withofs (1919-1997), Brussels, 1972 or before; private collection Jan Vlug, Brussels; private collection Michel Pilette... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

PORFIRIUS KUNSTKAMMER, Stand 45a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

The Kunstkammer as a work of art. © Porfirius Kunstkammer The four domains of the Renaissance Kunstkammer-Preciosia, Naturalia, Scientifica and Exotica-merge in this eclectic artwork to create an image of the known world. The focus is on rare and surprising objects that each tells us a story. Attributed to the Schloss Rosenborg Court Turner, Turned beaker with hundred beakers inside, Copenhagen, prior to 1673. Limewood. H 29 cm. © Porfirius Kunstkammer. Baroque rose engine-turned box, Germany, late 17th century. Ivory, Ø 10... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

COSTERMANS, Stand 119b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Gaspar De Crayer (Antwerp 1582-1669 Ghent), Portrait of a man, 1627. Oil on panel,100 x 73 cm. Inscribed: AETATIS 32. / A° 1627. Antwerp guild mark on the back. © Costermans Certificate issued by Dr. Hans Vlieghe and attribution confirmed by Dr. Sabine Craft at RKD. Provenance: Rudolph Lepke, Berlin, sale of 28 November 1911, lot 123 as Anton van Dyck; private collection, France. Nicolas Petit (Chaource, France 1732-1791), Louis XVI commode with musical instruments, France, second half of the 18th century. With a Brèche d'Alep... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

GALERIE BERTRAND DE LAVERGNE, Stand 3c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Pair of double-walled pear-shaped hookah bases decorated with flowers, circa 1700, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Chinese porcelain with cobalt blue underglaze. H 24 cm. © Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne Sugar castor with birds and flowers following a European metal shape, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Chinese porcelain decorated in famille verte enamel, later silver mount. H 24 cm. © Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne Provenance: Mrs M. B. collection; Pierre Sacqué collection. Pair of ovoid jars with lids, circa 1700, Kangxi period... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

A famille-verte 'Water Margin' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 68. A famille-verte 'Water Margin' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 in., 20.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's with thinly-potted shallow sides, the interior enameled with three characters from the novel Shuihuzhuan (Water Margin),  two with inscriptions identifying them as Bai Sheng the gambler, and Yang Lin the wandering outlaw.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2020

A blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722

Lot 67. A blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 16 3/4 in., 43 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 6,875 USD.  Photo Sotheby's the cylindrical body painted in underglaze blue with figures walking and conversing in a continuous river landscape, all beneath a waisted neck encircled by narrow ruyi and key-fret bands.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

Two blue and white rosewater sprinklers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 60. Two blue and white rosewater sprinklers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 7/8 in., 12.3 cm. Estimate 600 — 800 USD. Lot sold 4,375 USD.  Photo Sotheby's made for the Islamic market, each of typical pear shape raised on a high foot and with elongated neck, the larger painted with four stylized foliate medallions between narrow café-au-lait and foliate bands; the other painted around the body with 'Hundred Antiques' and on the neck... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

BARONIAN XIPPAS, Stand 63a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Stanley Whitney (Philadelphia, 1946), Parisian Blue, 2012. Oil on linen, 183 x 183 cm. © Baronian Xippas. Takis (Athens, 1925-2019), Signal, 1974. Iron, steel and bronze, 295 x 220 x 30 cm. © Baronian Xippas. Saint Clair Cemin (Cruz Alta, Brazil, 1951), Shadow, 2019. Obsidian, 85 x 80 x 28 cm. Unique piece. © Baronian Xippas.
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22 janvier 2020

GALERIE BERÈS, Stand 74b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Edouard Vuillard (Cuiseaux 1868-1940 La Baule), Etude pour le Théâtre libre, circa 1892. Pastel and ink on paper, 38.5 x 38 cm. Seal lower right: E Vuillard. © Galerie Berès. Certificate of authenticity issued by Mathias Chivot, Vuillard Archives, dated 18 July 2018. Simon Hantai (Bia 1922-2008 Paris), Untitled. Watercolour on canvas, 75 x 59.5 cm. Signed and dated lower right: Hantai 71. © Galerie Berès. Provenance: Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris. Literature: Simon Hantaï, galerie Katia Granoff, Paris, 28 October-12 December... [Lire la suite]