Vente de fontes d’art à New York

Christie’s : importante vente de fonte d’art outre-atlantique en avril 2013 : quelques exemples d’estimation et de prix… 

Plus de 68 000 dollars pour une paire de vases Ducel… 50 000 dollars pour un groupe d’enfants de Versailles ! 

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ecran 2013-05-05 à 12.38.33  A FRENCH CAST-IRON FIGURE OF FIGURE OF GUILIANO DE MEDICI  AFTER MICHELANGELO, CAST BY VAL D’OSNE, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY  Stamped VAL D’OSNE  36¾ in. (93 cm.) high  Price Realized $6,250 Estimate : $5,000 – $8,000


ecran 2013-05-05 à 12.43.28A LIFE-SIZE FRENCH CAST-IRON FIGURE, ENTILTED ‘DAPHNIS’ CAST BY A. DURENNE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Price Realized $15,000  – Estimate : $12,000 – $18,000


 ecran 2013-05-05 à 14.21.07A FRENCH CAST-IRON FIGURE ENTITLED ‘FAUNE FLUTEUR’ CAST BY VAL D’OSNE, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Price Realized $10,000  Estimate $8,000 – $12,000


   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A FRENCH CAST-IRON GROUP OF A BACCHANTE AND FAUN  AFTER CLODION, CAST BY VAL D’OSNE, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Stamped VAL D’OSNE  59¼ in. (150.5 cm.) high 

Price Realized $11,875  – Estimate : $8,000 – $12,000


A LARGE FRENCH CAST-IRON FIGURE, ENTITLED ‘L’ECRITURE’  CAST BY VAL D’OSNE FROM A MODEL BY MATHURIN MOREAU, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY Stamped VAL D’OSNE/58 BD VOLTAIRE PARIS  60½ in. (153.5 cm.) high

Price Realized : $10,000  Estimate : $8,000 – $12,000

The present lot was originally conceived with a female pendant figure, entitled Lecture. Both Moreau models are illustrated in the Val D’Osne foundry catalogue and a pair of figures cast by the foundry sold Sotheby’s, London, 13 November 2007, lot 146 (£18,500).


 LARGE PAIR OF FRENCH PARCEL-GILT AND BLACK-PAINTED CAST-IRON URNS ON PEDESTALS CAST BY J.J. DUCEL, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Each campana shaped urn with foliate guilloche rim, above satyr masks flanked by trailing ivy and floral garlands, flanked by a pair of Bacchante-form handles, on a cylindrical pedestal headed by a frieze of dancing putti, the column cast with a pair of Bacchic mask roundels alternating with musical trophy pendants
The urns: 40 in. (101.5 cm.) high – The pedestals: 70½ in. (179 cm.) high (2

Price Realized $68,750  – Estimate $20,000 – $30,000


 A FRENCH POLYCHROME-PATINATED CAST-IRON FIGURE, ENTITLED ‘CHARMEUR DE SERPENTS’ FROM A MODEL BY MATHURIN MOREAU, CAST BY VAL D’OSNE, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY Stamped VAL D’OSNE  – 55¼ in. (140 cm.) high
Price Realized $7,500  – Estimate :$6,000 – $8,000
The present lot represents one of a pair of figures titled Jongleur and Charmeur de serpents by the celebrated sculptor, Mathurin Moreau (d. 1912). A pair of torchères sold Christie’s, London, 20 September 2012, lot 234 and a pair with polychrome decoration, similar to the present figure, sold Christie’s London, 12 December 1996, lot 146 (£57,500).

A LARGE FRENCH CAST-IRON FIGURAL TORCHERE  CAST BY VAL D’OSNE FROM A MODEL BY MATHURIN MOREAU, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Stamped VAL D’OSNE   68¾ in. (175 cm.) high  – Price Realized $10,000 – Estimate : $8,000 – $12,000

An engraving of the present model and its companion figure, titled Egyptienne and Négresse respectively, is illustrated J. Renard, L’Age de la Fonte: un art, une industrie 1800-1914, Paris, 1985, p. 126.


