01 novembre 2020

An anatomical study of five human skulls on a table with a book and a skeleton behind, English School, 1845

Lot 9. An anatomical study of five human skulls on a table with a book and a skeleton behind, English School, 1845; with inscription ‘J. Constable/ 1845’ (lower right) and inscribed ‘To Dr. Shaw with J.M. Constable's compts’ (lower left), pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour on paper, 93⁄4 x 131⁄2 in. (25 x 34.5 cm.)l. Estimate: GBP 1,500  - GBP 2,500 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Provenance: The Scottish Surgeon Alexander Shaw... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2020

A memento mori Janus head rosary bead, Spanish, 17th century

Lot 9. A memento mori Janus head rosary bead, Spanish, 17th century; 21⁄4 in. (5.5 cm.) high, 31⁄4 in. (8.5 cm.) high, overall. Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. bone; with a head of Christ to one side and a skull to the reverse; with a silver filigree pendant mount, hung from a modern metal stand. Provenance: A private collection, London. Christie's. Finch and Co’s Cabinet of... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2020

A snuff box, French, circa 1810

Lot 9. A snuff box, French, circa 1810; 1 in. (2.4 cm.) high; 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. walnut with a tortoiseshell lining; the lid decorated with three skulls illustrating the anatomical theory of phrenology developed by Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) and a list of Gall's 27 'fundamental faculties' to the reverse. Note: The theory of phrenology was first developed in Vienna in circa 1800 by... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2020

A snuff box, French, circa 1810

Lot 9. A snuff box, French, circa 1810; 1 in. (2.4 cm.) high; 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diameter. Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. walnut with a tortoiseshell lining; the lid decorated with three skulls illustrating the anatomical theory of phrenology developed by Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) and a list of Gall's 27 'fundamental faculties' to the reverse. Note: The theory of phrenology was first developed in Vienna in circa 1800 by... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2020

Two Memento Mori Skulls, German, 17th and 18th century

Lot 10. Two Memento Mori Skulls, German, 17th and 18th century; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate: GBP 800 - GBP 1,200 (USD 1,008 - USD 1,512). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. One polychrome limewood, 18th century; the other boxwood, 17th century; each on a modern base.The limewood skull: 11⁄4 in. (3.5 cm.) high; 41⁄2 in. (11.5 cm.) high, overallThe boxwood skull: 1 in. (2.5 cm.) high; 33⁄4 in. (9.5 cm.) high, overall. Provenance: A private collection, England. ... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2020

Spanish School 17th-century, Still life of Skulls, 1650

Spanish School 17th-century, Still life of Skulls, 1650. Oil on canvas, 38.5 x 78 cm (15.2 x 30.7 in.). Benappi Fine Art, London. © 2020 TEFAF.   Provenance: Private collection, Italy.   TEFAF Maastricht, 7-15 march 2020
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26 janvier 2020

Vanitas, South Germany, 17th century

Vanitas, South Germany, 17th century. Boxwood. H 18 cm. © Dario Ghio. DARIO GHIO, Stand 106c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020.
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23 janvier 2020

Jan Fabre (Antwerp, 1958), Skull with diamond, 2013

Jan Fabre (Antwerp, 1958), Skull with diamond, 2013. Mixture of jewel beetle wing-cases, polymers, glass, 26 x 17 x 21 cm. © Galerie Jamar. GALERIE JAMAR, Stand 66a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020
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09 janvier 2020

Galerie Templon opens an exhibition of works by Jan Fabre

Jan Fabre, Berlin/ Tornado’s - (I), 1988. Stylo Bic sur papier / Bic Ballpoint pen on paper, 237 x 164 x 5 ; 93 ¼ x 64 5/8 x 2 in. (framed). Photo: Pat Verbruggen. BRUSSELS.- Jan Fabre – visual artist, author and theatre artist – is back in the capital of his homeland to offer an immersion into the depths of L’Heure Sauvage [The Fierce Hour] and present-day vanities. Jan Fabre is considered as one of the most important and innovative figures on the international contemporary art scene. A radical artist whose works have... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2020

Netherlandish school, mid-16th century, A skeleton standing on an open coffin holding a skull and an arrow

Lot 3. Netherlandish school, mid-16th century, A skeleton standing on an open coffin holding a skull and an arrow, as an Allegory of Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation, inscribed: dit es dleste gerecht / God heeft hier gedaen zijn recht / wie kient hier den meester / voer den knecht;  inscribed on the reverse: Le dernier jugement / Ici juge la mort. Il n'y a plus ni / maitre ni valet., oil on panel, 17⅜ by 13⅛ in.; 44.1 by 33.3 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. © Sotheby's. This small panel... [Lire la suite]
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