29 janvier 2014

Sotheby's Paris to offer works of art from the former collection of Vicomtesse de Courval

Elizabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755 - 1842), Portrait de Lady Perceval. Signé et daté en bas à droite Le Brun / 1804. 120,000 EUR - 150,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's.  PARIS.- Sotheby’s will offer for auction in Paris, on 25 March 2014, a refined collection redolent of the Belle Epoque, assembled by Vicomtesse de Courval. This lady of exquisite taste was born Mary Ray (1835-1902) into an important Francophile family in New York. She was a lover of the arts, perfecting her eye during trips to Europe with her family, and in... [Lire la suite]

30 octobre 2009

Four chinoiseries of the M&N Uzal, 19th Century Excellence sold @ Sotheby's London

A pair of rock crystal and gilt-metal candelabra, Paris, attributed to Escalier de Cristal, circa 1890. photo Sotheby's carved as a pair of Buddhistic lions in mirror image, the female with a cub and the male with its foot on a brocade ball. each 32cm. high; 1ft. 1/2in. Est. 25,000—30,000 GBP - Sold 49,250 GBP NOTE: The attribution to Escalier de Cristal is based on a drawing by Henry Pannier in a private collection, which appears to be a design for these candelabra. Pannier took over the business with his brother Georges... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2009

Three Chinese porcelains @ Christie's Interiors

A Chinese famille verte biscuit Guanyin. Kangxi (1662-1722) Seated with downcast eyes, a small boy in her lap, wearing a flower-strewn green scarf over matching shawl and a long, tasselled necklace. 9in. (23cm.) high, wood stand. Est. £500 - £800 A pair of small Chinese famille rose lamped vases. The porcelain, Yongzheng (1723-1735) Each of square sectioned form, painted to each sides with narrative scenes of ladies and gentlemen amongst balconies and fenced gardens. The porcelain, 7 5/8in. (20cm.) high,... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2009

A gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black lacquer commode stamped P. Roussel. Louis XV, circa 1745

A gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black lacquer commode stamped P. Roussel. Louis XV, circa 1745 marble top associated; mounts regilt. 86.5cm high, 134cm. wide, 66cm. deep;2ft. 10in., 4ft. 4 1/2in, 2ft. 2in. Est. 100,000—150,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Sold, lot 358, Christie's, Monaco, 20th June 1994 (1,635,000FF) LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Visions of the East at Partridge, 5th November to 19th December, 1999, p. 26, illustrated. NOTE: Comparative Literature:Pierre Kjellberg, Le mobilier Français du XVIII... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2008

A pair of gilt-bronze-mounted sang de boeuf porcelain vases, Napoleon III, third quarter 19th century

A pair of gilt-bronze-mounted sang de boeuf porcelain vases, Napoleon III, third quarter 19th century each of baluster form with a gilt-bronze scroll and foliate cast collar and handles cast with a seated cherubs on a pierced scroll and rocaille cast base terminating in scrolled feet - height 74cm.; 2ft. 5in - Estimate 4,000—6,000 GBP Sotheby's. Important Continental Furniture, Ceramics and Clocks. 02 Dec 08. London - www.sotheby's.com - photo courtesy Sothey's
30 novembre 2008

A gilt-bronze-mounted blue glazed ceramic vase, Louis XVI, circa 1770

A gilt-bronze-mounted blue glazed ceramic vase, Louis XVI, circa 1770 the vase of baluster form with scrolled handles cast with berried husks suspending a berried laurel-leaf swag, on a square base with concave sides cast with guilloche. 33cm. high; 1ft. 1in. Estimate 4,000—6,000 GBP Sotheby's. Important Continental Furniture, Ceramics and Clocks. 02 Dec 08. London - www.sotheby's.com - photo courtesy Sothey's
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30 novembre 2008

A matched pair of gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese Kangxi porcelain powder blue vases, in Louis XVI style

A matched pair of gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese Kangxi porcelain powder blue vases, in Louis XVI style each with a gilt-bronze gadrooned collar above a tapering baluster body, one decorated with Chinoiserie figures, the other with birds and foliage, on a gilt-bronze gadrooned circular base; each: 37.5cm. high; 1ft. 2¾in; Estimate 6,000—8,000 GBP Sotheby's. Important Continental Furniture, Ceramics and Clocks. 02 Dec 08. London - www.sotheby's.com - photo courtesy Sothey's
29 novembre 2008

A pair of gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese blue and white porcelain vases, the porcelain Kangxi 17th c., the mounts late 19th c.

A pair of gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese blue and white porcelain vases, the porcelain Kangxi 17th century, the mounts late 19th century each with a foliate cast neck above a gourd-shaped body painted with reserves of vases and Chinese utensils and writing implements, with rope-twist handles terminating in acanthus leaves, on a shaped base cast with flowers on a stippled ground within a rope-twist border; one vase restored, the other with a chip to the base. each 35.5cm. high; 1ft. 2in. Estimate 3,000—5,000 GBP Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2008

A large gilt-bronze-mounted white glazed porcelain carp. 19th century

A large gilt-bronze-mounted white glazed porcelain carp. 19th century with a dragon-headed carp leaping out of tumultuous foaming waves, on a pierced rocaille, scroll and foliate cast base. 38cm high; 1ft 3in. Estimate ,000—10,000 GBP Sotheby's. Important Continental Furniture, Ceramics and Clocks. 02 Dec 08. London - www.sotheby's.com
28 novembre 2008

A very fine and rare gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black and gilt lacquer commode stamped Delorme, early Louis XV, circa 1730

A very fine and rare gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black and gilt lacquer commode stamped Delorme, early Louis XV, circa 1730 with a later moulded serpentine brèche d'alep marble top above three long drawers decorated with chinoiserie figures amongst pavilions and a river, the flared sides decorated with birds on branches with crysanthenums and rockwork, the front with gilt-bronze foliate and scrolled mounts with two ribbon-tied espangnolette female masks, the knees with c-scroll and foliate cast mounts terminating in gilt-bronze... [Lire la suite]