|A pair of 'soldier' vases and covers,|
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period,
circa 1730 to 1735, height: 135 cm.
Provenance: Edmund de Rothschild.
Jorge Welsh Oriental Porcelain & Works of Art
The European Fine Arts Fair started today and continues through March 24, 2013, in Maastricht, Netherlands. It is the 26th year for the world famous sale that bills itself as "The Fair That Defines Excellence in Art." Collectors and museum representatives are intently examining the wares of 360 gallery owners from twenty countries. My Memphis friends Lucy and Tom are there, but I am limited to admiring only a sampling from each of the dealers from the fair's website. If I were in attendance, here are some items that I would give a closer look.
|'Arcadian Landscape with a Temple' by Pierre Patel the Elder,|
circa 1645 to 1650, 45.5 x 63.5 cm.
Previously thought to be lost.
Didier Aaron & Cie
|George II green lacquer bureau bookcase,|
attributed to Giles Grendey, circa 1730.
Cresting and mirror plate later, lacquer restored in places.
Greek island marble, 25 5/8 in high,
Late Hellenistic - Early Roman Imperial
1st century BC to 1st century AD
Provenance: Irene von Ohlendorf
Gordian Weber Kunsthandel
|Tripod attributed to Thomas Hope,|
England, early 19th century, 68.5 cm high.
H. Blairman & Sons Ltd.
|A pair of pinecone floor lamps by Alberto Giacometti,|
Circa 1936, bronze with gilt patina.
Provenance: Countess Mona Bismark
L'Arc en Seine
|A pair of 'Mix' armchairs by Kaare Klint, 1931.|
Cuban mahaogany, Niger leather, brass studs.
Galere Dansk Mobelkunst
A strict vetting procedure is undertaken before an item may be exhibited, but more items expected to make the cut may be viewed here. (Prices are not given, so do not let cost dampen your enthusiasm for looking). Do you, Devoted Reader, have a favorite?