08 novembre 2008

Studio of Jan Brueghel the Elder. Still life of roses, tulips, chrysanthemums, anemones and other flowers, all in a basket

Studio of Jan Brueghel the Elder. Still life of roses, tulips, chrysanthemums, anemones and other flowers, all in a basket on stone ledge, together with a lady-bird and a tiny beetle stamped on the reverse with the panelmark of the city of Antwerp and with the mark LS (in compendium) of the Antwerp panel maker Lambrecht Steens I (active 1608 - circa 1632). oil on panel. 48.3 by 62.8 cm. Lot sold 30,000—50,000 EUR NOTE: No certain prototype is known for this composition, but a version sold, London, Sotheby's, 28 November... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2008

Willem Claesz. Heda. A still life with a Nautilus cup, a silver salt cellar, a roemer and a façon de Venise glass, ...

Lot 43. Willem Claesz. Heda, A still life with a Nautilus cup, a silver salt cellar, a roemer and a façon de Venise glass, an orange on a pocelain plate, a peeled lemon with oysters on a silver plate, all on stone ledge partly draped with a Persian rug, oil on panel. 52 by 67.2 cm. Estimate 50,000—70,000 EUR. Lot sold 94,350 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's. PROVENANCE : Bought by the grandfather of the present owners. NOTE : We are grateful to Fred G. Meijer of the R.K.D., The Hague, for confirming the attribution... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2008

A celadon-glazed double-gourd vase. 18th century

A celadon-glazed double-gourd vase. 18th century Of characteristic form with compressed globular lower bulb rising to a narrow waist supporting a pear-shaped upper bulb, which rises to a tall tapering narrow neck, covered overall with a pale celadon glaze (the mark effaced). 32.8cm (13in) high. Sold for £1,920. Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd.,Images and Text All Rights Reserved Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 6 Nov 2008. New Bond Street - www.bonhams.com
08 novembre 2008

A celadon-glazed tripod censer. 18th century

A celadon-glazed tripod censer. 18th century The cylindrical body moulded with three separate bands of horizontal ribs, the sides and feet covered all over with a very pale celadon glaze, the rim and interior glazed white, the centre of the base left unglazed revealing the buff coloured body (chips). 19.4cm (7¾in) diam. Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000 - Unsold. Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd.,Images and Text All Rights Reserved Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 6 Nov 2008. New Bond Street - www.bonhams.com
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08 novembre 2008

A gilt powder-blue 'dragon' bottle vase. Kangxi

A gilt powder-blue 'dragon' bottle vase. Kangxi The exterior covered with a speckled purple-blue glaze stopping short of the plain rim and the unglazed foot, the body gilt with two dragons reaching towards lingzhi fungus and floral scrolls (gilding worn). 22.8cm (9in) high. - Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000. Unsold. Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd.,Images and Text All Rights Reserved Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 6 Nov 2008. New Bond Street - www.bonhams.com NB: Je pense qu'il va falloir que Bonhamss revoie ses... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2008

Designers Portraits by JD Ferguson for VMAN (2)

“We went back to the roots of hip-hop and the fabulous ’70s. The models are dressed in true b-boy style: nylon shorts, track pants, and hip-hop bling layered over polos and tank tops. It’s casual and classic, combined with three-piece suits and tuxedo jackets enriched with flashy metal chains.” –Dean and Dan Caten “I wanted to refashion the traditional male silhouette by combining tailoring and color-blocking to produce a modern, sleek aes-thetic. Metallics, jacquards, and toning create an optical illusion on the runway,... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2008

A pair of 'sang de boeuf' teabowls and covers, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 164. A pair of 'sang de boeuf' teabowls and covers, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); 11cm, 4 3/8 in. Estimate 4.000-6.000 GBP. Lot sold 10,625 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 each body of 'U'-shape, with lightly rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, the exterior covered in an even rich glaze, the interior glazed white, the domed cover similarly glazed. Quantity: 4.   Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London
08 novembre 2008

A 'Langyao' Vase

Lot 163. A 'Langyao' Vase; 21.2cm, 8 3/8 in. Estimate 2.000-3.000 GBP. Lot sold 2,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 of elongated pear shape rising from a straight foot to a widely flaring neck, covered overall in a deep red crackled glaze thinning to a buff beige colour toward the mouth, the base covered in a celadon glaze with russet crackles.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London
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08 novembre 2008

A Copper-Red Baluster Vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 162. A Copper-Red Baluster Vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period  (1662-1722); 40.7 cm., 16 in. Estimate 2.000-3.000 GBP. Lot sold 2,750 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 of elongated baluster form, gracefully tapering from the high subtly rounded shoulders before the splayed foot and just below the tall waisted neck, applied overall with a very fine dark copper red glaze transmuting from pale crimson tone to blushes of dark blood red, the mouthrim slightly reduced.  Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2008

Three White-Glazed Vases, Qing Dynasty

Lot 160. Three White-Glazed Vases, Qing Dynasty; the largest 27.2 cm., 10 3/4 in. Estimate 1,000--1,500 GBP. Lot sold 1,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 comprising a Dehua gu beaker vase with trumpet mouth and flared foot, incised with leaf-scroll at the waist; a white-glazed cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulder and waisted neck; and a white-glazed gu beaker vase incised with keyfret at the central bulb between plantain blades, with apocryphal Chenghua mark.  PROVENANCE: The cylindrical... [Lire la suite]
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