29 juin 2019

Christie's to offer masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection

  LONDON.- Telling the remarkable story of objects collected across centuries and treasured for generations, Christie’s will offer a landmark collection sale Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection in London on 4 of July. Comprising approximately 57 lots each with exceptional provenance, this sale includes important European Furniture, Works of Art and Old Master Paintings, collected by members of the prominent Rothschild banking family, particularly by Baron Gustave de Rothschild (1829-1911), and housed in some of the... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2019

A massive pair of French royal armorial dishes, Yongzheng period, circa 1730

Lot 389. A massive pair of French royal armorial dishes, Yongzheng period, circa 1730; 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) diameter, each. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each enameled with the Royal arms of Louis XV within the orders of Saint-Michel and Saint-Esprit, a band of gilt and iron-red scrolling lotus at the well punctuated by cartouches of addorned L's, the rim with Kakiemon style panels of fans and lotus alternate with bowls of finger citrus and other fruit on... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2018

A pair of gilt-bronze mounted blue enamelled stoneware vases, Chinese, 18th century, the mounts Louis XV, circa 1750

Lot 103. A pair of gilt-bronze mounted blue enamelled stoneware vases, Chinese, 18th century, the mounts Louis XV, circa 1750. Haut. 32 cm. ; Height 12 2/3 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 €. Lot sold 22,500 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. the naturalistic base decorated with reeds. Quantity: 2 Provenance: Accorsi Gallery, Turin Sotheby's. Important Mobilier, Sculptures et Objets d'art, Paris, 11 Apr 2018
16 octobre 2017

BURZIO at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

Nicolas-Quinibert Foliot, Pair of Royal Louis XV Pliants, Circa 1755-59. Giltwood, 69 x 71 x 52 cm (27 x 27.9 x 20.5 in.). © BURZIO  Each with a loose cushion upholstered in yellow damask above a turquoise silk damask probably original, on a folding X-form molded and scrolling frame branded with crowned ‘ML’ in a circle, incised respectively with inventory numbers ‘10820’ and ‘10822’, red painted numbers ‘6522’ and '6520', and with black painted inventory number ‘473’, one with an inventory number 'C.... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2017

Royal curator sheds new light on reclusive Duke

The 5th Duke of Portland, Richard Dighton © The Harley Gallery.  WORKSOP.- Best known for the extensive tunnels he built underneath the family home at Welbeck Abbey on the Welbeck Estate, the eccentric and reclusive 5th Duke of Portland is revealed in a new light through his “extraordinary collection” of miniature paintings says Senior Curator of Paintings at the Royal Collection, Vanessa Remington.  Having catalogued the ‘miniatures’ in the Royal Collection, Remington was invited to curate a new... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

Pair of Boulle encoignures "Aux Espagnolettes", Louis XV, by J. BAUMHAUER, Paris, ca. 1755

Lot 1070. Pair of Boulle encoignures "Aux Espagnolettes", Louis XV, by J. BAUMHAUER (Joseph Baumhauer, "ébéniste du Roi" ca. 1749), Paris, ca. 1755. Estimate CHF 150 000 / 200 000 (€ 138 890 / 231 480). Photo: Koller. Brown tortoiseshell, exquisitely inlaid with brass mounts "en première-partie"; blossoms, leaves, scrolls, cartouches and decorative frieze. Front with central door and 2 drawers. Exquisite matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications. The busts and the central cartouche... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2017

Desk with lacquer pannels, Louis XV, signed J.F. DUBUT (Jean François Dubut, died 1778), guild stamp, Paris ca. 1755/60

Lot 1093. Desk with lacquer pannels, Louis XV, signed J.F. DUBUT (Jean François Dubut, died 1778), guild stamp, Paris, ca. 1755-60. Estimate CHF 100 000 / 180 000 (€ 92 590 / 166 670). Photo: Koller. Purpleheart in veneer, and inlaid with reserves and decorated with panels lacquered in the"goût chinois"; idealized park landscape on a black ground, depicting human figures as hunters and exotic animals. Top lined with green, used leather, edged in brass. 6 curved legs. Front with central drawer, the... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2017

Theunissen & de Ghellinck. Stand 137a. Brafa Art Fair, 21-29 janvier 2017

French Louis XV commode with two drawers ‘sans traverse’. Stamp of Mathieu Criaerd (Paris, 1689-1776), cabinetmaker who became master in Paris on 29 July 1738. Chinese and European lacquer, adorned with chiselled and gilt bronze mounts, Breche d’Alep marble top. H 88 x W 112 x D 58 cm. Courtesy Theunissen & de Ghellinck.  Portrait of a gentleman, Louis René Vialy (Aix-en-Provence 1680-1770 Paris), pupil of Hyacinthe Rigaud (Perpignan 1659-1743 Paris), portrait painter and first master... [Lire la suite]
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]