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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17 juillet 2010

A Pair of Carlos III Silver Gilt Rococo Thrones. Spanish. Mid 18th century.

A Pair of Carlos III Silver Gilt Rococo Thrones. Spanish. Mid 18th century. photo by Guy Regal Ltd. The cartouche shaped back elaborately carved with rocaille and c-scrolls framing an inset upholstered back flanked by similarly carved arms raised on reverse cabriole legs. The attached seat above a pierced apron raised on cabriole legs and scrolled feet, height: 4 ft. 8 in., depth: 27 in., width/length: 28 in. Price $75,000 Guy Regal Ltd., 223 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022, USA. Phone: 212-888-2134 -... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2010

Console itallienne d'époque rococo. Venise, milieu du XVIIIème siècle.

Console itallienne d'époque rococo. Venise, milieu du XVIIIème siècle. photo Artcurial En bois sculpté et doré surmonté d'un fronton muni de sellettes, soutenues par des angelots parmi des rinceaux de feuillage et de pampres, le plateau peint à l'imitation du marbre portor, le piètement ajouré de volutes de feuillage surmonté de putti ; quelques fentes, restaurations. Hauteur : 200 cm. (78 ¾ in.), Largeur : 293 cm. (115 ½ in.), Profondeur : 50 cm. (19 ½ in.) - Provenance : Vente à Paris, hôtel Drouot, Etude Chayette-Cheval, le... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2009

"Taking Shape: Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts" @ the Getty Center in Los Angeles

Clock movement by Jean-Jacques Fieffe (French, about 1700-1770, maitre 1725) and case possibly after a design by Juste-Aurele Meissonier, Wall Clock (Pendule a repetition), about 1735-1740. Gilt bronze, enameled metal, wood carcass, glass. Object: H: 133.4 X 67.3 X 14.3 cm. 72.DB.89 The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, CA.- The disciplines of sculpture and decorative arts are often viewed in opposition to one another, the former as a fine art created for aesthetic purposes and the latter created as an applied art... [Lire la suite]
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]