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Naples' Exquisite Tortoiseshell
Every two years, Alexis and Nicolas Kugel introduce us to an unknown or unusual field in the world of artefacts. This year, tortoiseshell inlaid with…
Barbedienne and Édouard Lièvre: A Perfect Duo
A Trend-free Benjamin Steinitz
His father made their name famous throughout the world. Benjamin Steinitz, one of the last top dealers in the French 18th century, recently moved to…
Imperial Gold Leaf
The Kugels: A Taste for the Beautiful
A Chinese Clock Hits the Big Time
Time was certainly money for a Chinese automaton clock from the late Qing dynasty, whose lotuses, activated by an ingenious mechanism, rose in concert…
Alberto Giacometti: A Form, an Object
A "gourd" in wood and gilt plaster recalled the Swiss artist’s talent for designing utilitarian objects and his friendship with Jean-Michel Frank.…
A Very Poetic Vase by Gallé
At Chantilly, Emile Gallé became the undisputed master of a rt n ouveau glass.
The Exquisite Pierre Moussa Collection
The banker, who died this summer, created his collection from pieces he fell in love with. A passion clearly shared, as a stream of fine results poured…
An Iris Bud Transfigured by Gallé
The Nancy glassworker's magic was evident yet again with a vase presented in Strasbourg, with a delicate colour inspired by the iris and a form echoing…
A Perfect Technical and Aesthetic Achievement
This 18th-century Italian mirror in a gilded bronze frame features the dazzling craftsmanship of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
In the Time of Lepaute
The name of Jean-Joseph Lepaute, clockmaker to Napoleon I, has travelled down through the centuries.
C as in Cameo
The cameo came down through the ages to become a star in the 19 th century. Princes, kings and emperors prized the small luxury objects made of fine…
G is for Galuchat
This term, covering both the material and the technique, applies to the denticle-covered skins of stingrays and sharks. Initially used as an abrasive,…
H is for Hardstone
Pliny the Elder attributed its invention to the Greeks. Fifteen hundred years later, the popularity of hardstone marquetry extends beyond architecture…
D as in Damascene
This technique of decorating metal with inlaid copper , gold o r silver reached its height in the East before catching on in Europe. Damascene is still…
S as in Sulphide
Sulphide paperweights quietly appeared in the second half of the 19th century, but did not ignite the spirits of collectors until a century later.…
A Medieval Osculatory's Very Dear Kiss
A 13 th -century ivory osculatory surprised the secular world with a price reaching heavenly heights.
Louis de Bayser: A Thoroughly Parisian President
In the wake of deconfinement, Louis de Bayser, who heads Fine Arts Paris, reveals the strategies adopted by this influential fair to adapt to the new…
C is for Coral
Coral, the jewel of the Mediterranean, travelled the same path as the Spice Route in ancient times. Precious and coveted as far afield as Asia, it…
High-Quality High Gothic Art
An altarpiece group in oak, enamel, bronze and carved stones reflects the variety of styles in Europe during a rich period.
The Empire Auction: A Story or Two
From a clock with Apollo's chariot to porcelain vases from Berlin, Osenat's ever eagerly-awaited Empire auction in Fontainebleau features a speaking…
C for Cordovan (Gilt Leather)
Cordovan or cordwain ("from Cordoba"), also called gilt leather, was produced and used throughout Europe. A luxury technique of which few examples…
Les Oeuvres Choisies – An Exhibition Not to Be Missed
The latest collegial exhibition at the Hôtel Drouot tempts with its birds-eye view of some of the most captivating highlights of the coming auction season.…
Indulge Yourself at the Exhibition "Drouot Déco"
After months of confinement, reimagine your surroundings with a visit to "Drouot Déco", a selection of the most extraordinary – and affordable – art…
Inspired Decorative Arts from "Rousseau" Service to A.-J.M. Vachette Box
A fine selection of furniture, tableware and curios with a focus on 19 th -century faience, as well as tables and a gold box from the 18th century.…
An Appointment with Louis XIV, Napoleon I and a Directory-period Family
Taking place in a particular context because of Covid-19 measures, the 32 nd "garden party" sale at the château d'Artigny, preceded by innovative virtual…
The fragile, exquisite glass collection of Barbara Wirth
By responding with nearly €1 million in sales, the market decidedly honored the choices of Barbara Wirth: the gardener with a passion for antique glass.…
George E. Ohr: "The Mad Potter of Biloxi"
Unappreciated at the time of their creation, George E. Ohr’s “art wares” are now among the most sought-after ceramics on the global market, with their…
Mementos of an Empress
Because Sissi is eternally Sissi, several items belonging to her incited strong feelings and stirred up the bidding.
