20 juin 2011

Collection de strigidés @ Osenat Fontainebleau

Harfang des neiges femelle II-A-CE. Photo Osenat Fontainebleau via Interenchères bagué CIC Nyctea scandiaca - Estimation : 2000/2500€ Grand duc d'Europe femelle II-A-CE. Photo Osenat Fontainebleau via Interenchères bagué CIC Bubo bubo - Estimation : 1500/1800€ Grand duc africain II-B. Photo Osenat Fontainebleau via Interenchères bagué Bubo africanus - Estimation : 800/1000€ Chouette hulotte mâle II-A-CE. Photo Osenat Fontainebleau via Interenchères baguée CIC Strix aluco - Estimation : 700/800€ Chouette effaie... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2011

The Melikian Collection of chinese amber @ Bonhams

A carved amber group of playful children. 18th Century. Photo Bonhams Depicting five little boys teasing a cat that sits on a drum while another cat nestles to one side, the amber of dark honey brown hue with some incised details and deep fissure lines. 3 1/3in (8.5cm) long - Estimate: US$6,000 - 9,000 Property from the Melikian Collection, Phoenix, Arizona A carved amber figure of a Chinese gentleman. Photo Bonhams With his chest and belly exposed, his face with a grimace, his long queue extending down his back. 4 3/8in... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2011

Rhinoceros Horn Carvings and Scholars' Objects @ Bonhams

A rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Photo Bonhams The conical horn well carved and undercut with a handle formed by a rocky outcropping and the reticulated trunks of deciduous trees overlapping a gnarled pine with its upper branches extending into the interior, a lower bough stretching over a rocky overhang to frame a seated Chinese sage accompanied by two youthful attendants, all pondering the landscape formed by jagged cliffs scattered with maple and other deciduous trees silhouetted against a meandering... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2011

Bronze mirrors from Warring States to Han dynasty @ Bonhams

A circular bronze TLV mirror. Han Dynasty. Photo Bonhams Cast with a central loop surrounded by a square band with raised corner bosses dividing an eight-character inscription, the 'TLV' elements symmetrically arranged and separated by grass-like motifs within the scalloped border; with ferrous and malachite encrustation. 4 7/8in (12.5cm) diameter - Estimate: US$2,000 - 3,000 Two early bronze mirrors. Photo Bonhams The first, Warring States-Western Han Period, cast with a narrow wedge-shaped edge and a band of dragon scrolls... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2011

Belle collection d'animaux naturalisés @ Osenat Fontainebleau

Rhinocéros noir. Photo Osenat Fontainebleau via Interenchères A pré-convention Diceros bicornis. Mesures relatives au Rowland Ward : long. corne antérieure : 50cm env. long. corne postérieure : 19 cm env. diam. corne antérieure : 40 cm env. diam. corne postérieure : 36cm env - Estimation : 40000/50000€ Pour la sortie de l UE, un CITES d export pré-convention sera nécessaire au futur acquéreur (se mettre en relation avec l étude) Panthère noire 1 A CIC. Photo Osenat Fontainebleau via Interenchères transpondée (puce) très... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2011

"Brueghel, Rubens, Jordaens... " Masterpieces of European painting from the Hochenbuchau Collection @ Liechtenstein Museum

Frans Snyders (1579–1657), Still Life with Fruit, Dead Game, Vegetables, a Live Monkey, Squirrel and Cat. Oil on canvas; 81 x 118 cm. Signed lower right: F. Snyders fecit. Hohenbuchau Collection, inv. no. HB 87 © LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM. Die Fürstlichen Sammlungen, Wien   VIENNA.- The Hohenbuchau Collection is one of the largest and most diverse collections of northern European Baroque art to have been assembled anywhere in the world over the past few decades. While it is a truism that every private collection reflects the... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2011

Preciosa et Verrerie: deux nouvelles salles consacrées aux arts décoratifs européens au Cinquantenaire

Nécessaire Paris, 1755-1756, agate, rubis et or. Legs Vermeersch (1911) Inv. V.2804 Les impressionnantes collections des Musées royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, situés dans le parc du Cinquantenaire à Bruxelles, se répartissent en trois grandes entités: l’antiquité, les civilisations non européennes et les arts décoratifs européens. Ce dernier ensemble offre un aperçu qui s’étend de l’époque romane jusqu’au xxe siècle. Ces dernières années, il a fait l’objet de plusieurs rénovations. Il y a neuf ans, le musée inaugurait le circuit... [Lire la suite]