10 juillet 2011

A pair of Spanish ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and ebonished cabinets-on-stands

A pair of Spanish ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and ebonished cabinets-on-stands. The cabinets late 17th century-early 18th century, yje stands late 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Each with galleried pediment above ten drawers about a central hinged niche flanked by Solomonic columns, enclosing a fitted compartment with central architectural panel flanked by mirrors, on claw-and-ball feet, one marked to the reverse 'Galart' in ink, the pediments, feet and some mounts 19th century additions; the stands each... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2011

A Very Rare Rhinoceros Horn Cup From China, Sold at Hotel des Ventes in Geneva for a Record Price

Estimated conservatively at CHF 10,000 to CHF 15,000 by the specialists, this cup changed ownership for the sum of CHF 365,000, over 30 times its estimate GENEVA.- The Hôtel des Ventes auction house has sold a Chinese libation cup made from a rhinoceros horn carved in high relief with 5 chilongs and dating from the Qing period between the 17th and 18th centuries, as part of their extensive spring sale which has just come to an end. Estimated conservatively at CHF 10,000 to CHF 15,000 by the specialists, this cup (lot 769) changed... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2011

Albert Flamen (1620 - 1720), Study of Birds.

Albert Flamen (1620 - 1720), Study of Birds. photo Sotheby's pen and brownish-black ink and gray wash. Together with Franz von Kobell, Landscape with Trees, pen and brown ink on paper. 2 works; the first 2 3/4 by 4 1/4 in.; the second 3 3/8 by 4 3/8 in. 7 by 10.8 cm; 8.6 by 11.1 cm - Estimate 1,000—1,500 USD. Lot Sold 8,125 USD PROVENANCE: The first: William Esdaile (L. 2617, 816)His sale, Christie's London, 22 June 1840, part of 698 (as Albert Flamen: Birds and Fishes)Helene C. Seiferheld Gallery, Inc., New York (as... [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]
09 juin 2010

Luca Carlevarijs (Udine 1663-1730 Venice) The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and the Grand Canal, Venice

Luca Carlevarijs (Udine 1663-1730 Venice) The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and the Grand Canal, Venice. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 signed 'L.C.' (lower left, on the box) oil on canvas, 25¼ x 36¾ in. (64.1 x 93.3 cm.) Estimate $500,000 - $700,000 Price Realized $602,500 Provenance: Stefano Conti (1654-1739) and by descent to his grandsonCarlo Giuseppe Innocenzo, by 1750, and (probably) to his beneficiary Filippo Fatinelli, in 1794, and (probably) by descent toAngela Massoni (née Fatinelli) and Gasparo Massoni, and by... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2009

Roelof KOETS (Haarlem c. 1592/93 - Haarlem 1654). A still life on a table covered with a dark cloth and white napkins

Roelof Koets (Haarlem c. 1592/93 - Haarlem 1654). A still life on a table covered with a dark cloth and white napkins. On the table are a silver platter with a pointed edge on which stand three rummers with conical cuppa's, a fourth lying on its side over the edge of the platter. In the centre are a pewter platter holding a large crab and a spouted ‘Jan Steen' jug, to their right is another pewter platter holding an overturned silver beaker and a half-peeled lemon. Behind it stands a tall ‘flute' wine glass. In the front... [Lire la suite]
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