Alain.R.Truong

23 mai 2019

Christie's announces final details of Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence

  NEW YORK, NY.- Following the success of the global tour of highlights, Christie’s announces final details of the most anticipated jewelry and objects sale of the season, Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence. This landmark auction is poised to be the most valuable and precious collection of jewelry and Mughal objects to ever come to auction. New confirmed details include availability of illustrated digital catalogues, exhibition dates, and sale details. The specially designed exhibition will be open to the public... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2019

A famille rose Tobacco leaf 'exotic pheasants and squirrel' part dinner service, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 246. A famille rose Tobacco leaf 'exotic pheasants and squirrel' part dinner service, Qianlong period (1736-1795). The largest stand 42.2cm (16 1/2in) wide (25). Estimate £ 15,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 31,312 (€ 35,740). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each piece brightly painted in underglaze-blue and enamelled in colours, the centre decorated with pheasants and squirrels among flowers and curling serrated leaves, comprising: a tureen, cover and stand; a sauce tureen, cover and stand; a pair of large... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2019

A rare gilt-lacquer bronze repoussé figure of Buddha, Qianlong incised seven-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 184. A rare gilt-lacquer bronze repoussé figure of Buddha, Qianlong incised seven-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 30.5cm (12in) high. Estimate £ £30,000 - 50,000. Sold for £ 31,312 (€ 35,740). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Well modelled seated in dhyanasana in his hand in bhumisparsamudra, on a double-lotus base inscribed in Manchu, Tibetan, Chinese and Mongolian, wearing layered monk's robes gathered in cascading folds, his rounded face with a serene expression flanked... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2019

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Shang Dynasty

Lot 4. An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Shang Dynasty; 15.5cm (6 1/8in) high. Estimate £28,000 - 34,000. Sold for £ 35,062 (€ 40,021). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The well cast pear-shaped body rising from a tall splayed foot to a flared mouth with lipped rim, cast around the neck and the foot with a leiwen band centred by a shallow flange on each side, domed cover with knop similarly decorated with a leiwen band, the bronze with light malachite and azurite encrustations, wood stand.  ... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2019

A large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Guanyin and boy, 17th-18th century

Lot 170. A large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Guanyin and boy, 17th-18th century; 114.3cm (45in) high. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 37,562 (€ 42,874). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The Goddess of Mercy and giver of sons seated in the relaxed posture of royal ease, with her right hand resting on her raised right knee, a child sitting on her left knee, wearing long flowing robes over her shoulders, tied at the chest, the face with a serene expression, flanked by pendulous ears, the hair arranged in a high... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2019

A fine famille rose ruby-sgraffiato-ground 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 131. A fine famille rose ruby-sgraffiato-ground 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 14.7cm (5 3/4in) diam. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 37,562 (€ 42,874). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Finely enamelled around the exterior with four medallions depicting figures in landscapes representing the Four Seasons, one in grisaille, two in sepia, and one in famille rose enamels, all reserved on a ruby-red ground incised with feathery scrolls, the interior decorated in the centre with a... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2019

"Paris romantique, 1815-1848" Une exposition présentée au Petit Palais et au musée de la Vie romantique

PARIS - Après « Paris 1900, la Ville spectacle », le Petit Palais présente « Paris romantique » et poursuit ainsi son évocation des grandes périodes fondatrices de l’identité de Paris. Cette exposition-événement offre un vaste panorama de la capitale durant les années romantiques, de la chute de Napoléon à la révolution de 1848. Plus de 600 œuvres -peintures, sculptures, costumes, objets d’art et mobilier- plongent le visiteur dans le bouillonnement artistique, culturel et politique de cette époque. Grâce à une scénographie... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2019

"L’Allemagne romantique. Dessins des musées de Weimar" au Petit Palais

PARIS - Le Petit Palais présente pour la première fois en France une sélection de 140 dessins, provenant de la riche collection des musées de Weimar en Allemagne. Ces feuilles d’exception, alors sélectionnées par Goethe (1749-1832) pour le Grand-Duc de Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach mais aussi pour sa propre collection, offrent un panorama spectaculaire de l’âge d’or du dessin germanique de 1780 à 1850 environ. À la fin du XVIIIe siècle, la ville de Weimar, résidence des ducs de Saxe-Weimar joue un rôle éminent en tant que centre... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2019

A large carved black and red tixi lacquer brush and cover, early Ming dynasty

Lot 68. A large carved black and red tixi lacquer brush and cover, early Ming dynasty; 24 cm, 9 1/2  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (32,303 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the long tapering handle and ovoid cover deeply carved through alternating layers of black and red lacquer with geometric ruyi scrolls. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019
21 mai 2019

A rare Khotan jade imperial scroll weight, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 60. A rare Khotan jade imperial scroll weight, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 39.3 cm, 15 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (32,303 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of elongated rectangular form with rounded corners, finely carved on one side with simplified archaistic motifs in relief, including a central taotie mask flanked by gui dragons interspersed with 'C' scrolls, the well polished stone of even olive-green tone. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 23rd October 2005,... [Lire la suite]