02 mai 2016

Collection of the Duchesse de Berry. Emerald and diamond necklace and a pair of earrings, first half of the 19th century

Lot 402. Collection of Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1798–1870), Duchesse de Berry. Colombian emerald and diamond necklace and a pair of earrings, first half of the 19th century. Estimate 675,000 — 960,000 CHF (616,893 - 877,359 EUR). Photo Sotheby's The necklace set with rose diamonds, highlighted with cushion-shaped stones supporting detachable pendants set with rose diamonds and pear-shaped emeralds, the central stone weighing 14.03 carats, the clasp... [Lire la suite]

11 juin 2014

Masterworks from the collections of the Dukes of Northumberland to be offered at Sotheby's

  The Northumberland Aphrodite, a Marble Figure of Aphrodite (detail), Roman Imperial, circa early 1st Century A.D. Estimate: 4,000,000–6,000,000 GB. Photo Sotheby's LONDON.- On 9th July 2014, Sotheby’s fifth successive sale of Treasures will be led by a group of 17 masterworks from the celebrated collections of the Dukes of Northumberland. From their historic homes at Alnwick Castle and Syon House, these treasures span over two millennia of Art History and 500 years of collecting: from a sublime marble statue of... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2011

Circle of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian, 1562-1609), Saint John the Baptist with a lamb

Circle of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian, 1562-1609), Saint John the Baptist with a lamb. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 oil on canvas, 60 x 47 in. (152.5 x 119.4 cm.) - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $35,000 Provenance: Marie-Caroline, Duchesse de Berry; Sale, Paris, 19 April 1865, lot 99, as 'Monrealèse: Saint-Jean assis, caressant son mouton'. Notes: This painting - which shows the clear influence of Caravaggio's Saint John the Baptist (commissioned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese and now in... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2009

John Milton, Le Paradis perdu, 1792

John Milton, Le Paradis perdu. Poëme par Milton Edition en anglais et en français, ornée de douze estampes imprimées en couleur d'après les Tableaux de M. Schall. A Paris, chez Defer de Maisonneuve, 1792 ; 2 volumes grand in-4, 334 x 248mm, maroquin rouge à long grain, plats ornés d'un encadrement de filets dorés et grecque, dos à cinq petits nerfs, tranches dorées (Reliure de Bozérian) Premier tirage de 12 grandes figures en couleurs d'après les tableaux de Schall Exemplaire en grand papier avec les figures avant la lettre De... [Lire la suite]