09 avril 2012

An assembled set of three Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese and Japanese porcelain 'Pot-pourri' vases, circa 1735, the porcelain

An assembled set of three Louis XV  ormolu-mounted Chinese and Japanese porcelain 'Pot-pourri' vases, circa 1735, the porcelain  18th century. photo Sotheby's height 10 in. 25.5 cm. Lot 124. ESTIMATION 70,000-100,000 USD PROVENANCE: Poulain LeFur, ParisBernard Steinitz, Paris LITTERATURE: Pierre Kjellberg, Objets Montés, Paris, 2000, p. 189 Sotheby's. The Collection of Suzanne Saperstein: 'Fleur-de-Lys,' Beverly Hills, California. New York | 19 avr. 2012, 10:00... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2012

A Louis XV ormolu and Chinese turquoise glaze porcelain group of three men riding bulls. The ormolu mid-18th century

A Louis XV ormolu and Chinese turquoise glaze porcelain group of three men riding bulls. The ormolu  mid-18th century. photo Sotheby's height 5 in. 13 cm. Lot 67. ESTIMATION 6,000-8,000 USD Sotheby's. The Collection of Suzanne Saperstein: 'Fleur-de-Lys,' Beverly Hills, California. New York | 19 avr. 2012, 10:00 AMwww.sothebys.com 
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22 mars 2012

Bonhams fine European furniture & decorative arts auction achieves $1.68 million

A very fine Louis XV style mahogany gilt bronze mounted bureau plat. Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener (1849-?), late 19th century. Photo Bonhams SAN FRANCISCO, CA.-Bonhams announced its Fine European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction, March 19, achieved a successful $1.68 million sales total. The auction’s success was evidenced by a packed auction room, strong phone bidder participation and competitive internet bidding all around. The star lot of the auction - a late 19th century Louis XV style mahogany gilt bronze mounted... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2011

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted japanese lacquer and ebonized commode, attributed to Bernard II Vanrisamburgh, circa 1750.

A highly important Louis XV ormolu-mounted japanese lacquer and ebonized commode, attributed to Bernard II Vanrisamburgh, circa 1750. Photo Sotheby's the later molded serpentine-fronted Portor marble top above two drawers composed of a single seventeenth-century Japanese lacquer panel decorated sans traverse with figures and buildings in a landscape, the drawers mounted with scrolling ormolu shells, foliate and rocaille motifs and curling vines forming drawer handles, both sides mounted with ormolu in a similar manner and... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2011

Sotheby's London Sells a Lost Royal Masterpiece Setting a Record at Auction

LONDON.- Tonight Sotheby’s London Evening Sale of Treasures: Princely Taste was led by the sale of a magnificent pair of Italian carved giltwood settees created for one of the most sumptuous Rococo interiors in Italy - the Gilded Gallery of Palazzo Carrega Cataldi. Setting a record at auction for Italian seating furniture when they sold, to a round of applause, for £1,721,250/$2,763,639/¤1,923,495, the settees sold for over three times the pre-sale high estimate of £300,000 -£500,000*.  A pair of Italian carved giltwood... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2011

Sotheby's Offers Furniture & Works of Art from the Collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra

Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Japanese Lacquer Commode with secretaire en suite, attributed to Adam Weisweiler. Est. $5/7 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Six years after the landmark auction of Property from the Collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra,* Sotheby’s announces a second sale dedicated to the remarkable Lily and Edmond J. Safra Collections. The four-day auction will be held from 18 to 21 October 2011 in New York, featuring six dedicated sale volumes whose contents represent the pinnacle of their respective... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2011

Taille-plume aux armes de Louis XV. France, vers 1745.

Taille-plume aux armes de Louis XV. France, vers 1745. Or, écaille, acier et bronze doré. Haut.: 7,5 cm - Estimation : 18 000 - 20 000 € Exposition De Versailles à Paris, le destin des Collections Royales, Centre culturel du Panthéon, Mairie du Vème arrondissement, Paris 1989..Reproduit dans l'ouvrage de l'exposition. Delorme & Collin du Bocage. Mercredi 15 juin à 14h00. Drouot - Richelieu - Salle 4. EMail : info@parisencheres.com - Tél. : 01 58 18 39 05 (source http://encheres.parisencheres.com)
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18 mars 2011

A rare export porcelain triple spice box and cover. China, Yongzheng Period, circa 1730

A rare export porcelain triple spice box and cover. China, Yongzheng Period, circa 1730.  photo Luis Alegria/TEFAF Maastricht 2011 Raised on three paw feet, the flower bud knop rising from a molded gadroon border, the arms once on the cover. Width 12.7 cm. With Louis XV Royal Arms of France - Price on application. Literature: This spice box and cover come from a service ordered for Louis XV (1710-Versailles-1774) King of France and of Navarre, also known as The Beloved . This particular shape was inspired by models produced... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2011

Salut d'or, Agnel d'or, Ecu d'or et Lousi d'or

  Henri VI, Roi de France et d'Angleterre (1422 / 1453). Salut d'or, 2e émission du 6 septembre 1423 - Atelier de Paris. photo Richmond de Lamaze Couronne / HERICVS:DEI:GRA:FRA'CORRVM:Z:AGLIE:REX l'Archange Gabriel debout devant la vierge Marie, à qui il tend un parchemin portant le mot AVE, derrière les écus accotés de France et de France-Angleterre ; au dessus rayons de soleil. Revers : couronne / XPCáVINCITá etc... croix latine accostée d'un lis et d'un léopard, sous laquelle est une H onciale dans un polylobe... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2011

Monnaies d'or, de Charles IV dit Le Bel (1322-1328) à Louis XVI (1774-1792)

Agnel d'or , Charles IV dit Le Bel (1322-1328). Courtesy Etude Gasser Audhuy Poids : 4,2 g.- Estimation : 2 500 / 3 000 € Royal d'or , Philippe VI de Valois (1328-1350). Courtesy Etude Gasser Audhuy Poids : 4,2 g. Estimation : 1 800 / 2 000 € Double d'or , Philippe VI de Valois (1328-1350). Courtesy Etude Gasser Audhuy Poids : 6,8 g.- Estimation : 6 000 / 7 000 € Écu d'or , Philippe VI de Valois (1328-1350). Courtesy Etude Gasser Audhuy Poids : 4,5 g.- Estimation : 1 000 / 1 200 € Franc à... [Lire la suite]


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