27 février 2009

Potiche couverte de forme balustre en porcelaine à décor polychrome dans le style Kakiemon, Meissen, vers 1730-1735

Vers 1730-1735, Meissen, potiche couverte de forme balustre en porcelaine à décor polychrome dans le style Kakiemon, marquée au revers des initiales «AR» (Augustus Rex), monture en bronze doré et patiné, h. 53,5 cm. Estimation : 15 000/25 000 €. Le Havre, dimanche 1er mars. Le Havre Enchères SVV. M. L’Herrou
25 février 2009

"Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828), Winter 1787. Bronze; H. 57 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Kate Trubee Davison, 1962 (62.55) NEW YORK, NY.- Beginning in the 16th century, a tradition of bronze sculpture developed in France that was influenced by achievements of the Italian Renaissance, while manifesting its own distinct refinement and force. Even though French bronzes were among the glories of royal châteaux, including Versailles, and were collected eagerly by connoisseurs, they have received relatively little... [Lire la suite]