09 octobre 2010

Important Italian Plate Serves Up Success @ Freeman's

Italian maiolica istoriata dish, Urbino, mid 16th Century. Sold at $157,000. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Late Wednesday evening, Freeman's received a call for a special private viewing from a Parisian who had flown over to see Italian maiolica istoriata dish, measuring only 10 1/8th inch in diameter. The next day, the small, but beautiful plate was sought after by in-room bidders and nearly ten phone lines, eventually selling at $157,000, far exceeding the conservative high estimate. The plate was sourced by a Freeman's specialist in... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2009

A Trove of Rare Treasures on Offer at Christie's in November

An Urbino Maiolica istoriato piatto, circa 1540, possibly from the workshop of Francesco Duranto. Estimate: £12,000-18,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009 LONDON.- Christie’s announces the second Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes sale on November 17, 2009, presenting collectors and connoisseurs with an incredible opportunity to add to their collections with a wide-range of important, rare, and unique treasures with exceptional provenance. This follows the inaugural sale in... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2009

'Exuberant Grotesques: Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop' @ the Frick Collection

Vase, Biblical Scenes from the Old Testament, Urbino or Turin, c. 1565, workshop of Orazio Fontana, tin-glazed earthenware, 21 1/4 x 11 3/16 inches, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with the Bloomfield Moore Fund and other Museum funds, 1944 Exuberant Grotesques: Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop is the latest in a critically acclaimed series of dossier presentations organized by the Frick. The project takes a rare focused look at this family workshop by presenting several outstanding and innovative examples... [Lire la suite]
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