21 avril 2010

Two circular tortoiseshell boxes with covers, 19th century

Two circular tortoiseshell boxes with covers, 19th century. photo Bonhams The larger with the top deeply carved with figures at work and leisure in a riverside townscape, the sides with dwellings amongst trees, the base with larger scale figures in a garden setting, 9.7cm diameter, the smaller with the top carved with a single figure in a rocky landscape, sides with dwellings amongst trees and base with figures in a garden setting, (smaller example badly cracked), 8.8cm diameter - Sold for £1,860 Bonhams. Asian Art,... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2010

A boxwood okimono, Meiji

A boxwood okimono, Meiji. photo Bonhams Carved as a wolf and a human skull, the emaciated animal with inlaid ivory or bone eyes, 5.5cm high. Sold for £384 Bonhams. Asian Art, European Glass and Ceramic, 21 Apr 2010. Edinburgh www.bonhams.com
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21 avril 2010

Irving Penn (1917-2009), Vionnet dresses, Schiaparelli Jacket & Chanel Sequined Suit

Irving Penn (1917-2009), Vionnet Dress with Fan, 1977. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum, printed 1978 - signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered '35/37', '1817', inscribed 'Merry Christmas with love to Pat 1979' in pencil, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps (on the reverse of the flush-mount) - 21 1/8 x 19 5/8in. (54 x 50.4cm.) - Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Price Realised $47,500 "When I saw Diana Vreeland's show for The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2010

A Régence silver-mounted famille verte écuelle and cover, the bowl late 17th century, the mounts Paris, circa 1715

A Régence silver-mounted famille verte écuelle and cover, the bowl late 17th century, the mounts Paris, circa 1715. photo Sotheby's mounted with molded rims and flat shaped handles chased with strapwork on matted ground, above openwork interlace straps enclosing husk pendants, and a molded knop finial. Marked on all parts with fleur-de-lys in a diamond, and with later swan control mark length over handles 8 1/2 in., 21.5 cm; the bowl late 17th century, the mounts Paris - Est. 20,000 - 30,000 USD PROVENANCE : S. J. Phillips,... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2010

An english porcelain 'dragon in compartments' hexagonal teapot stand, circa 1800-10

An english porcelain 'dragon in compartments' hexagonal teapot stand, circa 1800-10. photo Sotheby's width 5 3/4 in. 14.6 cm - Est. 100 - 150 USD Sotheby's. Property from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman: The London Residence. 28 Apr 10. New York. www.sothebys.com
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21 avril 2010

An Italian chinoiserie six-panel painted canvas screen, mid-18th century, probably Piedmont.

An Italian chinoiserie six-panel painted canvas screen, mid-18th century, probably Piedmont. photo Sotheby's height 83 in.; length 168 in.; width of each leaf 28 in. (211 cm; 427 cm; 71.1 cm). Est. 40,000 - 60,000 USD PROVENANCE: Baron Paul de Becker, ParisRosenberg &Stiebel, New York, 1953 LITERATURE: F. J. B. Watson, The Wrightsman Collection, 1966, Vol. III, p. 291, no. 291 NOTE: Piedmont, more than any region in Italy, developed a distinct chinoiserie style throughout the 17th and 18th century. Numerous... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2010

Le ballet enchanté de Van Cleef & Arpels

Clip danseuse espagnole, 1941 © DR Van Cleef and Arpels Réalisée en 1941, cette danseuse en platine serti de diamants, d'émeraudes, de rubis et de saphirs, fait partie des premières créations de la maison sur le thème de la danse. Pour évoquer la souplesse du tissu, son costume joue sur les tailles et les couleurs des pierres précieuses. Clip Fée à la baguette magique, 1944 © DR Van Cleef and Arpels Sur une monture en platine, le visage est composé d'un diamant taille rose, tout comme le corps et les ailes,... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2010

Irving Penn (1917-2009), Ospedale, 1980

Irving Penn (1917-2009), Ospedale, 1980. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum, printed 1981 - signed, initialed, titled, dated, numbered '12/54', 'AR 1466', inscribed 'For Pat McCabe' in pencil, copyright credit and edition stamps (on the reverse of the flush-mount) - 19¼ x 11½in. (49.3 x 29.5cm.) - Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 - Price Realized $40,000 Literature: Irving Penn: Recent Still Life, Marlborough Gallery Inc., 1982, cat. no. 22, p. 16; Penn, Passage: A Work Record,... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2010

Christian Maas, XXIème siècle, Vanité

Christian Maas, XXIème siècle, Vanité. photo SCP Champion-Kusel bronze argenté - yeux albâtre - H : 20cm - numéroté 5/49 - Estimation : 850/1000€ Vente aux enchères le samedi 24 avril à Nîmes par SCP Champion-Kusel et hôtel des ventes de Nîmes - Tél. : 04.66.67.52.74 - Fax : 04.66.76.20.96 - Email : hoteldesventes@hdv-nimes.fr
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