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Chatelaines: Keys to Success
A chatelaine is a handy object made of finely worked gold wire, relying on its beauty to appeal.
Dazzling 20th-Century Glass and Ceramics
With Lalique and Picasso for Madoura, the big names made a splash here, represented by sometimes virtuoso pieces like this strange, faceted vase reminiscent…
V for Vermeil
While all that glitters is not gold, vermeil is probably the material that creates the most convincing illusion. Now inseparable from decorative tableware,…
Royal Memories of Saint-Cloud
This padlock is moving evidence of a highly prominent royal residence, unfortunately now destroyed. A small object with a big story.
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Ceramics of Jean Lurçat
French painter Jean Lurçat is mainly known for reviving the art of tapestry in the 20th century, but he also tried his hand at ceramics.
A Masterpiece of Swabian Sculpture by Leonhard Kern
The fine hammer price achieved by a much-awaited bas-relief attributed to Leonhard Kern confirms the growing enthusiasm for the virtuoso work of this…
C for Cristallo
The sieges of Constantinople in 1204 and 1453 spurred the growth of a thriving luxury glassware trade in Europe. The invention of cristallo—thin, translucent…
The Slavic Soul of a Kovsh
Form, decoration, technique and signature: the winning quartet of an item that epitomizes Russian art.
A Masterpiece by an Apprentice
This type of strongbox was made by an apprentice seeking admittance as master, devoting all his heart to the endeavor.
G for Glass
In the early 17 th century, competition to equal or even surpass Venetian cristallo led to the creation in Bohemia of a glass resembling rock crystal…
The Victorious Battle of a Pugnae Ferarum Tapestry
A tapestry from Flanders dominated a high-quality selection of antique objets d'art, paintings and furniture.
Tempus Fugit, Time Flies
Among the Larminet-Davioud Collection’s 16 th -century pieces, ivory and wooden sculptures drew the most interest.
Omens of Good Fortune
A box inlaid with hard stones, a Buddhist figurine and a jade plaque formed a winning trio.
Blessed are the Middle Ages
The sale took place under the protection of an image of an enthroned Christ raising his hand in benediction engraved on a rare copper plaque and included…
Silverwork Sets the Table
Marcel Sztejnberg’s silverware collection received just recognition for a noble, beautiful passion, as well as a preemption.
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Icons, silverware and Imperial memorabilia... Russia enjoys a long tradition of excellence fostered by Imperial academies and manufactories.
The Guelph Treasure: Back to Square One
The Supreme Court of the United States has left the fate of the Guelph Treasure unresolved. On February 3, the justices dismissed the case brought…
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King François I: The Embodiment of the French Renaissance
Posterity has been kind to the king who embodied the French Renaissance, making him a legend.
White Glove Treatment for Egyptian Feline in Bronze
The Sylvia Wildenstein estate sale took place under the goddess Bastet’s protection.
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Meissen Figurines Are Back in Vogue
Now that kitsch is back in style, these small, refined objects are increasingly in demand.
Claude Dargent: Master of Silverware
An 18 th -century Parisian silver shaker scattered its blessings on a sale devoted to silverware.
Jeanne Paquin and Georges Barbier: A Remarkable Duo
Two leading names in fashion and illustration unite on the painted leaf of a fan, stirring up the wind of preemption.
Jean Dunand, Like a Fish in Water
The versatile artist and designer Jean Dunand (1877-1942) was accompanied in the auction waltz by Vu Cao Dam and Lucien Rollin.
Pavel Ovchinnikov's Tea Box for a Tsar
Russian goldsmith Pavel Ovchinnikov stood out alongside glassmaker René Lalique.
A Million-Plus Bid for a Limoges Enamel Plaque
The Medieval period dominated majestically with a Limoges enamel plaque by the illustrious Master of the Aeneid, and a delicate limestone bust.
An Art Nouveau Snail for MAD in Paris
Good things are worth the wait. This quirky teapot adorned with a snail joins the collections of the Paris Museum of Decorative Arts (MAD).
Rare Model of Holy Sepulchre Captivates Bidders
The Aristocratic Yusupov Collection Enchants Collectors
Prince and Princess Yusupov’s last mementos and those from other provenances bedazzled bidders beyond France’s borders. Imperial Russia captures the…
M is for Mother-of-Pearl
In the sixth century, its iridescent nuances were already enlivening the mosaics at Ravenna’s Basilica of Saint Apollonia. Fragile and long inimitable,…
Success for Inaugural Edition of Eye of the Collector
The Marcel Sztejnberg Collection: Sculpture and Silverware
Mariane Ibrahim Champions Contemporary African Art In Paris
The Virtuosity of Flemish Manuscript Illuminators Radiates in this Salisbury Book of Hours
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