28 avril 2015

Saint Louis Art Museum exhibition tells the story of Hieronymus Bosch's afterlife in print

Joannes van Doetecum the Elder (b. Deventer, act. 1554–d. 1605, Antwerp) and Lucas van Doetecum (b. Deventer, act. 1554–d. before 1589) after Alart du Hameel (b. ’s-Hertogenbosch, c. 1449–d. before January 27, 1507); The Besieged Elephant, n.d.; etching and engraving, i/v; image: 15 9/16 × 21 3/8 inches; published by Hieronymus Cock, Antwerp; Private collection. SAINT LOUIS, MO.- The Saint Louis Art Museum is presenting Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print, an exhibition exploring the significant... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2015

An underglaze-blue and iron-red-decorated ‘Dragon’ dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 10. An underglaze-blue and iron-red-decorated ‘Dragon’ dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 7 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate £8,000 – £12,000 ($12,112 - $18,168).  Price realised GBP 15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is decorated to the centre of the interior with an iron-red five-clawed dragon above crashing waves. The exterior is decorated with nine further iron-red dragons on a similar ground below a stylised floral... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2015

A fine aubergine-glazed incised 'Dragon' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 7. A fine aubergine-glazed incised 'Dragon' bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($22,710 - $30,280). Price realised GBP 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is finely incised to the exterior with a pair of dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst flames and above a border of waves. The foot is further incised with a border of key-fret above a double line. The bowl is covered... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2015

A yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1662-1722)

A yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($15,140 - $22,710). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl has deep rounded sides rising from a short foot, and is covered overall in an even pale yellow glaze. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Provenance: Christie's Paris, 14 June 2006, lot 356.With S. Marchant and Sons, London, 1980s.  Christie's. APPRECIATING ELEGANCE: ART FROM THE SUI YUAN ZHAI... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2015

A pair of yellow-glazed incised floral dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the

A pair of yellow-glazed incised floral dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate £30,000 – £50,000 ($45,420 - $75,700). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each dish is delicately incised to the exterior with a band of large flower heads and leafy scrolls, covered overall in a vibrant yellow glaze. 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam. Provenance: Formerly in a French private collection.Christie's Paris, 22 November 2006, lot 316. Note: Compare... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2015

A small painted enamel 'European subject' snuff bottle, Qianlong four-character mark in blue emanel and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 2. A small painted enamel 'European subject' snuff bottle, Qianlong four-character mark in blue emanel and of the period (1736-1795). Overall 2 ½ in. (6.2 cm.) high including gilt-metal stopper. Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($22,710 - $30,280). Price realised GBP 17,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each side of the bottle is delicately painted with a cartouche within a floral border, enclosing a pastoral scene with two European ladies engaged in conversation under a tall tree.  ... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2015

A small rare famille rose-enamelled glass miniature vase, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1. A small rare famille rose-enamelled glass miniature vase, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 3 9/16 in. (9.1 cm.) high. Estimate £20,000 – £30,000 ($30,280 - $45,420). Price realised GBP 43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is enamelled to the exterior with an official holding a sceptre and accompanied by an attendant, beside three scholars standing below a large pine tree. Shoulao is depicted flying on a crane above a pavilion. The shoulders... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2015

Pair of diamond pendants

Pair of 10.63 and 10.83 carats Type IIa pear-shaped diamond pendants. Estimate 1,460,000 — 2,450,000 CHF (1,377,361 - 2,311,324 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Set with pear-shaped diamonds weighing 10.63 and 10.83 carats.  Accompanied by GIA report no. 2165366266 and no. 2165366281, stating that the 10.63 and 10.83 carat pear-shaped diamonds are both D Colour, VVS1 and VVS2 Clarity respectively, both type IIa, together with working diagrams stating that both diamonds may be internally flawless... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2015

Pair of fine diamond earrings

Pair of fine 10.02 and 10.03 carats Type IIa cushion-shaped diamond earrings. Estimate 2,400,000 — 2,800,000 CHF (2,264,154 - 2,641,513 EUR). Photo Sotheby's  Each suspending a cushion-shaped diamond weighing 10.02 and 10.03 carats, from a line of single-cut diamonds, hook fittings. Accompanied by GIA report no. 5161836842 and no. 2165836825, stating that the diamonds are each D Colour, Flawless, Excellent Polish and Symmetry, together with Type IIa classification letters. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2015

Very fine diamond ring

Very fine 17.39 carats Type IIa brilliant-cut diamond ring. Estimate 2,400,000 — 2,800,000 CHF (2,264,154 - 2,641,513 EUR). Photo Sotheby's  Set with a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 17.39 carats, size 52.  Accompanied by GIA report no. 2165988391, stating that the diamond is D Colour, Internally Flawless, Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry, together with a Type IIa classification letter. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Geneva, 12 May 2015, 10:30 AM
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