10 mai 2011

A blue and white 'dragon' washer. Mark and period of Wanli..

A blue and white 'dragon' washer. Mark and period of Wanli.. Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot, painted around the low sides with a frieze of four dragons pacing amid flickering flames in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', below a border of bajixiang interspersed with lingzhi sprigs at the rim covered in a pale wash, the footring encircled with a continuous scroll border, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze-blue; 22.6 cm., 9 in. Estimate 250,000—350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD... [Lire la suite]

10 mai 2011

A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' saucer dish. ark and period of Zhengde

A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon' saucer dish. ark and period of Zhengde. Photo Sotheby's painted in varying pale tones of underglaze-blue, the exterior with a pair of scaly five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' and divided by cloud scrolls, the interior with three trailing cloud motifs within a double line medallion and a classic scroll border at the rim, the base inscribed with the six-character mark in underglaze-blue; 22.4 cm., 8 13/16 in. Estimate 1,000,000—1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,460,000 HKD ... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2011

A rare large Blue and White 'Lotus Bouquet' dish. Ming Dynasty, Yongle period

A rare large Blue and White 'Lotus Bouquet' dish. Ming Dynasty, Yongle period.  Photo Sotheby's well potted with a broad flat base rising to shallow rounded sides, painted in the centre in vivid tones of cobalt with a lotus bouquet of thin lotus stalks, arrowhead, pondweed and millet tied together with a ribbon, enclosed on the cavetto with a composite floral scroll of camellia, chrysanthemum, lotus, and peony, all below a wave border, the exterior painted with a similar composite scroll between a band of 'classic' scroll... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2011

A fine and rare blue and white bird feeder. Mark and period of Xuande

A fine and rare blue and white bird  feeder. Mark and period of Xuande. Photo Sotheby's the small drum-shaped container painted in bright washes of cobalt blue with four quatrefoil cartouches, inscribed horizontally in two with the reign mark Da Ming Xuande Nianzhi - with three characters in each cartouche, the third panel filled with a cloud conforming to the shape of the panel and the fourth with another cloud and set with a small eyelet loop for attaching to the side of the cage, further decorated with triangular... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2011

A blue and white cylindrical vase, rolwagen. Circa 1640.

A blue and white cylindrical vase, rolwagen. Circa 1640. Photo Bonhams Brightly painted on one side in tones of characteristic blue with three attendants behind a dignitary standing on a terrace greeting two kneeling figures, beneath stiff leaves on the waisted neck. 46cm (18¼in) high. Estimate: £7,000 - 10,000, HKD 89,000 - 130,000, $ 11,000 - 16,000 Note: The term 'rolwagen', which means nothing in 17th century Dutch, has recently been considered by C.Sheaf, Reflections on Transitional Blue and White, Arts of Asia, Vol.39, Issue... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2011

A large blue and white brushpot, bitong. Chongzhen-Shunzhi

A large blue and white brushpot, bitong. Chongzhen-Shunzhi. Photo Bonhams Superbly painted in vivid blue with a dignitary and his entourage including four warriors wielding lances, a banner and a canopy, with a horse in the background below the gnarled tree, all before a kneeling farmer and his companion leading two water buffaloes amidst rockwork and the characteristic V-shaped grass, the scene divided by a mountainous landscape amidst cloud scrolls, all framed by incised borders enclosing foliate patterns. 22.6cm (8 7/8in)... [Lire la suite]


10 mai 2011

Horst P. Horst. Male Nude, Prostrate Nude, 1952 & Female Nude, Push-up, New Yok 1953

Horst P. Horst (1906 - 1999), Male Nude, Prostrate Nude, 1952 . Photo Sotheby's Tirage platinum-palladium postérieur sur papier vélin par Sal Lopes. Avec tampon a sec de signature du photographe dans la marge inférieure à droite. Au verso, signé, titré, daté, annoté Platinum Palladium et numéroté Edit 2/25 et #452 au crayon. Monté et encadré.; image 33,1 x 49,2 cm (13 x 19 3/8 in.), feuille/ sheet 50,8 x 60,9 cm (20 x 24 in.). Estimate 7,000—10,000 EUR. Lot Sold 7,500 EUR PROVENANCE: Collection privée américaine Horst P. Horst... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2011

Irving Penn (1917 - 2009), Crossing the river Styx (B), New York, 1996.

Irving Penn (1917 - 2009), Crossing the river Styx (B), New York, 1996. Photo Sotheby's Tirage argentique viré au sélénium de 1999. Au verso, signé, titré, daté et annoté Print made March 31, 1999 et monogrammé au crayon par le photographe, avec tampon copyright du photographe daté 1996 au crayon, le numéro de référence 18563 au crayon d'une main inconnue, et avec tampons 'Signed, silver prints of this negative not exceeding 22 (chiffre au crayon), 'There are also in existence 16 (chiffre au crayon) prints of this negative in... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2011

Bulgari jewelry @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, 14 Apr 11, New York

18 Karat Gold, Pink and Blue Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet, Bulgari. Photo Sotheby's The flexible band set with oval blue sapphires weighing approximately 24.50 carats, framed by small round diamonds weighing approximately 7.00 carats, accented by round pink sapphires weighing approximately 33.00 carats, length 7¼, signed Bulgari. With signed box. Estimate 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 31,250 USD 18 Karat Gold and Diamond Evening Bag, Bulgari. Photo Sotheby's The textured gold oval bag with a thumbpiece set with round diamonds... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2011

The Master of Frankfurt (Place unknown 1460 - 1533 (?) Place unknown), Saint Catherine; Saint Barbara.

The Master of Frankfurt (Place unknown 1460 - 1533 (?)  Place unknown), Saint Catherine; Saint Barbara. Photo Sotheby's a pair, both oil on panel; each: approx. 69.3 by 24.4 cm. Estimate 40,000—60,000 EUR. Lot Sold 96,750 EUR PROVENANCE: Dr. Freund, Berlin;With Bachstitz, The Hague, 1921, no. 3;Mrs. A. Keller, New York, by 1924 (here and above as one panel);With Schaeffer & Brandt Inc., New York, on consignment from Mrs. A. Keller on 4 April 1945;With Kunsthandel P. de Boer, Amsterdam, 1961 (as two separate panels);J.... [Lire la suite]
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