26 mars 2010

Pot pourri, Saint-Cloud, vers 1740 & Bougeoir, Tournai, XVIIIe siècle

Pot pourri. Saint-Cloud, vers 1740. photo courtesy Kohn - Paris Matériaux : porcelaine tendre et bronzes dorés - h. 24, 5 cm, l. 22 cm, p. 18 cm. Petite restauration à un branchage. Estimation : 12 000 / 18 000 €NOTE: Le pot-pourri, d'époque Louis XV, repercé orné de feuilles et de fl eurs est porté par un vase au corps pansu cannelé, entouré de guirlandes feuillagées sur une base rocaille en bronze doré d'époque Louis XVI. « …Saint-Cloud peut prétendre avoir été parmi les précurseurs des fabricants de porcelaine tendre, et la... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2010

Yuan dynasty's 'qingbai' & 'longquan' celadon @ Sotheby's

A carved 'qingbai' 'dragon' vase (meiping). Yuan dynasty. photo courtesy Sotheby's the baluster body boldly carved with a large dragon amidst foaming waves, all between a lotus lappet band at the base and a floral scroll encircling the shoulder - height 10 7/8 in., 27.6 cm. Est. 40,000—60,000 USD. Lot Sold 40,625 USD NOTE: Vases of this type are quite precisely datable since several examples are known from dated archaeological sites. A closely related pair of 'Qingbai' meiping with covers unearthed at Wannian county,... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2010

Christie's to Offer Valuable Collection of Illuminated Manuscripts

A Book of Hours opulently illuminated for King François I of France by the Master of François de Rohan is expected to realise £300,000 to £500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 LONDON.- Christie’s announce that they will offer the first part of an extensive selection of exceptional medieval and renaissance masterpieces on 7 July 2010 in London. The Arcana Collection: Exceptional Illuminated Manuscripts and Incunabula Part I is an outstanding private collection which has been assembled over the past 3 decades and which... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2010

A rare imperial engraved turned ivory bowl. 18th century

A rare imperial engraved turned ivory bowl. 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Finely incised with a scene of four female Daoist immortals bearing trays of food and drink to a mist-enshrouded palace amidst pines, and engraved with an inscription, Bei que lin xian zhang; Nan shan zuo shou bei, and two red seals, Dan Jing, with a two-character engraved red seal, Gong zhi, on the base encircled by the channeled foot - 3 11/16 in. (9.5 cm.) diam., box - Est. $30,000 - $50,000 - Price Realized $842,500 Provenance: H.G.... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2010

Sotheby's to Sell Newly Discovered Ottoman Ivory and Turquoise-Inlaid Box

An Ottoman Ivory and Turquoise-Inlaid Box Set with Rubies, Turkey, Early 16th Century. Estimate: £500,000-700,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced that on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 in its biannual Arts of the Islamic World Auction, it will present for sale an unrecorded and hitherto lost early-16th century Ottoman ivory and turquoise-inlaid box set with rubies. This unique treasure, crafted by Persian goldsmiths working for the Ottoman court for a high-ranking courtly figure, is believed to have been made to... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2010

Editorial: 'Vision of Delight' with Tao Okamoto by Camilla Akrans for Vogue China, April 2010

Photographer: Camilla Akrans - Stylist: Anne Christensen - Model: Tao Okamoto (Supreme)
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26 mars 2010

La Grande-Bretagne acquiert le Trésor de Staffordshire

Pyramid mounts and an inscribed strip from the Anglo-Saxon gold Staffordshire hoard which has now received a £1.3m Heritage grant to meet the £3.3m total required for it to remain in Midlands museums. Photograph: Staffordshire hoard website/PA LONDRES (ROYAUME-UNI) [25.03.10] – Le Trésor de Staffordshire, un des plus importants trésors anglo-saxons, a été sauvé de la dispersion grâce à une subvention d’environ 1,3 millions de livres du National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). La NHMF qui fait pourtant face à d’importants... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2010

The Prado Museum opens its new galleries dedicated to Medieval and Renaissance Spanish paintings

Nueva Sala 52A © 2010 Museo Nacional del PradoMADRID.- The Prado Museum opens its new galleries dedicated to Medieval and Renaissance Spanish paintings. This new development plan of reorganization and expansion of collections has been given the name, "The Collection: The other extension", is yet another important phase of it, the one that completes the presentation of the collections installed on the ground floor of the Villanueva building. With the public opening of these rooms, the Prado significantly expands the... [Lire la suite]
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