16 octobre 2021

Selected Libation Cups and Works of Art from The H.G. Beasley Collection at Alastair Gibson Auctions, 18 november 2021

The Collection of H. G. Beasley (1881 – 1939) Harry Geoffrey Beasley was born on the 18th of December 1881 in East Plumstead, Kent, the son of Charles Beasley, a wealthy business man and owner of the North Kent Brewery, Plumstead. The business was a successful Victorian family enterprise, brewing its own beers and bottling imported beers such as Guinness Stout from Dublin. It held two Royal warrants: H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES and H.R.H. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH and was eventually taken over by Courage in the 1960’s. Harry, one of... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2021

A carved ivory figure of the Venus Medici, Leonhard Kern, circle of

Lot 55. A carved ivory figure of the Venus Medici, circle of Leonhard Kern, 17th century. H 31.5 cm. Estimate: €30,000 - €35,000. Courtesy Kunsthaus Lempertz Ivory statuette depicting a nude figure of Venus standing in contrapposto with her head raised and facing to one side and her hands held before herself to cover her nudity. With vertical hairline cracks and yellowing. Mounted on a wooden plinth with metal pins. Note: The work closely follows the composition of the Hellenistic marble “Venus... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2021

Netherlandish relief portrait plaque of the philosopher Democritus, Last quarter 17th century

Netherlandish relief portrait plaque of the philosopher Democritus contained in a frame carved with flowering tendrils, Last quarter 17th century. Ivory (plaque), fruitwood (frame), H 8.5 x W 6 cm - with frame: H 11 x W 8.5 cm. Price: € 6,900. FINCH & CO at BRAFA 2021. Titled in ink to the reverse ‘Democrite’. With old collection label. Provenance: former Dutch private collection.
07 février 2021

Indo-Portuguese Goa figure of the Infant Christ as Saviour of the World ‘Salvator Mundi’, First half of the 18th century

Indo-Portuguese Goa figure of the Infant Christ as Saviour of the World ‘Salvator Mundi’, First half of the 18th century. Ivory, hair with traces of polychrome and gilding, H 24.5 cm, H with base 29 cm. Price: € 19,000. FINCH & CO at BRAFA 2021. An old label to reverse of wood stand inscribed ‘Messel Collection’. Provenance: former Irish private collection; former Messel collection. m. +44 (0)7768 236 921 www.finchandco.art
07 février 2021

German carved Vanitas, Early 17th century

German carved Vanitas, Early 17th century. Ivory, H 4.5 x W 4.5 x D 7 cm. Price: € 44,500. FINCH & CO at BRAFA 2021. A salamander and snake crawling through the partly decomposed skull with scraps of skin dangling from the face, the exposed muscles partly decomposed. Provenance: former private European collection; former private collection of the late Robert Noortman (1946-2007); sale Sotheby's Amsterdam, 2007; former collection Finch & Co, 2008; private collection, London, 2008-2020. m. +44 (0)7768 236... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2021

Portuguese Macao devotional plaque, Mid 17th century

Portuguese Macao devotional plaque depicting St Jerome kneeling before Christ crucified gripping the Cross in one hand holding a stone in the other, Mid 17th century. Ivory, H 12 x W 8.5 x D 1 cm. Price: € 37,500. FINCH & CO at BRAFA 2021. Symbolic of his asceticism, his hands and feet with the stigmata, a sign of his passionate Christian devotion, his cardinal’s hat and robe hanging in the tree, God the Father in the clouds above a lion at the Saint’s feet, above him two medieval church towers. The scene is probably... [Lire la suite]

02 janvier 2021

A silver-mounted carved ivory snuff box, probably Flemish, 18th century

Lot 19. A silver-mounted carved ivory snuff box, probably Flemish, 18th century; 7.2cm., 2¾in. wide. Estimate: 1,200 - 1,800 GBP. Lot sold: 1,512 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of cartouche form, carved on both sides with Biblical subjects. Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton. Sotheby's. Royal & Noble. London, 7 January 2021
26 mai 2020

A carved ivory comb depicting Krishna, South India, 17th-18th century

Lot 123. A carved ivory comb depicting Krishna, South India, 17th-18th century; 14.2cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500  GBP. Photo Sotheby's carved in relief on both sides, one side depicting dancing Krishna and the reverse showing the infant Balakrishna suckling from Yashoda's breast, supported on a lotus pedestal flanked by yalis and surrounded by acanthus scrolls emanating from a kirtimuka, old collection inventory number SE5.46 in black ink. ... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A carved ivory comb, Sri Lanka, 18th century

Lot 122. A carved ivory comb, Sri Lanka, 18th century; 12 by 9.8cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500  GBP. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular-form carved and pierced with a dancing girl flanked by two peacocks surrounded by foliate scrolls, bordered by narrow beading and diamond trellis bands, heightened with black and red lac, with customised collector's box. Provenance: Winkel and Rasmussen Auctioneers, Copenhagen, 1933Lau Sunde (1910-1979), dealer and... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2020

A carved ivory standing figure with parakeet and cup-bearer, probably Goa, 17th century

Lot 137. A carved ivory standing figure with parakeet and cup-bearer, probably Goa, 17th century; 19,2cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's composed of two sections pinned together, carved with a composite design of fantastical and aquatic creatures, both in profile and in the round, some with their upper bodies emerging from the open jaws of their predators. Provenance: David Salmon, London (David Tremayne Ltd.)Acquired in 1969. Note: The physiognomy and... [Lire la suite]