15 juillet 2016

A Louis XV three-colour gold and hardstone snuff-box set with a portrait miniature of Queen Marie-Antoinette of France

Lot 212. A Louis XV three-colour gold and hardstone snuff-box set with a portrait miniature of Queen Marie-Antoinette of France by Jean-François Breton (Fl. 1737-1791), marked, Paris, 1766-1767, with the charge and decharge marks of Jean-Jacques Prevost, 1762-1768. Estimate £50,000 - £80,000 ($64,550 - $103,280). Price Realized £140,500 ($182,088). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. oval box, the cover inset with a slightly later portrait miniature, on ivory, by François Dumont (French 1751-1831) of Queen... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2016

A pair of gilt-bronze mounted celadon porcelain cachepots, Louis XV, circa 1745-1749

Lot 329. A pair of gilt-bronze mounted celadon porcelain cachepots, Louis XV, circa 1745-1749. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,770 - 38,655 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. each of cylindrical form, the celadon decorated with incised flower and stylized leaf motifs, with a scroll and stylized leaf cast rim mount and two scrolled bifurcated handles with acanthus and flowerheads, the base with alternating c-scrolls, rocaille, foliage and flowers; each with crowned C mark to bronze; 16cm. high, 26cm.... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2016

The Orloff Service of Catherine the Great: A set of twelve Louis XV silver-gilt plates, Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers, Paris, 1770

Lot 167. The Orloff Service of Catherine the Great: A set of twelve Louis XV silver-gilt plates, Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers, Paris, 1770. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 90,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the rims applied with running laurel with acanthus at intervals, the borders chased with the Russian Imperial Arms below a band of Vitruvian scrolls on matted ground, marked on backs and pricked and stamped with numbers: 8, 25, 33, 46, 68, 70, 73, 83, 84, 98, 103, and 123; diameter 9 3/4... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2016

Louis XV à Fontainebleau, "la demeure des rois" au temps des Lumières

Louis XV à Fontainebleau : Affiche. FONTAINBLEAU - de l’histoire du château. Un ensemble d’environ 140 œuvres, tableaux, dessins, meubles, objets d’art, porcelaines, costumes et manuscrits, sortis des collections du château ou empruntés dans des collections françaises et étrangères, publiques et privées, permettra d’illustrer ce que fut le Fontainebleau de Louis XV. L’exposition prendra place dans la salle de la Belle cheminée, espace de 400 mètres carrés situé au premier étage du château, et se poursuivra dans l’appartement... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2015

A Louis XV gilt-bronze-mounted jasper ewer, circa 1740

A Louis XV gilt-bronze-mounted jasper ewer, circa 1740. Estimate 150,000 — 300,000  GBP. Lot. Sold 185,000  GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body with gilt-bronze hinged lid with putto feeding a lamb, with a pawed and serpentine bodied goat over the handle from which wreaths of garlands join those hanging from the neck of the ewer, on a c-scroll mounted base; 33.5cm. high, 18cm. wide; 1ft. 1 1/4in., 7in. Provenance: Baron E. de Rothschild, Paris;With Arnold Seligmann,... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2015

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted chinese flambé-glazed porcelain vase

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese flambé-glazed porcelain vase. The mounts attributed to Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis, circa 1755, the porcelain second quarter 18th century. Estimate: £600,000-1,000,000 ($933,600 - $1,556,000).  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase mounted with vigorously scrolling flared neck and paired acanthus handles, the base cast with scrolling acanthus, rocaille, shells and flowerheads, with fragmentary blue-bordered paper label to the inside of the neck inscribed …6 /... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2015

Christophe de Quénetain at TEFAF 2015 Antiques

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese Dehua porcelain pot-pourri vase and cover, Paris, 1750. Christophe de Quénetain (stand 218) - TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) the porcelain : Chinese Kangxi (1662-1722) from Dehua, circa 1670-1700. The flowers : French (Vincennes), circa 1750. The gilt bronze mounts : French, circa 1750. H.21, D.19,5 cm Provenance: Private Collection, Paris Lorenzo Bononcelli (act. 1678-1709), Royal Torinese panel, Turin,... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2014

Rare Louis XV gold snuff box sells for over 150,000 at Bonhams Fine Silver and Gold Boxes sale

A Louis XV vari-coloured gold and enamelled snuff box by Jean-Joseph Barrière, Paris 1771, the rim stamped 724. Sold for £158,500 (€198,746). Photo Bonhams. LONDON.- A rare Louis XV vari-coloured gold and enameled snuff box was sold for £158,500 at Bonhams Fine Silver and Gold Boxes sale in London yesterday (18 June). It had been estimated at £100,000-150,000.  The ovoid box, which was made in Paris in 1771 by Jean-Joseph Barrière, the cover with a central enamelled panel painted after Boucher with a grisaille... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2014

Quelques Chinoiseries de Sèvres au Louvre

Pot-pourri « vaisseau » de Madame de Pompadour par Charles-Nicolas Dodin. Sèvres, 1760. Porcelaine tendre. Musée du Louvre, département des Objets d'art, OA 10965 © 1990 RMN / Daniel Arnaudet Détail. Pot-pourri « vaisseau » de Madame de Pompadour par Charles-Nicolas Dodin. Sèvres, 1760. Porcelaine tendre. Musée du Louvre Détail d'une paire de vases pots-pourris "girandoles" ou "à bobèches" à scènes chinoises. Manufacture de Sèvres, vers 1762. Attribués à C.N. Dodin.Porcelaine tendre, bronze doré. Ancienne collection de la... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2014

Furniture and Sculptures at Koller, 27 March 2014

ZURICH - Top bids covering the Renaissance up to Historicism. The large auction for Furniture and Sculptures on 27 March brought several surprises over the course of the day. Already shortly after the auction opened, bidders wereagitatedly fighting over a Venetian wedding casket from the 15th century by the Embriachi workshop, opulently decorated with carved bone. The casket sold for CHF 108 000, i.e. more than four times the estimated price (lot 1019). The top lots for the morning were the red lacquer... [Lire la suite]