29 mai 2014

Ai Weiwei creates a monumental new installation for exhibition at Lisson Gallery

Ai Weiwei, Mask, 2013, Marble, 80 x 80 x 35 cm. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery. LONDON.- For his third solo exhibition with Lisson Gallery, Ai Weiwei has created a monumental new installation of bicycles as part of an ongoing series, ‘Forever’, as well as a number of hand-carved, domestic-scale copies – in various materials including wood, stainless steel and crystal – of some highly personal objects. These include: a marble recreation of his father’s armchair; two sets of humble cosmetics bottles fashioned from... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2014

Collier perles fines, saphir et diamants

Collier perles fines, saphir et diamants. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014. Formé de deux rangs de perles fines en chute mesurant d'environ 12 à 6.10 mm. de diamètre et de perles de semence, le fermoir orné d'un saphir coussin dans un double entourage de diamants taille ancienne, 40.5 cm., monture en or, poids brut: 69.65 gr. Estimate €150,000 - €200,000 ($204,943 - $273,258). Price Realized  €229,500 ($313,277) Accompagné d'un certificat de l'Institut Suisse de Gemmologie (SSEF) no. 73589 en date du 24 mars 2014 et... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2014

Bague saphir et diamants, par Chaumet

Bague saphir et diamants, par Chaumet. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014. Ornée d'un saphir coussin pesant environ 7.05 carats épaulé de chaque côté de deux diamants baguette, monture en platine, poinçon français, poids brut: 6.25 gr., dans son écrin. Porte le poinçon de la Maison Chaumet. Estimate €150,000 - €200,000 ($204,943 - $273,258). Price Realized  €559,500 ($763,740) Accompagnée de certificats de l'American Gemological Laboratory (AGL) no. CS60129 en date du 26 mars 2014, de l'Institut Suisse de... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2014

Collier perles fines et diamants

Collier perles fines et diamants. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014. Formé d'un rang de perles fines en chute mesurant de 10.10 à 5.8 mm. de diamètre, le fermoir orné de trois diamants demi-taille et ponctué de petits diamants ronds, 53 cm., monture en platine et or, poids brut: 37.72 gr. Estimate €200,000 - €300,000 ($273,258 - $409,887). Price Realized €673,500 ($919,355) Accompagné d'un certificat de l'Institut Suisse de Gemmologie (SSEF) no. 73590 en date du 20 mars 2014 et du Laboratoire Français de Gemmologie (LFG) no.... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2014

Bague Diamants. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014. Ornée d'un diamant rectangulaire à pans coupés pesant environ 10.93 carats é

Bague Diamants. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2014. Ornée d'un diamant rectangulaire à pans coupés pesant environ 10.93 carats épaulé de chaque côté d'un diamant tapers, monture en platine, poinçon français, poids brut: 6.65 gr. Estimate €350,000 - €450,000 ($478,201 - $614,830). Price Realized €733,500 ($1,001,257) Accompagnée d'un certificat et d'une lettre du Gemological Institute of America (GIA) no. 5151905902 en date du 31 janvier 2014 attestant que le diamant est de couleur D, pureté VVS2, type IIa Les diamants... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2014

A massive blanc-de-chine Guanyin, Qing Dynasty

Lot 152. A massive blanc-de-chine Guanyin, Qing Dynasty; 88cm high. Sold for HK$ 43,750 (€4,145). Photo: Bonhams. Elegantly modelled standing on lotus blooms above a base of cresting waves, one hand holding a ruyi and the other held in vitarka mudra, wearing loose long-sleeved robes tied with a ribbon around the waist, the face with a serene expression and gentle smile, below her hair fashioned into a high chignon behind a crown detailed with Amitabha Buddha figures on each side Note: Figures of Guanyin, the Goddess... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2014

A Ru-type pear-shaped vase, 18th-19th century

A Ru-type pear-shaped vase, 18th-19th century. Photo: Bonhams. Elegantly potted, covered overall with an attractive even pale blue glaze. 21.7cm high. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 200,000 (€9,500 - 19,000). Unsold  Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong, Admiralty, 26 May 2014 14:00 HKT - http://www.bonhams.com/
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29 mai 2014

A blue-glazed pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

  A blue-glazed pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams. The exterior all under a deep violet-blue glaze stopping at the white mouth rim and around the spreading foot, the base with an Imperial underglaze-blue zhuanshu seal mark. 32cm high. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€28,000 - 38,000). Unsold Notes: For examples of blue-glazed vases of this type, compare a similar Qianlong mark and period vase from the Jinguantang collection of T.T. Tsui, sold at Christie's London, 5th... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2014

A 'sacrificial blue'-glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A 'sacrificial blue'-glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams. Elegantly potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapering foot to a flared mouth rim, covered inside and out with an attractive deep blue glaze thinning at the mouth and foot rims. 17cm diam. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€24,000 - 33,000). Unsold. Notes: 'Sacrificial blue'-glazed ritual vessels were intended for use on the Imperial altar at the Temple of Heaven. By command of the Qianlong Emperor, blue-glazed wares... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2014

A pale-green-glazed carved 'lotus' stem dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

  A pale-green-glazed carved 'lotus' stem dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo: Bonhams. Finely potted with a dish of shallow rounded sides, the interior carved with a large stylised lotus blossom, surrounded by a symmetrical design of curled leafy tendrils and four smaller lotus blooms, raised on a tall spreading foot with further leafy tendrils, covered overall with an attractive even pale sea-green glaze, the side of the base with an Imperial underglaze-blue zhuanshu mark in a line. 17.8cm diam. Estimate HK$... [Lire la suite]