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NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Museum of Art has received a gift of an exceptional oil painting by celebrated Italian artist Francesco Salviati (1510–1563). Executed on a one-inch thick marble slab, the arresting portrait depicts Bindo Altoviti (1491–1557), a powerful Florentine banker and one of the most significant political opponents to the Medici rulers. The […]
NEW YORK – On Wednesday, December 22, starting at 7 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will offer a sale of Exquisite Decorative Arts. Its more than 300 lots will include a circa-1960s abstract work by the late American artist Betty Parsons; a bronze cloisonne incense burner; a miniature sterling silver English tea and coffee set, intended for […]
LOS ANGELES – Works in marble achieved marvelous results in Andrew Jones Auctions‘ October 24 auction of The John Nelson Collection, Part I, which more than doubled its presale estimate to realize $1.6 million. Leading the sale were two magnificent life-size Italian Carrara marble models of dogs, both from the 19th century, that brought $62,500.
MILAN — Italy has won a legal victory in its bid to reclaim an ancient marble statue it asserted was stolen after it turned up in the possession of a New York antiquities dealer.