19 janvier 2019

Four Meissen pierced dessert plates from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763

Lot 163. A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763; 25cm., 9 7/8 in. diam. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017. painted with a vignette of an exotic bird perched on a branch within a blue edged border, the spirally-moulded rim with a yellow-ground diaper border edged in puce scrollwork, with six pierced trellis bands, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 56, ... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2019

Rockefeller collection of furniture & decorative arts to highlight Sotheby's 2019 Americana Week

Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller. The Meissen Swan service, 18th century. Courtesy Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s unveiled highlights from A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller on 18 January, as part of their 2019 Americana Week auctions in New York. This special offering follows the success of the November and December 2018 auctions of works from the couple’s collection. Jewels from Happy’s personal collection were sold in the... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

Koller Auctions announces early highlights of its March sales

ZURICH.- Among the highlights of the Old Master Paintings auction on 23 March is Bernardo Strozzi’s large-format portrait of Paolo Gregorio Raggi, governor of Corsica in 1547. The portrait was painted posthumously, sometime before 1638, and was commissioned by the Raggis, an important Genovese family, for their portrait gallery of distinguished family members, including cardinals and senators. Strozzi, who was active in Genoa and later In Venice, was one of the leading figures of the Baroque period in Italy, known for his... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2017

Animals: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg opens new exhibition

"Animals. Respect / Harmony / Submission". Poster. HAMBURG.- Animals are a frequent subject of debate these days. Do they have a soul? How much do they suffer? Are we under any obligation to protect their individuality by granting them rights? Are human beings morally authorized to do as they want with animals, to consume them, rob them of their freedom and train them for the purposes of entertainment? Scientific discussion takes the relationship between animal and human being very seriously. In the everyday life of... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2017

Meissen Charger from the Christie-Miller service, Circa 1740-42

Meissen Charger from the Christie-Miller service, Circa 1740-42. Hard-paste porcelain. Diameter 44.5 cm (17.5 in.) © Michele Beiny Provenance: Samuel E. Christie Miller, sold Sotheby’s 7 July 1970, lot 20; Kiyi and Edward Pflueger; Dr. and Mrs. Paul Sullivan Literature: Hugo Morley-Fletcher, Early European Porcelain & Faience, The Pflueger Collection, 1993, vol. I, pp. 42-43, ill. Michele Beiny at TEFAF New York Fall 2017, Stand: 78. Primary Address: 53... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2017

A rare Royal Saxon Meissen Kakiemon bowl and cover, Johanneum mark, circa 1728-1731 

Lot 69. A rare Royal Saxon Meissen Kakiemon bowl and cover, Johanneum mark, circa 1728-1731. Estimate $ 1,800-2,800. Photo Leonard Joel. Embellished with kakiemon designs, the cover with crouching hare finial, blue crossed sword mark and incised Johanneum marks, 12.5cm diameter     Leonard Joel. The Decorative Arts Collection of James Fairfax AC, 18:30 AEST, Thursday 31 Aug 

21 août 2017

A Royal Saxon Meissen Kakiemon large dish, mark for Konïgliche Hof Conditorei, circa 1740

Lot 68. A Royal Saxon Meissen Kakiemon large dish, mark for Konïgliche Hof Conditorei, circa 1740. Estimate $ 2,000-3,000. Photo Leonard Joel. Painted with the 'gelbe lowe' pattern, with tiger curled around flowering bamboo and prunus, with interspersed blossom, dark brown rim, blue crossed sword mark within purple enamelled HC mark and inventory number 250, impressed 22 - 3 to base, 33.5cm diameter    Leonard Joel. The Decorative Arts Collection of James Fairfax AC, 18:30 AEST,... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763

Lot 166. A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763, 24.7cm., 9 3/4 in. diam. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Photo: Sotheby's painted with a vignette of an exotic bird perched on a branchwithin a blue edged border, the spirally-moulded rim with a yellow-ground diaper border edged in puce scrollwork, with six pierced trellis bands, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 56 Provenance: With Ulrich Gronert... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763

Lot 165. A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763, 25cm., 9 7/8 in. diam. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Photo: Sotheby's crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 56. Provenance: With Ulrich Gronert Kunsthandel, Berlin;acquired from the above in the late 1990s. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 04 May 2017, 10:30 AM
01 mai 2017

A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763

Lot 164. A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763, 24.7cm., 9 3/4 in. diam. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Photo: Sotheby's painted with a vignette of a duck within a blue edged border, the spirally-moulded rim with a yellow-ground diaper border edged in puce scrollwork, with six pierced trellis bands, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 56. Provenance: With Ulrich Gronert Kunsthandel, Berlin;acquired... [Lire la suite]