24 janvier 2012

An incised and anhua-decorated white-glazed bowl, Ming Dynasty, Yongle period

An incised and anhua-decorated white-glazed bowl, Ming Dynasty, Yongle period.. Photo Sotheby's of deep almost conical form rising from a straight foot, the exterior incised with a wide band of floral scroll bearing three chrysanthemum blossoms alternating with peonies amidst foliage, buds and smaller blooms, below a keyfret border around the rim, the interior decorated in the anhua technique with slender, pointed lotus petals radiating from a medallion of two chrysanthemums on a single leafy... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2012

"Marie, Icône de mode" @ Musée des Tissus de Lyon

Robe de statue. France, vers 1750. Lyon, musée des Tissus, inv. MT 26439 © Musée des Tissus, Pierre Verrier, 2011. A l'occasion de l'exposition « Icône de Mode », le musée des Tissus dévoile une histoire de la Mode très inattendue. Car l’égérie de cette création-là n’est autre que la Vierge Marie. Pendant près de six cent cinquante ans, les statues de la Vierge ont possédé une véritable garde-robe, composée de costumes majestueux, scintillants de pierreries et de perles, offerte par les souverains ou les simples fidèles. ... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2012

Grue couronnée phase noire & Grue couronnée phase grise

Grue couronnée phase noire - Balearica pavonina. Photo Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris II-B (baguée); Estimation : 800 / 1 000 € Grue couronnée phase grise  - Balearica pavonina. Photo Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris II-B (baguée); Estimation : 800 / 1 000 € Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris. Lundi 6 février 2012. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 5. www.artcurial.com 
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24 janvier 2012

"Sultans, Merchants, Painters: The Early Years of Turkish-Dutch Relations" @ Pera Museum

The exhibition Sultans, Merchants, Painters: The Early Years of Turkish-Dutch Relations organized by Pera Museum in collaboration with the Amsterdam Museum provides the visitors an exceptional opportunity, embarking upon a pleasurable journey through the older days of İstanbul and Amsterdam, the historical periods of the Ottomans and the Dutch and a revisit to the Tulip Era in particular. ISTANBUL.- As one of the first key exhibitions of the year 2012, the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum is presenting... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2012

1959 BMW 507 Roadster

1959 BMW 507 Roadster. © 2012 RM Auctions Chassis No. 70203. Estimate: $900,000-$1,200,000 US 150-155 bhp (DIN rating), 168 cc all-alloy OHV V-8 engine, dual carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with dual A-arms and torsion bars, live rear axle with torsion bars, and hydraulic front disc, rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 97.6" • A very desirable Series II example• Professionally restored by RM Auto Restoration• 3.2-liter, dual-carburetor V-8; excellent color combination• One of... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2012

The Collection of Suzanne Saperstein Fleur de Lys: Beverly Hills, California in April @ Sotheby's NY

  Fleur de Lys: Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announce that it will offer The Collection of Suzanne Saperstein in a dedicated sale on 19 April 2012 in New York. Carefully assembled over the course of two decades and housed in her celebrated Beverly Hills estate Fleur de Lys, Ms. Saperstein’s impressive collection comprises mainly 18th-century French furniture and decorative arts, with important examples by some of the most celebrated cabinetmakers of the era. The sale... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2012

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. © 2012 RM Auctions Chassis No. 7500295. Estimate: $575,000-$675,000 US 225 bhp (DIN), 250 bhp (SAE), 2,996 cc OHC inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed all-synchromesh manual gearbox, independent front suspension with twin wishbones, coil springs and anti-roll bar, single-pivot swing axle rear suspension with compensating spring and coil springs, hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers, and hydraulic, servo-assisted brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5" • One of only 1,858 roadsters built... [Lire la suite]
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