30 août 2012

A rare blue and white moonflask, Ming Dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 277. A rare blue and white moonflask, Ming Dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425). Height 11 7/8 in., 30.2 cm. Estimate 600,000 - 900,000 USD. Lot sold 1,314,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's  the flattened circular body with gently convex panels to each side, well-painted in inky tones of cobalt blue with some heaping and piling, with an elaborate medallion of interlaced ruyi heads enclosing trefoils and linked by demi-florets, superimposed on radiating lappets centered on a ring of... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2012

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale

A rare and important 9.08-carat Pigeon’s Blood Burmese Ruby and Diamond Ring, Cartier, 1956 (Est. HK$24 - 30 million / US$3 – 3.8 million. Photo: Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong announced today that the Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale 2012 will take place on 9 October at Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sale will highlight an important selection of colourless and coloured diamonds, Burmese rubies, Colombian emeralds, Kashmir sapphires and natural pearls – all of exceptional... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2012

Irving Penn, Gustav Klimt, and Vassily Kandinsky are among the names behind the masterpieces at Clars sale

Irving Penn (American, 1917-2009), Gelatin silver print, “Vionnet Dress with Fan, New York” 1974, 13″ x 13″, estimate of $20,000 to $40,000.  OAKLAND, CA.- Each September, Clars Auction Gallery presents a two-day sale sourced from distinguished private collections and museums from across the country. The museums that will be represented in this sale include The Museum of Fine Art, Houston; The Montclair Art Museum (New Jersey) and the Honolulu Art Museum. This important annual event, which will be held on Saturday and... [Lire la suite]