17 septembre 2012

Christie's New York Asian Art Week totals $44.7 million

A Rare and Important Thangka of the Green Tara, Tibet, 12 th/ 14th Century. Estimate: $400,000 - $600,000. Price realized: $1,762,500. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s concluded its Fall Asian Art Week with a combined total of $44,735,075 (HK$346,768,407/ ₤27,539,785/ €34,488,525) achieved over four days of sales, September 11 to 14. Jonathan Stone, Chairman and International Head, Asian Art, said: “An 18th century Joseon dynasty blue and white dragon jar, selling for $3.2 million, led a dynamic and... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2012

Necklace with enamel and diamonds, by Zendrini

Necklace with enamel and diamonds, by Zendrini. Photo Koller Auctions Estimate CHF 15 000 / 20 000. Koller Auctions. Jewelry and Wristwatches - 18 September 2012 http://www.kollerauktionen.ch
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17 septembre 2012

Rich Medieval culture revealed in exhibition of rare illuminated manuscripts from library

Kalila and Dimna, in Arabic, Syria?, 1354. Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, MS. Pococke 400, fol. 75b NEW YORK, NY.- England’s Bodleian Library at Oxford University, established by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1602 and now the largest of the University’s group of ‘Bodleian Libraries’, is renowned for its great treasures. Among them is one of the most important collections of medieval Hebrew illuminated manuscripts in the world. The Jewish Museum presents Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries from September 14,... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2012

Pendant with diamonds.

Pendant with diamonds. Photo Koller Auctions 1 drop-shaped brillant 5.01 ct., H/VS1, the entourage ca. 0.70 ct., the bow ca. 0.40 ct. L 4.3 cm. Estimate CHF 100 000 / 150 000 Koller Auctions. Jewelry and Wristwatches - 18 September 2012 http://www.kollerauktionen.ch
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17 septembre 2012

Art historians believe portrait likely 17th century artist Diego Velazquez's first of Spanish king

Diego Rodriguez Velazquez's portrait of King Philip IV. Research has revealed that this portrait is likely the first one Velazquez painted of King Philip IV. AP Photo/Meadows Museum DALLAS (AP).- In preparing an exhibit on 17th century artist Diego Velazquez's early work for Spain's King Philip IV, art historians believe they discovered that a portrait by the Spanish master at Dallas' Meadows Museum is likely his first of his lifelong patron. "Diego Velazquez: The Early Court Portraits" opens Sunday at the museum on the campus of... [Lire la suite]
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