27 octobre 2015

A pair of rare Chinese 'Pronk ' square tapering vases, Yongzheng-Early Qianlong period, circa 1734-1740

A pair of rare Chinese 'Pronk' square tapering vases, Yongzheng-Early Qianlong period, circa 1734-1740. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000 ($12,256 - $18,384). Price Realized £26,250 ($40,215). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Finely enamelled on each side with redcurrants on a branch with foliage, reserved on a black ground - 12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) high PROPERTY FROM DESCENDENTS OF MAY GOELET, DUCHESS OF ROXBURGHE (1878-1937)   Literature: International Exhibition of Chinese Art, The Royal Academy of Arts,... [Lire la suite]

27 octobre 2015

An important coloured diamond pendant

An important 91.81 carats fancy vivid yellow cushion-shaped diamond pendant. Estimate CHF3,800,000 – CHF4,800,000  ($3,899,263 - $4,925,385). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The fancy vivid yellow cushion-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 91.81 carats, within a four-claw mount, to the pavé-set diamond loop, suspended from a black silk cord necklace, 46.5 cm, mounted in gold Accompanied by report no. 2173094772 dated 26 March 2015 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2015

An Italian blue lacca commode, Rome, mid-18th century

An Italian blue lacca commode, Rome, mid-18th century. Estimate £18,000 - £25,000 ($27,576 - $38,300). Price Realized £20,000 ($30,640). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Decorated overall with gilt and red chinoiserie scenes, the giallo antico marble top above two drawers, on cabriole legs, restorations - 36 in. (91 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep CHRISTIE'S. NOBLE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, 27 October 2015, London, King Street
27 octobre 2015

A yellow-glazed saucer dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566)

A yellow-glazed saucer dish, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($15,320 - $22,980).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015.  The dish is covered on the interior and exterior in a rich egg-yolk glaze. 5 in. (13 cm.) diam. Provenance: With Bluett & Sons, London, 1952.From a private English collection. CHRISTIE'S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 10 November 2015, London, King Street
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27 octobre 2015

A pair of exceptional emerald and diamond earrings

A pair of exceptional 13.56 and 12.91 carats Colombian emerald and diamond earrings. Estimate CHF2,400,000 – CHF2,900,000  ($2,462,693 - $2,975,754). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Each octagonal step-cut emerald, weighing approximately 13.56 and 12.91 carats respectively, suspended from circular-cut diamond connecting links and square-cut diamond surmounts, weighing approximately 1.84 and 1.81 carats, 3.0 cm, mounted in platinum and gold Accompanied by report and Premium Appendix no. 75378 dated... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2015

A rare wucai 'dragon' brush rest, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double-rectangle and of the period

A rare wucai 'dragon' brush rest, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double-rectangle and of the period (1573-1619); 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) wide. Estimate £15,000 – £25,000 ($22,980 - $38,300). Lot sold GBP 88,900. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The brush rest is of crescent section, moulded with three five-clawed dragons encircled by stylised cloud scrolls above rocks and waves.  Provenance: From the Blair Charitable Trust, removed from Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland. ... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2015

A Flemish silvered and brass-mounted ebony and ebonised cabinet-on-stand inset with painted panels

A Flemish silvered and brass-mounted ebony and ebonised cabinet-on-stand inset with painted panels, the panels circle of Hendrick Van Balen I, Antwerp, First half 17th century, the stand later. Estimate £40,000 - £60,000 ($61,280 - $91,920). Price Realized £68,500 ($104,942). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The hinged rectangular top enclosing a paper-lined compartment and painted panel to the reverse, above a pair of panelled doors with painted panels to the reverse, enclosing an architectural interior with ten... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2015

Sotheby's New York to offer masterwork by Orazio Gentileschi during Masters Week

Orazio Gentileschi, Danaë, oil on canvas, 1621. Est. $25/35 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- After enthralling visitors at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the last two years, Orazio Gentileschi’s Danaë will grace Sotheby’s New York to lead the Master Paintings Evening Sale on 28 January 2016 (estimate $25/35 million). This undisputed masterpiece is one of the most important Italian Baroque paintings to come to market since World War II, and Sotheby’s is honored to have the privilege to handle a work of... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2015

Dallas Museum of Art acquires 1st-century Roman head of Greek hero Herakles

Head of Herakles, Italy, c. 1st century A.D., marble, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of David T. Owsley in memory of Professor Alan R. Bromberg, via the Alvin and Lucy Owsley Foundation, Cecil and Ida Green Acquisition Fund, and Wendover Fund. DALLAS, TX.- The Dallas Museum of Art acquired a marble head of Herakles, the Greek hero the Romans called Hercules, at a Sotheby’s, New York auction of Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities in June. The marble head is from the late 1st century A.D. and is set upon an... [Lire la suite]
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