26 janvier 2020

DARIO GHIO, Stand 106c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Powder-horn decorated with the coat-of-arms of the Radziwill princes, Poland, early 18th century. Horn and amber. 26 cm. © Dario Ghio. Made of light horn, the flask is carved with the crowned coat-of-arms of the noble Polish Radziwill family above the Order of the White Eagle on one side, and with trophies on the other, both decorations surrounded by curls; fish head-shaped fuse; amber plaques at the base with a hunting scene (a dog chasing a deer). Antonio Politi (1703-1747), Holy water stoup, Rome, first quarter of the 18th... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2020

Antiquarium, Ltd., Stand 110c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Figure of Venus at her bath, Rome, 1st century BC-1st century AD. Cast bronze, 19.3 x 6.9 cm. © Antiquarium, Ltd. Nude, save her diadem, the beguiling Goddess of Love and Beauty arranges her hair with her left hand while gazing into her outstretched right hand, where she once held a mirror. Venus stands on her original bronze spool-shaped pedestal with remnants of inlaid silver and glass paste decoration. Provenance: private collection, Switzerland, before 1986. Portrait bust of an official or priest, Egypte, Early Late Period,... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2019

Retable d'époque baroque, Rome, milieu du XVIIe siècle

Lot 93. Retable d'époque baroque, Rome, milieu du XVIIe siècle. H.: 65 cm. ( 25 ½ in.) ; L.: 51 cm. (20 in.) ; P.: 13 cm. (5 ¼ in.). Estimate: €20,000 - €30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  En placage d'ébène et de bocote, bronze argenté, filets d'étain et marqueterie de marbres et pierres dure telles que lapis lazuli et jaspe sanguin, centré d'une peinture représentant l'Assomption de la Vierge Marie, flanqué des allégories de la Charité et de la Justice, la base ouvrant à trois tiroirs, sur des patins.... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2019

Theunissen & de Ghellinck at BRAFA 2019, Stand 140a

Pair of Scabello, Turin, circa 1740-1750. Gilded carved wood. H 60 x W 56 x D 47 cm. © Theunissen & de Ghellinck at BRAFA 2019, Stand 140a. Similar model in the Palazzo Reale, Turin Pair of consoles, Rome, mid 18th century. Polychrome, silver and gold carved wood. H 91 x W 51 x D 30 cm. © Theunissen & de Ghellinck at BRAFA 2019, Stand 140a. Small cabinet, Florence, late 17th century. Ebony and blackened wood with hard stone and gilded bronze. H 49 x W 48... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2019

Brun Fine Art at BRAFA 2019, Stand 118c

Giacomo (or Giovanni) Zoffoli (Rome, 1731-circa 1785), Marcus Aurelius, Rome, 18th century. Bronze. H 39 x W 34 x D 18 cm (without base). Inscribed on the horse’s tack: G · Z · F. © Brun Fine Art at BRAFA 2019, Stand 118c. Francesco Battaglioli (Modena 1725-1796 Venice), Architectural capriccio with figures, Italy, 18th century. Oil on canvas, 167 x 253.5 cm. © Brun Fine Art at BRAFA 2019, Stand 118c. Piero Tenerani (Carrara 1789-1869 Rome), Psyche abandoned,... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

Charles Ede, Stand 76 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Idol of Spedos type, Cycladic, circa 2700-2600 BC. Marble, 4 x 2 cm (1.6 x 0.8 in.). Image courtesy Charles Ede / Stand 76 Provenance: Arthur L. Jacobs (d.1979), New York; Acquired from Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens, circa 1967, thence by descent circa 1985. Bust of a priest of Khonsu-Pa-Ir-Sekher, Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, Circa 4th century BC. Gabbro. Height 14.6 cm (5.7 in.). Image courtesy Charles Ede / Stand 76. This priest is wearing a smooth bag wig revealing his large ears. He shows sharply... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2018

Dario Ghio at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Fev 2018, Stand 106c

Set of four candlesticks, Rome, circa 1720. Silversmith: Simone Miglié. Silver-gilt in original fitted brown leather case. H 8.5 cm. © Dario Ghio Intended to decorate the corners of a game table. The base of each is engraved with the coat of arm of the Sanchez de Luna family, which was originally from Aragon. This set was made for Don Alonso Sanchez de Luna (1704-1781), the third Duke of Sant'Arpino, a Neapolitan nobleman who took Barbara Pisani as his first wife in 1740, and later married Laura... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2017

Scriban aux angelots, Rome, second quart du XVIIIe siècle

Lot 38. Scriban aux angelots, Rome, second quart du XVIIIe siècle. Noyer, palissandre, bronzes dorés et estampes. H. 250 cm, L. 130 cm, P. 65 cm. Estimation 40 000 € / 50 000 €. Photo: Kohn. Provenance: Ancienne collection Palais Ruspoli  Référence bibliographique: Alvar Gonzales-Palacios, Arredi ne ornamenti alla Corte di Roma, ed. Electa, 2004 Note: Cet important meuble à deux corps, appelé « buro » en italien, en placage de noyer et de palissandre ouvre en partie basse par trois... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

Desire, love, identity: British Museum explores LGBTQ histories

British and American badges from the 1970s onwards. Plastic, paper and metal. © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act in July 1967. This legislation partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales and marks an important milestone in the campaign for equality. The display Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories marks this anniversary. There will also be an accompanying trail highlighting fourteen key objects in the... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2017

Galerie Karsten Greve AG at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

Louise Bourgeois (Paris, 1911), Baroque, 1970. Marble with a base made from timber wood, 94.6 x 64.1 x 65.7 cm (Marble). 38.1 x 81.2 x 65.7 cm (Base). Signed 'BOUR-0056. Photo courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve AG Literature: Louise Bourgeois, Retrospective, exh. cat., New York 1982, plates no. 123-24, p. 121, ill. p. 88, studio view on frontispiece, installation views, plates no. 126-27, p. 122, ill. p. 90; Louise Bourgeois, Retrospective, exh. cat., Frankfurt/Main 1989, no. 74, p. 189,... [Lire la suite]