02 juillet 2014

Pair of lacquered wooden lions, Venice, XVIII century

Pair of lacquered wooden lions,  Venice, XVIII century, 25x40x10 cm. Photo courtesy Chiale Antiquariato SAS. MASTERPIECES LONDON 2014. CHIALE ANTIQUARIATO SAS. STAND D25. Via S. Tempia 22, 12035 Racconigi, Italy. T +39 0172 85284 - E-mail info@chialeantiquariato.com - Website http://www.chialeantiquariato.com/
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06 juin 2014

The Morgan Library and Museum exhibits masterpieces from Oxford's famed Bodleian Library

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies (The First Folio) London: printed by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, 1623, Arch. G c.7 The Bodleian Library, Oxford. NEW YORK, NY.- The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford holds one of the greatest collections of books and manuscripts in the world. Marks of Genius: Treasures from the Bodleian Library, on view at the Morgan Library & Museum from June 6 to September 14, celebrates more than two thousand years of the creative genius of authors,... [Lire la suite]

07 mai 2014

Antoine Bouvard's two paintings at Bonhams

Antoine Bouvard (French, 1870-1956), A quiet canal in Venice. Photo: Bonhams. signed 'Bouvard' (lower right), oil on canvas, 19 3/4 x 25 1/2in (50 x 65cm). Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€5,700 - 8,600) Antoine Bouvard (French, 1870-1956), A canal in Venice. Photo: Bonhams. signed 'Bouvard' (lower right), oil on canvas, 20 x 26in (51 x 66cm). Estimate US$ 2,500 - 3,500 (€1,800 - 2,500) Bonhams. 19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART INCLUDING OLD MASTER PAINTINGS, New York, 7 May 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com
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07 mai 2014

Martin Rico y Ortega (Spanish, 1833-1908), Three Venice's paintings at Bonhams

  Martin Rico y Ortega (Spanish, 1833-1908), A quiet canal, Venice. Photo: Bonhams. signed 'Rico' (lower left), oil on panel, 13 3/4 x 8 3/4in (35 x 22.3cm). Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€14,000 - 22,000) PROVENANCE: With Goupil's, Fifth Ave. & Twenty-Second Street, New York, (M. Knoedler, Successor)   Martin Rico y Ortega (Spanish, 1833-1908), San Giorgio Maggiore from the Giudecca. Photo: Bonhams. signed 'Rico' (lower right), oil on panel, 7 1/2 x 13 1/8in... [Lire la suite]
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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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