16 avril 2009

Two Large and Rare Russian Porcelain Serving Dishes from the Kremlin Service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg

Two Large and Rare Russian Porcelain Serving Dishes from the Kremlin Service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas I (1825-55) the centers painted with stylized swirling foliage with blue tulips centering on a coral-colored rosette, all set against a black ground within a border of green heart-shaped leaves, the remainder of the plate with elongated palmettes in green and black on a richly ornamented ciselé gilt ground, the tooled, gilded rim painted with a band of simulated red and green jewels -... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2009

A Russian Porcelain Topographical Plate, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, Period of Alexander I (1801-1825)

A Russian Porcelain Topographical Plate, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, Period of Alexander I (1801-1825) decorated with a view of the monument to Peter I on St. Petersburg's Senate Square, the border painted with stylized flowerheads and gilded with leafy branches - titled on the reverse in Cyrillic: View of the Monument to Peter I, unmarked.. diameter 23.8 cm. Est. 8,000—10,000 USD Sotheby's. Russian Art. 22 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
16 avril 2009

A Russian Porcelain Hors D'Oeuvres Plate from the Raphael Service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nic

A Russian Porcelain Hors D'Oeuvres Plate from the Raphael Service, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg, Period of Nicholas II (1894-1917) the border decorated with panels with swans and antique heads among scrolls and foliage against an iron red ground framed within delicately beaded gilt bands alternating with medallions with figures of griffins and a nude boy en grisaille against a gray ground, all of this against a celadon green ground elaborated with a leafy vine en grisaille, the handle with smaller panels... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2009

Pair of Ivory Sculptures of Peter I and Catherine II, Continental, 19th Century

Pair of Ivory Sculptures of Peter I and Catherine II, Continental, 19th Century Petersburg in which Peter's horse vanquishes a serpent; Catherine II depicted riding sidesaddle holding the orb of rule in one hand and with emblems of learning beneath her mount; both on ebonized wood plinths inlaid with ivory decoration - the plinths inlaid with each of the sovereign's imperial cyphers and the dates of their birth and death. height 18.1 cm. Est. 20,000—30,000 USD Sotheby's. Russian Art. 22 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2009

Marcel Proust, A la recherche du temps perdu.. Paris, Grasset & N.R.F., 1913 & 1918-1927

Marcel Proust, A la recherche du temps perdu.. Paris, Grasset & N.R.F., 1913 & 1918-1927 édition originale. 13 volumes in-8, dont le tome I (184 x 120 mm) relié à l'époque et les autres (de 191 à 195 mm de hauteur et de 129 à 143 mm de largeur), brochés, non coupés, sauf pour A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs et Le Côté de Guermantes I, sous chemise et étui pastiches modernes.Quelques traces de frottement aux charnières du tome I. tirage : Du côté de chez Swann et A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs,... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2009

An unusual Victorian silver mounted novelty egg scent bottle, by Sampson Mordan & Co, London 1884

An unusual Victorian silver mounted novelty egg scent bottle, by Sampson Mordan & Co, London 1884 with flush screw-off cover with ring attachment on a brown-flecked egg-shaped porcelain body, height 5cm, together with another egg scent bottle, same date and maker, with typical screw off cover, height 6cm. (2). Sold for £600 Bonhams. Silver & Objects of Vertu including Flatware, 1 Apr 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
16 avril 2009

Hommage à Marcel Proust, 1871 - 1922. Paris, N.R.F., 1923.

Hommage à Marcel Proust, 1871 - 1922. Paris, N.R.F., 1923. édition originale. In-8 (227 x 140 mm), broché, non coupé.Complet du catalogue Gallimard de 8 pp. sur papier bible. illustration : 12 reproductions photographiques hors texte sur papier couché. tirage : un des 330 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil. est. 120—150 EUR - Lot Sold :  350 EUR Sotheby's. A Select Collection of a Bookdealer- dilettante: Christophe d'Astier. 08 Apr 09. Paris www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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16 avril 2009

A 19th century Chinese export silver mounted ivory box

A 19th century Chinese export silver mounted ivory box the rim stamped with Dutch tax mark, rectangular form, the cover and body carved with panels depicting a village scene, length 12cm. Estimate: £400 - 500 - Unsold. Bonhams. Silver & Objects of Vertu including Flatware, 1 Apr 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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16 avril 2009

George D. Painter, Marcel Proust, 1871 -- 1903 : Les années de jeunesse & 1904 – 1922 : Les années de maturité. Paris, 1966

George D. Painter, Marcel Proust, 1871 -- 1903 : Les années de jeunesse & 1904 – 1922 : Les années de maturité. Paris, Mercure de France, 1966. édition originale. 2 volumes in-8 (215 x 143 mm), brochés, non coupés. Complet du bandeau éditeur pour le tome II. illustration : 23 reproductions photographiques hors texte et 2 cartes pour le premier volume, 20 reproductions photographiques hors texte et 1 carte pour le second. tirage : un des 40 exemplaires de tête sur vélin pur fil. Estimation : 300—350 EUR. Lot Sold... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2009

National Portrait Gallery Acquires Newly Discovered Portrait of First Poet Laureate

John Dryden (1631-1700) by John Michael Wright (1617-1694), circa 1668. Purchased with help from L.L. Brownrigg, The Art Fund, the Lerner Gift and Lewis Golden. LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery has acquired an oil portrait of the British seventeenth-century poet John Dryden, by the court artist John Michael Wright, believed to have been painted at the time he was appointed first official Poet Laureate in 1668. With its wreath and Latin inscriptions, the painting is a celebration of the newly created office of Poet... [Lire la suite]
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