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On June the 16th, Sotheby’s London will auction the collection Evill/Frost. Among the ceramics that will be sold, there is a remarkable milk jug in Tournai porcelain from the Duke of Orleans Buffon’s service.» Read more
Water damage, theft, falling ... are some damages, sometimes irreversible, that may be subjected objects. To avoid unpleasant surprises, the owner of artwork can subscribe to a specific insurance policy for its most valuable items. It will be for him, disaster, guaranteed to be fast, and fully refunded.» Read more
Succeeding to the transition style, which marks the transition between the styles of Louis XV and Louis XVI, Louis XVI style developed in France and especially in Paris between 1770 and 1790. Also known as neoclassicism of the rest of Europe and particularly in Italy and Germany,» Read more
The Musee de Sevres, opened by Alexandre Brongniard in 1824, owned a fabulous ceramic collection covering centuries of research and design. From simple earth ware to the richest porcelain, these works of art tell us the ceramic history and in particular the Sevres one. » Read more
Main item from the triptych forming "the French coat" and whose 3-piece suit will be the last incarnation, the vest is a piece of menswear that it is not uncommon to discover in the trunk of old costumes and in auction.» Read more
The 18th century was marked by a strong passion for the exotic. Until 1775-1780, the Far East was the inspiration source in decorative arts. But with the spread of “Lumieres” in particular with Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the publication of the novel “Paul et Virginie” by Bernardin de Saint Pierre,» Read more
Elegant table objects, the coolers were used to keep drinks cold until the middle of the nineteenth century.
Presentation of this ancestor of champagne bucket.» Read more
It is always interesting to discover new creative centers. Let's look today at the art of Liege which has too often been regarded as "regional." Always close by the spirit of Paris, the artists of this state managed to shine by their own originality.» Read more
On March 28 at the Palais de Tokyo, Christie's sold the Chateau de Gourdon’s collections. For 4 days, collectors and dealers bid for these key pieces of Art Deco periods, Art Nouveau, Modernism and UAM (Union des Artistes Modernes) for a total of 42 million.» Read more
Since last year and everywhere in the world, prices of Chinese imperial works of art literally “exploded”. In March Drouot counted several biddings over one million euros for Chinese artefact, often far from the experts estimation.
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