06 juillet 2011

Bolognese School, late 16th Century, Portrait of a gentleman, three-quarter-length, in a black cloak, hat and a white lace colla

Bolognese School, late 16th Century, Portrait of a gentleman, three-quarter-length, in a black cloak, hat and a white lace collar. Photo Bonhams oil on canvas; 134.2 x 97.7cm (52 13/16x 38 7/16in). Sold for £30,000 Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 6 Jul 2011, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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29 juin 2011

Bonhams to Sell Old Master Painting by Lucas Gassel that Shows Importance of Tennis

Lucas Gassel, The grounds of a Renaissance palace with episodes from the story of David and Bathsheba, an extensive landscape with mountains and a harbour beyond, detail. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- Estimated to sell for £70,000 to £100,000, this oil painting by Lucas Gassel shows the grounds of a Renaissance palace with episodes from the story of David and Bathsheba, an extensive landscape with mountains and a harbour beyond. On a tennis court in the foreground, two players are using what appear to be very modern style tennis... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2011

A white glazed porcelain deep dish with incised floral decoration. Ming Dynasty, 16th Century

A white glazed porcelain deep dish with incised floral decoration. Ming Dynasty, 16th Century. photo Bonhams Thickly molded and delicately line-incised with a roundel of lotus flowers across the floor of the well, bands of flowering peonies and pearls encircling the cavetto and exterior walls, all beneath a celadon-tinged glaze that stops along the outside edge of the foot, leaving an unglazed foot pad and recessed base; 14 1/8in (36cm) diameter - Sold for US$9,150 Provenance:: Chait Galleries, New York Bonhams. Fine Asian... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2011

Sotheby's London to Offer a Lost Royal Masterpiece: A Renaissance Chalcedony Cover

Attributed to Giovanni Ambrogio Miseroni (1551-1616), Italian, Milan , Late 16th Century Chalcedony cover carved with Venus and Cupid sleeping in a shell, with silver gilt mount in the form of Jupiter as a Swan. Estimate: £800,000-£1,200,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby's announces Treasures: Princely Taste, the sale of an outstanding selection of rare and important decorative art with links to some of the greatest collectors in European history, including Louis XIV, Cardinal Mazarin, King Alfonso XII, Prince Davidoff, the... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2011

Master of the Mansi-Magdalena (workshop, active Antwerp c.1510/1525). Christ as Salvator Mundi

Master of the Mansi-Magdalena (workshop, active Antwerp c.1510/1525). Christ as Salvator Mundi. Photo Nagel Auktionen Oil on cradled panel. 77,5 x 52 cm. Rest. Estimate 40 000 € Thanks to Prof. Dr. Larry Silver for his help based on a photograph.   Nagel Auktionen. June 9th 2011. www.auction.de Note: Salvator Mundi, or Saviour of the World, is a subject in iconography depicting Christ with his right hand raised in blessing and his left hand holding an orb surmounted by a cross, known as a globus cruciger. The... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2011

'Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts' @ Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Shah Jahan Receives the Persian Ambassador, Muhammad Ali Beg. Folio from the Windsor Padshahnama, India, c. 1633. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. 12 5/8 x 8 5/8. The Royal Collection, Windsor. ©2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, a major international loan exhibition, which explores Islamic art through the universal tradition of gift giving. Many of the most spectacular and historically significant... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2011

A porcelain altar vase & An arrow porcelain vase .Ming dynasty

A porcelain altar vase. Ming dynasty (1522-1566)., mid-16th Century. Photo Czerny's Slender shape, globular body and long, trumpet-shaped neck, large curled handles with ring. Pale green glazed thick, heavy porcelain. An underglaze inscription at the body. Excellent conditions. high 32 cm. Estimate 1200.00 | 1400.00 € An arrow porcelain vase .Ming dynasty, 17th Century. Photo Czerny's Typically shaped, covered with thick, turquoise, craquelé enamel. Excellent conditions. high 18 cm. Estimate 500.00 | 600.00 € CZERNY'S... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2011

A tixi cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover. Ming Dynasty, 16th century.

A tixi cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover. Ming Dynasty, 16th century.  Photo Christies Ltd 2011 The upper surface and sides of the cover deeply carved through alternating layers of black, red and yellow lacquer with ruyi scrolls, the base faintly incised with a three-character inscription reading Zhang Cheng zao, or made by Zhang Cheng; 3½ in. (9 cm.) diam. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000 ($13,368 - $20,052) Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art , 10 May 2011. London, King Street www.christies.com
20 avril 2011

Victoria & Albert Museum Acquires Spectacular Ottoman Tankard with Help from the Art Fund

The tankard is a spectacular example of how the Ottoman court borrowed forms from everyday life and turned them into luxury items. LONDON.- A rare jade tankard inlaid with gold and studded with rubies and emeralds has been acquired by the V&A. The tankard was originally made for an Ottoman sultan in the late 16th century, in the imperial capital of Istanbul. A limited number of these objects were produced and this is the first example to enter a British national collection. The tankard was offered to the V&A partly through... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2011

Lombard School, circa 1520 - 1530, Portrait of a Bearded Man with a Sword.

Lombard School, circa 1520 - 1530, Portrait of a Bearded Man with a Sword. photo courtesy Sotheby's Oil on canvas, 29 by 24 1/2 in.; 73.7 by 62.2 cm. Estimate 100,000—200,000 USD. Lot Sold 146,500 USD PROVENANCE: Hugh Morrison, Fonthill House, Tisbury, Wiltshire;And thence by descent to The Rt. Hon. Lord Margadale of Islay, T.D., Fonthill House, Tisbury, Wiltshire; His sale, London, Christie's, 2 July 1965, lot 55 (as by Giulio Campi);Where purchased by Heinemann, on behalf of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Lugano.... [Lire la suite]
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