10 juillet 2011

A pair of Spanish ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and ebonished cabinets-on-stands

A pair of Spanish ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and ebonished cabinets-on-stands. The cabinets late 17th century-early 18th century, yje stands late 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Each with galleried pediment above ten drawers about a central hinged niche flanked by Solomonic columns, enclosing a fitted compartment with central architectural panel flanked by mirrors, on claw-and-ball feet, one marked to the reverse 'Galart' in ink, the pediments, feet and some mounts 19th century additions; the stands each... [Lire la suite]
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]
07 juillet 2010

A Spanish late 17th / early 18th century carved wood, polychrome and al estofado decorated hand reliquary

A Spanish late 17th / early 18th century carved wood, polychrome and al estofado decorated hand reliquary. photo Bonhams the blessing hand with a central oval recess, the interior now with scrolling wirework, raised on an octagonal stepped plinth base, 134cm high (53" high). Sold for £2,160 Bonhams. Fine Continental Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art, 7 Jul 2010. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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28 juillet 2009

Old jewelry sold @ Sotheby's London

English, late 14th/15th century. Finger ring engraved gold, set with a sapphire in hexagonal collet, inscribed: JOYE SANZ FYN (joy without end) on the interior. inside diameter: 1.8cm., 7/8 in.  Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Sold 70,850 GBP PROVENANCE: Found near St. Oswald's Church, Winwick, Cheshire LITERATURE AND REFERENCES : 'Ring is Real Treasure', in The Warrington Guardian, 26 April 2008 French, second half 14th century. Pectoral cross silver, enamelled and engraved on reverse with the lamb of God and the... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

“Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923)” @ Museo del Prado

The White Boat, Jávea. Oil on canvas, 105 x 150 cm., 1905. Private collection MADRID.- This May, the Museo del Prado is presenting the largest and most important retrospective ever to be devoted to the work of Joaquín Sorolla, the most internationally celebrated Spanish painter of the XIX century. The exhibition includes more than 100 paintings by the artist and will offer a comprehensive overview of his finest works, among them all of his great masterpieces. They include the group of panels entitled Visions of Spain, painted... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2009

Luis Meléndez @ the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Luis Meléndez WASHINGTON, DC.- Delights of the Spanish table depicted by 18th-century painter Luis Meléndez (1715-1780) will be presented to American audiences for the first time in nearly 25 years at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, May 17 through August 23, 2009. In a rare opportunity to explore the artist’s working method, Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life will showcase 31 paintings, some of which have never been exhibited publicly, and nine examples of 18th-century kitchenware similar to those used as... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2009

IVAM Shows Alberto Corazon Retrospective at the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts

Alberto Corazón reflects about the relationship between drawing and colour HANOI.- The exhibition dedicated to Alberto Corazón runs his artistic production since the late sixties to the present through 29 works including paintings, sculptures and conceptual works, selected by the artist from the collection of the IVAM. Alberto Corazón exhibited at the IVAM in 2008 and donated to the museum 47 works. In spite of the fact that he is considered one of the pioneers of Spanish conceptual art, this cycle of his oeuvre is not well... [Lire la suite]
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