14 juillet 2010

Italian, 18th century, in a 19th-century frame attributed to Reinhold Vasters (1827-1909), pendant with Vestals adoring a pagan

Italian, 18th century, in a 19th-century frame attributed to Reinhold Vasters (1827-1909), pendant with Vestals adoring a pagan icon. photo Sotheby's 98mm., 3¾in. Est. 2,500—3,500 GBP. Lot Sold 4,500 GBP Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art. 08 Jul 10. London www.sothebys.com
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14 juillet 2010

Italian, 18th century, memento mori panel with a skeleton.

Italian, 18th century, memento mori panel with a skeleton. photo Sotheby's 118 by 86 cm., 46½ by 33¾in. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP Lot Sold 10,000 GBP Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art. 08 Jul 10. London www.sothebys.com
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12 juillet 2010

A George II giltwood overmantel mirror attributed to William and John Linnell, circa 1750-60

A George II giltwood overmantel mirror attributed to William and John Linnell, circa 1750-60. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000. Sold £199,250 to an UK Trade. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Of shaped triangular form with divided plates centred by a stylised pagoda with pierced baldachin surmounted by a scrolling foliate finial, the surround carved with scrolling foliage, rockwork and C-scrolls and fitted with various small shelves, the apron carved with simulated water falls, regilt, the acanthus cartouche associated, the plates... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2010

A pair of bronze groups of the heroism of Marcus Curtius and the Farnese bull, by Francesco Bertos (1678-1741), circa 1730-40,

A pair of bronze groups of the heroism of Marcus Curtius and the Farnese bull, by Francesco Bertos (1678-1741), circa 1730-40, Estimate £150,000 - £200,000. Sold £211,250 to a UK Trade. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each on an integrally cast naturalistic base and later circular red velvet-covered plinth with brass plaques inscribed 'Bertos (Francesco) Venezia - VII - sec.'; blackish brown patina with warm medium brown high points; very minor repairs; 31¾ and 29 1/8 in. (81 and 74 cm.) high (2) Provenance: Giovanni... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2010

A set of six Italian red and yellow lacquered armchairs, Venetian, mid 18th century, en suite with the following lot.

A set of six Italian red and yellow lacquered armchairs, Venetian, mid 18th century, en suite with the following lot. photo Sotheby's Est. 100,000—120,000 GBP Lot Sold 169,250 GBP Sotheby's. The Splendour of Venice, Important Furniture and Old Master Paintings from a Private Collection. 06 Jul. London www.sothebys.com
09 juillet 2010

An Italian carved giltwood and painted faux marble mirror, Venetian, mid 18th century.

An Italian carved giltwood and painted faux marble mirror, Venetian, mid 18th century. photo Sotheby's 220cm. high, 220cm. wide; 7ft. 2½in., 7ft.2½in. Est. 150,000—200,000 GBP Lot Sold 205,250 GBP Sotheby's. The Splendour of Venice, Important Furniture and Old Master Paintings from a Private Collection. 06 Jul. London www.sothebys.com
09 juillet 2010

A pair of Italian green and polychrome painted credenze, Marche or Tuscan, 18th century

A pair of Italian green and polychrome painted credenze, Marche or Tuscan, 18th century. photo Sotheby's each 107cm. high, 192cm. wide, 68cm. deep; 3ft. 6in., 6ft. 3½in., 2ft. 2¾in. Est. 100,000—120,000 GBP Lot Sold 325,250 GBP Sotheby's. The Splendour of Venice, Important Furniture and Old Master Paintings from a Private Collection. 06 Jul. London www.sothebys.com
09 juillet 2010

Yongzheng period enamel & Chinese porcelains from The Spencer House Sale

A Chinese imari shell-shaped enamel ewer and basin, Yongzheng period (1723-35). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The ewer formed as a nautilus shell on a stepped, waisted foot, with large scrolling bracket handle, the basin as a scallop shell, the exterior of the ewer and interior of the basin decorated on the fluted surface with bérainesque motifs within iron-red and gilt line surrounds, the underside of the basin with similar motifs in underglaze blue and gilt, supported on three small shell feet, restorations12¼ in. (31... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2010

Rosalba Carriera (Venice 1675-1757) Portrait of a young woman, bust-length, with a pearl necklace and earrings

Rosalba Carriera (Venice 1675-1757) Portrait of a young woman, bust-length, with a pearl necklace and earrings and orange blossom in her hair. photo Bonhams pastel on paper, 29.8 x 26.2cm (11 3/4 x 10 5/16in). Sold for £20,400 PROVENANCE: Sale, Dennett Sons, Dublin, 1925Where purchased by H. S. George Dee (according to a label on the reverse)Sale, Christie's, London, 6 July 1991With Roy Fisher, New York, 1995EXHIBITED: Mostra Internazionale dell'Antiquariato, Omaggio a Rosalba Carriera: Miniature e pastelli nelle collezioni... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2010

Pietro Longhi (Venice 1702-1785), Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in clerical dress with a black tricorn hat

Pietro Longhi (Venice 1702-1785), Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in clerical dress with a black tricorn hat, holding a letter. photo Bonhams oil on copper, oval, 11 x 8.3cm (4 5/16 x 3 1/4in).- Estimate: £5,000 - 7,000, € 6,000 - 8,400, USD 7,300 - 10,000. Unsold Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 7 Jul 2010. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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