27 janvier 2011

Maarten van Heemskerck (Heemskerk 1498 - 1574 Haarlem), Portrait of a Gentleman in a Fur-lined Cloak

Maarten van Heemskerck (Heemskerk 1498 - 1574 Haarlem), Portrait of a Gentleman in a Fur-lined Cloak. photo courtesy Sotheby's oil on panel, 19 1/2 by 15 in.; 49.5 by 38.1 cm.19 1/2 by 15 in.; 49.5 by 38.1 cm. Estimate 100,000—150,000 USD. Lot Sold 158,500 USD PROVENANCE: With Perls, Berlin, in the 1920s;With D.A. Hoogendijk & Co., Amsterdam, 1929;From whom acquired by Dr. A.F. Philips, Eindhoven;Thence by descent until offered for sale, "The Property of a Distinguished European Collector," London, Christie's,... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2011

Attributed to Corneille de Lyon (The Hague 1500/10 - 1575 Lyon), Portrait of a Noblewoman, possibly Madame de Châteaubriand

Attributed to Corneille de Lyon (The Hague 1500/10 - 1575 Lyon), Portrait of a Noblewoman, possibly Madame de Châteaubriand. photo courtesy Sotheby's oil on panel, 6 5/8 by 5 1/2 in.; 16.7 by 14 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold 128,500 USD PROVENANCE: With Schaeffer Galleries, New York;From whom acquired by George and Ilse Nelson in the early 1950s. Sotheby's. Important Old Master Paintings & Sculpture, 27 Jan 11, New York www.sothebys.com
23 janvier 2011

Attributed to Frans Pourbus I (Bruges 1545-1581 Antwerp), Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in armor

Attributed to Frans Pourbus I (Bruges 1545-1581 Antwerp), Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in armor. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 with the monogram of Don Gaspar de Haro y Guzmán, 'DGH' [with coronet] affixed to the reverse of the panel; oil on panel; 19 x 14¾ in. (48.2 x 37.4 cm.) - Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 PROPERTY OF THE HISPANIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA, NEW YORK, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND Provenance: Don Gaspar de Haro y Guzmán, Marqués of Carpio and Eliche, Duke of Montoro, etc., Viceroy of... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2011

Master of the Brandon Portrait (active England, c. 1530), Portrait of Charles Brandon (c. 1485-1546), 1st Duke of Suffolk

Master of the Brandon Portrait (active England, c. 1530), Portrait of Charles Brandon (c. 1485-1546), 1st Duke of Suffolk, half-length, wearing the Order of the Garter. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 oil on panel; 22¾ x 18¼ in. (57.8 x 46.4 cm.). Estimate $300,000 - $500,000 Provenance: Charles Edward Hastings Clifton, 11th Earth of Loudoun, Doninton Park, by whom bequeathed toEdith Maud Abney-Hastings, 12th Countess of Loudoun, Scotland.with Norbert Fischman, London. Literature; P. Ganz, 'A Portrait of Charles... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2010

A large Ming Fahua baluster jar and cover, Guan. Ming Dynasty, First half 16th century.

A large Ming Fahua baluster jar and cover, Guan. Ming Dynasty, First half 16th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Strongly potted, the sides decorated depicting a procession of the Eight Daoist Immortals walking towards Shoulao seated and flanked by his deer and a crane, the Eight Immortals carrying various attributes among pine trees in a landscape setting, above a large petal lappet band enclosing inverted lotus buds, all below a ruyi collar enclosing lotus blooms, with a further narrow petal lappet band on the... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2010

Arms of Duke Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel @ Thomas Del Mar Ltd

A Brunswick state two-hand processional sword of the guard of Julius, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg in Wolfenbüttel (1528-89), N°. 237, dated 1573. photo Thomas Del Mar Ltd with straight double-edged blade of flattened diamond-section, rectangular ricasso formed with a pair of slender up-turned lugs in the middle, boldly incised with the crowned Ducal monogram, the number and the date within a linear frame on each side, iron hilt comprising a pair of ribbon-like quillons each interrupted by a fish-shaped moulding and... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2010

The Brunswick Armourers @ The Hanoverian Royal Family and Their Collections

The Brunswick Armourers With its proximity to the Harz mountains and their wealth of metal deposits Brunswick had been an important metalworking centre as early as the 13th Century. The death of Conrad de platenmekere (the armourer) is recorded in 1320. From surviving documents from 1303 onwards there are increasingly frequent mentions in the old city of the crafts of Helmsleger (helm forger), Platenschleger (armour forger), platenmekere (armour maker) and Harneschmeker (harness maker).The Brunswick armourers reached their highest... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2010

A fine and rare Venetian parade shield made for the bodyguard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, 16°c

A fine and rare Venetian parade shield made for the bodyguard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, late16th century. photo Thomas Del Mar Ltd of convex near circular form, constructed of two-ply wood covered with leather decorated on its front face, within an outer border of foliate chevrons and engrailing and an inner border of running foliage and flower-heads, with a pattern of foliate interlace and flowerheads all tooled and lacquered gold over silver, the ground of the main field additionally... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2010

Rijksmuseum Anounces Two Acquisitions that Highlight the Birth of Christ

Prayer nut, silver and boxwood, c. 1510-1520 (diam. 4.8cm) AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum will celebrate Christmas 2010 with two exceptional acquisitions that highlight the birth of Christ. It recently acquired an extremely rare silver ‘prayer nut’, containing miniature carvings only millimetres in size and depicting the birth of Christ and the Adoration of the Magi. A prayer nut was an extravagant devotional object from the late Middle Ages: two silver-plated pieces of carved wood with a diameter of 4.8cm joined together to form... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2010

A large blue and white 'fish' bowl. Late 16th century

A large blue and white 'fish' bowl. Late 16th century © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The exterior painted in bold underglaze blue with four different species of fish swimming amidst aquatic plants, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing two geese on rockwork amidst lotus and peony sprays with two further geese swimming in the distance; 39.2cm (15½in) diam. - Sold for £5,760 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 11 Nov 2010. New Bond Street  www.bonhams.com
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