31 mai 2020

A Cantagalli Iznik Damascus style water bottle (surahi), Italy, late 19th Century

Lot 103. A Cantagalli Iznik Damascus style water bottle (surahi), Italy, late 19th Century; 28 cm. high. Estimate: £ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,200 - 3,300). Courtesy Bonhams. of piriform with long flaring neck on a short foot, decorated underglaze in green, cobalt blue and black on a white ground with tulips issuing from single cintamani motifs, Cantagalli cockerel mark to base and further mark reading 'Firenze/ITALY'. Note: For a similar example sold at Christie's, see Arts & Textiles of the... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2020

A large Cantagalli Iznik style pottery dish, Italy, 19th Century

Lot 102. A large Cantagalli Iznik style pottery dish, Italy, 19th Century; 29 cm. diam. Estimate: £ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,200 - 3,300). Courtesy Bonhams. of deep form with scallloped rim decorated in cobalt blue, green, raised-red and black on a white ground with a central saz leaf surrounded by tulips and roses, the rim with rock and wave design, Cantagalli cockerel mark to base. Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, London, New Bond Street, 11 June 2020, 11:00 BST
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17 mars 2020

A rare and important Venetian parade shield, Italy, 16th century

Lot 120. A rare and important Venetian parade shield, Italy, 16th century; 58cm. diam. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. constructed of wood with leather covering, lacquered with a deep red ground featuring tooled and gilt design of scrolling vines terminating in split palmettes, leaves and flowerheads. Provenance: Ex-private collection, Switzerland, pre-1991. Note: Locked in an enduring bittersweet relationship driven by commerce and trade as much as looting and... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2020

An impressive Iznik-style pottery vase, Ulisse Cantagalli, Florence, Italy, Late 19th century

Lot 10. An impressive Iznik-style pottery vase, Ulisse Cantagalli, Florence, Italy, Late 19th century; 23 ¾in. (60.4cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,240 - USD 15,360). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Of baluster form rising from short, slightly splayed foot to waisted neck with flaring mouth, two handles to the body, the decoration consisting of large composite flowerheads under intersecting saz leaves, a wide band of scrolling floral tendrils and swaying leaves above... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

Portrait of Lucius Caesar (?), Italy, Julio-Claudian period, first half of the 1st century AD

Portrait of Lucius Caesar (?), Italy, Julio-Claudian period, first half of the 1st century AD. Marble. H 42 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner. Provenance: Peter Lasillo, probably in 1985 or earlier; Sotheby’s, New York, 14 December 1994, n° 92, ill.; Martin Armstrong, acquired from the above sale; Christie’s, New York, 7 December 2011, n° 173, ill.; Axel Vervoordt, Belgium, acquired from the above sale.   GRUSENMEYER - WOLINER, Stand 123b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020
22 janvier 2020

FINCH & CO, Stand 41b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Figure of the nude Venus, Ancient Roman, 1st century BC-1st century AD. Bronze with green patina with extensive patches of red. H 20 cm. © Finch & Co. Provenance: private collection, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom; Sotheby's, London, 10 July 1989, lot n° 204. Figure of a dolphin, Trapani, Italy, late 17th-early 18th century. Carved red coral. H 3.5 cm. © Finch & Co. Provenance: private collection, Europe, acquired in London early 1970s. Equestrian deified ancestor figure, Kafiristan, North Eastern Afghanistan,... [Lire la suite]

22 janvier 2020

ARTANCIENT, Stand 71b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Greek helmet, Corinthian type, archaic period, circa mid 6th century BC. Bronze, H 20.3 cm. © ARTANCIENT. Provenance: from the collection of Axel Guttmann (1944-2001), inventory n° H308. Head of a youth, Italy, Tarentum, circa 4th century BC. Terracotta, H 16.5 cm. © ARTANCIENT. Provenance: collection of Count Henri d'Epinay (1940-2017), Longuenesse, France, acquired early 20th century. Tetradrachm minted in Mende, Macedoin, circa 460-423 BC. Silver, Ø 2.85 cm. © ARTANCIENT. The reverse with a vine, laden with four bunches... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A large Veneto-Saracenic dish, Venice, Italy, 16th century

Lot 47. A large Veneto-Saracenic dish, Venice, Italy, 16th century; 40.4cm diam. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. Courtesy Chiswick Auctions. Of circular shape, with wide sloping rim and rounded lip, deep cavetto and flat centre, the interior completely covered with intricate engraved decoration comprising floral arabesques, interlocking split palmette tendrils, stylised lotus flowers, polylobed medallions and endless knots, the cavetto framed by a band of fretwork and another continuous floral scrolls with... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2019

A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520

Lot 129. Property of a Royal Collection. A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520; oil on panel, framed; painting: 32.5 by 28cm. frame: 42 by 36cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 GBP (290,200 - 406,280 EUR). Lot sold 4 500 000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Ex-collection Samuel H. Kress.Ex-collection Contini Bonacossi.Ex-collection Cini, Castello di Monselice. Note: Both... [Lire la suite]
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]