14 avril 2017

A gilded and enamelled glass pilgrim flask, Venice, probably 15th-16th century

Lot 180. A gilded and enamelled glass pilgrim flask, Venice, probably 15th-16th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the glass body blown into bulbous form with flat sides, four small lug handles, gilted with radiating design and polychrome enamelled details, 31cm. height Note: This enamelled glass pilgrim flask is related to a group known in Venice as 'inghistere facade' or 'flat-sided bottle' as well as 'guastada' or 'Damascene glass'. Whereas the shape is of Islamic... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2017

Masterpiece by Francesco Guardi to lead Christie's Classic Week Old Masters sale

 Francesco Guardi, (Venice 1712–1793), The Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, Signed ‘F. co. Guardi’ (lower left), Oil on canvas, 122 x 200 cm. Estimate on request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- Christie’s Old Masters Evening Sale, 6 July 2017, will be led by Francesco Guardi’s masterpiece The Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi (estimate on request), which is expected to fetch more than £25 million. This magnificent picture is one of the celebrated pair of views of the Grand... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

Venice by Ron Gessel

Venice by Ron Gessel, Photographer- Art director, Amsterdam, Netherlands www.rongessel.com
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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