Alain.R.Truong

31 août 2016

House of Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquière, Dress, spring-summer 2008, Prêt–à–Porter

House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937). Nicolas Ghesquière (French, born 1971). Dress, spring-summer 2008, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn, laser–cut, and perforated polychrome–printed silk satin, laminated to warp–knit mesh and black silk–synthetic scuba knit; machine–stitched eyelets, hand–threaded with black synthetic laces. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937). Nicolas Ghesquière (French, born 1971). Dress(detail), spring/summer 2008, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn, laser–cut, and perforated... [Lire la suite]

31 août 2016

House of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Dress, spring-summer 2014, Haute Couture

House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938). Dress, spring-summer 2014, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn black silk satin and tulle, hand–embroidered with black and transparent opalescent plastic sequins, opalescent cellophane fringe, and black duck, cock, and ostrich feathers; hand–finished. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938). Dress (detail), spring/summer 2014, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn black silk satin and... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

Karl Lagerfeld for House of Chanel, Wedding ensemble, autumn-winter 2005–6, Haute Couture

Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Wedding ensemble, autumn-winter 2005–6, Haute Couture. Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection | Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Wedding ensemble, autumn/winter 2005–6, Haute Couture. Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection | Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute
31 août 2016

House of Dior, Raf Simons, Dress, spring-summer 2014, Haute Couture

House of Dior (French, founded 1947). Raf Simons (Belgian, born 1968). Dress, spring-summer 2014, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn white silk mousseline with hand–embroidered cutwork and appliqué of hand–cut black silk chiffon and white silk embroidered flowers, hand–embroidered with red beads. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. House of Dior (French, founded 1947). Raf Simons (Belgian, born 1968). Dress(detail), spring/summer 2014, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn white silk mousseline with hand–embroidered cutwork and appliqué of hand–cut... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

A large 'Guan'-type vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 259. A large 'Guan'-type vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   oof archaic bronze form, the pear-shaped body of rounded rectangular section subtly molded with a raised panel on each side, rising from a short slightly splayed foot to a quatrefoil rim, set with a pair of rectangular handles, applied overall with a pale caesious-colored glaze finely streaked with a random matrix of dark gray and pale brown crackle... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

A large 'Guan'-type brushwasher, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 257. A large 'Guan'-type brushwasher, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of quadrilobed form, the shallow sides gently flaring to an everted rim, all supported on four ruyi-head feet, covered overall in a rich pale blue-gray glaze suffused throughout with a network of widely spaced dark gray crackles, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue, fitted wood stand (2). Length 9 7/8  in,... [Lire la suite]

31 août 2016

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Pallas Athene, 1539

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Pallas Athene, 1539. Oil on canvas, 45.1 x 63.8 cm. Royal Collection, Windsor Castle.
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31 août 2016

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Saint Barbara, 1522

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Saint Barbara, 1522. Oil on canvas, 39 x 48 cm. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.
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31 août 2016

An exceptionally large and rare carved celadon-glazed 'dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 253. An exceptionally large and rare carved celadon-glazed 'dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of monumental size, the ovoid body rising from a splayed foot and sweeping up to a waisted neck, the exterior crisply carved overall in varying levels of relief with a lively and unusual scene of five three-clawed dragons, the principal dragon centered and full-frontal flanked by four striding dragons,... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

An archaistic tea-dust-glazed 'bronze-imitation' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 252. An archaistic tea-dust-glazed 'bronze-imitation' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of hu form, the rounded sides decorated with two bands of kuilong, surmounted by a waisted neck similarly decorated, the splayed foot with a narrow band of C-scrolls, all reserved on a leiwen ground, the shoulder encircled by a row of ruyi heads, interrupted by a pair of mask handles... [Lire la suite]