28 janvier 2016

Bailly Gallery at TEFAF 2016

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904), La liberté éclairant le monde. Bronze. Height 133 cm. Signed and dated lower right 'Bartholdi 1875'. Bailly Gallery at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: Collection Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi Literature: Exh. cat., La statue de la liberté, Musée de Arts Décoratifs, Paris; New York, Public Library, 1986. Reproduced in the catalogue under no.195, p. 107, p. 141, p. 104, p. 106, p. 310, p. 328 Exhibitions: Paris, Musée de Arts... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2015

Lamprima adolphinae Gestro, Lamprima latrelei, Lamprima aurata, Lamprima micardi

Lamprima adolphinae Gestro, 1875, male Lamprima adolphinae Gestro, 1875, female Lamprima latrelei   Lamprima adolphinae blue form Lamprima adolphinae golden form Lamprima aurata Lamprima micardi
31 août 2015

Chinese paintings and works of art rich in symbolism characterize Gianguan Auctions' September 12th Sale

 NEW YORK, NY.- The splendor of China’s heritage is once again the focus of the exceptionally strong collections of classical and modern paintings and dynastic works of art set for auction on September 12 at Gianguan Auctions New York. The symbolism that underlies every facet of Chinese culture and Buddhist art is front and center. The elevation of scholarship is apparent in the craftsmanship displayed in items as varied a carved jades, antique ceramics, and jewelry and teapots.  A collection of multi-million... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2015

Early Photography in Imperial China at Rijksmuseum

Group portrait with Courtesans, Anonymous, Shanghai, c. 1885. Collection Ferry Bertholet. AMSTERDAM - Rare photos, photo albums and stereo photos from the collection of China expert Ferry Bertholet, enhanced with photographs from the Rijksmuseum’s collection, show 19th century unknown China at the time of the last emperors for the very first time. From 5 June to 23 August 2015 the Rijksmuseum is presenting Early Photography in Imperial China in it’s Photo Gallery. Sheung-mun-tai Street in Canton, A. Chan, ca. 1870. Collection... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2015

Six paintings by Claude Monet to lead Sotheby's May Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art

Claude Monet, Nymphéas, 1905. Estimate $30–45 million. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s 5 May 2015 Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York will offer an outstanding group of six paintings by Claude Monet, spanning the 1870s through the 1910s and including many of his most celebrated subjects: water lilies, Venice, a snowscape, the Seine and the Normandy coast. The works are emerging after significant time spent in their respective private collections, including a prime example of... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2015

"L'École de Lingnan" au musée Cernuschi

L'École de Lingnan : Affiche.  PARIS - Dernière grande école de peinture traditionnelle chinoise, l'Ecole de Lingnan est née au Guangdong (actuelle région de Canton), province depuis longtemps ouverte au commerce international et aux influences étrangères. Au début du XXe siècle, Chen Shuren et les deux frères Gao, Gao Jianfu et Gao Qifeng, s'inquiètent de l'essoufflement politique et culturel de la Chine. Chen Shuren, Oies sauvages et roseaux, 1928, Encre et couleurs sur papier, 175,7 x 76 cm. © Hong Kong Museum... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2014

Costume Institute Discovers Its Death Drive in Fall Exhibition

Mourning Ensemble, 1870-1872, Black silk crape, black mousseline. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Martha Woodward Weber, 1930 (2009.300.633a,b)Veil, 1875, Black silk crape. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Roi White, 1984 (2009.300.633c Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, The Costume... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2014

S.J. Shrubsole Jewelry at 60th Annual Winter Antiques Show

An Antique English Victorian Moonstone and Diamond Brooch. Circa 1890. Photo courtesy S.J. Shrubsole. Silver over 15K gold, formed by two moonstone hearts, each in a rose cut diamond surround and surmounted by a bow set with rose cut and Old European cut diamonds, with original box. An Antique English Victorian Colored Stone Necklace by Giuliano, London, circa 1900. Photo courtesy S.J. Shrubsole. Of openwork 18k gold, set with round, cushion-shaped and pear-shaped tourmalines, aquamarines, pink topazes and citrines as... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2013

Victorian Ruby Snake Bracelet

Victorian Ruby Snake Bracelet.  A fierce and toothy diamond-eyed serpent is bedecked with a glistening row of rich red rubies (2.75 carats total) on its exquisitely engraved head and back, in this superb antique hinged bangle bracelet crafted in rich 18 karat yellow gold, circa 1875. Lang Antiques
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12 novembre 2012

Paul-Charles Sormani Paris, circa 1875 A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted lacquer and ebonised commode - Sotheby's

Paul-Charles Sormani, Paris, circa 1875. A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted lacquer and ebonised commode - Photo Sotheby's with a rouge royale marble top, the lock plate signed 'P. SORMANI / 10 Rue Charlot / Paris', the rear of the mounts stamped 'HB'; 42 ¾ in. high, 54 in. wide, 18 in. deep; 108.5 cm., 137 cm., 45.5 cm.  LITTERATURE: D.Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIX Siècle, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 2000. pp. 581-589C. Mestdagh, L'Ameublement d'Art Français, 1850-1900,... [Lire la suite]
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