31 mars 2017

Christie's announces highlights from its Classic Week in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Classic Week in New York, which brings together five auctions: Old Masters, Sculpture, Antiquities, The Exceptional Sale of decorative arts and Classical Japanese and Korean Art. Highlights include paintings by Hugo van der Goes, Govaert Flinck and Nicolas Lancret. They are accompanied by an Anatolian Marble Stargazer from The Guennol Collection, a Greek Bronze Chalcidian helmet, an iron articulated dragon, Hokusai’s iconic image In the Well of the Great Wave off Kanagawa, a 17th-century... [Lire la suite]

27 octobre 2015

A Flemish silvered and brass-mounted ebony and ebonised cabinet-on-stand inset with painted panels

A Flemish silvered and brass-mounted ebony and ebonised cabinet-on-stand inset with painted panels, the panels circle of Hendrick Van Balen I, Antwerp, First half 17th century, the stand later. Estimate £40,000 - £60,000 ($61,280 - $91,920). Price Realized £68,500 ($104,942). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The hinged rectangular top enclosing a paper-lined compartment and painted panel to the reverse, above a pair of panelled doors with painted panels to the reverse, enclosing an architectural interior with ten... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2014

The Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich

The Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich © Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich The Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich © Joachim Fliegner, 2009 The Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich © Joachim Fliegner, 2009 Bernstein levels in the original case, Gdansk, circa 1650 © Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich   Vanitas turning head, Flemish, about 1520 © Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich Anatomical teaching model of a pregnant woman, Stephan Zick, Nuremberg, circa 1680 © Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Munich Ivory Cabinet, within Melchior... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2014

A Flemish ebony and tortoiseshell veneered cabinet on stand, Antwerp, late 17th century, the stand 19th century

A Flemish ebony and tortoiseshell veneered cabinet on stand, Antwerp late 17th century, the stand 19th century. Photo Sotheby's the cabinet with panels with raised mouldings, the hinged top with an inset painted panel to the interior, the pair of doors below enclosing an arrangement of eight drawers painted with mythological scenes, with a central architectural arched door below a broken pediment flanked by columns, the reverse of the cupboard doors similarly painted, on a later ebonised and tortoiseshell veneered... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2014

A gold and diamond ring, possibly Flemish, circa 1600-1650

A gold and diamond ring, possibly Flemish, circa 1600-1650. Photo: Bonhams. The central point-cut diamond within a quatrefoil cluster of table-cut diamonds, alternating with ribbed gold talon motifs, the bezel and shoulders with cross-hatched decoration, traces of black enamel remaining, one diamond deficient, ring size J. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,900 - 7,300) Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY. London, New Bond Street, 30 Apr 2014 - www.bonhams.com
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29 mars 2014

Knights! Exhibition takes new approach to examining arms and armor throughout history

The Higgins Armory Collection. COURTESY THE WORCESTER ART MUSEUM. WORCESTER, MASS..- Opening March 29, 2014, Knights! reveals the fascinating place of arms and armor in the broader context of history, storytelling, and art. Only three months after the closing of Worcester’s beloved Higgins Armory Museum, this exhibition marks the first step in the long-term integration of arms and armor into the collection of the Worcester Art Museum. This process ensures that a treasure of national importance remains in Worcester and... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2013

South German or Flemish, second half 17th century, Sleeve

South German or Flemish, second half 17th century, Sleeve. Photo Sotheby's depicting a Bacchinalian scene, probably the central section of a tall, footed cup. ivory; height 2 5/16 in., 5.9 cm.; diameter 5 1/8 in., 13 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Sotheby's. Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture. New York, 30 janv. 2014 - www.sothebys.com
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06 octobre 2013

Cabinet on stand: Prodigal son Cabinet. Flemish, Antwerp, circa 1650

Cabinet on stand: Prodigal son Cabinet. Flemish, Antwerp, circa 1650. Ebony with painted panels, ivory and snakewood perspective © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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03 août 2013

An Interesting Flemish Carved Fruitwood Vanitas of a Human Skull with a Serpent or Viper. Early – Mid 17th Century

An Interesting Flemish Carved Fruitwood Vanitas of a Human Skull with a Serpent or Viper. Early – Mid 17th Century. Photo courtesy Finch & Co Size : 9 cm high, 8.5 cm wide, 9 cm deep – 3½ ins high, 3¼ ins wide, 3½ ins deep - SOLD Literature: What man most fears is death : the final element of earthly life, and today this fear is suppressed and kept out of sight. Artists have used the skull as a personification of death for centuries and to the Renaissance and Baroque mind it was important to remember and be... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2013

Cabinet, Flemish, 17th century

Cabinet, Flemish, 17th century. Ebony, tortoiseshell, silver and silver gilt, 83.8 x 117.2 x 43.4 cm. RCIN 26305. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Provenance: Bequeathed to Queen Victoria by Robert, 8th Baron Belhaven and Stenton, 1868 Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901) This elaborate cabinet, veneered in red tortoiseshell with heart-shaped panels and silver and silver-gilt mounts (on a later stand), was thought in the nineteenth century to have belonged to Mary,... [Lire la suite]