06 décembre 2009

Pearls of Wisdom – Bonhams Sells Remarkable Necklace of a Major Contributer to WWII's Allied Victory

Lady Houston On Wednesday 9th December Bonhams Bond Street will host The Art of Jewels: Fine Jewellery and Iconic Gems. One of the major highlights of the sale will be a stunning pearl necklace, belonging to Lady Houston, the renowned philanthropist and benefactor. The impressive double-row necklace with graduated pearls is expected to fetch £30,000-£50,000. It is made up of large natural pearls of outstanding quality between 5.8-12.8mm. Their erstwhile owner, Lady Houston, donated a considerable amount of her personal fortune... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2009

New Medieval and Renaissance Galleries Open at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Stained glass panel from the cloister of the Abbey of Mariawald depicting Esau giving up his Birthright. German, 1521. Museum No. C.120-1945 LONDON.- The V&A’s new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries opened, housing one of the world’s most remarkable collections of treasures from the period, including the Becket Casket, Gothic altarpieces and the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. There will also be an outstanding collection of Renaissance sculpture by Italian masters such as Donatello and Giambologna. Ten galleries, occupying... [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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04 août 2009

Raphael's Renaissance Masterpiece @ The Portland Art Museum

Raphael, La Donna Velata, c. 1514-1516. Oil on canvas, Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence, Italy PORTLAND, OR.- This October, the Portland Art Museum will present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view Raphael's renowned painting The Woman with a Veil. This single-painting exhibition will bring one of the most important paintings of the Renaissance to Oregon for the first time. The Woman with a Veil (la velata or la donna velata) was painted in 1516 and depicts a serene woman looking intently at the viewer. It is... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2009

'The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480-1650' @ The RISD Museum of Art

Albrecht Dürer. The Large Horse, 1505. Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth PROVIDENCE, RI.- The RISD Museum of Art presents The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480-1650, featuring 85 objects from the RISD Museum’s outstanding collection of Renaissance and Baroque prints—until now unpublished and rarely viewed—as well as objects from major public institutions such as the National Gallery of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Visitors to the exhibition will receive a privileged view into this prized... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2009

Camée de la Renaissance. Femme à l'antique. Italie ou France, vers 1600

Camée de la Renaissance. Femme à l'antique. Italie ou France, vers 1600 Camée en sardonyx représentant une femme en buste de trois-quarts à droite. Richement vêtue et parée à l'antique, avec un vêtement drapé et un diadème dans les cheveux. Très grande qualité d'exécution pour ce camée Renaissance, en parfait état. Parfait état. Dimensions : 24 x 17 mmsTravail italien ou français, de la fin du 16e siècle ou du début du 17e siècle pour le camée. Postérieur pour la monture en or à fond clos et serti à gorge. Prix sur demande ... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2009

Gold and Renaissance cameo ring

Gold and Renaissance cameo ring Gold ring, the irregular oval shaped bezel set with a nice onyx cameo. The elegant lady, in profile to the right, is richly dressed. The hairstyle points to a french origin. Good condition with a chip on the nose. Probably french, late 16th century, for the cameo. Early 19th century for the mounting. Price 3 800 € Fabian de MONTJOYE - fabian.de.montjoye@club.fr - http://www.fabiandemontjoye.com
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12 avril 2009

Italian Drawings @ The Snite Museum of Art

Hercules with a Distaff, Surrounded by Putti, late 1620s by Pietro da Cortona (Italian, 1596-1669), red chalk on laid paper, mounted. On extended loan from Mr. John D. Reilly '63, L1997.012.001 NOTRE DAME, IN.- The Snite Museum of Art opens the exhibition Italian Drawings Seminar Exhibition in the Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery. This exhibition will present sixteenth-and seventeenth-century drawings by Italian masters that have been studied and investigated by students at the University of Notre Dame. The acknowledgment... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2009

The Antonio and Liliane Mariani Collection at Bonhams & Butterfields in March

A fine Louis XIV gilt bronze mounted tortoiseshell, brass, pewter and shell marquetry commode, early 18th century Estimate: $70,000 - 100,000 The rectangular top over two short and two long drawers flanked by scrolled stiles ending in gilt sabots cast as pieds de biche overall inlaid in premiere partie boulle work depicting Comedia del Arte figures and fabulous animals. height 31in (79cm); width 45in (1.15m); depth 24 3/4in (63cm) “The rare, the unique, the exquisite…” Fine arts and antiques auctioneers Bonhams &... [Lire la suite]