Each week our specialists publish an article about Art and its markets.
Antiques, painting, drawing, sculpture, furniture, fine art, porcelain, ceramic, work of art, carpet, tapestry, silver are among the subject studied.
You can receive our free weekly article by email by subscribing to our newsletter.
Show the news by column:
In the early twentieth century, the master glassmaker Almaric Walter (1870-1959) rediscovers the ancient technique of pate de verre.
This artist is trained in Sevres before starting his own business. In 1905, he joined the famous crystal Daum in Nancy and transmits its knowledge of the pate de verre.» Read more
Remember, November 30, 2010, we announced a porcelain vase Qianlong period was within the top 10 of the world's most expensive art pieces with a selling price before buyer premium of £43 M . Rebound, it is only recently that the sale found its final conclusion and the stratospheric price obtained by the porcelain has» Read more
France had previously many earthenware factories known throughout
Europe such as Nevers, Strasbourg, Marseille or Moustier. But the
oldest of them is Rouen showcase for the French way of life from the
Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century.» Read more
Vallauris "Land of Fire" was originally a flatware factory before
becoming a art factory . It knows a real expansion in the 50s with the
opening of the workshop Madura which attracts many artists such as
Robert Picault, Juliette Mazaudois or even Pablo Picasso, marking the
revival of local ceramics.» Read more
Since the creation of the porcelain manufactory of Sevres under Louis XV with the support of the Marquise de Pompadour, the king passed large orders.
In 1830, the Duke of Orleans is designated King following the Revolution named the Trois Glorieuses which had led Charles X to abdicate.
The king has» Read more
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
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
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
Symbol of elegance, refinement, luxury and smoothness, the porcelain was in the centre of all covetousness’s during the 18th century. Jealously envied by Europeans Eastern, the porcelain exerted an immense fascination lasting of the centuries.
» Read more
The story of this ceramic pot takes us back to the French late 17th century under Louis XIV. With its curious shape, it looks like a gravy boat. However, makes no mistake, the Bourdaloue is nothing else than a chamber pot exclusively design for women.» Read more
On 11 November in Ruislip near London, a Qianlong Chinese vase circa 1740 was auctioned for a staggering £43 million, £51.6 M including buyer premium. Besides price, this vase is the first work of art that is neither a painting nor a sculpture to enter into the top ten most expensive works of art sold at auction in the world. This includes paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir, Klimt and Rubens, a sculpture by Giacometti and ninth position our vase. » Read more
This week, we will look at three important results in Italian ceramics in particular Urbino majolica. Two in Paris and one in London, in all cases these lots attracted lot of interest and many bidders participate in order for the auctioneers to sell each of those lot for several hundred thousand Euros.» Read more
Niderviller is one of the many ceramic factories in the East of France during the 18th century. It distinguishes from the other by the originality of the paintings and the shapes of the pieces. Niderviller produced ceramics from 1735 to 1824 after that the production became industrial.» Read more
The second half of the 19th century was the golden age of the liquor caskets, work of art dedicated to men.» Read more
Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), son of the jeweler and founder of the famous New York house " Tiffany & Company ", is certainly the most famous American glass designer in the world. The Musée du Luxembourg in Paris presents his work in a monographic exhibition. This is a unique event ever produced in France since the Universal Exhibition of 1900!» Read more
Neither forgotten nor unknown, Etienne Cournault is a secret artist. Born in Lorraine, he and his friend Jean Prouvé and Jean Lurçat belong to the heirs of the Ecole de Nancy trained in graphic arts as well as applied arts.» Read more
From the many ceramics centers that emerged in the seventeenth century in Europe, Delft is the best known and most sought after by collectors of ancient ceramics. Contrary to Rouen and Nevers, Delft specialised in porcelain imitation from China and Japan brought back by the Companie des Indes in Europe.» Read more
From 86 to 16 000 euros for a Gallé lamp, what a gap ! Our fine arts specialists try to give you some advice on what to look at before to purchase some Gallé work of art.» Read more
The name Artigas is still not very famous from art lovers. It is often associated with painters and sculptors of Modern Art such as Dufy, Miró, Marquet, on vases, plates glazed earthenware, or sculptures. Who was he? What is his own work? What are his contributions to the art of the twentieth. century? How did he participate in the revival of ceramics' artist?» Read more
Chinese ceramics are probably the most beautiful in the world. Fron the Tang first pieces to the late eighteenth century, all those works of art can be regarded as masterpieces, each of which having is own features and caracteristics.» Read more