02 janvier 2016

MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: The James E. Sowell Collection, Part III, Chinese porcelain

Over a period of twenty years James Sowell slowly assembled the best collection of Chinese porcelain birds, animals and figures in the country. Not only comprehensive, the Sowell Collection features jewels of top quality in each category it encompasses, from important, large pairs of majestic birds, courtiers and exotic animals to charming and colorful figures of laughing boys and courting couples. The collection resided happily in the Sowells’ Dallas home surrounded by classic English furniture... [Lire la suite]

28 octobre 2015

Man’s At-home Robe (Banyan), France, circa 1760

Man’s At-home Robe (Banyan), France, circa 1760. Silk satin with supplementary weft float patterning; lined with striped plain weave silk. Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne (M.2007.211.949). Photo © Museum Associates/ LACMA Center back length: 51 1/2 in. (130.81 cm)
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23 octobre 2015

A collection of Venetian mirrors Venetian, circa 1760 at Sotheby's

  A pair of Italian painted and parcel-gilt mirrors, Venetian, circa 1760. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. 73cm. high; 52cm. wide; 2ft. 4¾in., 1ft. 8½in.  PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ITALIAN COLLECTION Provenance: With Galleria Silva, Milan Bibliography: Clara Santini, Le Lacche dei Veneziani, Modena, 2003, p. 78, fig. 7 (one illustrated);Catalogue No. 4, Galleria Silva, Milano, 2005, pp. 70-71    An Italian carved giltwood frame, Venetian, circa... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2015

A rare Bow solid powder-blue ground plate, circa 1760

A rare Bow solid powder-blue ground plate, circa 1760. Estimate 300 — 400 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. with shallow well and everted rim, the blue of rich tone, the reverse painted with three blue leafy sprays, pseudo Oriental character marks in blue, 22cm., 8½in diam. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 8th April 1975, lot 32 Sotheby's, Collections, Londres, 27 oct. 2015, 10:30 AM
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21 octobre 2015

A near pair of Staffordshire white salt-glaze stoneware flower-pots and a smaller example, circa 1760

A near pair of Staffordshire white salt-glaze stoneware flower-pots and a smaller example, circa 1760. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of campana form, the larger pots applied with four lion masks and swags of flowers, the smaller one applied with two lion masks, each with turned borders and raised on turned dome foot, Quantité: 3 - 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in., 16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. and 12cm., 4 3/4 in. high. PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE TIM CLARKE  Note: For the form see... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2015

Ronald Phillips reveals first of their showstoppers destined for the International Show New York

A pair of George III polychrome decorated nodding head figures of  Chinese figures.  LONDON.- Ronald Phillips Ltd, one of the world’s leading antique galleries, handling some of the most important pieces of English Antique Furniture has released some of the finest examples of craftsmanship and design that will be displayed on the company’s stand at The International Show in New York dating between 1660 and 1820. The booth of over 40 lots presents a wealth of opportunities for international collectors and interior... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2015

Art Passages, "The Feminine Mystique in Indian Art" at Asia Week New York 2015.

Baz Bahadur and Rupmati Out Hunting. Lucknow, India, circa 1760. Art Passages at Asia Week New York 2015. A Prince and his Consort Entertained on a Pavilion. Farrukhabad, India, circa 1770. Art Passages at Asia Week New York 2015. A Longing Maiden Unfazed by the Monsoon Storms. Kangra, India, circa 1830. Art Passages at Asia Week New York 2015. Art Passages (United States). info@artpassages.com – www.artpassages.com
05 janvier 2014

A pair of Chinese Export porcelain famille-rose tiger hunting scene punchbowl, Qianlong period, circa 1760

A pair of Chinese Export porcelain famille-rose tiger hunting scene punchbowl, Qianlong period, circa 1760. Photo Sotheby's diameter 10 1/2 in., 26.7 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE TUXEDO PARK, NEW YORK COLLECTION Sotheby's. Important Americana. New York | 24 janv. 2014 - www.sothebys.com
04 janvier 2014

A Chinese Export porcelain famille-rose five-piece garniture, Qianlong period, circa 1760

A Chinese Export porcelain famille-rose five-piece garniture, Qianlong period, circa 1760. Photo Sotheby's. height of tallest 11 1/2 in., 29.2 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD Provenance: Elinor Gordon, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 1962.PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR Sotheby's. Important Americana. New York | 24 janv. 2014 - www.sothebys.com
05 juillet 2013

An Italian pale blue lacquered, parcel-gilt and pastiglia chinoiserie commode, Piedmontese, Turin, circa 1760

An Italian pale blue lacquered, parcel-gilt and pastiglia chinoiserie commode, Piedmontese, Turin, circa 1760. Photo Sotheby's with a serpentine painted top imitating bardiglio marble above two long drawers with two rocaille and pastiglia reserves with chinoiserie figures in a landscape and interior scenes above an apron decorated with tasselled lambrequins with similarly decorated splayed sides on cabriole legs terminating in hoof feet; 40.5cm. high, 77.5cm. wide, 40.5cm. deep;1ft. 4in., 2ft. 6½in.,1ft.... [Lire la suite]
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