24 novembre 2016

Bureau plat, Portugal, mid-18th century

Lot 570. Bureau plat, Portugal, mid-18th century. Estimate: € 21000-25000. Photo Hampel 74 x 167 x 81 cm. Black and gold lacquer version in walnut, leather and braid on the plate.  Hampel. Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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30 septembre 2016

A set of rare late Renaissance allegories of the months of the year surpasses the high estimate at Koller

Lot 3033A. Abel Grimmer, (ca. 1570 Antwerp 1620), Allegory of February. Oil on wood. Diameter 25 cm. Inscribed lower center, signed and dated: MARC 1.1. ABEL GRIMMER FECIT 1609 and inscribed: ABEL GRIMMER 1609 and with a red wax seal. Estimate CHF 90 000/140 000 (€ 83,330 / 129,630). Sold for CHF 126 000. Photo Koller Lot 3033B. Abel Grimmer, (ca. 1570 Antwerp 1620), Allegory of March. Oil on wood. Diameter 25 cm. Lower center called:... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2016

A blue and white porcelain faceted bottle vase, Joseon Dynasty, mid-18th century

Lot 100. A blue and white porcelain faceted bottle vase, Joseon Dynasty, mid-18th century. Estimate $180,000 – $200,000. Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The octagonal form with slightly flared long neck, with circular hollow foot, painted in underglaze-blue with an autumn flower on each side, the body applied with a lustrous transparent overglaze; 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) high Provenance: Private collection, Japan Note: Possibly employed as a flower vase, possibly for serving wine, this long-necked... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2016

A Chinese Export black and gilt lacquer bureau bookcase, mid-18th century

Lot 126. A Chinese Export black and gilt lacquer bureau bookcase, mid-18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 93 in.; width 45 in.; depth 22 in., 236 cm; 114.5 cm; 56 cm Note: Exported from China to be sold on the European market, this bureau bookcase mixes an English form with exotic, sumptuous lacquer panels. The present example is almost identical in form to two others: one sold Sotheby's New York, October 26, 2012, lot 241 and another illustrated... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2016

A suite of Italian Rococo green-painted and parcel-gilt chairs, mid-18th century

Lot 199. A suite of Italian Rococo green-painted and parcel-gilt chairs, mid-18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. comprising four side chairs and two associated armchairs. 6 pieces. height 40 1/2 in., 103 cm Sotheby's. European Decorative Arts from Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, New York, 12 avr. 2016, 10:00 AM
11 avril 2016

Three pairs of Venetian Rococo polychrome-painted and parcel-gilt benches, mid-18th century

Lot 201. A pair of Venetian Rococo polychrome-painted and parcel-gilt benches, mid-18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 31 in.; length 59 in., 79 cm; 150 cm Provenance: Palazzo Donà dalle Rose, Venice;Adolfo Loewi, Venice.       Lot 202. A pair of Venetian Rococo polychrome-painted and parcel-gilt benches, mid-18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 31 in.; length 59 in., 79 cm; 150 cm ... [Lire la suite]

11 avril 2016

A matched pair of Italian Rococo green-painted and parcel-gilt armchairs, probably Rome, mid-18th century

Lot 125. A matched pair of Italian Rococo green-painted and parcel-gilt armchairs, probably Rome, mid-18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 41 in., 104 cm Provenance: Adolfo Loewi, Venice.  Sotheby's. European Decorative Arts from Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, New York, 12 avr. 2016, 10:00 AM
11 avril 2016

A German Rococo polychrome-decorated and parcel-gilt commode, Potsdam or Dresden, mid-18th century

Lot 193. A German Rococo polychrome-decorated and parcel-gilt commode, Potsdam or Dresden, mid-18th century. Estimate 70,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. height 32 in.; width 52 in.; depth 32 1/2 in. 81 cm; 132 cm; 82.5 cm Provenance: By repute, Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam;Gifted by Frederick the Great to an officer of his Guards in Spandau;Thence by descent until 1928;Adolfo Loewi, Venice Note: With its silver decoration against a pale ground and its... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2016

A very large famille rose baluster jar and cover, mid-18th century

Lot 164. A very large famille rose baluster jar and cover, mid-18th century. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $43,750 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Colorfully enameled with phoenix in a fenced peony garden growing with large, lush blooms, smaller birds hovering or perched bearby amongst magnolia and prunus boughs, all beneath an intricate lappet collar around the shoulders and a large pink lotus bud knop - 34 1/4 in. high Property of the Sowell collection. CHRISTIE'S. CHINESE EXPORT... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2016

Dress, French, mid-18th Century

Dress, French, mid-18th Century, silk, metallic. a) Length at CB: 55 in. (139.7 cm), b) Total Length: 36 in. (91.4 cm). Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1962. C.I.62.28a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art This formal dress is believed to have belonged to a young girl. Until the last quarter of the eighteenth century, children were dressed as miniature adults, with girls being put into corseted bodices from about three years of age, graduating to adult... [Lire la suite]
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