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Learn about this fascinating artwork offered in Dorotheum's Old Master Paintings auction! Old Master, Art World, Art Blog, Old Things, Auction, Van, Princess Zelda, Paintings, Classic

Classic Week: Coecke van Aelst in the Old Masters Paintings auction

PRINCELY ART One of the highlights of the upcoming spring auction is undoubtably the original central panel of a triptych by Pieter Coecke van Aelst. Not only is it one of the most important works by the Flemish master, but it also has a fascinating provenance, having once been the property of the Dutch royal…

(Bergamo Bologna)Portrait of a Young Lady from Constantinople, signed Pro Luchini, oil on canvas, 104 x 127 cm, framed Belgium Germany, Ottoman, Old Master, Portrait, Art World, Art Blog, Luigi, 19th Century, Princess Zelda

Classic Week – 19th Century Orientalists

The upcoming 19th Century Paintings auction features two exquisite Orientalist works: An Oriental Market in front of a Portal by Alberto Pasini and the Portrait of a Young Lady from Constantinople by Pietro Luchini. Both artists were born in Lombardy in northern Italy but were interested in the Orient as the subject of their paintings.…

The tale of John Fery’s extraordinary life reads like an embodiment of the American myths of the “self-made man” and the “American dream”. Learn more on the Dorotheum Art Blog. Great Paintings, Art World, Art Blog, North America, 19th Century, Auction, Watercolor, Modern, Nature

ARTWORK OF THE DAY – John Fery

The tale of John Fery’s extraordinary life reads like an embodiment of the American myths of the “self-made man” and the “American dream”. John Fery, who came from a Hungarian family, was born in Strasswalchen under the name Johann Nepomuk Levy. Encouraged by his father to pursue an artistic career, he studied at Vienna’s Academy…

Learn about the history of Cartier and the pieces offered in Dorotheum's Jewellery auction! Cartier Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, Jewellery, Candy Necklaces, Aqua Marine, Diamond Are A Girls Best Friend, Art Blog, Auction, Bling

Cartier Jewellery

Learn about the history of Cartier and the pieces offered in Dorotheum's Jewellery auction!

Lot and his daughters, signed with an entwined monogram lower right: EQ./NE…, oil on canvas, x cm, framed. Dorotheum Old Master Paintings auction. Annibale Carracci, Artemisia Gentileschi, San Giacomo, St John The Evangelist, Wilhelm Ii, John The Baptist, Caravaggio, Old Master, Art Auction

ARTWORK OF THE DAY – Massimo Stanzione

Massimo Stanzione (1586-1656) is one of the most celebrated Neapolitan painters of his age and this previously unpublished painting is an important addition to his oeuvre. The work is monogrammed on a stone, lower right: the first two letters refer to his title of cavaliere, a papal knight, demonstration of the social prestige he attained.…

Delve into the history of Europe's first porcelain manufactory, with this exquisite piece by Meissen! Dorotheum Art Blog. Laurel Tree, Laurel Wreath, Flower Garlands, Porcelain Vase, Gold Stars, Floral Motif, Art World, Purple Flowers, Art Blog

Meissen Porcelain

Delve into the history of Europe's first porcelain manufactory, with this exquisite piece by Meissen! Dorotheum Art Blog.

Dorotheums' artwork of the day is a winged altar piece from southern Germany painted around The panels will be auctioned in June Art World, Art Blog, Religion, Wings, Germany, Around The Worlds, Countries, Christ, Southern

ARTWORK OF THE DAY – South German Altarpiece

Christ on the Mount of Olives, Christ Carrying the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Lamentation​: These four panels depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ originally formed part of a winged altarpiece from southern Germany. The panels, created around 1490, correspond both in composition and in painting technique to the high quality pieces produced by South German workshops during the last third of the 15th century.…

Dorotheum artwork of the day is an elegant candlestick - a classic Viennese silver object from around the time of Maria Theresa. Maria Theresa, Art World, Art Blog, Candlesticks, Auction, Elegant, Day, Classic, Silver

ARTWRK OF THE DAY – Maria Theresian candlestick

This elegant candlestick is a classic Viennese silver object from around 1770, the time of Maria Theresa. As the capital of the Empire, Vienna was one of the major centres of silver production. Maria Theresian candlestick, Vienna, Starting bid €400 The candlestick reflects the renowned classic Viennese style. The maker's trademark itself is artful and can therefore no longer be precisely identified. The monogram JR with…

