21 septembre 2018

'Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol' at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

HOUSTON, TX.- Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol sheds new light on changing ideas of monarchy and nationhood in Britain. The exhibition features portraits of British royalty spanning 500 years, by artists from Hans Holbein and Sir Joshua Reynolds to Annie Leibovitz and Andy Warhol. In a sweeping survey, Tudors to Windsors covers the cavalcade of kings, queens, princes, and princesses who have graced the British crown. The MFAH is the only U.S. venue to host this unprecedented... [Lire la suite]

20 août 2018

S. J. Shrubsole, Corp., Stand 334 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Francis Leake, A Charles II antique tankard, London, 1673. Silver-Gilt. Height 17.1 cm (6.7 in.). Fully Hallmarked. Image courtesy S. J. Shrubsole, Corp. / Stand 334. This tankard was given as a Bequest by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Engraved with the Latin inscription “Legatum Amicissimi Reverandissimi in Christo Patris Thomae Nuper Cantuar Archiepi”. The inscription relates to a bequest in the will of Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, dated 1715: “I give and bequeath unto the Rt. Rev. Father in... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2018

Koopman Rare Art exhibits an array of antique silver treasures spanning more than at TEFAF Maastricht 10 to 18 March, 2018

The Duke of Northumberland Tray. An Important George IV Tray. Silver-Gilt, London, 1823. Maker’s mark of Philip Rundell. Length (handle to handle): 80cm, 31 1/2in. Weight: 7682g, 247oz. © Koopman Rare Art Koopman Rare Art, leading London silver dealers will once again treat visitors to TEFAF Maastricht, the undisputed doyenne of international art and antiques Fairs, with a dazzling array of antique silver treasures spanning more than four centuries. Koopman Rare Art is one of TEFAF... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2017

Important antique jewellery and silver at Masterpiece London 2017

LONDON - Two leading London dealers, Koopman Rare Art and S.J. Phillips Ltd, are both exhibiting at Masterpiece London 2017, the prestigious art and antiques fair, which opens next week June 29 (press day Wednesday June 28). A set of four exceptionally illustrious candlesticks made by the silversmith Paul Crespin after a design by William Kent (1685-1748) is just one of the many highlights on display on Koopman Rare Art’s stand (C29) at the forthcoming prestigious Masterpiece London 2017 Fair.  Considered to be the earliest... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2016

Leading London silver dealers Koopman Rare Art announce highlights to be presented at TEFAF

Paul Storr (Westminster 1771 - Tooting 1844), An Important Pair of Silver-Gilt Naturalistic Wine Coolers. Silver-Gilt, London 1834. Maker's Mark of Paul Storr. Height 10 in. (25.5 cm). Total Weight: 386 oz 10 dwt (12017 g). © Koopman Rare Art LONDON.- Leading London silver dealer, Koopman Rare Art, is once again showing an outstanding selection of superlative silver masterpieces and exquisite gold boxes at TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art and antiques event, at the... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2015

£100,000 at Bonhams Waterloo Sale for gold box presented to colourful British commander

Lord Uxbridge (1st Marquess of Angelesey): a George IV 18 carat gold Irish Freedom Box. Sold for £100,900 (€138,503). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A gold Irish Freedom Box presented to the Earl of Uxbridge, one of the most colourful British Army Commanders at Waterloo, made £100,900 at Bonhams Waterloo sale today (1 April). The sale made a total of £925,000. The Earl of Uxbridge, later Marquess of Anglesey, (1768-1854) was involved in a famous example of the British stiff upper lip when, riding with Wellington,... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2013

A George IV black and gilt lacquered side cabinet,circa 1820

A George IV black and gilt lacquered side cabinet, circa 1820. Photo Sotheby's with verde antico marble top above two panelled cupboard doors, enclosing two drawers and a shelf, decorated all-over with exotic chinoiserie scenes98.5cm. high, 113cm. wide, 49.5cm. deep; 3ft. 2¾in., 3ft. 8½in., 1ft. 7½in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP  PROVENANCE: Acquired from O. F. Wilson Ltd, London, 2 February 1966 Sotheby's. Collections. London | 24 sept. 2013 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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21 janvier 2013

Pot-pourri, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China, 1740

Pot-pourri, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China, 1740. Porcelain and gilt bronze. George IV, King of the United Kingdom (1762-1830). The Royal Collection Trust, The British Monarchy.  Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
03 juillet 2010

Works of Art from the Spencer Collections Go on Public View @ Christie's

Althorp House. Spencer House. photo www.flickr.com LONDON.- A selection of works of art from Althorp and Spencer House (the historic London home of the Spencer family) is to be offered on 6, 7 and 8 July at Christie’s King Street and South Kensington salerooms, with individual estimates from £200 to £12 million. The sale previews are open to the public from Saturday 3 July, and offer the chance to see masterpieces by Rubens and Guercino, as well as selected contents from the attics and store rooms at Althorp and arguably... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2010

A George IV silver-gilt coral and bells, Charles Rawlings, London, circa 1820

A George IV silver-gilt coral and bells, Charles Rawlings, London, circa 1820. photo Sotheby's maker's mark at top, others below, date letter not clear. measurements: length 5 1/4 in. 13.4 cm. Est. 1,200—1,500 USD. Lot Sold 3,750 USD Sotheby's. Property from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman: The London Residence. 28 Apr 10. New York www.sothebys.com
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