22 octobre 2009

A incised white-glazed bowl. Ming dynasty, Yongle period & a 'lianzi' white-glazed bowl. Mark and period of Xuande

A fine and rare incised white-glazed bowl. Ming dynasty, Yongle period. photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising elegantly from the thick straight foot before gently flaring at the rim, finely incised on the exterior with large detached sprays of lotus, camellia, rose and peony with their respective buds, the interior with a medallion of two pomegranates on a leafy branch, applied overall with an opaque milk-white glaze displaying a light bluish-grey tint along the incised design. 16.8 cm., 6 in. Est.... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2009

Shopping of diamond @ Sotheby's NY

Diamond ring. photo Sotheby's The pear-shaped diamond weighing 29.53 carats, 2 heart-shaped diamonds weighing 1.35 and 1.51 carats, mounted in platinum, size 5.- Est. 1,800,000—2,200,000 USD  - Sold 3,498,500 USD NOTE: Accompanied by GIA report no. 1102964356 stating that the diamond is D color, Internally Flawless; with an original working diagram stating that the stone may be potentially flawless. Together with a letter from the GIA stating that the diamond has been determined to be a type IIa. As the letter from... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2009

Shopping "Noir Contemporain" @ Piasa - Paris

Adolf LUTHER (1912-1990) 56 Quadratische Spiegel, 1976 56 miroirs teintés, carrés légèrement concaves, montés sur panneau signé et daté au dos. Sous plexiglas - 97 x 85 cm - Estimation : 15 000 / 20 000 €Provenance : Collection particulière, Düsseldorf, Allemagne Julio LE PARC (né en 1928) Modulation S n° 137, 1975 Acrylique sur toile signée, datée et titrée au dos - 80 x 100 cm - Estimation : 10 000 / 12 000 € Provenance : Collection particulière, Paris Francis BACON (1909-1992) Study for a Portrait of John... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2009

Bust of Roman Emperor Caracalla - 'Common Enemy of Mankind' - For Sale at Bonhams

Bust of Caracalla. Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- A bust of Caracalla, the notorious Roman Emperor who reigned from 211-217 and is remembered as one of the worst and cruelest rulers in the history of the Empire, will be auctioned at Bonhams Antiquities sale on October 28 in New Bond Street. It is estimated to sell for £150,000 - £250,000. Edward Gibbon described him thus: 'Caracalla was the common enemy of mankind," his reign characterized by "rapine and cruelty." (E. Gibbon, The Decline... [Lire la suite]
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