26 janvier 2012

Exceptionnel rhyton en argent hellénistique. Vers le 3ème siècle avant J.C.

Exceptionnel rhyton en argent hellénistique. Vers le  3ème siècle avant J.C. Photo Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris Rhyton en argent repoussé, gravé et doré, en forme de corne prolongée par un protome de lion.La corne incurvée s'évase pour se terminer par un col ovale à rebord éversé. Sous le rebord court un sarment concentrique en relief, doré, auquel sont suspendues dix feuilles aux tiges ondulantes, ponctuées et nervurées, également dorées, cinq inclinées vers la gauche, cinq... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2012

Two Chinese Export 'Tobacco Leaf' platters. Qing dynasty, circa 1775-1785

Two Chinese Export 'Tobacco Leaf' platters.  Qing dynasty, circa 1775-1785. Photo Sotheby's each of oval form with a petal-lobed rim, characteristically painted with a tobacco blossom, a chrysanthemum and sprays of small flowers against an arrangement of large overlapping leaves, the exteriors with four leafy sprays of peony. 2.0. 38.5cm., 15 1/4 in. and 32cm., 12 5/8 in. Estimate 5,000-7,000 GBP. Lot Sold: 16,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 7th November 1995, lot... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2012

A 'Famille-Verte' Tureen, Cover and Stand. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period.

A 'Famille-Verte' Tureen, Cover and Stand.  Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's of oblong section with indented corners, rising from a spreading foot to a lipped rim, the exterior brightly enamelled to each face with a shaped cartouche enclosing a single leafy floral spray, all within a band of demi-florets dispersed on a trellis diaper ground, the foot and the rim bordered with a cell pattern, with matching decoration on the domed cover and the stand, the cover surmounted by a knop... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2012

A pair of Chinese Export IImari 'Dame au parasol' dishes. Qing dynasty, circa 1780

A pair of Chinese Export IImari 'Dame au parasol' dishes. Qing dynasty, circa 1780. Photo Sotheby's each with shallow sides rising to a wide and everted rim, decorated to the central interior with Pronk's design, depicting a Chinese lady standing beneath the parasol held by her attendant and observing three water birds near bulrushes, the cavetto with a floral border and the honeycomb-patterned rim reserved with foliate scroll-edged cartouches of water birds alternating with panels of either the lady... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2012

Ibis blanc, Ibis rouge & Ibis chauve du Cap

Ibis blanc- Ludocimus alba. Photo Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris NR (bagué). Estimation : 500 / 600 € Ibis chauve du Cap- geronticus calvus. photo Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris II-A - CIC. Estimation : 500 / 600 € Ibis rouge (Guyane) - Eudocimus ruber - immature. Photo Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris II-B - CE (bagué). Estimation : 200 / 300 € Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris. Lundi 6 février 2012. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 5.... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2012

Balenciaga. Dress (Ball Gown), spring/summer 1948

House of Balenciaga  (French, founded 1937), Dress (Ball Gown), spring/summer 1948, silk, steel. Length (a): 53 1/4 in. (135.3 cm) Length at CB (b): 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm). Gift of Lisa and Jody Greene, in memory of their loving mother, Mrs. Ethel S. Greene, 1958. C.I.58.13.6a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Keenly historicist, Balenciaga invented a fantasy of eighteenth-century court dress, knowing that Marie-Antoinette favored overdresses with swags anchored by roses.... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2012

Rothko & The Abstractionists: First major canvas by Rothko at a London auction in a decade

LONDON.- The first major canvas by Mark Rothko to be presented in a London auction in a decade, the spectacular Untitled was executed in 1955 (estimate on request). Realised at the height of the artist’s celebrated classic period, it forms part of a series of abstract works exhibited and owned by a number of major international museums. Rendered in a palette of brilliant red vermillion, burnt ochre and white, Untitled comprises two rectangular forms floating within the canvas. Faced with this large-scale and vivid piece,... [Lire la suite]