25 septembre 2010

Editorial 'Steamboat Bill Jr' with Bob van Oers by Martin Bing

photographer Martin Bing, model Bob van Oers [Dominique/Tony Jones], styled by Ken Crombez
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25 septembre 2010

Grand groupe d'Hercule et le Centaure. Italie, XIXe siècle, d'après un modèle de Jean Bologne et Ferdinando Tacca

Grand groupe d'Hercule et le Centaure. Italie, XIXe siècle, d'après un modèle de Jean Bologne et Ferdinando Tacca.  photo courtesy Sotheby's . bronze à patine brun foncé; haut. 66 cm, larg. 51 cm. Estimate 20,000—40,000 EUR. Lot Sold   21,150 EUR REFERENCES BIBLIOGRAPHIQUES: C. Avery et A. Radcliffe, Giambologna, sculptor to the Medici, 1978, cat. 81-82.Cat. exp. Les Bronzes de la Couronne, Paris, musée du Louvre, 1999, cat. 227.M. Leithe-Jasper, "Bronzestatuetten, Plaketten und Gerät der... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2010

A rare coconut snuff bottle, 19th century

A rare coconut snuff bottle, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's . of rounded square form with convex faces, below a waisted neck and a flared foot, one face carved in relief with three columns of calligraphy in archaic bronze script, set on a textured ground, adjacent to a two-column inscription lightly incised followed by a seal, Yuanyin, the reverse occupied by a poetic inscription filled with red pigment;  height 2 in., 5.1 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold  7,500 USD PROVENANCE: Hugh... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2010

Lucio Fontana (Italian, 1899-1968), Untitled, 1952

Lucio Fontana (Italian, 1899-1968), Untitled, 1952. photo courtesy Bonhams with etched signature to the glass sheet, mixed media on glass and wood, 47 x 74cm (18 1/2 x 29 1/8in). Estimate: £30,000 - 50,000, € 37,000 - 61,000 - Unsold Bonhams. Italian Art and Design, 22 Sep 2010. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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25 septembre 2010

A diamond necklace, circa 1820 & A pair of diamond pendeloque earrings, circa 1810

A diamond necklace, circa 1820.  photo courtesy Bonhams The articulated collar composed of alternating circular clusters and openwork spindle-shaped links, collet-set throughout with cushion-shaped diamonds, graduating in size from the centre, mounted in silver and gold, some in closed-back settings, diamonds approximately 32.00 carats total, length 38.5cm., central clusters detach to form a bracelet, bracelet length 16.6cm., cased by S J Phillips. Sold for £64,800 A pair of diamond pendeloque earrings, circa... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2010

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Pichet Noir et la tête de mort (Mourlot 35).

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Pichet Noir et la tête de mort (Mourlot 35). photo courtesy Bonhams Lithograph, 1946, on Arches, an unsigned proof aside from the edition of 50, 320 x 440mm (12 1/2 x 17 1/4in)(I) , (unframed. Estimate: £3,500 - 4,500, € 4,300 - 5,500  - Unsold Bonhams. Picasso Editions, 23 Sep 2010. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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25 septembre 2010

Bonhams to Sell Meissen Teapot Once Owned by Mother of George I for £200,000Bonhams to Sell Meissen Teapot Once Owned by Mother

Sophie of Hanover teapot. photo courtesy Bonhams LONDON.- A teapot once in the collection of the mother of King George I is the highlight of the concluding part of the auction of ‘The Hoffmeister Collection of Meissen Porcelain’. Part III of the sale will take place on 24th November 2010 at 101 New Bond Street, London. This follows on from the great success of Part I of the sale which made £1,097,100 in November 2009, and Part II which made £1,076,460 in May 2010. The most expensive item in the Hoffmeister collection, the... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2010

Isaac Julien: "Ten Thousand Waves" @ Victoria Miro Gallery

Isaac Julien, Glass House (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010. photo courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery Isaac Julien's critically acclaimed, nine screen film installation TEN THOUSAND WAVES - starring Maggie Cheung, the legendary siren of Chinese cinema - is to receive its London premiere at the Hayward Gallery on 13 October, as part of the exhibition Move: Choreographing You. To co-inside with the exhibition Victoria Miro is delighted to present a new body of photographic work also titled TEN THOUSAND WAVES. Made on location in China... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2010

A pair of Ding molded bowls. Song Dynasty

A pair of Ding molded bowls. Song Dynasty. photo courtesy Sotheby"s each with deep rounded sides resting on a short straight foot, the interior molded with a central floret encircled by leafy floral sprigs, all below a keyfret border at the mouthrim, the exterior left plain, covered overall in a greyish creamy glaze save for the rim (2); diameter 3 1/8 in., 7.9 cm. Estimate 5,000—7,000 USD. Lot Sold 5,000 USD Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
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25 septembre 2010

Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954), Grande Odalisque à la culotte Bayadère (D. 455).

Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954), Grande Odalisque à la culotte Bayadère (D. 455). photo courtesy Sotheby's Lithograph, 1925, a fine impression, signed in pencil, inscribed and numbered épr. d'artiste 2/10 (aside from the edition of 50), on china paper; image: 547 by 442mm; 21½ by 17 3/8 in - sheet: 715 by 572mm; 28 1/8 by 22½in. Estimate 150,000—200,000 GBP. Lot Sold 229,250 GBP  NOTE: Matisse focused on lithography in three phases in his life: 1906, 1914 and again in the 1920's when he chose this medium to produce a... [Lire la suite]


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