26 juin 2016

Special collections of fine English ceramics lead Skinner's Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts

Lot 365. Wedgwood Numbered First Edition Copy of the Portland Vase, England, 18th century. Estimate $40,000-$60,000. Photo Skinner MARLBOROUGH, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. will present a summer auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in its Marlborough Gallery on Friday, July 15 at 10AM. With over 750 lots on offer, the auction will feature Part II of the Troy Dawson Chappell Collection of 17th and 18th century English Pottery and Part I of the Paul Lauer Collection of Wedgwood, as well as an expansive selection... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2016

Koopman Rare Art to exhibit at Masterpiece London 2016 – June 30 to July 6, 2016

A George III silver-gilt ‘Royal’ Presentation Tray, London, 1802, Maker’s mark of Joseph Preedy. Length: 66.75cm, 26.2in. Width: 44cm, 17.3in. Weight: 6,540g,210oz 4dwt. Asking price: £350,000. LONDON - Leading London silver dealers, Koopman Rare Art will once again be showing an outstanding selection of silver masterpieces and works of art at Masterpiece London 2016, from Thursday June 30 to Wednesday July 6, 2016. (Stand C29.  Highlights this year on the Koopman Rare Art stand include a stunning... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A brief history of underwear exposed at London's Victoria & Albert Museum

Advertising poster designed by Hans Schleger for the Charnaux Patent Corset Co. Ltd, about 1936. Courtesy of the Hans Schleger Estate. LONDON (AFP).- From rigid corsets to barely-there nylon briefs, a new exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum explores three centuries of underwear in Europe, focusing on Britain's relationship with its most intimate garments. "Fashion and underwear are inextricably linked," Susanna Cordner, research assistant on the "Underwear" exhibition, told AFP. "It's like the... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2016

Sotheby's announces first sale dedicated to European ceramics, silver and objects of vertu in a decade

Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This spring will see the first sale at Sotheby’s for almost a decade exclusively dedicated to European Ceramics, Silver and Objects of Vertu. Entitled “From Earth to Fire”, the sale, to take place on 10 May, will focus on the creation of pieces born from the earth and transformed through the kiln into exquisite works. Testament to the ever-growing appetite of international collectors for unique pieces encapsulating the finest craftsmanship and materials of their time, the 265 lots in the... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

National Gallery of Victoria exhibits collection of eighteenth-century porcelain sculpture

Meissen Porcelain Factory, Meissen (manufacturer); Johann Joachim Kretzschmar (modeller), Augustus the Strong Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (1714-1725), porcelain (hard-paste), 10.9 x 7.3 x 6.3 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Everard Studley Miller Bequest, 1975. D143-1975 MELBOURNE.- The NGV is presenting its renowned collection of eighteenth-century porcelain sculpture in an exhibition, revealing eighteenth-century baroque life and culture – from commoners and... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2016

S.J. Phillips Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Van Cleef & Arpels. Art Deco 'Heurtoir' brooch, Paris, 1929. Emeralds, diamonds and platinum, 8.3 x 6.3 cm. Signed 'VAN CLEEF ARPELS PARIS 30334' © S.J. Phillips Ltd With original case and accompanied by a copy of a Van Cleef & Arpels Certificate of Authenticity, copies of the original design sketch and listing of the stone weights  Cartier. Gold, diamond and sapphire love-birds brooch, c.1960. Gold, diamonds and sapphires, 38mm long © S.J. Phillips Ltd ... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2016

James Butterwick, London at TEFAF 2016

Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930), Portrait of Wanda in a coat, Kiev, 1914. Charcoal on paper, 40 x 30 cm. Signed and dated lower right 'AB 1914'. James Butterwick, London at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Provenance: The artist's family, Kiev Exhibitions: Toulouse, Musee d'Art Moderne, Alexander Bogomazov, 21 June-28 Aug. 1991; Kiev, National Museum of Ukrainian Art, Alexander Bogomazov, Dec. 1991-Jan. 1992 Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930), Bouquet, Kiev,... [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]
10 mai 2014

A Cello by Joseph Panormo, London, circa 1800

A Cello by Joseph Panormo, London circa 1800. Photo Bonhams. Length of back 732mm (28 13/16in) handsome wood and skilful work of a golden brown colour, use wear and restoration in case. (2). Estimate £50,000 - 70,000 (€61,000 - 86,000) Offered with the certificate of W.E.Hill & Sons, London to the above effect signed and dated 24 October 1967 and part of the original fingerboard showing the number W692 matching same on the certificate.(2). Bonhams. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. London, Knightsbridge. 12 May... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2014

19th century rosewood cabinet triumphs at Bonhams Fine American & European Furniture sale

A Hispano Flemish Baroque style inlaid rosewood, etched bone and tortoiseshell parcel-ebonized cabinet on stand, second half 19th century. Sold for US$ 149,000 (€109,165). Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- A 19th century rosewood cabinet, inlaid with scenes from the novel Don Quixote, was the protagonist in Bonhams Fine American & European Furniture, Silver, Folk and Decorative Arts & Clocks sale on January 23. Rendered in a Hispano Flemish Baroque style with gilt parcel, etched bone and faux... [Lire la suite]