04 avril 2012

A yellow reserve blue-ground 'gardenia' dish. Mark and period of Yongzheng

A yellow reserve blue-ground 'gardenia' dish. Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's the centre of the interior decorated with a spray of gardenia encircled by four similar sprays on the cavetto, the veins and details finely painted in white slip, the exterior similarly decorated with a continuous scroll, all beneath a vibrant egg-yolk yellow enamel reserved against a speckled navy-blue ground, the rims and base left in white, the latter inscribed with a six-character underglaze blue reign mark... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2012

Two exceptional diamonds at Freeman's Hong Kong on April 7th and 8th

  Impressive ladys 10.8 carat diamond ring accompanied by GIA certificate stating that the diamond is Type 11a, and colorless, estimate and certificate available upon request. Photo Freeman's Freeman’s will be previewing two exceptional diamonds at the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong on April 7th and 8th and Lyon & Turnbull gallery in London on May 14th and 15th.  Selected pieces are a 10.8 carat flawless color, Type IIa Golconda diamond ring and a 12.7 carat, internally flawless fancy yellow diamond ring. Both have... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2012

Rare buste de Nubien. Travail italien vers 1840-1860

Rare buste de Nubien. Travail italien vers 1840-1860. Photo Marseille Enchères Provence coiffé dun casque de marbre brèche rouge, son visage de marbre noir expressif présente des yeux gris bleu sur fond de marbre blanc. Il porte barbe et moustache. Sa tunique de marbre vert de mer est soulignée dune cuirasse de mar bre jaune de Sienne sculpté de dentelures. Lensemble est plaqué sur une âme de pierre et repose sur une base de marbre brèche rouge.  (Restauration, mais complet). H : 90 cm, L: 58 cm. Estimation... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2012

Rare buste de Nubien. Travail italien vers 1840-1860

Rare buste de Nubien. Travail italien vers 1840-1860. Photo Marseille Enchères Provence coiffé dun casque de marbre brèche rouge, son visage de marbre noir expressif présente des yeux gris bleu sur fond de marbre blanc. Il porte barbe et moustache. Sa tunique de marbre vert de mer est soulignée dune cuirasse de mar bre jaune de Sienne sculpté de dentelures. Lensemble est plaqué sur une âme de pierre et repose sur une base de marbre brèche rouge.  (Restauration, mais complet). H : 90 cm, L: 58 cm - Estimation... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2012

"Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Albrecht Dürer, Self-Portrait, Study of a Hand and a Pillow (recto); Six Pillows (verso), 1493. Pen and brown ink, sheet: 10 15/16 x 7 15/16 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975. NEW YORK, NY.- Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700 will present a selection of 100 works from the Museum’s outstanding holdings of German, Swiss, Austrian, and early Bohemian drawings. Works by later 16th– and 17th– century artists will be balanced by a group of drawings... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2012

A rare small famille-rose and pink-enamelled bowl. Mark and period of Yongzheng

A rare small famille-rose and pink-enamelled bowl. Mark and period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's of delicately potted hemispherical form supported on a tapered foot, finely painted on the white interior with rose-pink cherries, purplish-blue plums, and other fruits in shades of green and yellow, all scattered loosely on the interior, the exterior covered in a bright carnation-pink enamel, the white base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a single ring; 9.3... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2012

A fine 'West Chamber' Wucai cup. Mark and period of Kangxi

A fine 'West Chamber' Wucai cup.  Mark and period of Kangxi.  Photo Sotheby's the slightly rounded conical sides finely painted in red and black outlines with green, red, yellow, blue and aubergine enamels on the exterior, depicting the farewell scene between the scholar Zhang Sheng and his love, Cui Yingying, from the play Xixiangji ('The West Chamber'), the lovers holding hands, while the lady raises a hand to wipe away a tear, accompanied by a maid and an elderly attendant standing next to a... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2012

"Titian’s First Masterpiece: The Flight into Egypt" @ the National Gallery

Titian, The Flight into Egypt, about 1506-7. © The State Hermitage Museum / Natalia Antonova, Inessa Regentova LONDON.- This spring, the National Gallery will present to the public Titian’s first major commission, The Flight into Egypt, on loan from the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. The exhibition will examine the talented young artist’s creation of this extraordinarily ambitious work, painted when he was just a teenager. The exhibition will explore Titian’s originality in creating one of the first large scale landscape... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2012

8.01-carat Emerald-cut Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring

8.01-carat Emerald-cut Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring sold 99,220,000 HKD-12,720,513 USD to an anonymous. Photo: Sotheby's
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