26 avril 2009

A Roman marble archaistic kore. Circa 1st Century B.C./A.D.

A Roman marble archaistic kore. Circa 1st Century B.C./A.D. Dressed in a diaphanous long-sleeved chiton beneath a himation worn in a thick fold across the chest from her left shoulder and hanging in rippling folds below, the flattened back with details of the falling folds of drapery, 38¼in (97cm) high, mounted. Estimate: £30,000 - 50,000 Provenance: Collection of Jacques Schotte (1928-2007), Belgium, 1950s onwards.Literature: 'Archaistic' refers to works of art that recall the style of the Greek Archaic period... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2009

A Roman marble male torso. Circa 1st Century A.D.

A Roman marble male torso. Circa 1st Century A.D. Standing in contrapposto, with the weight on his right leg, his left shoulder raised, the muscular torso with defined pectorals, shapely hips and a recessed naval, with well-formed buttocks and muscular back with central depression along the spine, 34½in (87.7cm) high, right leg repaired, surface pitted and discoloured, mounted on a revolving granite column. Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000 Provenance: Formerly in the collection of the founder of Penthouse Magazine, United... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2009

A Hellenistic terracotta funerary wall painting. Circa 3rd Century B.C.

A Hellenistic terracotta funerary wall painting. Circa 3rd Century B.C. The painted panel moulded with a simple fascia above and below, and raised pilasters at either side, possibly once surmounted by a pediment, now missing, the scene set against a pale wash ground depicting the deceased, a central male figure, seated on a high-backed throne with a turned newell post and extended red foot-stool infront, his white himation draped over his left shoulder and around his waist, his bare muscular chest and strong arms revealed... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2009

Johann Ludwig Ernst Morgenstern (Rudolstadt 1738-1819 Frankfurt), The interior of a Gothic cathedral by torch- and candlelight

Johann Ludwig Ernst Morgenstern (Rudolstadt 1738-1819 Frankfurt), The interior of a Gothic cathedral by torch- and candlelight signed, inscribed, and dated 'J.L.E. Morgenstern Francofort 1785' (lower left, on a pier); oil on copper; 20 x 17¼ in. (50.8 x 43.8 cm.). Est. £12,000 - £18,000. Lot sold £15,000 Provenance: Maximilian Freiherr Speck von Sternburg (1776-1856), Leipzig, until 1 March 1824, when it passed toGottlob Carl Springsfeld (d. 1870), Aachen, and by inheritance in Aachen until at least 1933 (according to an... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2009

Pair of fire opal and diamond pendant-earclips, Tamsen Z Bijoux

Pair of fire opal and diamond pendant-earclips, Tamsen Z Bijoux The tops set with 2 oval fire opals supporting 2 cushion-shaped fire opals weighing a total of 34.24 carats, separated by 2 round diamonds weighing 1.04 carats, the fire opals framed by numerous small round diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold, unsigned but designed by Tamsen Z Bijoux. Est. 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot sold 52,500 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 23 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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26 avril 2009

Jasper Geeraerts (Antwerp c. 1620-before 1654), A lobster, a partly-peeled lemon, a basket of fruit, bread, a conch shell, ...

Jasper Geeraerts (Antwerp c. 1620-before 1654), A lobster, a partly-peeled lemon, a basket of fruit, bread, a conch shell and an upturned roemer, with other fruit and vessels on a party-draped table signed 'IASPER. GERADI_:' (lower left, on the table); oil on canvas; 29¼ x 38¼ in. (74.4 x 97.3 cm.). Est. £30,000 - £50,000 - Lot sold £87,650  Provenance: Archduke Leopold Wilhelm (1614-1662), Governor of the Spanish Netherlands.Baron Frederick von Haagen, Berlin.John Scully, Dublin; Christie's, London, 19 July 1926, lot... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2009

Orange sapphire and diamond ring

Orange sapphire and diamond ring The cushion-shaped orange sapphire weighing 10.46 carats, flanked by 2 calf's-head-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.70 carats, mounted in platinum, size 6¼. Est. 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD NOTE: Accompanied by GIA report no. 2105435587 stating that the sapphire is natural, indications of heating. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 23 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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26 avril 2009

Jacob Grimmer (Antwerp 1525-1590), An Allegory of Spring

Jacob Grimmer (Antwerp 1525-1590), An Allegory of Spring with the astrological signs of Aries, Taurus and Gemini in the sky; the spandrels decorated with gold-painted arabesques; oil on panel; 30½ x 30 1/8 in. (77.7 x 76.7 cm.). Est. £70,000 - £100,000 . Lot sold £97,250 Provenance: The Montgomery family, probably since the 19th Century at Stobo Castle, Peebleshire and moved to Kinross House, circa 1902, and by descent to the vendor. Notes: We are grateful to Dr. Luuk Pijl for confirming the attribution on the basis of... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2009

Emerald, pink sapphire and diamond ring

Emerald, pink sapphire and diamond ring The emerald-cut emerald weighing approximately 6.75 carats, flanked by 2 cushion-shaped pink sapphires weighing approximately 3.50 carats, and 10 small round diamonds, mounted in 18 karat gold and platinum, size 6½.. Est. 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 23 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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26 avril 2009

Clara Peeters (Antwerp ?1589-after 1657), Apples, cherries, apricots and other fruit in a basket, with pears, plums, robins, ...

Clara Peeters (Antwerp ?1589-after 1657), Apples, cherries, apricots and other fruit in a basket, with pears, plums, robins, a woodpecker, a parrot and a monkey eating nuts, on a table indistinctly signed 'CLARA _ P...' (lower left); oil on panel; 18¾ x 25¾ in. (47.6 x 65.5 cm.). Est. £25,000 - £35,000. Lot sold £103,250  Provenance: Mr and Mrs K. Muller, by 1953.(Possibly) J. Singer, London.Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 6 July 1966, lot 125 (1048 gns. to Miss Belleri). Literature: H. Decoteau, Clara... [Lire la suite]
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