29 octobre 2009

Three blue-ground yellow-enamelled porcelains @ Nagel Auctions

A fine blue-ground yellow-enamelled dish, China, Qianlong seal mark and period D. 25,2 cm - Est. 3 000,00 € A Qianlong dish of this design in Taiwan was included in the 'Special Exhibition of Dragon-Motif Porcelain in the National Palace Museum', Taipei 1983 A yellow-ground blue and white decorated porcelain bottle, vase, China, 19th century H. 35,3 cm - Est. 1 200,00 € Property from an European private collection A pair of yellow-glazed blue and white dragon saucer dishes, China, Yongzheng seal... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2009

Sotheby's Auctioning Russian Rarity Discovered in Arizona

Peter the Great: a rare russian award portrait miniature with diamonds, early 18th century. Height 3 1/2 in. 8.9 cm. Est. 80,000 - 120,000 USD. photo Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY (AP).- A miniature portrait of Czar Peter the Great in a diamond-encrusted frame — owned for decades by an Arizona family that didn't realize its historic significance — is going on the auction block. The rare Russian treasure will be offered Monday at Sotheby's. Its presale estimate is $80,000 to $120,000. The estate of the original owner, George Roberts,... [Lire la suite]