24 août 2018

Safani Gallery Inc., Stand 319 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Head of a Goddess, Roman, circa first century AD. Marble. Height 35 cm (13.8 in). Image courtesy Safani Gallery Inc. / Stand 319. Certificate by Thomas Lochmann, from the Antiquities Museum, Basel. Provenance: Paul Sarasin Collection; Mr. Sarasin (1856-1920) was one of the founders of the Museum of Natural History and the National Park, Basel, Switzerland. Etruscan Terracotta Urn and Cover, Etruria, Italy, 6th-4th century BC. Terracotta, 60 x 50 cm (23.5 x 19.5 in). Image courtesy Safani... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2018

Les Enluminures (Stand 276) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Pendant with St. Catherine, Germany, probably Upper Rhine, circa 1470-80. Silver, rock crystal and verre églomisé, 5.2 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm (2 x 1.3 x 0.7 in.) (with loop). Weight 2.7 gr. © TEFAF 2018 Fusing two separate pieces of hardstone together to create glowing images painted in gold leaf, this ethereal pendant changes appearance with different lighting effects and depicts Catherine of Alexandria, patron saint of female wisdom. Arm amulet (figa), Spain or Italy, 16th century. Alabaster, gold, enamel... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2018

Getty Museum acquires Etruscan bronze appliqué of the Sun God Usil

Appliqué depicting the Sun God Usil, Etruscan, 500 - 475 B.C. Italy, Vulci. Bronze. H: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of an early 5th-century B.C. bronze appliqué depicting the Etruscan Sun God Usil. “This bronze appliqué that probably decorated an Etruscan chariot or funeral cart is of exceptional quality, representing the peak period of an artistic milieu in which Greek and Italic aesthetics... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2017

Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II, by a Follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, early 16th century

Lot 267. Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II, by a Follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, early 16th century, oil on panel, framed, 21 by 16cm. 36.2 by 31.8cm. framed. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 16,100 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: With Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London, 1931;Jackson-Higgs collection, New York;(From which sold?) Sale, New York, American Art Association, December 1932;William Fox collection;Arthur Erlanger collection, New York;With Acquavella, New York;Baron... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

Roman Glass Bottle with Cut Crystal Decoration, ca. 1st century C.E., from the Eastern Mediterranean or Italy

Roman Glass Bottle with Cut Crystal Decoration, ca. 1st century C.E., from the Eastern Mediterranean or Italy. Cut glass © Miho Museum.  This bottle looks like it is a column of crystal. Blown and molded from colorless translucent glass, the bottle was shaped with cut work. Just beneath the mouth area a sharp angled cord was cut around the neck, and then after a brief hiatus slightly below, the cut surfaces begin. There are 12 cut lines that run from the right shoulder downward toward the lower left, and then another 12 cuts... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

Charles Ede at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

Faliscan olla with incised decoration, Circa 600 BC. Pottery. Height 38 cm. Photo courtesy Charles Ede. Provenance: Dr W. Rosenbaum-Kroeber (1894-1984), Ascona, Switzerland; acquired prior to 1970; private collection, Brensbach, Germany; thence by descent. Painted jar with four lug handles, Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, circa 3500-3200 BC. Pottery. Height 20 cm. Photo courtesy Charles Ede. Provenance: Giancarlo Ligabue (1931-2015), Venice, Italy. A ripple flake... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2017

DIDIER LTD at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

George Rickey (190-USA-2002), Two Lines Up, New York, 1967. Silver, unique pair of large kinetic earrings, each with two long pointed triangular blades, on sliver stand. Length of blade 14.8 cm. Height of earrings 18 cm. Height including stand 22.8 cm. Unsigned. Photo courtesy  Provenance: Gift to the artist's wife, Edie; Diane Venet, Paris Literature: Renée Sabatello Neu, 'Moderner Schmuck von Malvern und Bildhauern / Moderne Juwelen' door Schilders en Beeldhouwers - Jewelry... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2017

Finch & Co. Stand 37b. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

Giacomo Zoffoli (Italian, 1731-1785), 'After the Antique' figure of the Apollino, 18th century. Bronze with fine light brown patina and traces of dark lacquer. Signed on the base ‘G.Zoffoli’. H 35.5 cm. Courtesy Finch & Co. Provenance: former English private collection Attributed to Domenico Guidi (1625-1701) or Ercole Ferrata (1610-1686), Weeping cherubs displaying St Veronica’s veil, Italy, mid 17th century. Roman rectangular bronze devotional plaque. H 17.5 x W 21.5 x D 1.5... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2017

The Pietro Piffetti personal bombe commode, Italy, Turin, Circa 1760

Pietro Piffetti (Turin 1701 - Turin 1777), The Pietro Piffetti personal bombe commode, Italy, Turin, Circa 1760. Walnut briar, ebony, boxwood and ormolu mounts, 83 x 125 x 57 cm. Burzio at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017.  It was the third(N.3) of fourteen works of art by Piffetti in a lottery that took place in November 1779 in Turin, following his death. “N.3.Two commodes shaped as urns in walnut briar with four drawers with low profiles, in three rows resembling ribbons and ebony bands with gilt... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2016

Sotheby's London announces rare and exquisite objects in its Arts of the Islamic World sale

  LONDON.- Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World auction on 19 October 2016 will present rare and exquisite objects that tell the story of over a thousand years of artistic exchange and influence in the Islamic world.  This October’s sale will open with a selection of fifty manuscripts and calligraphies from the renowned collection of the late Jafar Ghazi. Each of these works bears witness to the high esteem in which calligraphy was held in Turkey, the Middle East and Persia from the medieval period up until the... [Lire la suite]