07 novembre 2017

An unusual silver bowl and cover, maker's mark ZF, Venice, probably late 17th century

Lot 701. An unusual silver bowl and cover, maker's mark ZF, Venice, probably late 17th century. Estimate  5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. applied on a solid ground with filigree oriental flowers and meticulous granulations each one set into its own plain wire or ropework collet, openwork foot, engraved twice with Greek letters 'Β λ', maker's mark and lion of St Mark struck twice, 14cm., 5in. diameter; 618gr., 19oz. 16dwt. Note: See Pietro... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2017

An Italian parcel-gilt silver tazza, Venice, 2nd half of the 16th century

Lot 706. An Italian parcel-gilt silver tazza, maker's mark bird on a branch, assay master TS conjoined most probably a variant of Pazzi no. 417, Venice, 2nd half of the 16th century. Estimate  8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 26,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. embossed and chased with fan-shaped panels, on plain reeded foot, inside of foot and outside of rim with scratched lettering and initials, marked on body and foot - 369gr., 11oz. 16dwt. diam. 23cm., 9in. See Pietro Pazzi, I... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2017

Giovanni Grubacs (Venice 1829 - 1919), Four views of Venice

Lot 1: Giovanni Grubacs (Venice 1829 - 1919), Venice, a view of Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, oil on panel, signed lower right: ' G. G'; panel: 6 by 9 5/8 in.; 15 by 24.5 cm; framed: 11 1/8 by 15 in.; 28.1 by 38.2 cm. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. © Sotheby's Property of a Private Collector Note: We are grateful to Charles Beddington for confirming the attribution to Giovanni Grubacs.  Lot 2: Giovanni Grubacs (Venice 1829 - 1919), Venice, a view of the Grand Canal... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2017

Exhibition focuses on one of Peggy Guggenheim's favorite works of art

Pablo Picasso, On the Beach, 12 February 1937. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice © Succession Picasso, by SIAE 2017. VENICE.- From August 26, 2017 through January 7, 2018 the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents the exhibition Picasso. On the Beach curated by Luca Massimo Barbero. The exhibition has been installed in the museum’s Project Rooms. The exhibition is a collaboration with the Musée national Picasso-Paris, and focuses on one of Peggy Guggenheim’s favorite works of art, Picasso’s On the Beach (La... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

A hessonite garnet, ruby and diamond cameo ring

A hessonite garnet, ruby and diamond cameo ring, cameo mid 16th century, Venice, habillé with rubies and diamonds 18th century © Symbolic & Chase £95,000. Please enquire here. Description and Commentary by Diana Scarisbrick. The gold ring, designed as a plain hoop expanding to shoulders supporting the bezel mounted with a hessonite garnet cameo head of a man wearing a diamond and ruby turban-like cap and a ruby and diamond collar. Cameo mid 16th century, Venice, habillé with rubies and diamonds 18th century.... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2017

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), Venice: the Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi

Lot 25. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), Venice: the Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, signed ‘GUARDI’ (lower left), oil on canvas, 47 1/8 x 80½ in. (119.7 x 204.3 cm). Estimate On Request. Price realised GBP 26,205,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: Probably acquired in Venice in 1768 by Chaloner Arcedeckne, M. P. (1741-1804) of Glevering Hall, Suffolk and 1 Grosvenor Square, London, and by descent through his son, Andrew... [Lire la suite]

06 juillet 2017

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Venice, Piazza San Marco, looking East towards the Basilica

Lot 68. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Venice, Piazza San Marco, looking East towards the Basilica, oil on canvas, 39.2 x 52 cm.; 15 3/8  x 20 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 GBP. Lot sold 284,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: With Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London, 1919; Le comte de Feuilhade de Chauvin, Paris; Federico Gentili di Giuseppe (1868–1940), Paris; Anonymous sale ('Monsieur G... di G...'), Paris, Galerie Charpentier, 5 April 1938, lot 32,... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2017

Johann Richter, Venice, the Piazzetta looking south from the Basilica di San Marco with the Biblioteca and a crowd...

Lot 23. Johann Richter (Stockholm 1665-1745 Venice), Venice, the Piazzetta looking south from the Basilica di San Marco with the Biblioteca and a crowd gathered to watch a comedia dell' arte performance, the columns of San Marco and San tTeodoro, the Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore and the Giudecca beyond, oil on canvas, 122.4 x 161.4 cm.; 48 1/8  x 63 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 GBP. Lot sold 344,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: Mrs. John Innes... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2017

Johann Richter, Venice, the Piazzetta looking north-west towards the campanile, with the Biblioteca, the Procuratie Vecchie,..

Lot 22. Johann Richter (Stockholm 1665-1745 Venice), Venice, the Piazzetta looking north-west towards the campanile, with the Biblioteca, the Procuratie Vecchie, the Torre dell'Orologio and numerous figures in carnival costume and a man in polish dress , oil on canvas, 129.9 x 162.3 cm.; 48 3/8  x 63 7/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 GBP. Lot sold 368,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: Mrs. John Innes Kane; By whom bequeathed to The Cooper Union Museum,... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2017

Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1722 - 1780 Warsaw), Venice, Piazza San Marco looking East towards the Basilica

Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1722 - 1780 Warsaw), Venice, Piazza San Marco looking East towards the Basilica, oil on canvas, 61 x 92.7 cm.; 24 x 36 1/2  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,521,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: The Rev. Wadham Knatchbull (1794–1876), Prebendary of Wells, Cholderton Lodge, Hampshire, and subsequently Sherborne, Dorset; By whom anonymously sold, London, Christie's, 24 June 1876, lot 118 (unsold at 210 guineas and sent to Captain Knatchbull at Babington, Bath,... [Lire la suite]