19 novembre 2015

Sotheby's to offer the collection of the late John Winter, former Director of Sotheby's London

After a model by Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi (1656-1740), Italian, Doccia factory, circa 1750, Figure group of Apollo and Daphne (detail), in the white porcelain, 49.1cm., 19 3/8 in. high. Estimate 100,000 — 125,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. LONDON.- On 10 December in London, Sotheby's will present for sale The Winter Collection, comprising a diverse group of works assembled by the late John Winter, former President of Sotheby’s Italy and Director of Sotheby’s London, and one... [Lire la suite]

17 décembre 2011

Stunning Hercules figure sets new world record @ Bonhams' Fine European Ceramics auction

The stunning figure of Hercules is based on the famous Antique sculpture of the Farnese Hercules, now in the Archaeological Museum in Naples FLORENCE.- A very rare and important 82cm high porcelain figure of Hercules created at the Doccia factory in Tuscany in 1753-55 sold for £657,250 last week in Bonhams Fine European Ceramics auction, setting a new world record pirce for Doccia porcelain at auction. It was the first time that a Doccia figure of this size had come to auction and the piece far exceeded its pre-sale estimate of... [Lire la suite]