17 avril 2011

Editorial: 'Asiana' with Dinara Chetyrova by Kyrre Wangen for Schön! Magazine #10, Spring 2011

Model: Dinara Chetyrova (Muse) - Photographer: Kyrre Wangen - Stylist: Marsha Mombelli - Hair: Roku Roppongi - Makeup: Yin Lee - Source: Schön! Magazine
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17 avril 2011

An inscribed Imperial Jade Boulder. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.

An inscribed Imperial Jade Boulder. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.  Photo Sotheby's well carved in varying layers of depth with a craggy mountainscape, the front depicting two scholars strolling in a rocky landscape amidst pine trees and below a five-column inscription finely incised in lishu (clerical script), a fast flowing waterfall tumbling over a precipice crossed by a small stone bridge leading to a small pavilion, the reverse carved with an immortal and his attendant walking towards a small thatched pavilion, followed... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2011

A fine and rare inscribed carved White and Russet Jade Boulder. Mark and period of Qianlong, dated to 1764

A fine and rare inscribed carved White and Russet Jade Boulder. Mark and period of Qianlong, dated to 1764.  Photo Sotheby's finely and deeply carved to the front face depicting Guanyin seated on a rockwork pedestal, wearing loosely draped robes, an attendant standing behind her holding a vase containing a single willow branch, with a boy kneeling towards her in a position of deference, amid bamboo trees, with swelling waves crashing against the rocks below, a magpie perched above, round and smooth the reverse side... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2011

Yellow jadeite @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite, 06 Apr 11, Hong Kong

Icy jadeite and jadeite 'Guan Yin' pendant and yellow jadeite, tsavorite garnet and diamond 'Gourd' pendant. Photo Sotheby's icy jadeite, yellow diamond, tsavorite garnet, diamond and gold The Guan Yin of highly translucent icy jadeite material, resting on a lotus throne holding two lotus flowers, surmounted by an inverted pear-shaped jadeite of translucent emerald green colour, framed by brilliant-cut diamonds, extending to the halo, mounted in 18 karat white and pink gold; the carved gourd of yellowish-brown colour and good... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2011

A fine café-au-lait glazed barbed dish. Seal mark and period of Qianlong.

A fine café-au-lait glazed barbed dish. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the deep everted sides rising to a flared, barbed rim with eight bracket foliations, the exterior decorated with raised double fillets, all beneath an even glossy and opaque coffee-brown glaze, the base left white and inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue; 20.5 cm., 8 1/8 in. Estimate 200,000—300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 620,000 HKD PROVENANCE:  Christie's New York, 19th March 2008, lot 670. LITERATURE AND... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2011

A fine pair of café-au-lait saucers. Marks and period of Yongzheng

A fine pair of café-au-lait saucers. Marks and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's each dish of shallow form with rounded sides issuing from a slightly tapering foot, coated on the outside in a very pale brown glaze, leaving the interior and base white, the latter inscribed with the six-character mark within a double circle; 11.5 cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 600,000—800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 800,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Collection of Edward T. Chow.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1981, lot 522.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16th November 1988, lot 266. ... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2011

Woodcuts: Collection from Albrecht Dürer to Tal R @ the National Gallery of Denmark

Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528), The Trinity. The Royal Collection of Graphic Art, 1511, 389 x 282 mm. COPENHAGEN.- While the world is experiencing an ever-increasing influx of new media, the Royal Collection of Graphic Art directs attention to one of the oldest mediums around. A medium, moreover, which remains very much alive and continues to attract the attention of the most innovative strata of contemporary art. The spring exhibition at the Royal Collection of Graphic Art at the National Gallery of Denmark provides a comprehensive... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2011

"Rembrandt et la figure du Christ" @ Musée du Louvre

Rembrandt, Tête du Christ, huile sur bois, Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, inv 811c © BPK, Berlin, Dist. RMN / Jörg P. Anders Une série de sept visages peints à l’origine d’une énigme. En choisissant de représenter très certainement un jeune juif de son temps, Rembrandt donne dans les années 1640 une réponse tout à fait singulière à la question : mais à quoi donc pouvait ressembler  le Christ ? Ce faisant, il rompt avec toute la tradition de l’art chrétien. Réuni pour la première fois depuis plus de trois... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2011

The Frans Hals Museum Receives a Historic Gift of Art Worth More than €100 Million

Frans Hals, The Regents and Regentesses of St Elisabeth’s HAARLEM.- The official handover of the largest gift in the museum’s recent history took place today in the Frans Hals Museum. The Elisabeth van Thüringen Fund is donating eleven works of art from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries to the City of Haarlem and the Frans Hals Museum. Among the works there is a large and rare group portrait by Frans Hals. The total value of the gift is at least €100 million. The works can be seen in the exhibition ‘A Magnificent Gesture’ until 10... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2011

Ruby, Rubellite & Red spinel @ Sotheby's.. Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite, 06 Apr 11, Hong Kong

Fine ruby and diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's Centring on an oval ruby weighing 6.01 carats, surrounded by marquise-shaped diamonds together weighing approximately 2.50 carats, highlighted by circular-cut yellow diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold. Estimate 4,700,000—6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,660,000 HKD Ring size: 5¾ Accompanied by Gübelin report numbered 0706528, dated 29 June 2007, stating that the 6.01 carat ruby is natural, of Burmese (Myanmar) origin, with no indications of heating. This colour variety of... [Lire la suite]