10 octobre 2012

Alberto Pinto - Private residence in New York

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10 octobre 2012

An Exceptional Pair of Large Cloisonne 'Double-Gourd' Vases. Seal Marks and Period of Qianlong

An Exceptional Pair of Large Cloisonne 'Double-Gourd' Vases. Seal Marks and Period of Qianlong - Photo Sotheby's  each with a rounded lower body tapering at the waist before rising to a tall upper bulb surmounted by a flared rim below a gilt-lipped mouth, masterfully decorated overall with a profusion of double-gourds of various shapes, suspended from long leafy vines interspersed with white flowers and curling tendrils, the leaves and gourds enamelled in delicate shades of green and yellow... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2012

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale

 Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale - Photo Sotheby's signed; signed, titled and dated 52 on the reverse; oil and pencil on canvas; 50 by 60.2cm. 19 3/4 by 23 3/4 in. Executed in 1960. Estimation: 200,000 - 250,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Collection T.F.R., Milan Private Collection, HamburgPrivate Collection, MilanAcquired from the above by the present owner EXHIBITED: Frankfurt, Galerie Neuendorf, Lucio Fontana, 1987-8, no. 43, illustrated in colourNew York,... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2012

A Large Court Painting by Leng Mei (FL. 1700-1742), 'Children at Play'. Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Period

A Large Court Painting by Leng Mei (FL. 1700-1742), 'Children at Play'. Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Period. Photo Sotheby's ink and colour on silk, mounted on a stretcherdepicting a joyful scene of the 'Hundred Boys' at play, on the upper left several boys try to catch a small figure of the God of Examination Kui Xing which one of their friends holds aloft, while others are picking up lychee fruit from a tree or observing a pair of quails cavorting under a bell... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2012

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale - Photo Sotheby's signed and titled on the reverse; oil on canvas; 71 by 60cm. 28 by 23 5/8 in. Executed in 1964-5. Estimation: 320,000 - 500,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Sale: Finarte, Milan, 25 November 1980, Lot 68Private Collection, MilanPrivate Collection, MilanGalleria Dante, PaduaAcquired directly from the above by the present owner in 1989 EXHIBITED: Padua, Galleria Dante, Lucio Fontana, 1988Milan, Fiera, Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea,... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2012

An Outstanding Mother-Of-Pearl Inlaid Incense Stand. Mark and Period of Kangxi, Dated To The Guichou Year, 1673

An Outstanding Mother-Of-Pearl Inlaid Incense Stand. Mark and Period of Kangxi, dated to the Guichou Year, 1673 - Photo Sotheby's of upright square section, the raised top supported on a bracket-shaped apron continuing to square corner legs shaped with a ribbed section towards the middle on their interior, further ending with incurved hoof feet resting on a raised pedestal base, masterfully inlaid overall with slivers of mother-of-pearl and gold foils on a black lacquer ground,... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2012

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, Attesa

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, Attesa - Photo Sotheby's signed, titled and inscribed oggi quanta tristeza, quanta voglia di…on the reverse; waterpaint on canvas; 54.5 by 46cm.; 21 1/2 by 18 1/8 in. Executed in 1966. Estimation: 500,000 - 600,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Institute of Contemporary Art, London, 1967Pines Collection, New YorkStudio Casoli, MilanAcquired from the above by the present owner circa 2003 LITTERATURE: Enrico Crispolti, Catalogue Raisonné des Peintures,... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2012

An Imperial Celadon And Brown Jade 'Tian'en Shiquan' Oval Seal. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

An Imperial Celadon and Brown Jade 'Tian'en Shiquan' Oval Seal. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period - Photo Sotheby's of oval section, the translucent stone of pale celadon and caramel-brown tones, carved in relief with a powerful chilong writhing among swiftly incised scrolling clouds, its head turned back towards a smaller chilong clambering through the mist, the underside crisply carved vertically with four characters in seal script reading Tian'en shiquan ('Ten Victories Thanks to Heaven's... [Lire la suite]