08 mai 2009

A fine silver-inalid hardwood scepter with fine carved white jade placques, China, 18th/19th century

A fine silver-inalid hardwood scepter with fine carved white jade placques, China, 18th/19th century Very small repairs to handle. L. 45,3 cm. Est. 18 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
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08 mai 2009

Bruce Weber, Cartier I Love You

Cartier I Love You is the new book commissioned by the jeweler to celebrate its 100th anniversary! Bruce Weber is the editor + art director + contributes new photos and comments. Photography Bruce Weber. "Cartier...100 Years of Passion and Free Spirit" runs through May 21, 2009, at Cartier, 653 Fifth Avenue, NYC. 212.753.0111 www.cartier.com
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08 mai 2009

A rare blue beijing glass censer, China, incised four-character mark Qianlong and of the period

A rare blue beijing glass censer, China, incised four-character mark Qianlong and of the period Small bubbles, good condition. D. 12 cm. Est. 8 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
08 mai 2009

A Gauguin Painting Donated by Trustee Melvin "Pete" Mark to Portland Art Museum

Paul Gauguin, Vue d'un jardin, Rouen, 1884, Oil on canvas, Gift of Melvin "Pete" Mark in honor of Mary Kridel Mark, 2009 PORTLAND, OR.- The Portland Art Museum announced its latest acquisition, an 1884 canvas, Vue d’un jardin, Rouen (Garden View, Rouen) by Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903). The painting is from Gauguin’s Impressionist period and depicts the corner of a walled garden in early spring. Longtime Museum patron and trustee Melvin “Pete” Mark gave the gift in memory of his wife, Mary Kridel Mark. For more... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2009

A fine imperial famille rose porcelain bowl, China, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period

A fine imperial famille rose porcelain bowl, China, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period D. 11 cm. Est. 5 000 € Provenance: Property from an old German private collection Note: Cf. Tokyo National Museum 'Chinese Ceramics, Vol. II', Tokyo 1990, no. 660 Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
08 mai 2009

"The Bend on Herengracht" on Display @ the Rijksmuseum

Gerrit Berckheyde, De bocht van de Herengracht (1671-72) (Acquisition) AMSTERDAM.- Starting on Tuesday, 12 May 2009, ‘The Bend on Herengracht’ (1671 72) by Gerrit Berckheyde will makes its debut at the Rijksmuseum. Immediately after its acquisition in September 2008, the painting was featured as one of the highlights of the successful exhibition ‘Pride of Place’ in the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague. It was then exhibited at The National Gallery in Washington until 3 May 2009. The painting’s acquisition was made... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2009

A good imperial underglaze blue and iron-red decorated dragon dish, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period

A good imperial underglaze blue and iron-red decorated dragon dish, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period D. 17,6 cm. Est. 5 500 EUR. Property from an old German private collection - Cf. 'Ch'ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection', The Chinese University of  Hongkong', 1973, no. 70. Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
08 mai 2009

'Paintings from the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection, London' @ the Yale Center for British Art

John Pettie, A State Secret, 1874, oil on canvas. Courtesy of Royal Holloway, University of London NEW HAVEN, CT.- In the last years of his life, Thomas Holloway (1800-1883), a self-made millionaire, dedicated himself to creating a world-class collection of “modern” paintings. This collection formed the crowning gift to his generous endowment of a college for women (now known as Royal Holloway, University of London), which he founded in 1879 and which was opened by Queen Victoria in 1886. Between 1881 and 1883 Holloway amassed... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2009

A very large blue and white porcelain rouleau vase, China, Kangxi period

A very large blue and white porcelain rouleau vase, China, Kangxi period Restorations to neck and above the stand. H. 82 cm. Est. 18 000 EUR Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
08 mai 2009

Two Exceptional Drawings by Georges Seurat Head Sotheby's Impressionist Modern Art Sale

Georges Seurat, Femme Avec Deux Filletes, Circa 1882-84. ‘Conté’ pensil on paper, 31.2 x 22.5 cm ; 12 1/4 x 8 7/8 in. Est. 1.000.000—1.500.000 EUR. Copyright: Sotheby’s – ArtDigital Studio PARIS.- Two exceptional drawings by Georges Seurat, consigned from a private Parisian collector, will head the Impressionist Modern Art sale at Sotheby's in Paris on May 28. After the record €5 million ($6.3 million) achieved by Seurat's extraordinary drawing Au Divan japonais last December, Sotheby’s Paris will again highlight Seurat's work... [Lire la suite]


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