Alain.R.Truong

13 février 2016

A rare doucai and iron-red floral vase seal, Mark and period of Qianlong

A rare doucai and iron-red floral vase seal, Mark and period of Qianlong. Photo: Sotheby's originally a bottle vase, now with a cut-down neck, the bulbous body supported on a short slightly splayed foot, beautifully painted in shades of iron red around the exterior with two varieties of lotus wreathed by feathery scrolls sprouting attendant flowers and buds, below a collar of pale green pendent ruyienclosing leafy tassels at the shoulder and above a border of upright lappets... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A very rare small coral-ground tripod sundial, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A very rare small coral-ground tripod sundial, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo: Sotheby's of semi-hemispherical form supported on three baluster feet, the rounded sides rising to an everted rim and set with a gilt gnomon to allow for the sun's reflection, covered overall with a rich coral-red enamel and inscribed in gilt on the interior with twelve two-hour sequences scattered along a diagonal table matrix, namely mao, chen, si, wu, wei, shen and... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A fine yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi

A fine yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi. Photo: Sotheby's thinly potted with rounded sides supported on a short foot, covered overall in an even pale egg-yolk yellow glaze, the white base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within double circles - 21.6 cm., 8 1/2  in. Lot 3060. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,320,000 HKD Provenance: A private Japanese collection. Exhibition: Ming Porcelain, Marchant, London, 2009, no. 9.... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

Presentation dish, Vietnam, Trân dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Presentation dish, Vietnam, Trân dynasty, 14th-15th c., stoneware with white and green lead glazes, Vietnam, private collection.
13 février 2016

Pre-Raphaelite beauty stars in first public display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool

 Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 - 1882), "The Salutation of Beatrice", 1881-2, oil on canvas. Private collection, Great Britain © Walker Art Gallery 2016 LIVERPOOL.- 135 years after it was painted, a little known Pre-Raphaelite treasure goes on public display for the first time in Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion, which runs at the Walker Art Gallery from 12 February to 5 June 2016.  The Salutation of Beatrice (1881/2) by Dante Gabrielle Rossetti represents a familiar theme to the... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2016

Gaitonde, Anish Kapoor Are Newsmakers For Saffronart’s Feb 24 Auction

An untitled stainless steel sculpture by Anish Kapoor (b. 1954) is one of the top draws at Saffronart’s Evening Sale of Modern & Contemporary Indian Art on February 24. It is estimated at $588,240-$882,355 (approx. Rs 4 crore - Rs 6 crore). Saffronart. MUMBAI - It’s not very often that in an auction of Indian art, a work of contemporary art supercedes those by modern masters to become an important highlight. One such rare instance is the upcoming Saffronart Evening Sale of Modern & Contemporary Indian Art on February... [Lire la suite]


12 février 2016

Newark Museum exhibition showcases extraordinary holdings of Islamic art

Bowl with Birds, Ibex, Floral, Calligraphic and Geometric Motifs, Nishapur, Iran, 9th-10th century, Abbasid Period (750-1258). Buff clay body with dark brown slip and yellow, green and clear glazes. Newark Museum. Purchase 1970 John O’Neill Fund 70.16. NEWARK, NJ.- Bringing together both historic and contemporary objects from its diverse collections—Asian, African, American and the decorative arts of Europe—the Newark Museum’s winter 2016 feature exhibition will showcase the history and breadth of Islamic art. More... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2016

A 600-year-old china Ming cup, valued at £2m is to be offered in Hong Kong by Auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull

A blue and white Stem Cup, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period (1426-35). Estimate in excess of £2 million. HONG KONG.- The Stem Cup, which dates back to about 1425, is valued in excess of £2 million and will be sold by Lyon & Turnbull at a special auction in Hong Kong on the 31st May 2016. The Stem Cup will be the star lot of the 80-100 lot auction of Chinese Art that Lyon & Turnbull will co-produce with their sister company Freeman's of Philadelphia, America's oldest auction... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2016

Art Nouveau Enamel Diamond Gold Brooch, Attributed to Vever, Circa 1900's

Art Nouveau Enamel Diamond Gold Brooch, Attributed to Vever, Circa 1900's.  Photo courtesy Macklowe Gallery An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and enamel brooch with diamonds, attributed to Vever. The three dimensional brooch has 3 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .45 carat and 57 rose-cut diamonds with the approximate total weight of .57 carat. The vibrantly enameled orchid brooch has diamond set details. Sold.Similar pictured in Art Nouveau Jewelry, by Vivian Becker, E.P.Dutton New York, 1985,... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2016

An enamel and diamond orchid brooch

An enamel and diamond orchid brooch. Photo Bonhams Designed as an orchid, the leaves of a yellow-orange and pinkish-red enamel, the stamen and stalk set with brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approx. 1.85cts total, enamel damaged, length 8.7cm  - Lot 51. Sold for £2,000 (€2,572) Bonhams. JEWELLERY, 18 Apr 2012 11:00 BST, LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE  
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