03 mai 2019

A large Veneto-Saracenic dish, Venice, Italy, 16th century

Lot 47. A large Veneto-Saracenic dish, Venice, Italy, 16th century; 40.4cm diam. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. Courtesy Chiswick Auctions. Of circular shape, with wide sloping rim and rounded lip, deep cavetto and flat centre, the interior completely covered with intricate engraved decoration comprising floral arabesques, interlocking split palmette tendrils, stylised lotus flowers, polylobed medallions and endless knots, the cavetto framed by a band of fretwork and another continuous floral scrolls with... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2019

A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520

Lot 129. Property of a Royal Collection. A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520; oil on panel, framed; painting: 32.5 by 28cm. frame: 42 by 36cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 GBP (290,200 - 406,280 EUR). Lot sold 4 500 000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Ex-collection Samuel H. Kress.Ex-collection Contini Bonacossi.Ex-collection Cini, Castello di Monselice. Note: Both... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2019

A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520

Lot 18. A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520; oil on panel, framed; painting: 32.5 by 28cm frame: 42 by 36cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 GBP. Lot sold 362,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 Provenance: Ex-collection Samuel H. KressEx-collection Contini BonacossiEx-collection Cini, Castello di Monselice. Note: When he came to power in 1520, Suleyman II inherited a vast empire which encompassed Syria,... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2019

Chiale Fine Art at BRAFA 2019, Stand 114c

Saint Sebastian, Champagne ?, circa 1510-20. Limestone with traces of paint. H 92 x W 40 x 40 cm. © Chiale Fine Art at BRAFA 2019, Stand 114c. Provenance: private collection, Alsace, FranceLiterature: E. Devaux, 'Suite à Chaource dans Zodiaque', n° 40, January 1959, p. 10-11; J. Baudoin, 'La Sculpture flamboyante en Champagne Lorraine', Nonette, 1990, pp. 133-164; M. Beaulieu and V. Beyer, 'Dictionnaire des sculpteurs français du Moyen Age', Paris, 1992, p. 93-944. Autumn, Venice, circa... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2018

Chiale Fine Art at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 112c

Jan Davidsz De Heem (Utrecht 1606-1684 Antwerp), Still life, circa 1640-1645. Oil on panel, 67 x 108 cm. Signed: J.D. Heem f. © Chiale Fine Art Provenance: collection of Sir Emmanuel Kaye, England; private collection, London; private collection, Italy Literature: M. L. Hairs, ‘Les Peintres Flamand del Fleurs’, Ed. 1955; I. Bergstrom, Dutch still life painting, 1956; E. Greindl, ‘Les Peintres Flamands de nature morte’, 1956; W. Bernt, ‘Die Niederlandische Maler des 17 Jahrhunderts’, 1979, vol. 3, vol.... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Venice, A view of San Giorgio Maggiore

Lot 209. Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 - 1793), Venice, A view of San Giorgio Maggiore, oil on canvas, 44 x 58.1 cm.; 17 1/4  x 22 7/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 315,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's The great island monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore, with its church designed by Andrea Palladio and completed in 1610, was one of Guardi's most popular views, and nearly thirty autograph versions are recorded. The view in this hitherto unknown and unpublished work... [Lire la suite]

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]