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]
08 décembre 2010

The Louis XV Vincennes Service & Louis XV gilt-bronze and rock crystal chandeliers and ormolu and patinated bronze cartel clock

A pair of gilt-bronze and rock crystal chandeliers, Louis XV. photo Sotheby's each of cage form with nine scrolled candlearms hung with faceted pear and diamond shaped drops, beads and flowerheads, one drop with the printed paper label Pietro Accorsi Antichita Via Po 55 Torino, in ink number 4637; formerly drilled for electricity, each approx: 82cm. high, 68cm. diameter; 2ft.8¼in., 2ft.2¾in. Estimate 80,000—120,000 GBP. Lot Sold 87,650 GBP PROVENANCE: Pietro Accorsi, TurinFormerly in the collection of... [Lire la suite]


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