05 mars 2019

One of the best Delftware collections of the past decades at TEFAF Maastricht

AMSTERDAM.- At the upcoming edition of TEFAF Maastricht, Amsterdam based dealer Aronson Antiquairs will bring to market one of the best Delftware collections of the past decades. The collection, which was in a large part assembled by private Dutch collectors over a period of approximately thirty years, comprises many highlights. Although it has its center of gravity in the eighteenth century, it also contains several wonderful early objects.  “What we can bring to an art fair like TEFAF, really depends on what... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2018

Cabinet of Curiosities - Honourable Silver Objects at BRAFA 2019, Stand 126b

Probably Jan I de Pauw (active 1665-1711), Cup with cover, Haarlem, 1694. Silver, 10 x 31 cm. © Cabinet of Curiosities - Honourable Silver Objects at BRAFA 2019, Stand 126b. Casket, Augsburg, 17th century. Wood, turtle shell and ivory, 15.5 x 11 x 10 cm - Sundial, Germany, 17th century. Silver, glass and ivory, 4.5 x 5 x 1 cm - Hourglass, North Europe, 19th century. Ebony and ivory, 8 x 16 cm. © Cabinet of Curiosities - Honourable Silver Objects... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2013

Frans Hals (1581/5 - 1666), A portrait of a man holding a skull, Haarlem, Holland, about 1610-14

Frans Hals (1581/5 - 1666), A portrait of a man holding a skull, Haarlem, Holland, about 1610-14. Oil on wood. Purchased 1938 (No.38.6). The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. This portrait was painted as a pair with the image of the man’s wife appearing to the right.The man has not been identified, in spite of the coat of arms, but the inscription records that he was 60 years old. The double portrait celebrates the couple’s wealth and status, but the skull and the inscription ‘ITA MORI’ indicate a broader truth. Worldly possessions... [Lire la suite]
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