25 octobre 2021

Musée des Arts Décoratifs opens 'Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity'

PARIS.- From October 21st, 2021 to February 20th, 2022, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris presents ‘Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity’, co-organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and the Dallas Museum of Art, with the exceptional collaboration of the Musée du Louvre and the support of Cartier. This exhibition shows the influence of Islamic Art on the high jewellery Maison Cartier in its design of jewellery and precious objects from the beginning of the 20th century to the present... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2021

Southern Italian, probably Palermo, Sicily, circa 1220-1240. An Important Cameo with the Ascension of the Prophet Elijah to Heav

Lot 8. Southern Italian, probably Palermo, Sicily, circa 1220-1240. An Important Cameo with the Ascension of the Prophet Elijah to Heaven from the Imperial Treasury of the Holy Roman Emperors. Estimate: 120,000 - 180,000 GBP. Lot sold: 801,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's chalcedony, within a mid-16th-century enamelled gold mount with arabesques, inscribed in Hebrew to the reverse:  נעלה אליה לשמים [Elijah was raised to Heaven]; cameo: 27 by 28.6mm., 1.06 by 1.12in.,35.3 by 37.8mm.,... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

Sicily, Trapani, late 17th century, Crucifix

Lot 237. Sicily, Trapani, late 17th century, Crucifix; 22 x 16 cm ; 8 2/3 x 6 1/3 in.. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 EUR. Lot sold 125,000 EUR. Photo Sotheby's. with coral Christ, titulus and skull ; on a blue glass and silver-gilt mounted cross. Sotheby's. Pierre Bergé: From One Home to Another, Paris, 30 October 2018
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04 janvier 2019

ArtAncient at TEFAF 2019, Stand 2

Silver dekadrachm by Kimon, Syracuse, Sicily, circa 405 - 400 BC. Silver. Diameter 3.6 cm Weight 43.5 g. © ArtAncient at TEFAF 2019, Stand 2. Provenance: Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, coin 1361, acquired prior to 1878; Münzen und Medaillen XXV, 17th November 1962, lot 419. Literature: J. Foville, Revue Numismatique, Choix des monnaies grecques du Cabinet de France, Paris, 1913, cat. no. 173, p. 12 J.H. Jongkees, The Kimonian Dekadrachms, a contribution to sicilian numismatics,... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2017

A pair of Chinese silver-gilt filigree vases, covers and stands, Canton, applied coral and enamel Trapani, Sicily, circa 1750

Lot 710. A pair of Chinese silver-gilt filigree vases, covers and stands, with contemporary embellishment in coral and white enamel, the filigree probably Canton, the applied coral and enamel probably Trapani, Sicily, circa 1750. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. constructed in a number of detachable sections, fitted over a solid ground with filigree cagework of distinctive circles and simulated tiles, applied by wires with red coral leafage and flowers, set with... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2017

A gilded brass and retro incassocoral inkwell, Sicily, Trapani, 1700 ca

A gilded brass and retro incassocoral inkwell, Sicily, Trapani, 1700 ca. Burzio at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Burzio. Antiques and Works of Art, 38 Dover Street, at R+V,  London W1S4NL, United Kingdom

13 juin 2016

A group with Saint Sebastian martyr, Sicily, Trapani, late 17th-early 18th Century

Lot 31. A group with Saint Sebastian martyr, Sicily, Trapani, late 17th-early 18th Century. Estimate 18,000 - 25,000 €. Photo Sotheby's. il santo legato ad un'albero con cupido in alto e due soldati ai lati, al centro l'armatura con l'elmo; coral, silver and gilt-copper; 25,2x14x7,5 cm Provenance: Collecion Luigi Koelliker;Sotheby's London, 7 december 2010, lot 98;Walter Padovani, Milano. Sotheby's. A Milanese Cabinet Collection, Milan, 13 Jun 2016
13 juin 2016

Pair of peacocks, Sicily, Trapani, the second half of the seventeenth century

Lot 32. Pair of peacocks, Sicily, Trapani, the second half of the seventeenth century. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 €. Photo Sotheby's. Dieting on a basis of a truncated pyramid; coral, golden bronze, gilded copper and enamel; 14,5x8x6 cm. Provenance: Walter Padovani, Milano. Note: In the Baroque manufacture of works in coral, both sacred and profane, the peacocks are a great rarity. Just consider that the only other pair of peacocks known studies is already Whitaker collection and published by... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2016

Miniature chandelier, Sicily, Trapani, the second half of the seventeenth century

Lot 34. Miniature chandelier, Sicily, Trapani, the second half of the seventeenth century. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 €. Photo Sotheby's. Coral, silver and gilt bronze; 19x17,5 cm. Provenance: Sotheby's Paris, 14 april 2010, lot 8;Walter Padovani, Milano. Note: Tra gli arredi in miniatura questo lampadario si impone come un'opera unica all'interno della tipologia per l'armoniosità delle proporzioni, la pienezza dei volumi, il naturalismo dei cavalli alati a tutto tondo e il virtuosismo con il quale il... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2016

Box, Sicily, Trapani, the second half of the seventeenth century

Lot 33. Box, Sicily, Trapani, the second half of the seventeenth century. Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 €. Photo Sotheby's. copper gold, silver and coral; 16,3x37x23 cm. Provenance: Walter Padovani, Milan. Notes: Extremely rare are the specimens come down to us of coral cassettes large, characterized by the sculptural virtuosity and by the contrast of luxurious materials, coral and silver, works of princely origin and executed on aristocratic patronage. This toilette box was made of... [Lire la suite]
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