A NEAR PAIR OF FRENCH CAST-IRON FIGURAL TORCHERES  CAST BY VAL D’OSNE FROM MODELS MATHURIN MOREAU, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Stamped BARBEZAT and CIE VAL D’OSNE  46¼ in. (117.5 cm.) high (2)

Price Realized $17,500 – Estimate : $12,000 – $18,000


A FRENCH POLYCHROME-PATINATED CAST-IRON FIGURE, ENTITLED ‘PORTEUR D’EAU NUBIEN’ CAST BY A. DURENNE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Stamped A.DURENNE/SOMMEVOIRE  49¾ in. (126 cm.) high

Price Realized $7,500 – Estimate : $6,000 – $8,000


A LIFE-SIZE FRENCH CAST-IRON FIGURE, ENTITLED ‘FAUNE CHASSEUR’  CAST BY VAL D’OSNE FROM A MODEL BY MATHURIN MOREAU, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY Stamped VAL D’OSNE/58 BD VOLTAIRE PARIS  72½ in. (184 cm.) high Price Realized :$25,000 – Estimate : $20,000 – $30,000

The Moreau family of artist and sculptors is vast, comprising sculptors Mathurin and Auguste, among others. Though little is known of collaboration among the individual artists, it is interesting to note that Mathurin’s Faune chasseur appears in Adrien Moreau’s (d. 1906) idyllic painting Pomenade en barque.


A LARGE FRENCH CAST-IRON FIGURE, ENTITLED ‘LE FAUCONNIER’  CAST BY VAL D’OSNE FROM A MODEL BY FERNAND HAMAR, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY Signed F. HAMAR, with plaquette stamped FOUNDERIES DU VAL D’OSNE/58 BD VOLTAIRE-PARIS 63 1/8 in. (160.5 cm.) high

Price Realized : $21,250 – Estimate : $10,000 – $15,000


 A FRENCH CAST-IRON FOUNTAIN FIGURE OF A PUTTO AND DOLPHIN  CAST BY A. DURENNE, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY  Stamped A.DURENNE/A PARIS  42 1/8 in. (107 cm.) high

Price Realized : $7,500 – Estimate : $6,000 – $8,000

An engraving of a related fountainhead cast by Val D’Osne from a model by Mathurin Moreau is illustrated J. Renard,L’age de la fonte: un art, une industrie 1800-1914, Paris, 1985, p. 71.


 A FRENCH CAST-IRON FIGURAL TORCHERE, ENTITLED ‘LE CRÉPUSCULE’  CAST BY VAL D’OSNE FROM FROM A MODEL BY MATHURIN MOREAU, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY Stamped VAL D’OSNE  – 66½ in. (167 cm.) high

Price Realized : $10,000 – Estimate: $8,000 – $12,000

An engraving from the Val D’Osne catalogue is reproduced in J. Renard, L’age de la fonte: un art, une industrie 1800-1914, Paris, 1985, p. 220.


A MONUMENTAL FRENCH CAST-IRON GROUP ENTITLED ‘ENFANT A L’OISEAU’  AFTER THE MODEL BY HANS JOHANN-BALTHAZAR KELLER VOM STEINBOCK, CAST BY VAL D’OSNE, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY Stamped VAL D’OSNE/58 BD VOLTAIRE PARIS  – 65 in. (165 cm.) high, 38¼ in. (97 cm.) wide, 35¾ in. (91 cm.) deep

Price Realized : $50,00 – Estimate : $40,000 – $60,000

The vast scale and intricate design of the jardins and parterres of Versailles dictated equally opulent and monumental ornaments and statuary. Between 1687 and 1690 Hans Johann-Balthazar Keller vom Steinbock (d. 1702) introduced a series of allegorical designs emblematic of the elements for the Allé d’Eau. The enduring popularity of the designs, including the present model representing ‘Air’, is evident through the end of the 19th century, as a variety of putto groups were available from Val D’Osne’s foundry until at least 1900. Four Groupes de Versailles are illustrated in J. Renard, L’ Age de la fonte: un art, une industrie, 1800-1914, Paris, p. 127.
Another example of the present model sold Sotheby’s, Amsterdam, 26 May 2010 (72,750 Euros).


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Merci à Micheline Casier pour cette veille… Notez que la vente comportait d’autres pièces dont un bronze coulé à la Compagnie des Bronzes de Bruxelles.

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