02 avril 2010

A large octagonal canton enamel sweetmeat box and cover & a painted enamel jardinière. Qing Dynasty, 19th century

A large octagonal canton enamel sweetmeat box and cover. Qing Dynasty, 19th Century. photo Sotheby's painted on the cover with a five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the interior fitted with eight trays of trapezoid form each painted with a dragon and a phoenix, centering an octagonal tray (11) - diameter 18 in., 46 cm. Est. 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 140,500 USD A painted enamel jardinière. Qing Dynasty, 19th century. photo Sotheby's painted with panels reserved on a yellow floral ground -... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2010

Jean Raoux (Montpellier 1677 - Paris 1734), L'Offrande à Priape

Jean Raoux (Montpellier 1677 - Paris 1734), L'Offrande à Priape. photo courtesy Deburaux Aponem « ...dans le fond sur un lit de repos on aperçoit le marié à demi couché à qui l'on présente un vase sur une soucoupe » (catalogue de la vente Choiseul). Huile sur toile Signé en bas à gauche et daté « Raoux Ft 1720 ». H. 91 - L. 73,3 cm - Estimation : 40 000 - 60 000 € Historique : 1 - Collection du duc de Choiseul. Paris, Hôtel rue de Richelieu. vente du 6 avril 1772, n° 139 du catalogue (où il est longuement décrit) ; 2 -... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2010

Bergdorf Goodman - STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

Proenza Schouler Fendi Ippolita Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent Oscar De La Renta Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu 3.1 Philip Lim Lanvin, Alexander McQueen Oscar De La Renta Elena Baggaholic Rodarte Rodarte Alexander McQueen De l'album : « STRANGE BEDFELLOWS - Caption our latest windows! » par Bergdorf Goodman
02 avril 2010

Vanité en marbre blanc. Pays Bas du Nord, seconde moitié du XVIIe siècle

Vanité en marbre blanc. Pays Bas du Nord, seconde moitié du XVIIe siècle. photo Sotheby's sur un socle en bois recouvert de velours bleu - haut. 33 cm, larg. 43 cm, prof. 20 cm. Est. 4,000—5,000 EUR. Lot Sold 6,875 EUR Sotheby's. Origines, Architecture & Heritage, Decoration and Garden Statuary. 31 Mar 10. Paris www.sothebys.com 
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02 avril 2010

Un collectionneur de bouteilles de vin poursuit Christie’s New York

Billionaire wine collector William Koch holds a bottle with "Thomas Jefferson's" initials -- like the one below -- that he now says is fake. His suit accuses Christie's of hyping the vintages as the real thing. photo Mark Randall/Sun Sentinel NEW YORK (ETATS-UNIS) [02.04.10] – William Koch, un magnat de l’énergie et collectionneur de vins, a déposé plainte devant le tribunal de New York contre Christie’s pour avoir été trompé lors d’une vente de vins rares prétendument détenus par Thomas Jefferson. William Koch,... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2010

Asian Art Week Sales at Christie's London to Be Held in May

A pair of extremely rare blue and white vases Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-95), 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high, fitted wood box. Estimate: £400,000-600,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 LONDON.- The strength of international demand for Asian Art was again demonstrated in the March 2010 sales in New York which realized $60 million; re-confirming Christie’s continued position as market leader for the category, with 73% market share. This spring, Christie’s London Asian Art Week will run from 11 - 14 May 2010,... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2010

Bonhams Jewellery Department Looks to Emulate Success of 2009 with Outstanding April Sale

A magnificent diamond pendant. The princess-cut diamond surmount terminating in a pear-shaped diamond, weighing 14.36 carats, suspended from a snake-link chain, pendant length 3.0cm. Estimate: £200,000 - 250,000. photo courtesy Bonhams A magnificent 14.6 carat diamond pendant expected to fetch £200,000 - 300,000 is to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street as part of its first Fine Jewellery sale of the year on 21st April 2010. It's accompanied by a certificate from GIA stating that the pear modified brilliant-cut diamond is very... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2010

White jade ruyi sceptre, archaistic censer and cover & plaque, 18th/19th century

A white jade ruyi sceptre. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The ruyi-shaped head carved in low relief with a prunus tree and wannianqing growing from rocks partially highlighted in russet color - 14½ in. (37 cm.) long. Est. $25,000 - $35,000. Price Realized $542,500 Provenance: Acquired in the 1950s-60s. A finely carved white jade archaistic censer and cover. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Raised on a short, circular foot, the sides carved in low relief with taotie... [Lire la suite]


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