31 mars 2016

Félix Ziem (Beaune, 1821 - Paris, 1911), Le Bucentaure, jour de fête à Venise

Lot 153, Félix Ziem (Beaune, 1821 - Paris, 1911), Le Bucentaure, jour de fête à Venise. Huile sur toile, 82 x 117 cm. Signée 'Ziem' en bas gauche. Estimation : 100 000 € / 150 000 €. Photo Tajan 'THE BUCENTAURE IN VENICE CANAL, A DAY OF CELEBRATION', OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED, BY F. ZIEM - 32,28 x 46,06 in.  Commentaire : " Beau ciel, lagunes polies et silencieuses où j'ai rêvé le beau ". C'est dans son Journal, au 18 novembre 1879, que Félix Ziem traduit avec les mots ce que ses tableaux depuis... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2016

Jan van Bijlert (Utrecht, vers 1597 - 1674), Jeune violoniste

Lot 101, Jan van Bijlert (Utrecht, vers 1597 - 1674), Jeune violoniste. Huile sur toile, 72 x 60 cm. Estimation : 100 000 € / 150 000 €. Photo Tajan (Restaurations)  'A YOUNG MAN PLAYING VIOLIN', OIL ON CANVAS, BY J. VAN BIJLERT - 28,35 x 23,62 in.  Provenance : Collection Wladimir Pavlovich Zuroff (comme Dirck van Baburen) ; Légué au musée de l'Ermitage, Saint Pétersbourg, vers 1901, Inv. Nr. 8032, un cachet à la cire sur le châssis au verso (comme Dirck van Baburen) ; Confié à la... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2016

Pierre Dupuis, Panier de pêches, de prunes et d'amandes fraîches sur un entablement recouvert d'un velours rouge et branche de p

Lot 109, Pierre Dupuis (Montfort-l'Amaury, 1610 - Paris, 1682), Panier de pêches, de prunes et d'amandes fraîches sur un entablement recouvert d'un velours rouge et branche de prunes. Toile, 142 x 185 cm. Signée et datée ' P . DVPVIS . / . 1665' à gauche. Estimation : 150 000 € / 200 000 €. Photo Tajan (Restaurations anciennes)  'STILL-LIFE WITH PEACHES AND ALMONDS ON A RED VELVET ENTABLATURE', OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED AND DATED, BY P. DUPUIS - 55,91 x 72,83 in Provenance : Collection... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

Ecole vénitienne du XVIIIe siècle, Cortège de l'ambassadeur à travers la seconde cour du Sérail et Dîner offert à l'ambassadeur

Lot 78, Ecole vénitienne du XVIIIe siècle, Cortège de l'ambassadeur à travers la seconde cour du Sérail et Dîner offert à l'ambassadeur par le Grand Vizir avant l'audience. Estimation : 300 000 € / 400 000 €. Photo Tajan Paire d'huiles sur toiles. 93,50 x 124 cm Ecole vénitienne du XVIIIe siècle, Cortège de l'ambassadeur à travers la seconde cour du Sérail, détail. Photo Tajan 'THE AMBASADOR AND HIS DELEGATION CROSSING THE SECOND COURT OF TOPKAPI SARAY' AND 'DINNER GIVEN TO THE AMBASSADOR BY... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

A yellow and russet jade group of two quails, 19th century

Lot 52, A yellow and russet jade group of two quails, 19th century. Estimate HK$300,000 - 400,000 (€34,000 - 46,000). Photo Bonhams. Finely worked with a quail biting onto a grain of millet in its beak and feeding its young, each with feet tucked tightly under the body and intricately carved wings and plumage, the smoothly polished stone of an even yellow tone with russet brown areas of inclusions. 7.4cm (2 7/8in) wide Note: The quail, 鵪鶉 anchun, provides the homophone for 'peace', 平安 pingan. Two... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

A pale green and russet jade carving of a mythical beast, 17th-18th century

Lot 47, A pale green and russet jade carving of a mythical beast, 17th-18th century. Estimate HK$200,000 - 300,000 (€23,000 - 34,000). Photo Bonhams. The recumbent beast with legs tucked beneath its large body with hairy tail flicked to the right, its head turned left looking backwards with bulging eyes, a twisted horn, hollowed nostrils and tubular ears, the stone of an even pale green tone with russet speckles and inclusions. 10cm (3 7/8in) long Published and Illustrated: Art and Imitation in China,... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2016

A white jade 'tiger' carving, Ming Dynasty

Lot 46, A white jade 'tiger' carving, Ming Dynasty. Estimate HK$100,000 - 150,000 (€11,000 - 17,000). Photo Bonhams. Carved recumbent with all four paws lined up resting in front of the body, detailed with head raised and bulging eyes staring ahead, the elongated tail swept up onto its back, the base with an incised zhuanshu character, the even white stone with russet veins, fitted gilt-bronze base. 6.8cm (2 5/8in) long (2). Published and Illustrated: Art and Imitation in China, Hong... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

A rare pale green jade winged mythical beast, Six Dynasties Period or later

Lot 43, A rare pale green jade winged mythical beast, Six Dynasties Period or later. Estimate HK$ 150,000 - 200,000 (€17,000 - 23,000). Photo Bonhams. Carved in the form of a ram-like animal with a pair of curled horns and stylised wings on the sides, the stone of a pale green tone with pale brown-grey areas and russet inclusions. 10.3cm (4in) long  Note: From the Han dynasty onwards, jade carvings of mythical beasts attained a great sculptural quality and were typically executed with wings or other... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

A yellow and russet jade carving of a luduan, 17th-18th century

Lot 45, A yellow and russet jade carving of a luduan, 17th-18th century. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 600,000 (€57,000 - 68,000). Photo Bonhams. The recumbent mythical beast with paws tucked in and head turned right, detailed with bulging eyes, bushy eyebrows, a singular horn, and a ridged sinuous spine with a hairy tail swept to the right, the yellowish stone with toffee brown inclusions. 6.3cm (2 1/2in) wide Note: Luduan are legendary beasts believed to be capable of detecting the truth, traveling... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

A rare pale green and brown jade carving of an elephant and man, Song Dynasty or later

Lot 44, A rare pale green and brown jade carving of an elephant and man, Song Dynasty or later. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€57,000 - 91,000). Photo Bonhams. The elephant carved with its head slightly turned, a swaying trunk between a pair of fitted tusks and a short thick tail, standing with the figure of a man using the bend of one lowered back leg to climb up its body on one side, the man detailed wearing high-waisted trousers and a rounded flat-crowned hat, the stone of pale grey-green with varying brown tones... [Lire la suite]