28 octobre 2010

A French Rococo ormolu inkstand, Kangxi, 18th century.

A French Rococo ormolu inkstand, Kangxi, 18th century. photo courtesy Nagel with a Kangxi porcelain figurine of Budai and two ink-bowls, 18th century. A minor restoration to the Budai figurine, very minor damages due to age. L. 26 cm - Estimate 9 800 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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26 juin 2010

A French mid-19th century Great Exhibition type silvered and gilt cast iron bedstead.

A French mid-19th century Great Exhibition type silvered and gilt cast iron bedstead. photo Bonhams the headboard surmounted by a foliate medallion flanked to each side by a cherub, one figuring Diana, the other Apollo, the rectangular stretchers, each centred by a female figure (possibly Nyx) joining the footboard, the central panel with an allegory of love and fidelity featuring a dog above a frieze of pavots and surmounted by an urn flanked by fruits and flowers, the four angles with columnar supports... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2009

Claude Monet @ Helly Nahmad Gallery

Claude Monet, Le Palais Contarini, Venise, 1908 LONDON.- This autumn Helly Nahmad Gallery presents a retrospective exhibition by the acknowledged principal of the French Impressionist school, Claude Monet. Taking in his diverse styles from the 1870s as he explored a wide range of subjects in all seasons and all types of weather in his commitment to painting in front of his motif, to the archetypal scenes of summer sunlight on the Seine at Argenteuil and the rural town of Vétheuil. This chronological survey touches on the... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2009

Important Diamond Bow Brooch. French. circa 1870

Important Diamond Bow Brooch. French. circa 1870 A Bow Brooch with Tassels. A diamond (approx. 29 cts) bow brooch set in silver and gold with interchangeable pendant fitting. French, 1870 - 1890. Price contact dealer Note: The diamond bow brooch is comparable to the brooch from the French Crown Jewels recently purchased by the Louvre, shown below, and originally made for the wife of Napoleon III, the Empress Eugénie. It is known that variations and alterations to pieces in the Crown Jewels were often made so that pieces could... [Lire la suite]
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