29 juin 2011

A Vienna silver-gilt-mounted oval snuff box, circa 1790.

A Vienna silver-gilt-mounted oval snuff box, circa 1790. Photo Bonhams Period of Conrad von Sorgenthal, decorated in imitation of red Japanese laquer takamakie with a gilt cockeral and sprays of bamboo and Japanese-inspired foliage, the inside cover with a colourful parrot in a golden cage, some peanuts on a blue and white dish before him, the silver mounts with T crowned with a B, Austro-Hungarian excise mark for Prague, 1810-24, 7.7cm wide (rubbing to the base). Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000, € 11,000 - 17,000, US$ 16,000 - 25,000... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2010

"Michelangelo, the drawings of a genius" @ Albertina, Vienna

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Three Men Standing in Wide Coats Turned Towards the Left, around 1492-96. Quill pen in brown © Albertina, Vienna VIENNA - In a major exhibition scheduled for autumn and winter 2010, the Albertina will present around one hundred of the most beautiful drawings by Michelangelo. Precious works from the Graphic Arts Collection of the Albertina, as well as important loans from museums and private collections in Europe and the United States, will offer a hitherto unparalleled overview of the great Florentine’s... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2010

Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered, on view @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 13 through Nove

Eighteenth-century European court society was famous for its lavish banquets featuring elaborate settings and protocols designed to indicate the status of both host and guests. Integral to these events were extravagant dining services of silver and gold, many of which subsequently were melted down to finance the frequent wars of the period. Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 13 through November 7, 2010, will present a magnificent and rare surviving... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2009

Cy Twombly, Eight Sculptures @ Gagosian Gallery, New York

CY TWOMBLY, Untitled (The Mathematical Dream of Ashurbanipal), 2000-2009. Bronze, 41 1/8 x 20 7/8 x 21 5/16 inches (104.5 x 53.1 x 54.2cm). Ed. of 3. photo courtesy Gagodian Gallery "Bronze unifies the thing. It abstracts the forms from the material. People want to know about what the material constituents are; it helps them identify the work with something. But I want each sculpture to be seen as a whole, as a sculpture."--Cy Twombly NEW YORK, NY.- Gagosian Gallery announced an exhibition of new bronze sculptures... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2009

Pomp-Kratervase - Mr John Claudius (b. Vienna 1775) Vienna, 1826

Pomp-Kratervase - Mr John Claudius (b. Vienna 1775) Vienna, 1826 Signed and dated (bottom right of the display of Chiron and Achilles): "Mr. Claudius (1) 826" porcelain, wall with Goldfond, floral and ornamental gold etchings, both in 8-square Reserves fine painted with colorful representations "The Kentaur Chiron taught Achilles Archery" and "Nessos fled with the wife of Hercules, Dejanira, two lateral handling, on a round base with square plinth mounted eingepresster connecting plate of the... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2009

The Batliner Collection @ Albertina, Vienna

Roy Lichtenstein, Glass and Lemon before a Mirror, 1974. Oil and magna on canvas, Albertina, Vienna - Batliner Collection © The Estate of Roy Lichtenstein / VBK, Wien 2009. Photo: © Fotostudio Heinz Preute, Vaduz VIENNA.- In spring 2007, one of Europe’s greatest private collections of classical modern art came to the Albertina as a permanent loan from the Rita und Herbert Batliner Foundation in Liechtenstein. The Albertina is now in a unique position to compensate for the major gaps in the Austrian state-run museums’ holdings... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2009

Habsburg Staterooms in the Albertina Palace, Vienna

The Hall of the Muses © Albertina, Vienna (Photo: Alexander Ch. Wulz) The central stateroom, the Hall of the Muses, was used as a dining room and as a glamorous venue for soirées and balls. The grand hall was transformed into a sea of light by five crystal chandeliers and 258 candles set in a rosette frieze that ran around the hall. The opulence is enhanced by precious stucco marble wall panels and pilasters, and gilded doors and decorative elements. The hall derives its name from the life-sized sculptures of Apollo and the... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2009

An important pair of covered dishes (Sahans), signed by Christoph von Junger, for the Ottoman imperial market, dated 1777, Vienn

An important pair of covered dishes (Sahans), signed by Christoph von Junger, for the Ottoman imperial market, dated 1777, Vienna, Austria each of shallow form on a low footring, the stepped domed cover with gilded bud-form finial, painted with floral bouquets on a gilt-decorated white and soft-yellow enamelled ground, rim mounts, signature and date to the inside of the footring (2). 20.8cm. max. diam. Estimate 40,000—60,000 GBP NOTE: Between 1764 and 1780, the enamelling workshops of the von Jungers flourished in... [Lire la suite]