27 septembre 2015

An extremely rare and brilliantly enamelled famille-rose 'lingzhi' wall vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

An extremely rare and brilliantly enamelled famille-rose 'lingzhi' wall vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (933,753 - 1,400,630 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. superbly and dramatically modelled in the shape of a lingzhi stem, the main branch curving to the right and sweeping up to a flaring mouth, its sides spreading widely with an undulating edge furling beneath corpulent layers of overlapping spores, vividly enamelled with a kaleidoscopic... [Lire la suite]

27 septembre 2015

A superb copper-red 'fruit' meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A superb copper-red 'fruit' meiping, Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate 10,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD (1,167,192 - 1,750,787 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. elegantly modelled after an early Ming dynasty prototype, superbly potted with rounded shoulders rising at a gently flaring angle from the base and sweeping to a short waisted neck with a slightly everted mouth, the exterior deftly painted with a wide frieze of five sprays arranged in an alternating double register,... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2015

Jadeite Bead and Jadeite Necklace

Translucent Emerald Green Jadeite Bead and Jadeite Necklace. Estimate 5,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD (585,986 - 703,183 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. The double-strand necklace composed of one hundred and twenty graduated jadeite beads of translucent emerald green colour, completed by a clasp set with a marquise-shaped jadeite cabochon of matching colour and translucency, mounted in 18 karat white gold, length approximately 400mm. Jadeite beads approximately 10.60 to 3.81mm;... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2015

Fine Pair of Jadeite and Diamond Earclips

Fine Pair of Highly Translucent Emerald Green Jadeite and Diamond Earclips. Estimate 5,500,000 — 6,500,000 HKD (644,584 - 761,781 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.  Each set with an oval jadeite cabochon of highly translucent emerald green colour, decorated by a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 1.05 carats and 1.00 carat respectively, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Cabochons approximately 16.36 x 15.17 x 7.30 and 16.35 x 15.29 x 6.93mm respectively. Accompanied by Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2015

Fine Jadeite 'Guan Yin' and Diamond Pendant

Fine Translucency Emerald Green Jadeite 'Guan Yin' and Diamond Pendant. Estimate 5,600,000 — 7,500,000 HKD (656,304 - 878,979 EUR). Photo Sotheby's The jadeite of emerald green colour and fine translucency carved as a Guan Yin, decorated by marquise-shaped diamonds, to a surmount set with an oval diamond framed by circular-cut diamonds, the diamonds together weighing approximately 7.60 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Guan Yin approximately 45.76 x 27.81 x... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2015

Fine Jadeite Bangle

Fine Translucent Emerald Green Jadeite Bangle. Estimate 6,800,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (796,941 - 937,577 EUR). Photo Sotheby's The circular jadeite bangle of translucent emerald green, suffused with patches of intense emerald green colour throughout. Inner diameter and thickness approximately 57.33 x 9.78mm. Acompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate numbered KJ 90488, dated 18 June 2015, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as "A Jade". ... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2015

Fine Pair of Jadeite 'Peapod' and Diamond Pendent Earrings

Fine Pair of Jadeite 'Peapod' and Diamond Pendent Earrings. Estimate 8,000,000 — 11,000,000 HKD (937,577 - 1,289,169 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.  Each suspending a translucent jadeite of emerald green colour, carved as a peapod, to a surmount set with a jadeite cabochon of matching colour and translucency, embellished by circular-cut diamonds altogether weighing approximately 1.00 carat, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Peapods approximately 34.12 x 14.12 x 5.97mm and 33.92 x 13.98 x 6.08mm... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2015

The Mary Griggs Burke Collection celebrated at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts this fall

Ishida Yūtei (石田幽汀; 1721–1786), Flock of Cranes, second half of the 18th century. Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on gilded paper. Mary Griggs Burke Collection, gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation.  MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- Highlights from the magnificent collection of Japanese and Korean art assembled by Mary Griggs Burke and formally gifted to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts goes on view September 27, 2015, through May 8, 2016, in the exhibition “Gifts of Japanese and Korean... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2015

Rare and Precious Works of Art Spanning Over 1,000 Years on 7 October at Sotheby’s London

A monumental portrait of King Jamshid (detail), signed by Mihr ‘Ali, Persia, Qajar, dated 1218 AH/1803 AD. Oil on canvas, mounted on a stretcher, annotated 'Jamshid' in Persian at middle left in nasta'liq script, signed at lower edge 'raqm-i kamtarin Mihr 'Ali, 1218', framed; 302 by 145cm. Est. £250,000-350,000. Photo Sotheby's LONDON - As part of London’s annual Indian and Islamic Week, which runs from 2 to 7 October, Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World auction will offer an exquisite array of... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2015

Deux collections privéesde tableaux et dessins anciens et du 19e siècle à l'honneur chez Artcurial, le 13 novembre

Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Portrait d’homme en chasseur, 1725, Huile sur toile, Collection « Rue Galliera », Est : 200 000 - 300 000 € / 223 000 – 334 000 $ PARIS – La prestigieuse vente de Tableaux et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle du 2e semestre aura lieu pendant la 5e édition du Salon Paris Tableau (13-16 novembre 2015), le 13 novembre chez Artcurial. Elle sera dominée par deux collections privées. La première "Rue Galliera" comprend un important ensemble de tableaux français du XVIIIe siècle ainsi qu’un... [Lire la suite]