15 septembre 2010

Two Japanese cinnabar lacquer on bronze snuff bottles, 1800-1900 & Meiji period

A Japanese cinnabar lacquer on bronze snuff bottle. 1800-1900. photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened spade shape below a cylindrical neck and metal-bound mouth, resting on a flat oval base, finely carved with a continuous field of magnolia blossoms and leaves, one face depicting a phoenix elegantly perched on a stem, the gilded bronze base incised with an apocryphal four-character Qianlong nianzhi mark; height 2 3/4 in., 7 cm - Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 20,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 2nd... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2010

A pair of iron-red 'dragon' wine cups. Qianlong seal marks and period

A pair of iron-red 'dragon' wine cups. Qianlong seal marks and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's with steep sides and slightly flared at the rim, the exterior finely painted with iron-red enamel depicting two five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' above cresting waves (2); height 1 3/4 in., 4.4 cm - Estimate 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold 27,500 USD Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
15 septembre 2010

An emerald and diamond ring

An emerald and diamond ring. photo courtesy Bonhams The claw-set step-cut emerald, flanked by shield-shaped diamond shoulders, emerald approximately 8.10 carats, diamonds approximately 1.00 carat each, ring size M - Estimate: £30,000 - 40,000 Accompanied by a CISGEM certificate stating that the characteristics suggest the emerald is of Columbian origin with evidence of minor clarity enhancement. Certificate number 47365, dated 8th September 2008. Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 22 Sep 2010  New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
15 septembre 2010

An aubergine and green 'dragon' bowl. Kangxi mark and period.

An aubergine and green 'dragon' bowl. Kangxi mark and period. photo Sotheby's the body incised and painted in aubergine with two dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst scrolling clouds and above crested waves on a rich green ground; diameter 4 3/8 in., 11.3 cm. Estimate 7,000—9,000 USD. Lot Sold 7,500 USD PROVENANCE: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1950s - 1960s. Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
15 septembre 2010

La galerie Perrin @ XXVe Biennale des Antiquaires. Grand Palais

Paire de miroirs de Trapani aux dimensions exceptionnelles (95 x 66 cm.). Trapani (Sicile), dernier tiers du XVIIe siècle. © Perrin Antiquaires Matières: corail ; émail ; bronze doré ; cuivre doré ; glace. Dimensions: H. 95 cm (37 ½ in); L. 66 cm (26 in) ; Pr. 8 cm (3 in). Provenance : collection particulière. Bibliographie Comparative: • Angela Daneu, L’Arte trapanese del corallo, Milano, 1964, p. 153, cat. n°237. • Enzo Tartamella, Corallo, Storia e arte dal XV al XIX secolo, Palermo, 1985, p. 315. •... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2010

A yellow-enamelled and blue ground 'dragon' dish. Kangxi mark and period

A yellow-enamelled and blue ground 'dragon' dish. Kangxi mark and period. photo courtesy Sothebt's the low rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the interior painted with a central medallion containing a dragon in pursuit of flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds and flames, all surrounded by two further dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, the exterior of the cavetto similarly painted, all above a slightly tapered foot, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark; diameter 9 3/4 in., 24.9 cm - Estimate 60,000 -... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2010

Harry Winston @ XXVe Biennale des Antiquaires. Grand Palais

Inspirée des archives Winston. Bague tulipe. Saphir taille coussin de 18.28 carats; 96 diamants - 8.50 carats. Monture platine. © Harry Winston . Est-il besoin de présenter Harry Winston ? L’homme qui a parcouru le monde pour acheter, faire tailler puis monter en bijoux les plus belles pierres qui soient. L’homme qui, en faisant rouler une pierre brute dans sa main, savait ce qu’elle deviendrait une fois taillée - un diamant d’une exceptionnelle beauté. Son nom évoque les rêves les plus fous, les destins fabuleux au parfum de... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2010

"Chiaroscuro Woodcuts from 16th-Century Italy: Promised Gifts from the Kirk Edward Long Collection" @ Cantor Arts Center

Andrea Andreani, Allegory of Virtue (after J. Ligozzi), 1585. Chiaroscuro woodcut; Lent by Kirk Edward Long. L.15.129.2007. Courtesy of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University Stanford, California —The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces an exhibition on the 16th-century Italian invention of chiaroscuro, the first technology for reproducing images in color. “Chiaroscuro Woodcuts from 16th-Century Italy: Promised Gifts from the Kirk Edward Long Collection” features more than 20 works drawn entirely from... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2010

Karl Lagerfeld, "Parcours de travail" @ MEP (Maison européenne de la photographie)

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, campagne PAP AH 2009/2010, Heidi Mount. EPA/KARL LAGERFELD / MAISON EUROPEENNE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE L'exposition regroupe, pour la première fois, un ensemble important de photographies de Karl Lagerfeld. Grand passionné de l'image, Karl Lagerfeld pratique la photographie depuis 1987, accumulant les séances photo pour la publicité et les plus grands magazines de mode internationaux. Il collecte également des clichés plus personnels lors de ses voyages et de ses déambulations parisiennes. L'exposition... [Lire la suite]


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