18 juin 2010

Sotheby's to Sell Rare 19th Century Sculptures Recently Discovered in Ireland

Die Spinnerin by Rudolf Schadow. Estimate: £120,000-180,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On Thursday, 8th July 2010, in a sale of European Sculpture and Works of Art, Sotheby’s London will offer three sculptures recently discovered in Ireland. When Sotheby’s Sculpture specialist Erik Bijzet first cast his eye over the photographs of the sculptures that had been brought into Sotheby’s Dublin office, he was immediately struck by their intrinsic quality and importance. Created in nineteenth-century Rome, the works are seminal... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2010

Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (1829-1904) Proud Maisie

Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (1829-1904) Proud Maisie. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 signed, inscribed and dated 'Proud Maisie. 1903. F Sandys.' (upper right), pencil and red chalk on paper, 14 1/8 x 10 5/8 in. (35.8 x 27 cm.) Estimate £70,000 - £100,000 ($102,480 - $146,400) Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Belgravia, 1 October 1979, lot 16, to The Maas Gallery, from whom purchased by the present owner. Literature: Betty Elzea, Frederick Sandys: A Catalogue Raisonné, Woodbridge, 2001, p. 296, no. 5.63,... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2010

William Bouguereau’s Pietà Tops Christie's Sale at $2.77 Million

William Adolphe Bouguereau (La Rochelle 1825-1905) Pietà. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 signed and dated 'W. BOUGUEREAU 1876' (lower center) and inscribed on the vase 'IN MEMORIAM DILECTI MEI FILII GEORGII DIE XIX JULII ANNO MDCCCLXXV', oil on canvas, 90½ x 58¾ in. (222.9 x 149.2 cm.) Estimate $1,500,000 - $2,500,000 Price Realized $2,770,500 Provenance: Sold by the artist to Prince Demidoff 29 July 1876 (30,000 francs).Sedelmeyer sale, 1877 (18,000 francs).with Goupil & Cie., Paris.Private collection, Spain, until... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2010

Five Trompe l'Oeil from the Oscar and Maria Salzer Collection

Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts (Antwerp, active 1659 - after 1683) Trompe l'oeil of an open cupboard. photo Sotheby's oil on canvas, signed and dated on the etching at center: C.N. Gijsbrechts Aº 1665, 33 1/2 by 29 1/2 in.; 85.1 by 74.9 cm. Est. 120,000—180,000 USD Lot Sold 104,500 USD PROVENANCE: With Hanover Gallery, London, by 1950;With F. Frank, London, by 1951;Marcus, Paris, before 1964;Probably with Duits Gallery, London;Oscar and Maria Salzer, Los Angeles;By whom given to the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art and... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2010

Indian diamond-set & gem-set enamelled gold jewelry

A Partabgarh gold inlaid glass Belt Buckle. India, 19th Century. rectangular, one side with gold decoration fused into green gla A Partabgarh gold inlaid glass Belt Buckle. India, 19th Century. rectangular, one side with gold decoration fused into green glass depicting a hunting scene with riders on an elephant and deer in the foreground amidst flowering plants, the reverse enamelled in polychrome with four oval medallions bearing floral sprays and a central cartouche bearing birds - 65 x 50 mm. Estimate: £1,500 -... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2010

19th century Cantonese & Chinese export carved ivory card cases

A 19th century Cantonese deep-carved ivory card case, photo Bonhams the front carved with fish, prawns, crabs, turtles, water lilies and a heron all above a wavy ground with rope twist border, the scrolling edge decorated with foliate scrolls, the reverse carved with scenes from Chinese life including a man flying a fish kite near a willow tree, with vacant oval cartouche, length 11cm. Sold for £1,920 A 19th century Chinese export deep-carved ivory card case, photo Bonhams the front carved with depiction of a... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2010

Louis XIV, Louis XV & Louis XVI ormolu-mounted Chinese famille verte & Dehua porcelain

A pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese famille verte porcelain ewers, circa 1750, the porcelain early 18th century.  photo Sotheby's 30.5 cm. Est. 50,000—80,000 USD Lot Sold 62,500 USD A pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese famille verte porcelain ewers, the mounts circa 1745, the porcelain early 18th century.  photo Sotheby's 28 cm. Est. 10,000—15,000 USD Lot Sold 46,875 USD PROVENANCE: Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York A Louis XIV style ormolu-mounted Chinese famille verte porcelain... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2010

An Imperial-yellow monochrome Peking glass cup, 19th century

An Imperial-yellow monochrome Peking glass cup, 19th century. photo Bonhams. With a flaring, shaped rim; the body carved with lotus and lily flowers - 6.9cm (2¾in) high. Estimate: £300 - 500 Provenance: Mrs O'Neill Lacy, circa 1940 Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 10 May 2010. Knightsbridge
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01 mai 2010

Views of Venice @ Sotheby's. Old Master Paintings and British Paintings. 29 Apr 10. London

Follower of Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto, 19th Century, Venice, the entrance to the grand canal with the dogana and the church of Santa Maria della Salute to the left. photo Sotheby's oil on canvas, 76.6 by 127 cm.; 30 1/8 by 50 in. Est. 25,000—35,000 GBP. Lot Sold 67,250 GBP Venetian School, early 19th Century, Venice, a view of the bacino di San Marco. photo Sotheby's oil on canvas, unlined, 50.5 by 67 cm.; 19 7/8 by 26 3/8 in. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 27,500 GBP Henry Pether, Venice, View... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2010

Chinese tables, 18th-19th century from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman: The London Residence

A pair of Chinese black and gilt lacquer small tables, 18th century. photo Sotheby's height 18 in.; width 14 1/4 in.; depth 14 1/4 in. 49 cm; 36.5 cm; 36.5 cm. Est. 1,200—1,800 USD. Lot Sold 30,000 USD PROVENANCE: Harold Eberhard, 1974 A pair of Chinese circular black and gilt lacquer small tables, 19th century. photo Sotheby's height 14 1/2 in.; diameter of top 11 in. 37 cm; 28 cm. Est. 200—300 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD PROVENANCE: Mallett, London, 1972 A Chinese black and gilt lacquer low table, 19th... [Lire la suite]
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