12 avril 2014

Family Altar-triptych, Renaissance, workshop of the Embriachi, Venice, ca. 1410-20

Family Altar-triptych, Renaissance, workshop of the Embriachi (important workshop in Florence and Venice in the 15th century), Venice, ca. 1410-20. Photo Koller Auctions Bone cut in relief and ebony with geometric fillets in partially coloured bone. The triptychon has a pointed gable, the central panel shows Mary Enthroned with the Child Jesus, flanked by St. Catherine and John the Baptist. Above Christ holding a Book and Giving Blessings. The two wings depicting the monastic saints, St. Dominic and St. Francis of... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2014

Furniture and Sculptures at Koller, 27 March 2014

ZURICH - Top bids covering the Renaissance up to Historicism. The large auction for Furniture and Sculptures on 27 March brought several surprises over the course of the day. Already shortly after the auction opened, bidders wereagitatedly fighting over a Venetian wedding casket from the 15th century by the Embriachi workshop, opulently decorated with carved bone. The casket sold for CHF 108 000, i.e. more than four times the estimated price (lot 1019). The top lots for the morning were the red lacquer... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2014

Art of the Table: Exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria explores dining practices

Italy, Venice. Covered bowl and stand (late 18th century), glass (applied decoration), (a-c) 14.0 x 15.2 cm diameter (overall). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased, 1871. 54.a-c-D1R MELBOURNE.- Exquisitely decorated porcelain plates surrounded by cutlery and highlighted with sparkling glassware – a well-laid dining table can be a work of art. A new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Art of the Table, explores dining practices through the examination of the extravagant... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2014

Venice, Italy, probably late 17th-early 18th century, Nautilus form cup

Venice, Italy, probably late 17th-early 18th century, Nautilus form cup. Photo Sotheby's dolphin stem, shell base, grotesque mask embossed at the handle; hallmarked Venice, maker's mark DB; silver-gilt; height: 21.5cm., 8 1/2 in; weight: 405gr., 13oz. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 GBP Provenance: Sotheby's, Geneva, 12 November 1980, lot 284 Sotheby's. 1000 Ways of Seeing: The Private Collection of the late Stanley J. Seeger. London | 05 mars 2014, 10:00 AM. www.sothebys.com
08 février 2014

Physicists at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics resolve the enigma of a painting by "Léger" is a fake

Fernand Léger, Contraste de formes. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. VENICE.- In the early 1970s the authenticity of a painting that had been acquired by the American collector Peggy Guggenheim as by Fernand Léger was made questionable when a friend, Douglas Cooper, an expert on Léger, expressed his doubts. It is now a certainty that the painting is a fake thanks to a team from the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), who analysed the canvas using carbon 14 dating.  After decades in which scholars,... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2014

Venus and Mars, Circle of Tiziano Aspetti (1559-1606), Italian, Venice or Padua, late 16th-17th century

Venus and Mars, Circle of Tiziano Aspetti (1559-1606), Italian, Venice or Padua, late 16th-17th century. Photo Sotheby's. with metal tags numbered: 531 and 532 and an old paper label on the underside of the base numbered 531 and 532; bronze, on ebonised wood bases with bronze herm mounts and inlaid with lapis lazuli. Venus: 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in.; Mars: 13cm., 5 1/8 in.; bases: 11.5cm., 4½in. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP Provenance: SAR la Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte de Luxembourg (1927 - 2005) Sotheby's. Of Royal and Noble... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2014

Giuseppe Bernardino Bison (Palmanova Nel Friuli 1762 - 1844 Milan), A view of Venice: Ss. Giovanni E Paolo

Giuseppe Bernardino Bison (Palmanova Nel Friuli 1762 - 1844 Milan), A view of Venice: Ss. Giovanni E Paolo. Photo Sotheby's Gouache within an original brown-aubergine border, on light card; 210 by 268 mm; 8 1/4 by 10 1/2 in. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 USD  Provenance: Sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 June 1986, lot 140 Sotheby's. Old Master Drawings. New York | 29 janv. 2014 - www.sothebys.com
06 janvier 2014

Giacomo Guardi (Venice 1764 – 1835), The Ducal Palace, Venice

Giacomo Guardi (Venice 1764 – 1835), The Ducal Palace, Venice. Photo Sotheby's Pen and black ink and gouache; signed and inscribed in pen and brown ink on the verso: Veduta della riva de Schiavoni, la Sanità Giardini / Reali, Zecca, Libraria collonne Pallazzo Ducal, ponte della paglia / Prigion publ. che altre fabriche Casa Bernardi / In campo S Marina No 5684 dimandar / Giacomo de Guardi. 127 by 222 mm; 5 by 8 3/4 in. Estimation 14,000 — 18,000 USD Provenance: Sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 July 1977, lot 188 Sotheby's. Old Master... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2013

Italian, Venice, early 16th century, Casket

Italian, Venice, early 16th century, Casket. Photo courtesy Sotheby's  with a label printed: WADDESDON MANOR to the underside; painted and partially gilt enamel on copper; 11 by 15 by 9cm., 4 1/4 by 5 7/8 by 3 1/2 in. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 GBP Provenance: Ferdinand James Anselm Freiherr von Rothschild, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire;with Jan Dirven Sr.;Piet van Doorne, 1977:with A. Jansen, 1977;Edgar Jetter, Vreden;his sale Sotheby's Amsterdam, 17 December 2003, lot 841 Compare lots 595, 604 and 613 in... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2013

Italian, Venice, 16th century, Incense boat

Italian, Venice, 16th century, Incense boat. Photo courtesy Sotheby's  painted and partially gilt enamel on copper; 11 by 31 by 11cm., 4¼ by 12 1/8 by 4¼in. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 GBP Provenance: Sotheby's London, 7 July 1988, lot 9 Sotheby's. European Sculpture & Works of Art. London | 04 déc. 2013, 11:00 AM -www.sothebys.com
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