20 septembre 2010

Editorial: Knit Mania with Sun FeiFei by Josh Olins for Vogue China, October 2010

Photographer: Josh Olins - Model: Sun FeiFei (Women) - Stylist: Elissa Santisi - Hair: Shon @ Julian Watson Agency - Makeup: Maki Ryoke for Tim Howard Management
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20 septembre 2010

A molded and enamelled porcelain figural snuff bottle, 1796-1820.

A molded and enamelled porcelain figural snuff bottle, 1796-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's molded and decorated in famille-rose enamels as Liu Hai stepping forward with one leg raised and wearing an iron-red gilt-decorated robe over turquoise enamelled trousers, strings of cash in his hands, and with his three-legged toad perched on his shoulder; height 2 1/2 in., 6.4 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,000 USD PROVENANCE: Nelly Davies. NOTE: Lui Hai appears to have been a popular subject for... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2010

An enamelled porcelain reclining lady snuff bottle, 1795-1820. Attributed to Jingdezhen.

An enamelled porcelain reclining lady snuff bottle, 1795-1820. Attributed to Jingdezhen. photo courtesy Sotheby's painted in famille-rose enamels, the bottle molded in the form of a reclining lady, her head resting on her right hand, while her left arm extends to reach her upraised left leg, both wrists with gilt bangles, her pale face gazing upward, her hair pulled high into a chignon and accessorized with two flowers, dressed in a yellow-ground robe decorated with floral medallions, over loose white pants cascading... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2010

“Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland” @ The High Museum of Art

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), Diana and Actaeon, 1556-1559. Oil on canvas: 72 5/8 x 79 1/2 in (184.5 x 202.2 cm). Bought jointly by the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Gallery, London. ATLANTA, GA.- The High Museum of Art, in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS), will present an exhibition of 25 masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance—12 paintings and 13 drawings—that will include two of the greatest paintings of the Italian Renaissance, Titian’s “Diana and Actaeon” and “Diana and Callisto”... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2010

Topaz jewelry by Boucheron, Stern & mid 19th century

A topaz and diamond cluster ring, by Stern, circa 1970. photo courtesy Bonhams The oval fancy-cut topaz within a tiered border of marquise and tapered baguette-cut diamonds, to bifurcated shoulders, topaz approximately 21.50 carats, diamonds approximately 4.30 carats total, partially indistinct H Stern signature, ring size L Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 A pair of topaz, hessonite garnet and diamond floral earclips, by Boucheron, circa 1940 photo courtesy Bonhams Each earclip designed as a single bloom, the marquise-cut... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2010

A large 'HuanglashiI' Scholars' Rock

A large 'HuanglashiI' Scholars' Rock. photo courtesy Sotheby"s the narrow foot rising to a cloud-like plume, filled with perforations of various sizes, the stone of ivory color with caramel and crystelline inclusions, wood stand (2); height 16 in., 40.6 cm. Estimate ,000—8,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,250 USD PROVENANCE: Kaikodo, New York. Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com


20 septembre 2010

A large carved coral vase. Qing dynasty, 19th century

A large carved coral vase. Qing dynasty, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby"s elaborately carved as a dragon entwined around a bottle-form vase, both emerging from a profusion of floret-form cloud scrolls, surmounted by a flaming pearl finial, the coral of rich salmon-pink with characteristic patches of speckling and cloudy swirls (2); height 13 1/8 in., 33.3 cm. Estimate 45,000—55,000 USD. Lot Sold 56,250 USD PROVENANCE: T. Y. Chao Collection.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1987, lot 371. Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2010

Exhibition of Twelve Outstanding Chinese Works of Art @ Eskenazi Limited

Falangcai Porcelain Pear-shaped vase, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng reign mark and of the period, 1723-1735; Height 30cm. photo courtesy Eskenazi Limited Eskenazi Limited, one of the world’s most respected dealers in Chinese art, is celebrating its golden jubilee with an exhibition of twelve exceptional pieces which have been acquired over the past ten years and set aside especially for this event.  Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition:  Twelve Chinese Masterworks will be held at 10 Clifford Street, London W1, from Thursday 4 to... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2010

"Arcimboldo, 1526–1593: Nature and Fantasy" @ National Gallery of Art, Washington

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Vertumnus, c. 1590, oil on panel, framed: 81 x 68 cm (31 7/8 x 26 3/4 in.) unframed: 68 x 56 cm (26 3/4 x 22 1/16 in.) Skokloster Castle, Skokloster WASHINGTON, DC.- The bizarre yet scientifically accurate composite heads painted by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526–1593) will be exhibited together for the first time in the United States, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from September 19, 2010 through January 9, 2011. Arcimboldo, 1526-1593: Nature and Fantasy includes 16 of the most spectacular of these... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2010

A white jade snuff bottle, 1750-1850. Suzhou School

A white jade snuff bottle, 1750-1850. Suzhou School. photo courtesy Sotheby's superbly hollowed, of rounded bulbous form resting on a small flat base, below a slightly tapered neck, well carved in low relief with a continuous scene of a figure seated by a double-gourd and a trigram-decorated censer emitting vapors spiraling upward and filling the grotto, the reverse carved with dramatic cliffs and rockwork issuing lingzhi, pine and wutong, the stone of a even white color with a russet inclusion incorporated into the... [Lire la suite]
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