01 janvier 2016

Annual display of exquisite Turner watercolours returns to the Scottish National Gallery

EDINBURGH.- In keeping with a long-standing tradition now stretching over a century, New Year’s Day at the Scottish National Gallery will be marked by the opening of Turner in January: The Vaughan Bequest, an annual display of works by the artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851). An outstanding collection by one of the great masters of British painting was bequeathed to the Gallery in 1900 by Henry Vaughan, a London art collector with a passion for Turner and a connoisseur’s eye for quality. Vaughan... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2014

More than 140 historic French masterworks on view at The Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867). Torso (Painted Half-Figure), 1800. Oil on canvas, 40 3/16 x 31 1/2 in. (102 x 80 cm). École des Beaux-Arts, Paris (Torse 15). Courtesy American Federation of Arts.  OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.- The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is the opening venue for the national tour of “Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris.” Opening June 21, the blockbuster exhibition is organized by American Federation of Arts and the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. The exhibition... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2013

Antoine Berjon (1754 – 1843) An apple tree branch

Antoine Berjon (1754 – 1843) An apple tree branch. Oil on board laid down on panel; 9⅜ x 12 ½ in (239 x 319 mm.). Executed circa 1800. Photo courtesy Didier Aaron, Inc. Didier Aaron, Inc. 'Master Drawings 1600 – 1850'. 32 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065. Telephone: +1 212 988 5248 - Email: info@didieraaron.com - Website: www.didieraaron.com. Master Drawings New York. Saturday 25 January to Saturday 1 February 2014
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01 août 2013

Georgian & Victorian cornelian inataglio rings at Bentley & Skinner

A Georgian cornelian inataglio ring - Photo courtesy Bentley & Skinner the oval cornelian measuring 2.1 x 1.8cms, seal-engraved with a classic male head, bearded and in profile, in a yellow gold setting with an open back and tapering gold shoulders, gross weight 7.7 grams, 1820. Price: £3,950.00 A Georgian cornelian intaglio ring - Photo courtesy Bentley & Skinner the oval cornelian plaque carved to depict the profile of a classical male, rubover set within a yellow gold mount with banded detail to the ridge, to a... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2013

Coupe formée d'un nautile gravé monté en argent; travail colonial, non poinçonné, probablement vers 1800

Coupe formée d'un nautile gravé monté en argent; travail colonial, non poinçonné, probablement vers 1800 - Sotheby's le piédouche gravé d'une étoile. Quantité: 1. Long. 14,5 cm. Length 5 3/4 in. Estimation: 1,000 - 1,500 EUR. Lot. Vendu 11,500 EUR PROVENANCE: Ancienne collection Rothschild selon la tradition familiale Sotheby's. Collection de Nicolas Landau et Jacqueline Goldman. Paris | 08 avr. 2013 - www.sothebys.com
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17 février 2013

A cloisonné vase with phoenix bird, China, around 1800 (Qing-dynasty 1644-1911)

A cloisonné vase with phoenix bird, China, around 1800 (Qing-dynasty 1644-1911). Photo Auktionshaus Stahl Polychrome cloisonné on a copper body. Bellied vase with thick neck. At the front of the wall a large depiction of phoenix between peony flowers. Verso with blossoming chrysanthemum and butterfly. Min. loss to the surface in the lower section. H. 25,5 cm. Estimation : 2 600 € Auktionshaus Stahl.  Samedi 23 février 2013. Graumannsweg 54 - 22087 Hamburg. Tel. +49 (0) 40 34 34 71
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16 février 2013

A Sino-Islam washing set. China, around 1800 (Qing-dynasty 1644-1911)

A Sino-Islam washing set. China, around 1800 (Qing-dynasty 1644-1911). Photo Auktionshaus Stahl Porcelain with Famille-Rose painting and delicate gold decoration. Set including 2 parts: Large circular bowl (diam. 29,5 cm) and corresponding large plate (diam. 47 cm). Each with a half moon in the centre, encircling a verse in Arabic characters. The rim with large floral borders, including reserves with lingzhi-funghi and peaches. Min. rest. At the rim, small chip and small fissure. Estimation :... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2013

An important Chinese export coffee pot with Prussian coat of arms. China, around 1800 (Qing-dynasty 1644-1911)

An important Chinese export coffee pot with Prussian coat of arms. China, around 1800 (Qing-dynasty 1644-1911). Photo Auktionshaus Stahl Porcelain with polychrome painting and gold decoration. Conical body ('lighthouse-shape') with naturalistic branch handles.The cover knob in the shape of a lychee fruit. At both sides of the wall rich decoration with large official Prussian coat of arms. The cover with 2 Prussian eagles. The rims of the spout, body and cover with gilt border. H. 24,5 cm. Estimation... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2013

Gold – box, St. Petersburg, P.F. Theremen, c. 1800.

Gold – box, St. Petersburg, P.F. Theremen, c. 1800. The State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia.
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01 janvier 2013

Imperial Russian Diamond Presentation Ring, Russia, circa 1800

Imperial Russian Diamond Presentation Ring, Russia, circa 1800. Photo by Romanov Russia An exceptionally rare Russian Imperial Presentation gold ring of museum quality, with a diamond cipher of Empress Maria Feodorovna, consort of Emperor Paul I (ruled 1796-1801). The cipher is set with rose-cut diamonds and placed on a royal blue guilloche enamel shield with a rose diamond border. Ring size 10; height: 5/8 in. (1,6 cm) (12.7 cm). Price on request. The ring was a personal gift from the Empress what makes it very... [Lire la suite]
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