31 janvier 2010

Recent Acquisition of the Lichtenstein Princely Collections: Joachim Fries, Clockwork drinking vessel

Joachim Fries, Clockwork drinking vessel with Diana mounted on a stag. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. Silver, cast, embossed, chased, engraved parcel-gilt, partial coloured cold-enamel decoration fully functional original spring-driven mechanism. height 34 cm, width 24,2 cm, depth 10,6 cm. Inv.-No. SI261. This sculpture is not only a masterpiece of the goldsmith’s art but also an ingenious object of stately display and courtly banqueting ceremonial: it belongs to a group of automata featuring Diana, goddess of the chase, the... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2010

Enamel & Rhinestone Elephant Brooch by Kenneth J. Lane. U.S.A. 1970's

Enamel & Rhinestone Elephant Brooch by Kenneth J. Lane. U.S.A. 1970's Colorful figural Elephant costume brooch by Kenneth J. Lane. This whimsical interpretation of an Indian elephant has red, blue and green enamel & rhinestones on ears and trunk. There are blue cab eyes, pave white rhinestone ears and dangling pearl accents. It measures 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" and is marked KJL. Price $495 Dragonette LTD. 711 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles CA, 90069. Phone: 310-855-9091 - E-Mail: dragonette@mac.com
Posté par Alain Truong à 19:38 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
31 janvier 2010

18K Gold Enamel Frog Brooch With Diamond & Ruby Eyes. Italy. 1960"s

18K Gold Enamel Frog Brooch With Diamond & Ruby Eyes. Italy. 1960"s Beautifully executed whimsical frog brooch in 18K yellow gold finished in green enamel with diamond & ruby studded eyes. It measures 2" x 1 1/4" and is stamped: ITALY and 18K. Price $995 Dragonette LTD. 711 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles CA, 90069. Phone: 310-855-9091 - E-Mail: dragonette@mac.com
Posté par Alain Truong à 19:30 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , , , ,
31 janvier 2010

18K and Gemstone Chinese Foo Dog Brooch, USA, 1950's

18K and Gemstone Chinese Foo Dog Brooch, USA, 1950's Fantastic Stylized Foo Dog Brooch. Cast and engraved Gold with diamonds, rubies and sapphires. Beautiful hand finishing to the gold. Price $5,000 Dragonette LTD. 711 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles CA, 90069. Phone: 310-855-9091 - E-Mail: dragonette@mac.com
Posté par Alain Truong à 19:24 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , , , ,
31 janvier 2010

Italy, 18th century. Farnese Hercules

Italy, 18th century. Farnese Hercules. photo Sotheby's bronze. inscribed: ΕΛΥΚζΟΝ ΑΟΗΝΛΙΟº ΗΟΙΟΙ on front of rocky support; and bearing the inscription ANNO.1602 on front right side of plinth. height 28 3/4 in., 73 cm. Est. 30,000—40,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,500 USD PROVENANCE: Heim Gallery, London LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Penny 1992, vol. II, no. 416 NOTE: RELATED LITERATURE: Haskell and Penny, 1981, no. 46 The colossal antique marble figure of the Farnese Hercules, signed by Glycon and now in the Museo... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2010

Christoph Amberger (Place unknow circa 1505 - 1561/2 Augsburg) Portrait of Hans Jakob Fugger, three-quarter length

Christoph Amberger (Place unknow circa 1505 - 1561/2 Augsburg) Portrait of Hans Jakob Fugger, three-quarter length, before a green drape. photo Sotheby's oil on panel. dated upper right: MDXLI (1541). 37 3/4 by 31 1/4 in.; 95.9 by 79.4 cm. Est. 200,000—300,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,202,500 USD PROVENANCE: In the collection of the Princes Fugger, Babenhausen;Probably in the collection of the Liechtenstein family, Castle Friedau, Österreich;Graf von Trautmannsdorf, Castle Friedau, Österreich;Gräfin Isbary, Vienna, circa 1927;... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 18:20 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
31 janvier 2010

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale, Teatrino & Concetto spaziale @ Christie"s London, 12 February 2010

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale, Teatrino. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 waterpaint on canvas and lacquered wood, 43¼ x 43¼in. (110 x 110cm.). Executed in 1966. Est. £150,000 - £200,000 Provenance: Serge de Bloe, Brussels.Galerie Bernard Cats, Brussels.Anon. sale, Christie's New York, 16 November 2006, lot 144.Acquired at the above sale by the present owner. Literature: E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogue raisonné des peintures, sculptures et environments spatiaux rédigé, vol. II, Brussels 1974, no.... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 16:59 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
31 janvier 2010

Jessica Kagan Cushman: Drop Dead Chic jewelry

Scrimshaw Spider Cuff by Jessica Kagan Cushman Flaunting a perilously captivating spider, this genuine scrimshaw spider cuff suggests equal parts Pop and Victoriana with the elegant touch of a beautiful entomological rendering. Made of fossilized mammoth ivory, this hand-inked, hand-finished piece flaunts all the delectable natural nuances that give scrimshaw its unique appeal. Measures 1 3/4" wide with a 1 1/4" opening. Price $2,650.00 Scrimshaw Fly Cuff by Jessica Kagan Cushman Fascinating and fabulous,... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 16:43 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , , ,
31 janvier 2010

Philippe Bradshaw (1965-2005) Untitled (Mr. Tooth Series)

Philippe Bradshaw (1965-2005) Untitled (Mr. Tooth Series). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 anodized aluminium chains. 120 7/8 x 100 7/8 x ¾in. (307 x 256 x 1.9cm). Executed in 2002. Est. £15,000 - £20,000 Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 2002. Notes: 'We enjoy the cynical, the empty when we can overcome the icon, we enjoy being what we are: iconoclasts, breakers of images, in bondage' (Bradshaw, quoted in A. Dannatt, 'Philippe Bradshaw: Artist Whose Work Was 'Absolutely Mad,'' The... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 16:07 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , ,
31 janvier 2010

A Qianlong mark and period saucer dish. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

A Qianlong mark and period saucer dish. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) © 2000-2010 teadust.com the shallow sides rising to an everted rim raised on a high ring foot. The exterior and interior are covered in a rich copper red glaze suffused with large craquelure. On some of the crackled lines copper has randomly migrated and fired a deeper hue creating an impromptu design. This unusual phenomenon occurs in the center of the dish and in the cavetto and on the reverse. The bottom of the dish is glazed white... [Lire la suite]