12 avril 2016

Doménikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco (Crete 1541-1614 Toledo), The Entombment of Christ

Doménikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco (Crete 1541-1614 Toledo), The Entombment of Christ, oil on panel, 11 x 7 5/8 in. (28 x 19.4 cm.), with the inventory number '18.' (lower right). Estimate $4,000,000 – $6,000,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Provenance: (Possibly) Miguel Lasso de la Vega y Madariaga (1783-1863), 10th Marqués de las Torres, and thence by descent to,Miguel Lasso de la Vega y Quintanilla (1830-1900), 12th Marqués de las Torres, and (probably) by descent to his son,José María... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2016

A magnificent Ottoman tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, ivory and brass-inlaid scribe's box, Turkey, late 16th century

Lot 161. A magnificent Ottoman tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, ivory and brass-inlaid scribe's box, Turkey, late 16th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP (253,420 - 380,130 EUR). Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. of irregular decagonal form supported on two broad bracket-form feet, the exterior revetted with tortoiseshell plaques with brass wire settings, the long and short sides with a continuous blind arcade of ogee-shaped arches each enclosing a floral... [Lire la suite]