04 novembre 2016

'BVLGARI AND ROME' at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Guy Bourdin, Vogue Paris, 1961 © Estate of Guy Boudin, 2016. MADRID - The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting Bulgari and Rome, an exhibition that looks at how the art and architecture of ancient and modern Rome have been a source of inspiration to the designers of this firm of Italian jewellers throughout its history. Founded in Rome in 1884, since its outset Bulgari has made use of the city’s most characteristic features as the guiding symbolic and artistic thread of its creations. For decades the Colosseum, the... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2015

Gold Filigree Pyx, Fleet Shipwreck, 1715

Gold Filigree Pyx, Shipwreck: 1715 Fleet, Recovered in 1989. Estimate $160,000 – $180,000. Photo Guernsey's. 73 grams- 7cm x 8.9cm 22K gold frame with ornate filigree. Believed to be manufactured in Spain, the frame features two doors that can be latched shut, functioning hinges, and a beautifully-crafted bail that would allow the piece to be hung from a chain. After the back insert of the frame was found last year, further research suggests that the frame is actually part of a pyx, or rather a... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2015

Emerald Cross

Emerald Cross. Shipwreck: 1715 Fleet, Recovered in 2003. Estimate $100,000 – $125,000. Photo Guernsey's. Dimensions: 11.4cm L x 4cm W This Gold and Emerald Cross was found inside of an ornate gold box that was sealed shut due to its centuries under water. Along with this magnificent Cross was a five-foot long chain and two spectacular emerald rings. Discovered on the site known as the "cabin wreck" while exploring the 1715 Fleet, the Cross may well have been meant as a gift to Elizabeth Farnese, Duchess of... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2013

Cylindrical Tankard with Incised Coat of Arms. Böttger stoneware, Meissen, ca. 1715

Cylindrical Tankard with Incised Coat of Arms. Böttger stoneware, Meissen, ca. 1715. Photo courtesy of Robbig Munchen Original silver-gilt mount, Nuremberg city mark, and as master craftsman’s signs two H’s interlaced (see Rosenberg 1922–28, vol. 3, no. 4268). H. 22.5 cm. Price on request. http://robbig.artsolution.net/For comparison: Cylindrical tankard with similar incised decoration, Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig (inv. no. V 1516 (I. C. 547); see Gielke 2003, p. 84, no. 8. This important cylindrical... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2013

Paire de vases formant pots-pourris. Chine, époque Kangxi (1662-1722) pour la porcelaine. France, vers 1715 pour la monture

Paire de vases formant pots-pourris. Chine, époque Kangxi (1662-1722) pour la porcelaine. France, vers 1715 pour la monture. Photo courtesy Kohn Porcelaine et bronzes dorés. H. 15,5 cm, Diam. 11,5 cm. Estimation : 60 000 / 80 000 € Cette paire de vases formant pots-pourris en porcelaine de Chine bleue poudrée s’agrémente d’une très fine monture de bronze ciselé et doré à décor de masques de grotesques et de godrons caractéristiques du répertoire ornemental de la fin du règne de Louis XIV.Le bronze doré... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2012

Apollon musicien. France, vers 1715, attribué à Pierre II Le Gros (1666-1719)

Apollon musicien. France, vers 1715, attribué à Pierre II Le Gros (1666-1719) - Photo Sotheby's sa tête coiffée d'une couronne de lauriers, le corps en déhanchement, partiellement dénudé, un drapé enveloppant ses hanches, il s'appuie de sa droite sur la lyre posée derrière lui. Haut. 103 cm. Estimation: 40,000 - 60,000 EUR. Unsold PROVENANCE: Château d'Evelles (Côte d'Or) RÉFÉRENCE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUES: F.Souchal, French Sculptors of the 17th and 18th centuries. The reign of Louis XIV, Oxford, 1981, t. II, p. 254,... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2012

A George I seaweed marquetry cabinet on stand. England, ca 1715

A George I seaweed marquetry cabinet on stand. England, ca 1715. © 2012 MALLETT ANTIQUES tulipwood and pietre dure cabinet, the rectangular top with moulded edge, above an arrangement of eight drawers inset with pietre dure plaques depicting animals and fruit, centering a door decorated with a marquetry lion, opening to reveal further drawers decorated with seaweed marquetry. H: 57.1 in (145.0 cm). W: 37.0 in (94.0 cm). L/D: 21.3 in (54.0 cm)Provenance: The late Colonel and Mrs Julian Berry,... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2012

Petit bureau Mazarin. Vers 1715

Petit bureau Mazarin. Vers 1715. Photo GROS & DELETTREZ en bois de placage marqueté de branchages fleuris, vases, enroulements, mascarons et fleurettes en ivoire, ouvrant par une porte flanquée de deux tiroirs, les pieds cambrés. (petits accidents et manques) Haut.: 77 cm. Larg.: 111 cm. Prof.: 44 cm - Lot 217. Estimation : 15 000 - 20 000 € GROS & DELETTREZ. VENDREDI 01 JUIN À 14H00. DROUOT RICHELIEU SALLE 7. EMAIL : CONTACT@GROS-DELETTREZ.COM. TÉL. : 01 47 70 83 04
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27 mai 2012

An extremely rare graduated set of four Meissen Böttger porcelain vases and four covers, circa 1715

An extremely rare graduated set of four Meissen Böttger porcelain vases and four covers, circa 1715.  photo Bonhams Modelled by Johann Jacob Irminger, of baluster shape, in three sizes, each with applied caryatid masks and elaboratedly moulded prunus branches, the serrated leafs lifting off the background in part, the branches and most of the blossoms modelled three-dimensionally, comprising a central vase and domed cover, two flanking vases with one domed cover, and one small vase with two domed covers, all covers with... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2012

A Böttger stoneware teapot and cover, modelled by J.J. Irminger, circa 1715

A Böttger stoneware  teapot and cover, modelled by J.J. Irminger, circa 1715. Photo Sotheby's the polished octagonal body of conical form on a low footring, the elaborately modelled spout in the shape of an eagle's head, supported by an unpolished mascaron, issuing from its mouth an angular bridge connecting with the spout; on the opposite panel an unpolished heraldic cartouche, flat-sided double scroll handle, the cover with an unpolished acanthus knop, formers' mark of Peter Greithner below... [Lire la suite]