22 juin 2014

19th century Chinese four-panel famille rose porcelain screen auctions for $126,900

Important antique large Chinese four-panel famille rose porcelain screen, 19th century, consisting of 4 large panels, mounted in a carved wooden frame, each panel is Famille rose, with four mountain scenes occupied with elders. Overall measures 38 1/2" x 46 3/4" (97.8cm x 118.7cm). The top row of small porcelain plaques each measure approximately 9 1/2" x 3 1/2" (24.13cm x 8.89cm). The side rows of small porcelain plaques each measure approximately 11 1/2" x 3 1/2" (29.21cm x 8.89cm). The outer large porcelain plaques each... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2011

Pancrace Bessa (1772 - 1846), Peaches

Pancrace Bessa (1772 - 1846), Peaches.  photo Sotheby's watercolor and gum arabic over pencil heightened with touches of gold on the fly's eyes, on vellum. Together with Pancrace Bessa, Pear and Floral Study for "L'Herbier général de l'amateur." 2 works; the first 8 5/8 by 10 3/8 in.; the second sheet 13 1/4 by 8 1/4 in.; image 7 1/4 by 4 1/2 in. 22.1 by 26.4 cm; 33.7 by 21 cm; 18.4 by 11.4 cm - Estimate 3,000—5,000 USD. Lot Sold 12,500 USD PROVENANCE: The first: Hotel DrouotGalerie Michel Meyer,... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2009

New acquisition from the J. Paul Getty Museum: a watercolor from Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin

Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin, French, Roman Fleet Victorious over the Carthaginians at the Battle of Cape Ecnomus, about 1763. Watercolor, gouache, pen and India and brown ink over black chalk, 8 7/16 x 15 9/16 in. 2006.23. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust The sea teems with a seemingly endless fleet of warships; a vast battle looms, ships crowd closer and closer to one another. Rows of oars froth up the sea, the frenzied water foreshadowing the impending combat. Standing at opposite ends of the two central ships... [Lire la suite]