Alain.R.Truong

20 mars 2019

A pair of fine blue and white 'Erotic' wine cups, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 365. A pair of fine blue and white 'Erotic' wine cups, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 5/8  in., 6.8 cm. Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000. Lot Sold 55,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of deep 'U' form rising to an everted rim, freely painted around the exterior with a scene of a couple, the amorous pair locked in embrace atop a table amid further furnishings and a broad-leafed plantain tree, all below a slender crescent moon and a constellation, the base... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2019

A fine famille-verte Daoist vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 321. A fine famille-verte Daoist vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000. Lot Sold 55,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of baluster form rising to a flaring rim, the body brightly enameled with three Daoist immortals, one, possibly Dong Fangshou, carrying a branch of ripe peaches over one shoulder, another holding a gnarled ruyi scepter in one hand and a basket of pomegranates in the other, and the third bearing several... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A fine and rare blue and white censer, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 305. A fine and rare blue and white censer, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Lot Sold 77,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of bombé form supported on a gently splayed, channeled foot, finely painted with two rectangular panels, one a Daoist scene enclosing the Eight Immortals each holding an identifying attribute, gathering to pay homage to Shoulao sitting beneath a craggy pine tree flanked by a recumbent deer and a standing... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

Newly-discovered painting by Flemish Renaissance trailblazer Frans Floris unveiled at TEFAF Maastricht

Frans Floris de Vriendt (called Floris, 1519/20-1570), Susanna and the Elders.Oil on panel, 154 x 181 cm (605/8 x 711/4 in). Signed in monogram and dated: 1548 (or 7)/ FF. Photo: Carlo Orsi-Trinity Fine Art. MAASTRICHT.- A large, newly-discovered and unpublished early work by the influential Antwerp painter, draftsman and etcher Frans Floris de Vriendt (called Floris, 1519/20-1570), who “radically transformed Netherlandish art” and was more renowned in his day than Bruegel the Elder, has been unveiled at TEFAF... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A very rare gilt-bronze scissors and tweezers set, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 137. A very rare gilt-bronze scissors and tweezers set, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length of scissors 5 1/2  in., 13.9 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the scissors with the looped spring handle welded to flat pointed blades, each finely engraved to one side with a striding scaly dragon detailed with a long tail formed from stylized foliate scrolls, the other side with a pair of birds in flight among scrolling foliage, all reserved... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Phoenix' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 131. A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Phoenix' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 12 7/8  in., 32.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 85,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of thin silver sheet, each composed of a double-pronged pin terminating in a broad leaf-shaped finial, the openwork design worked in mirror image each depicting a phoenix in flight, grasping between its beaks a ribbon-tied knot, amid dense foliage scrolls, the details finely engraved... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2019

A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Floral' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 102. A rare pair of parcel-gilt silver 'Floral' hairpins, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 13 1/8  in., 33.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 93,750 USD. © Sotheby's. each of thin silver sheet, composed of a double-pronged pin terminating in a broad leaf-shaped finial worked in mirror image, enclosing three large overlapping leaves engraved with flower sprays and foliate scrolls against a stipple ground, heightened with gilt detail, flanked by two... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A white jade belt plaque, Tang dynasty or later

Lot 117. A white jade belt plaque, Tang dynasty or later. Width 1 7/8  in., 4.7 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 137,500 USD. © Sotheby's. carved in relief to one side with a musician, possibly of Central Asian origin, seated on an oval mat playing a pipa, the figure enclosed within an undulating frame, the other side possibly later-carved with a sinewy coiled dragon encircling a floret amidst clouds extending over the top edge of the plaque,... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

An splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze crossbow fitting, Warring States period

Lot 124. An splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze crossbow fitting, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 12 5/8  in., 32 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 175,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the rectangular hollow section terminating in a mythical beast head detailed with large protruding eyes and flared nostrils, its lower jaw curving upward extending into a long sinuous neck and bird head depicted with rounded eyes and a hooked beak, the... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

Jean-Baptiste Huynh, WOMAN, Portrait de la beauté à la Galerie Lelong & Cie

Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Woman - Laura au serpent III, 2012, Inkjet printing, 120 x 120 cm. © 2018 Jean-Baptiste HUYNH / Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. PARIS - WOMAN, projet artistique de Jean-Baptiste Huynh mené de 2018 à 2020, met en lumière la beauté du visage de la femme. Le portrait est au cœur de l’œuvre de Jean-Baptiste Huynh depuis 25 ans. WOMAN s’inscrit dans la continuité de l’étude qu’il a réalisée sur le visage à travers les âges et les grands ensembles culturels, de 1996 à aujourd’hui (Chine, Corée... [Lire la suite]
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