12 avril 2014

The Nursing Madonna, Gothic, North-Eastern France, middle of the 14th century

The Nursing Madonna, Gothic, North-Eastern France, middle of the 14th century. Photo Koller Auctions Limestone, sculptured all around, verso partially flattened and with remains of paint. Verso inscribed 17 in white ink and bearing the red inventory number 32523... on the base area. Minor chips. H 75 cm. Estimate CHF 25,000 / 45,000 | € 20,830 / 37,490. Sold for CHF 36,000.Provenance: private collection, Lugano. Expertise: - technical expertise by Prof. John Larson, 24 March 1997, confirming that the... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2013

Koller auction in Zurich spans an epochal range from Cranach to Napoleon to Spitzweg

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Kronach 1472-1553 Weimar), Adoration of Christ. Oil on canvas. Signed. 14.5x20 cm. Estimate: CHF 400 000 / 600 000. Photo courtesy Koller ZURICH.- In its auction week from September 16 to 21, Koller presents a range of approximately 2 000 lots of old works of art, including the rediscovered painting «The Assembly of the Gods: The Loves of the Gods» by Paolo Fiammingo and the museum-quality «The Adoration of Christ» by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Objects such as the «bureau mécanique» formerly owned by... [Lire la suite]