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]
14 mars 2014

A rare Louis XV cabinet, Holland, second half 18th century

A rare Louis XV cabinet, Holland, second half 18th century. Photo courtesy Pieter Hoogendijk Antiquairs veneered with rosewood and ameranth. H. 254,2cm x w. 204,2 cm x d. 72,5 cm bottom; 71,5 cm top en 55 cm middle The double bent upperpart with two cupboard doors, each with a marqueterie of two flowers and initials, the inside fitted with a smaller shelf and a large shelf and three drawers. The lower part with two smaller and two larger drawers, the opening bombé angles each fitted with four drawers, bombé and overall... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2014

A fine and rare Louis XV porcelain, ormolu and patinated bronze elephant clock, mid 18th century

A fine and rare Louis XV porcelain, ormolu and patinated bronze elephant clock, mid 18th century. Photo Bonhams. the case attributed to Philippe Caffieri, the calendar movement signed Viger à Paris, No. 166. The elephant standing on a rockwork base raised on leafy scrolls and supporting the molded circular case flanked on either side by vines with porcelain flowers, surmounted by a Chinoiserie figure under a parasol, the circular white enamel dial with arabic minute ring and date ring enclosing roman chapters, pierced gilt hour... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2013

Silver tureen owned by Marie Antoinette's sister dominates Bonhams £1.4m Silver Sale

The Sachsen-Teschen Tureen doubled its pre-sale estimate, which was £200,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - A spectacular and rare silver soup tureen - a survivor of the fabled Taschen-Saschen silver service given as a wedding present to Marie Antoinette's estranged sister Maria - 'Mimi' - Christina, exceeded all expectations when it sold for £433,250 at Bonhams this morning after a lengthy bidding war. The silver tureen doubled its pre-sale estimate, which was £200,000. A fine collection of the 7th Duke of Wellington's boxes also... [Lire la suite]


16 juin 2013

Louis XV (1715-1774). Louis d’or dit Mirliton, 1724, E= atelier de Tours

Louis XV (1715-1774). Louis d’or dit Mirliton, 1724, E= atelier de Tours. .Photo Ader 6,49g. D.1638. Fr.459. SUP. Estimation : 1 600 / 1 800 € Ader. Mardi 18 juin 2013. Salle des Ventes Favart - 3, rue Favart - 75002 Paris. Tel: +33 (0)1 53 40 77 10
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16 juin 2013

Louis XV (1715-1774). Louis d’or à la croix du Saint-Esprit (dit de Malte), 1718, A= atelier de Paris

Louis XV (1715-1774). Louis d’or à la croix du Saint-Esprit (dit de Malte), 1718, A= atelier de Paris. Photo Ader 9,78g. . D.1633. Fr.453. SUP. Estimation : 2 200 / 2 500 € Ader. Mardi 18 juin 2013. Salle des Ventes Favart - 3, rue Favart - 75002 Paris. Tel: +33 (0)1 53 40 77 10
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24 novembre 2012

A Louis XV ormolu and corne verte musical table clock, Saint Germain and Dauthiau, Paris, circa 1760

A Louis XV ormolu and corne verte musical table clock, Saint Germain and Dauthiau, Paris, circa 1760 - Photo Sotheby's 4¼-inch enamel dial signed L Dauthiau, Hger Du Roy, A Paris, finely pierced and engraved gilt hands, bell striking movement with star-cut outsdie count wheel and flat-bottomed plates, the waisted case cast with rococo scrolls, on a rocaille plinth signed St Germain, the bombé base containing the fusee musical movement playing one of ten tunes played on a carrillon of ten bells with nineteen... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2012

A Louis XV Two-Color Gold Snuff Box. Mark of René-Antoine Bailleul, Paris, 1773

A Louis XV Two-Color Gold Snuff Box. Mark of René-Antoine Bailleul, Paris, 1773. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012 Oval, the base, sides and cover chased with landscapes within fluted pales and with green gold stiff-leaf borders, marked inside base, side, cover, and bezel, with charge and discharge mark of Julien Alaterre; 2½ in. (6.5 cm.) long. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Christie's. Important Silver and Objects of Vertu. 19 October 2012. New York, Rockefeller Plaza


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