17 août 2016

Moretto brooch. Missiaglia, Venice

Moretto brooch. Missiaglia, Venice. Photo Hampel Length: ca. 7.8 cm. Width: ca. 3.5 cm. Weight: ca. 42.2 g. 18-ct yellow gold. Signed "Missiaglia". Lot 683. Estimation: € 3.000 - 4.000 Highly decorative Moretto brooch, the head made of cut onyx, the finely chased and engraved bust and turban studded with small, round-facetted emeralds and one oval cabochon emerald, totalling ca. 1.5 ct, and brilliant-cut diamonds, totalling ca. 0.85 ct. Reverse in fine open-work. Double-clip brooch closure... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2016

Pluto and Cerberus, Italian, Venice, mid-16th century

Pluto and Cerberus, Italian, Venice, mid-16th century. Bronze, dark brown patina. Height: 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm). Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941; 41.100.80 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Pluto, the god of the underworld, stands with the three-headed hound Cerberus, who guards its gates. This impressive bronze group, produced in Venice under the influence of the sculptor Jacopo Sansovino, was left unfinished at several stages. First, it seems to have been interrupted when the artist was... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2016

Francesco Guardi, The Piazzetta, Venice, with the Doge’s Palace and the Libreria, San Giorgio Maggiore beyond

Lot 39. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), The Piazzetta, Venice, with the Doge’s Palace and the Libreria, San Giorgio Maggiore beyond, oil on canvas, 13 ½ x 18 1/8 in. (34.4 x 45.8 cm.). Estimate £150,000 - £250,000 ($193,650 - $322,750). Price Realized £164,500 ($213,192). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Provenance: Alfred Beit (1853-1906), 26 Park Lane, London, by 1904, and by inheritance to his brother,Sir Otto Beit, 1st Bt. (1865-1930), and by descent to his son,Sir Alfred Lane Beit, 2nd... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2016

Francesco Guardi, Piazza San Marco, Venice, with the Basilica and the Campanile, with figures in carnival costume

Lot 38. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), Piazza San Marco, Venice, with the Basilica and the Campanile, with figures in carnival costume, oil on canvas, 13 ½ x 18 1/8 in. (34.4 x 45.8 cm.). Estimate £150,000 - £250,000 ($193,650 - $322,750). Price Realized £164,500 ($213,192). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Provenance: Alfred Beit (1853-1906), 26 Park Lane, London, by 1904, and by inheritance to his brother,Sir Otto Beit, 1st Bt. (1865-1930), and by descent to his brother,Sir Alfred Lane Beit,... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2016

Luca Carlevarijs, A view of the Molo and Piazzetta, Venice, looking towards Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana

Lot 28. Luca Carlevarijs (Udine 1663-1730 Venice), A view of the Molo and Piazzetta, Venice, looking towards Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana, oil on canvas, 66.5 x 102cm (26 3/16 x 40 3/16in). Estimate £70,000 - 100,000 (€85,000 - 120,000). Photo: Bonhams. Provenance: Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, until 1969 and by descent to the present owner Literature: D. Succi, Carlevarijs, Gorizia, 2015, p. 193, no. 56, ill. Notes: This relatively recently discovered work by... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2016

Sotheby's Milan announces sale of sculptures and works of art

A Milanese Cabinet Collection. Photo: Sotheby's.  MILAN.- For the first time in a Milanese sale on an international level, most of the lots are accompanied by export licence. It’s therefore an important news for the art market in Italy and abroad.   Sotheby’s Milan will host this event and Filippo Lotti – Sotheby’s Italy managing director -comments: "After a few seasons devoted exclusively to Contemporary Art in Italy, Milan expands again its business thanks to a refined Milanese Private Collection, mostly... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2016

Manner of Canaletto, The Grand Canal, Venice, with the Salute and Dogana, from the Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo

Lot 289, Manner of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto, The Grand Canal, Venice, with the Salute and Dogana, from the Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo, oil on canvas, 32½ x 54 in. (82.5 x 137.2 cm.). Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $70,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Christie's. OLD MASTERS: PART II, 14 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza 
25 avril 2016

Vincenzo Chilone, The Regatta on the Grand Canal, Venice, looking towards the Palazzo Foscari and Palazzo Balbi

Lot 240. Vincenzo Chilone (Venice 1758-1839), The Regatta on the Grand Canal, Venice, looking towards the Palazzo Foscari and Palazzo Balbi, oil on canvas, 21 7/8 x 38 ¼ in. (55.6 x 97 cm.). Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price Realized $209,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Provenance: John (d. 1934) and Anna Jaffé (d. 1942), Villa Jaffé, Nice; Sale 'Collection John Jaffé' ordered by the Comissariat aux questions juives de l'Etat français, Hôtel Savoy, Nice, 12-13 July 1943, lot 97, as 'Genre de... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2016

Three pairs of Venetian Rococo polychrome-painted and parcel-gilt benches, mid-18th century

Lot 201. A pair of Venetian Rococo polychrome-painted and parcel-gilt benches, mid-18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 31 in.; length 59 in., 79 cm; 150 cm Provenance: Palazzo Donà dalle Rose, Venice;Adolfo Loewi, Venice.       Lot 202. A pair of Venetian Rococo polychrome-painted and parcel-gilt benches, mid-18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 31 in.; length 59 in., 79 cm; 150 cm ... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

Piva & C srl at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Francesco Albotto (Venice 1721-1757), View of the church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice form the Canal Grande. Oil on canvas, 61 x 97 cm. Piva & C srl © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Francesco Albotto (Venice 1721-1757), View of the Arsenal in Venice, Venice, circa 1740-1745. Oil on canvas, 63 x 97.5 cm. Piva & C srl © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Provenance: Carlo Du-Bois collection, Venice Literature: Catalogo di una raccolta di 354 dipinti, di Carlo Du-Bois,... [Lire la suite]