Dorotheum object of the day - The Cartier Tank: worn by prominent owners like Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama. Tank Watch, Cartier Tank, Art World, Art Blog, Auction, Watches, Day, Accessories, Wristwatches

OBJECT OF THE DAY – Cartier Tank

The Cartier Tank: worn by Rudolph Valentino in

The elegant design of the Viennese late Biedermeier era characterise this coffee pot and milk jug set with ivory handles - Dorotheum's artwork of the day. Milk Jug, Art World, Art Blog, Ivory, Coffee, Elegant, Design, Kaffee, Classy

ARTWORK OF THE DAY – Viennese coffee pot and milk jug

The elegant design of the Viennese late Biedermeier era characterise this coffee pot and milk jug set with ivory handles. The coffee pot and milk jug are dated 1853, the owner's monogram is GK. Viennese coffee pot and milk jug, starting bid €600 The maker's stamp HW refers to Hermann Wendel, who was registered as a silversmith in Vienna…

Dorotheum's artwork of the day is a spherical brass lamp with applied glass globes and flowers by Viennas important lamp designer Emil Stejnar, manufactured by Rupert Nikoll. Coffee Culture, Brass Lamp, Glass Globe, Lamp Design, Art World, Art Blog, Auction, Chandelier, Ceiling Lights

ARTWORK OF THE DAY – Spherical brass lamp – Design by Emil Stejnar

The quick espresso, the Italian-style café bar, was a triumphant success in 1950s Vienna. As a counter-movement to the traditional coffee houses, it appealed to a younger public. They had jukeboxes instead of piano players and extravagant design instead of traditional coffee house furnishings. The new attitude to life was a quick strong coffee while…

Traunfellner's woodcuts show great precision and rhythm, especially his composition of trees. "Jungholz" - Dorotheum's artwork of the day! Art World, Art Blog, Auction, Abstract, Day, Artist, Summary, Artists

ARTWORK OF THE DAY – Woodcut Franz Traunfellner

Traunfellner's woodcuts show great precision and rhythm, especially his composition of trees. "Jungholz" - Dorotheum's artwork of the day!

Captivating us with their bright colours and impressive shapes, corals are naturally grown in the ocean. These natural miracles are Dorotheum's object of the day! Beaded Necklace, Beaded Bracelets, Art World, Art Blog, Coral, Natural, Day, Jewelry, Beaded Collar

ARTWORK OF THE DAY – Corals

Captivating us with their bright colours and impressive shapes, corals are naturally grown in the ocean and cannot be cultivated. These natural miracles are becoming increasingly rare due to harmful environmental pollution. Depending on their size and quality, corals can reach staggering prices. Corals have been treasured for thousands of years. In ancient Egypt, they were used as…

Dorotheum artwork of the day is a fireplace gate, designed by Adolf Loos. This year marks the birthday of Loos. Fireplace Gate, Art World, Art Blog, Modern Architecture, Auction, Birthday, Design, Home Decor, Birthdays

Artwork of the day – Fireplace gate Adolf Loos

This year marks the 150th birthday of Adolf Loos. As one of the pioneers of modern architecture, Loos left his mark on architectural history. In 1910, he made a statement for the future of architecture with his

Dorotheums' brilliant artwork of the day! The term brilliant describes the cut and includes one of the 4 C's (carat, cut, color, clarity), which determine the value of a diamond. Brilliant Diamond, Art Object, Art World, Art Blog, Diamonds, Auction, Engagement Rings, Jewellery, Day

ARTWORK OF THE DAY – brilliant!

A diamond is everlasting! Not least because of its unique hardness: the hardness of a gemstone is defined by the so-called Mohs hardness scale. The scale for determining the scratch hardness was introduced about 200 years ago by the Viennese mineralogist Friedrich Mohs. It is based on the resistance of a mineral when scratched with a…

(Wildenfels Munich) Portrait Ida Helene Caroline von Siebold, born von Gagern signed lower right: C. Vogel p(inxit), dated: on canvas, old restored with retouchings, ca. 101 x 80 cm. Princess Anna, Global Art, Magazine Art, Portrait Art, Art Market, Art World, Art Blog, Oil On Canvas, Auction

Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein

Dorotheum blog series: Art Object of the Day - Portraitist Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein