Alain.R.Truong

07 février 2016

Rare 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder steals the show at RM Sotheby's Paris sale

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder by Wendler. Chassis no. 550-0068. Sold for €2.744.000. Courtesy RM Sotheby’s/Rémi Dargegen. PARIS.- RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, returned to Place Vauban for its third annual Paris sale. A highlight of the world-famous Rétromobile week, the auction achieved €19,035,550* ($20,843,927 US) before a standing-room-only crowd. With active bidding from global collectors representing 24 countries, the result was a... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2016

Bas Meeuws, Floral Still Life Photography

Bas Meeuws, Floral Still Life Photography © Bas Meeuws Bas Meeuws (1974) is a passionate photographer who has given a new twist to the traditional Dutch still life with flowers. Meeuws does not paint his flowers with a brush and oil paints, as his famous predecessors from the 17th century did. His images come from a digital reflex camera. Painstakingly and with great ingenuity Meeuws processes his pictures of flowers until he has created exactly the right image. The result is a series of unique and layered works of... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2016

Pair of figures, China, Qianlong period, circa 1780

Pair of figures, China, Qianlong period, circa 1780 © Cohen & Cohen Export porcelain, modelled as laughing boys decorated with lotus, enamelled in famille rose. Height 33.5 cm  Cohen & Cohen (stand 244). TEFAF 2016, 11-20 march, Maastricht Director: Michael Cohen Established in 1973 as a specialist in Chinese Export Porcelain, Cohen & Cohen has steadily grown to hold an inventory of export porcelain that is second to none. We have supplied important items to many major museums... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2016

Tureen, cover and stand, China, Qianlong period, circa 1740-50

Tureen, cover and stand, China, Qianlong period, circa 1740-50. © Cohen & Cohen Export porcelain of elaborate baroque shape, decorated in underglaze blue with landscapes and complex borders of flowers and diaper panels, the tureen with lion mask handles, the cover with a coronal knop. Length stand 47 cm. Length tureen 43 cm  Cohen & Cohen (stand 244). TEFAF 2016, 11-20 march, Maastricht Director: Michael Cohen Established in 1973 as a specialist in Chinese Export Porcelain, Cohen &... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2016

Ewer, China, Wanli period, circa 1590-1610 (porcelain) The Netherlands, 19th century (silver mounts)

Ewer, China, Wanli period, circa 1590-1610 (porcelain); The Netherlands, 19th century (silver mounts). Porcelain with silver mounts. Height 22 cm © Vanderven Oriental Art The shape and decoration of this vessel point to manufacture for the Middle Eastern market, but curiously there are none of these shapes known in Eastern collections. The vessels were mainly imported into Europe, not for use but for display as exotic curiosities. This type of rare object, further embellished with silver mounts in Europe, would... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2016

Back to Conch Pearl at Christie's, Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, 29 May 2012

A pair of conch pearl and diamond ear pendants. Estimate HK$550,000 - HK$800,000 ($70,000 - $100,000). Price Realized HK$836,000 ($108,203) © Christie's Image 2012 Each suspending a pink conch pearl drop measuring 13.0 x 14.4 x 21.8 mm and a white conch pearl drop measuring 14.4 x 14.4 x 22.1 mm, joined to a brilliant-cut diamond foliate cap terminating in a cascade of briolette diamonds, mounted in 18k white gold, 4.8 cm long (2) - Lot 3648 A conch pearl and diamond ring. Estimate HK$80,000 -... [Lire la suite]


06 février 2016

Blue and white eight tiered pagoda, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), late 18th century-early 19th century

Blue and white eight tiered pagoda, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), late 18th century-early 19th century. Porcelain decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and gold, 90 x 28 cm © Jorge Welsh Works of Art Porcelain models of pagodas, such as the present example, were rare and costly export items for the West. During the 18th century, these towering structures were perhaps the most distinctive symbol of the East, and, for Westerners, became a favourite decorative motif in paintings, engravings and on Chinese export... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2016

Pair of urns and covers, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820), circa 1800-1820

Pair of urns and covers, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820), circa 1800-1820. Porcelain decorated in overglaze polychrome enamels and gold, 47.5 x 23 cm. © Jorge Welsh Works of Art Urns were produced in various shapes and decorative themes for the export market during the late 18th and early 19th century. It is clear that many were ordered privately, as they often incorporate initials, inscriptions or coats of arms. This striking pair of urns was probably modelled on a European silver prototype. The finial in... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2016

European master paintings, decorative arts, Columbus documents, and more at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640). Double Portrait of Charles V and Empress Isabella, ca. 1628. Oil on canvas, 44 15/16 x 65 1/2 in. Dukes of Alba Collection, Liria Palace, Madrid.  NASHVILLE, TN.- Featuring works by Dürer, Goya, Murillo, Ribera, Rubens, and more from the splendid palaces of the Alba dynasty in Spain, Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting will make its second and final stop in the U.S. at Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts from February 5 through... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2016

Magnificent yet little-known work by Eugène Delacroix on long-term loan to the Clark Art Institute

Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863), The Martyrdom of Saint Sulpicius, c. 1847-50. Private Collection. Photo courtesy Clark Art Institute. WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- The Clark Art Institute has received a long-term loan of a magnificent oil study by Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863). The study, The Martyrdom of Saint Sulpicius (c. 1847–50), is relatively unknown, having only been exhibited once in 1930. The painting shows Saint Sulpicius kneeling with arms outstretched as his executioner wields his sword. The Roman captain... [Lire la suite]