03 février 2016

Kabuto

Kabuto (helmet) in the shape of a turban shell, with gold leaf, Momoyama period, 17th century, Iron, gold, lacquer, and silk, H. of bowl, 19.3 cm, Tokyo National Museum. Eboshi-shaped kabuto (helmet) with maedate (crest) in form of a mantis, Edo period, 17th century, Iron, lacquer, cord, silk, wood, gold, and papier-maché, H. of bowl, 20.3 cm. Momonari-kabuto (peach-shaped helmet) with butterfly crest, Edo period, 18th century, Iron, wood, gold, leather, lacquer, and silk, H. of bowl, 26.5 cm, National Museum of Japanese... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2016

Top makers sparkle in new Jewellery Department's first sale at Dix Noonan Webb

A cuff bracelet (detail), by Buccellati, circa 1960s, the 18ct two colour gold hinged bangle designed in the form of overlapping realistically modelled oak leaves and acorns, the cups in textured silver, signed ‘Buccellati, Italy, 750’, bangle width 48mm, weight 142gm. Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000.  LONDON.- Some of the most famous makers of jewellery and watches such as Buccellati, Cartier, Andrew Grima, Graff , Rolex and Patek Philippe will be among the highlights of the first sale to be held by the new... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2016

18th century Tibetan protector deity with four hands.

18th century Tibetan protector deity with four hands. To be exhibited at TEFAF 2016 Antiques (11-20 March 2016) by Rossi and Rossi.
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13 janvier 2016

French 18th century marble urn & porphyry urn

A French 18th century marble urn with exquisite ormolu mounts in the Stockholm Royal Palace. It is of the same design as the porphyry urn in the Wallace Collection in London made c 1764 probably after a design by Charles de Wailly (1730-98). A French porphyry urn on the stairs in the Wallace Collection sculpted c. 1764 by Jacques Adam after a design by Charles de Wailly (1730-98) for Marc-René d'Argenson, marquis de Voyer. The exquisite ormolu mounts were made by the sculptor and royal goldsmith Robert-Joseph Auguste (1723-1805).
04 janvier 2016

A mottled red and yellow glass water coupe imitating realgar, 18th century

Lot 8147. A mottled red and yellow glass water coupe imitating realgar, 18th century. Sold for US$ 1,875 (€1,720). Photo Bonhams. Of compressed globular form, the exterior walls shaded from rose to a yellow orange that continues onto the wide foot and much of the recessed base mixed with faint lines of olive while the interior surfaces present more vivid swirls of red and yellow (burst bubbles, wear to foot). 7in (17.8cm) diameter Property from the Collection of William J. Lillyman Bonhams. CHINESE, INDIAN AND... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2016

MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: The James E. Sowell Collection, Part III, Chinese porcelain

Over a period of twenty years James Sowell slowly assembled the best collection of Chinese porcelain birds, animals and figures in the country. Not only comprehensive, the Sowell Collection features jewels of top quality in each category it encompasses, from important, large pairs of majestic birds, courtiers and exotic animals to charming and colorful figures of laughing boys and courting couples. The collection resided happily in the Sowells’ Dallas home surrounded by classic English furniture... [Lire la suite]


01 janvier 2016

A turquoise-glazed porcelain jar, China, 18th century

Lot 588. A turquoise-glazed porcelain jar, China, 18th century. Estimate 800/1 200 €. Unsold. Photo Nagel. H. 17,3 cm. Good condition Property from an European private collection  Nagel Auktionen, "Asian Art",  07/12/2015
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31 décembre 2015

18th century suit, detail. Amsterdam Museum

18th century suit, detail. Amsterdam Museum.
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27 décembre 2015

A large pair of rose-imari vases, 18th century

Lot 21. A large pair of rose-imari vases, 18th century. Estimate $7,000 – $9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Quadrangular with panels of landscape alternating with panels of flowering plants, in Imari colors with rose details, all divided by iron-red ground midsections, now mounted as lamps - 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) high Christie's. CHINESE EXPORT ART, 21 January 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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26 décembre 2015

"From Poussin to Monet: The Colors of France" on view at Bucerius Kunst Forum

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665): The Holy Family with Saints Anne, Elizabeth and John, called The Virgin with ten figures, 1649, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Photo © National Gallery of Ireland HAMBURG.- In the seventeenth century, French painting began to set the standards for all of Europe. Values in France during the Enlightenment began to shift toward a bourgeois society where painters were exposed to new themes and new artistic experiments. The French Revolution, the prototype of all struggles for liberation, marked a... [Lire la suite]