09 juillet 2011

The Teniers Rosewater Ewer and Basin. A Flemish Silver ewer and basin

The Teniers Rosewater Ewer and Basin. A Flemish Silver ewer and basin. The basin with mark of Philips Le Noir, Ghent, 1682-1683, The ewer  with mark of  Wierick Somers III, Antwerp, circa 1696. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The shaped circular basin with broad border chased with five shaped cartouches, the first depicting two putti playing with a tethered dove, the second with a putto pouring wine from a ewer into a drinking bowl held by another putto, the third with two drunken putti with the broken ewer between... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2011

A Flemish 17th century gilt-metal and brass-mounted, ivory-inlaid tortoiseshell, rosewood, ebony and ebonised cabinet on stand

A Flemish 17th century gilt-metal and brass-mounted, ivory-inlaid tortoiseshell, rosewood, ebony and ebonised cabinet on stand. Photo Bonhams the rectangular moulded top above a central drawer with balustrade balcony, the architectural façade with ten drawers arranged around a central pair of cupboard doors with tapering square columns each surmounted by female bust capitals, enclosing a fitted arcaded interior of twelve drawers, with trompe l'oeil parquetry and mirrors, above a further drawer and stepped plinth, the stand with... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2011

A Flemish late 17th century pewter and ivory-inlaid and silvered mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and rosewood cabinet on stand

A Flemish late 17th century pewter and ivory-inlaid and silvered mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and rosewood cabinet on stand. Photo Bonhams the spreading top above a pair of cabinet doors mounted to each corner by a silvered plaque depicting a female bust flanked by monkeys and scrolling foliage, the fitted architectural interior with trompe l'oeil parquetry floor and mirrored back, flanked by twelve drawers, the two fluted columns hiding secret drawers, the doors inset with verre églomisé painted scenes, above a pull-out... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2011

A South German 17th century polychrome decorated model of the head of Saint John the Baptist

A South German 17th century polychrome decorated model of the head of Saint John the Baptist. Photo Bonhams the head mounted on an oval dish with gilt edge rim, crack to dish, 29.5cm wide (11.5" wide). Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000, US$ 4,900 - 8,200, € 3,500 - 5,800 Bonhams. Fine European Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art including the Beurdeley collection, 6 Jul 2011, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
03 juillet 2011

A pair of Italian 17th century carved white marble and alabaster fiorito busts of Julius Caesar and Hadrian after the Antique.

A pair of Italian 17th century carved white marble and alabaster fiorito busts of Julius Caesar and Hadrian after the Antique. Photo Bonhams each Roman Emperor depicted facing frontally, with white marble head above fiorito alabaster-veneered drapery over the shoulders, on a spreading stepped base, 67cm wide, 35cm deep, 84cm high (26" wide, 13.5" deep, 33" high). (2) - Estimate: £100,000 - 150,000, US$ 160,000 - 250,000, € 120,000 - 170,000 Literature: C. Scarre, Chronicle of the Roman Emperors, London, 1998. Bonhams. Fine... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2011

History Written With A Sword Early Gem-Set Saber To Highlight June Arms & Armor Auction

An historic gem-set and gilt silver-mounted Islamic saber attributed to Tipu Sultan and captured at the Siege of Seringapatam in 1799, probably Turkish, 17th century. Photo Bonhams At its Antique Arms & Armor sale on June 20, 2011 in San Francisco, Bonhams & Butterfields is excited to present a historic gem-set saber, likely 17th century Turkish and originating from Mysore, India during the period of the Tipu Sultan's ruling (est. $15,000-25,000).  The gilt silver-mounted sword boasts an impressive, curved 32½-inch... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2011

Two Saint Sebastian, 17th & 18th century @ Nagel Auktionen

Saint Sebastian. 2nd half of 17th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen Oak wood, carved with a slightly flattened back. Polychromy missing, Later plinth. H. 87 cm. Damaged. Estimate 1200 € Saint Sebastian. South German, early 18th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen Limewood, carved in full round. Later polychromy. H. 106 cm. Damages. Estimate 1000€ Nagel Auktionen. June 9th 2011. www.auction.de
05 juin 2011

A French chinoiserie faience vase, probably Nevers, late 17th century.

A French chinoiserie faience vase, probably Nevers, late 17th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen H. 29 cm. Minor chips, minor wear. Estimate 1500 €  Nagel Auktionen. June 8th 2011. www.auction.de
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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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01 juin 2011

A finely carved archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup. Ming dynasty, early 17th century

          A finely carved archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup. Ming dynasty, early 17th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The tall slender body rising to a wide flaring rim, encircled at the mid-section in shallow relief with a raised band of confronted archaistic kui dragons on a leiwen ground, between large lappets rising to the rim and descending to the slightly splayed foot divided by four regularly spaced vertical notched flanges, further intricately decorated in high relief at... [Lire la suite]