02 mai 2019

Food for thought: Maiolica on view at the Georgia Museum of Art

Workshop of Guido Durantino, dish with Jupiter surprising Antiope, ca. 1540 – 50. Maiolica, 7 1/8 inches (diameter). Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Museum purchase with funds provided by the Virginia Y. Trotter Decorative Arts Endowment. GMOA 2018.410. ATHENS, GA.- Like a talented storyteller beginning his tale, a generous host invites visitors into the scene by setting the table with delicious food and decorated dinnerware. In Renaissance Italy, maiolica was the standard form of pottery used to serve these... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2016

Italian, Faenza or perhaps Pesaro, circa 1500, Double handled albarello with a contour-panel portrait of a lady

Lot 46. Italian, Faenza or perhaps Pesaro, circa 1500, Double handled albarello with a contour-panel portrait of a lady. the reverse with gothic foliage, maiolica, 21.4cm., 8 3/8 in. high. Estimation 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Christie's London, 3rd October 1983, lot 238 (as Tuscan) Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Splendours from a Mantuan Palazzo, Londres, 05 juil. 2016, 02:30 PM 
02 juillet 2016

Italian, Tuscany or Umbria, circa 1450-1470, Dish painted with a contour portrait of a young man

Lot 52. Italian, Tuscany or Umbria, circa 1450-1470, Dish painted with a contour portrait of a young man, maiolica, 36.3cm., 14 1/4 in. diameter. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Franco Semenzato, Firenze, November 1987, lot 309 Bibliography: R. Falchi and D. Tiscione, Antiche Maioliche Italiane, Bergamo 1989, cover, pp. 16-17 Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Splendours from a Mantuan Palazzo, Londres, 05 juil. 2016, 02:30... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2014

American fortune used to buy stunning porcelain collection stolen by Nazis, for sale at Bonhams

Emma (born Lazarus, born 17 . 2 . 1852 Hamburg, died 14 . 2 . 1937 Hamburg) & Henry Budge (banker, born 20 . 11 ​. 1840 Frankfurt a  M., died 20 . 10 . 1928 Hamburg). LONDON.- A host of historically important works highlight the Fine European Ceramics at New Bond Street on 18th June. Items from an important private collection of decorative arts, the Emma Budge Collection, are among the most notable lots... [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]
27 mai 2012

Exquisite vases owned by Bachelor of Narford Hall sell at Bonhams for outstanding price

A fine pair of Castelli maiolica campana vases and covers, circa 1740. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- A pair of exquisitely decorated Castelli maiolica campana vases and covers was one of the top lots in the Fine European Ceramics sale at Bonhams on Wednesday 23rd May. After competitive bidding, the vases sold for the exceptional price of £40,850, smashing the pre-sale estimate of £20,000 - 30,000. Originally owned by the legendary 18th century art collector, Sir Andrew Fountaine, the vases were sold in the famous Fountaine Collection... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2011

Renaissance masterpiece by Francesco Xanto Avelli discovered by Lyon & Turnbull

Important Italian 'Istoriato' maiolica dish by Francesco Xanto Avelli. Urbino, dated 1537. Photo Lyon & Turnbull EDINBURGH.- A rare and previously unrecorded plate by the important Maiolica artist Francesco Xanto Avelli, dated 1537, has been uncovered by Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers. The plate was discovered on a regular house valuation and is expected to realise over £100,000 at auction at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on the 7th December 2011. The plate is thought to have been purchased by the vendor’s family in Italy... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2010

Important Italian Plate Serves Up Success @ Freeman's

Italian maiolica istoriata dish, Urbino, mid 16th Century. Sold at $157,000. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Late Wednesday evening, Freeman's received a call for a special private viewing from a Parisian who had flown over to see Italian maiolica istoriata dish, measuring only 10 1/8th inch in diameter. The next day, the small, but beautiful plate was sought after by in-room bidders and nearly ten phone lines, eventually selling at $157,000, far exceeding the conservative high estimate. The plate was sourced by a Freeman's specialist in... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2009

A Trove of Rare Treasures on Offer at Christie's in November

An Urbino Maiolica istoriato piatto, circa 1540, possibly from the workshop of Francesco Duranto. Estimate: £12,000-18,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009 LONDON.- Christie’s announces the second Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes sale on November 17, 2009, presenting collectors and connoisseurs with an incredible opportunity to add to their collections with a wide-range of important, rare, and unique treasures with exceptional provenance. This follows the inaugural sale in... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2009

'Exuberant Grotesques: Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop' @ the Frick Collection

Vase, Biblical Scenes from the Old Testament, Urbino or Turin, c. 1565, workshop of Orazio Fontana, tin-glazed earthenware, 21 1/4 x 11 3/16 inches, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with the Bloomfield Moore Fund and other Museum funds, 1944 Exuberant Grotesques: Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop is the latest in a critically acclaimed series of dossier presentations organized by the Frick. The project takes a rare focused look at this family workshop by presenting several outstanding and innovative examples... [Lire la suite]