04 juillet 2011

The Van Herck collection - Terracottas from the 17th and 18th century @ the Bonnefantenmuseum

Michael Rysbrack (1684 – 1770), Self-portrait (detail), terracotta, 60,5 x 50 x 26 cm. Circa 1730. Foto King Boudewijn Foundation, coll. Charles Van Herck, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium,  © P. de Formanoir MAASTRICHT.- There are over 50 terracotta statues on display in the exhibition The Van Herck collection - Terracottas from the 17th and 18th century in the Bonnefantenmuseum. The statues were part of the impressive collection of the Antwerp art connoisseur and collector Charles Van Herck (1884 – 1955). A small... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2010

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, Natura.

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, Natura. terracotta; 29 by 15 by 10cm. Executed in 1959. Estimate 80,000—120,000 GBP. Lot Sold 181,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Studio Casoli, MilanLuca Scacchi Gracco, MilanGrossetti Arte Contemporanea, MilanAcquired from the above by the present owner in the late 1990s LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana Catalogo Ragionato, Milan 2006, Vol. I, p. 527, no. 59 N 46, illustrated Sotheby's. 20th Century Italian Art, 15 Oct 10, London www.sothebys.com
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04 juillet 2009

Chinesisches Terracotta-Pferd China, Tang-Dynastie, 618 - 907 n. Chr

Chinesisches Terracotta-Pferd China, Tang-Dynastie, 618 - 907 n. Chr Höhe: 43 cm. Länge: 45 cm.. Adjugé € 5.800 Hampel. Arts d’Asie. Vendredi, 26 juin 2009 www.hampel-aucntiond.com
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01 juin 2009

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827 - 1875), Ève tentée (Eve tempted)

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827 - 1875),  Ève tentée (Eve tempted) signed: JBte Carpeaux, stamped: PROPRIETE CARPEAUX and ATELIER & DEPOT AUTEUIL PARIS 74 RUE BOILEAU and numbered: 2326. terracotta. 71.5cm., 28 1/8 in.. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP NOTE: Carpeaux modelled his figure of Eve tentée at the end of his life whilst staying with his friend the painter Bruno Chérier in Montparnasse in 1874. It relates closely to the sculptor's Daphnis et Chloé of the previous year. The sculptor was still working on this latter... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2009

A Tanagra terracotta figure of a boy holding a comic mask. Circa 3rd Century B.C.

A Tanagra terracotta figure of a boy holding a comic mask. Circa 3rd Century B.C. Standing with his right knee relaxed, the weight on his left leg, enveloped in a long himation coloured in white slip, gathered at his chest with his right hand, hidden beneath the drapery, the folds falling over his left hand, in which he holds a theatrical comic mask coloured in red slip, the boy with short curling red hair dressed with an umber wreath, standing on a rectangular integral plinth, 6½in (16.4cm) high, mounted. Sold for £8,400 ... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2009

A Hellenistic terracotta funerary wall painting. Circa 3rd Century B.C.

A Hellenistic terracotta funerary wall painting. Circa 3rd Century B.C. The painted panel moulded with a simple fascia above and below, and raised pilasters at either side, possibly once surmounted by a pediment, now missing, the scene set against a pale wash ground depicting the deceased, a central male figure, seated on a high-backed throne with a turned newell post and extended red foot-stool infront, his white himation draped over his left shoulder and around his waist, his bare muscular chest and strong arms revealed... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2009

A Pair of Chinese Tang dynasty painted pottery horses and riders. China, Tang Dynasty

A Pair of Chinese Tang dynasty painted pottery horses and riders. China, Tang Dynasty terracotta. 16in. (41cms) high. Price: £5,000.00 A pair of Chinese painted pottery figures of officials on horseback, the horses with mains and open mouths, the officials wearing high hats and tunics. Tang dynasty, c. 8th century AD.Oxford TL Test Certificate. (all text, images © Nicholas S. Pitcher Oriental Art) NEW YORK ASIA WEEK 2009. Nicholas S. Pitcher Oriental Art 1st Floor, 29, New Bond Street London W1S 2RL, UK. Tel: 207... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2009

Head of Vajrapani. Gandhara region. 4th – 6th century

Head of Vajrapani. Gandhara region. 4th – 6th century terracotta. Height: 41.5 cm (all text, images © John Eskenazi) NEW YORK ASIA WEEK 2009. John Eskenazi PO Box 55621 London W9 2XA, UK. Tel: +44 20 7409 3001 - Fax: +44 20 7629 2146 - Email: john.eskenazi@john-eskenazi.com - Website: www.john-eskenazi.com
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16 mars 2009

Head of Vishnu. Eastern India. Gupta period, 5th/6th century

Head of Vishnu. Eastern India. Gupta period, 5th/6th century terracotta. Height: 27 cm The above date has been corroborated by Thermoluminescence analysis. (all text, images © John Eskenazi)NEW YORK ASIA WEEK 2009. John Eskenazi PO Box 55621 London W9 2XA, UK. Tel: +44 20 7409 3001 - Fax: +44 20 7629 2146 - Email: john.eskenazi@john-eskenazi.com - Website: www.john-eskenazi.com
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