03 juillet 2010

Works of Art from the Spencer Collections Go on Public View @ Christie's

Althorp House. Spencer House. photo www.flickr.com LONDON.- A selection of works of art from Althorp and Spencer House (the historic London home of the Spencer family) is to be offered on 6, 7 and 8 July at Christie’s King Street and South Kensington salerooms, with individual estimates from £200 to £12 million. The sale previews are open to the public from Saturday 3 July, and offer the chance to see masterpieces by Rubens and Guercino, as well as selected contents from the attics and store rooms at Althorp and arguably... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2010

A George IV silver-gilt coral and bells, Charles Rawlings, London, circa 1820

A George IV silver-gilt coral and bells, Charles Rawlings, London, circa 1820. photo Sotheby's maker's mark at top, others below, date letter not clear. measurements: length 5 1/4 in. 13.4 cm. Est. 1,200—1,500 USD. Lot Sold 3,750 USD Sotheby's. Property from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman: The London Residence. 28 Apr 10. New York www.sothebys.com
22 juillet 2009

Chinese Celadons in The Royal Collection

Vase, fifteenth century (French mounts, c.1760-70), 15th cent. Porcelain and gilt bronze, 52.5 x 47 x 32.5 cm. Probably bought by George IV. RCIN 2315. The Royal Collection © 2009, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Among George IV's large collection of celadon porcelain (the term denotes the grey-green glaze) probably only two pieces are earlier than the eighteenth century, suggesting that the quality or rarity of the porcelain was of less concern to him than the formal variety and lustre of the metal mounts. In this instance a... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2009

Meissen Snuff-box Last Sold In 1855 for 16 Pounds, Now Estimated To Fetch Over GBP25,000

Lot 57: A Meissen Gold-Mounted Circular Snuff-Box and Cover, circa 1738, The Mounts probably contemporary. The cover painted with Harlequin and a musician entertaining two ladies by an urn and classical ruins in a river landscape, the waisted sides of the box with a continuous river landscape scene with a fortified bridge, a town, ruins and figures by large pedestals, the lower part with large half chrysanthemum and lotus heads against tightly scrolling red foliage, the underside with a harbour scene with figures in conversation,... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2009

Sèvres, vers 1770, moutardier «ordinaire» couvert à plateau adhérent du service «fond bleu et blanc avec médaillons

Sèvres, vers 1770, moutardier «ordinaire» couvert à plateau adhérent du service «fond bleu et blanc avec médaillons représentant des amours», marqué des deux chiffres entrelacés, l. 18 cm.  Estimation : 6 000/8 000 €. Châteaudun, dimanche 19 avril. Enchères Re-Publique SVV. Mme Finaz de Villaine.
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