30 mars 2016

A fine doucai floral bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 106, A fine doucai floral bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$100,000 – HK$150,000 ($12,953 - $19,430). Price realised HKD 225,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is finely enamelled to the exterior with six stylised upright flower sprays encompassed by a floral scroll, below a band of trefoils against a yellow ground at the rim. The interior is decorated with a further floral spray encircled... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2016

An underglaze blue and copper red 'immortals' dish, Yongzheng six character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 105. An underglaze blue and copper red 'Immortals' dish, Yongzheng six character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$50,000 – HK$80,000 ($6,477 - $10,362). Price realised HKD 118,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The dish is finely painted to the exterior in underglaze blue with the Eight Daoist Immortals, all reserved on a ground of breaking waves picked out in copper-red. The interior central medallion is decorated with... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2016

Extraordinary Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Dolphin brooch at Heritage Auctions New York

Multi-Stone, Diamond, Gold Dolphin Brooch, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000. NEW YORK, NY.- An extraordinary, Multi-Stone, Diamond, Gold Dolphin Brooch — designed by Parisian artist and jeweler Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. — highlights more than 1,300 lots in Heritage Auctions' first major Fine Jewelry Auction of the year. The April 19 New York auction draws together large-carat colored diamonds, Burma rubies and sapphires, and unmounted gemstones for an auction in... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

Exhibition of drawings and watercolors by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner opens at Galerie St. Etienne

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Dodo with Japanese Umbrella, 1909. Lithograph in five colors on heavy off-white wove paper. Signed, lower right, and inscribed "Handdruck" (hand-print), lower left. 15" x 12 3/4" (38.1 x 32.4 cm). One of six known impressions (the only impression in these colors); hand-printed by the artist. Gercken 387/a. Private collection. © Galerie St. Etienne NEW YORK, NY.- Galerie St. Etienne presents Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Watercolors and Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection, an... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

Pair of Emerald and Diamond Pendent Earclips

Lot 1873, Pair of 8.20 and 8.07 carats Colombian Emerald and Diamond Pendent Earclips. Estimate HK$7,000,000 — 8,000,000 (€809,229 - 924,833). Photo Sotheby's. Each suspending a pear-shaped emerald weighing 8.20 and 8.07 carats respectively, to a cluster surmount set with pear- and marquise-shaped diamonds altogether weighing 14.63 carats, mounted in platinum and 18 karat white gold, pendants detachable, cluster tops signed Cartier and numbered 99NNIZ. Accompanied by... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

A fine incised green-ground aubergine-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

Lot 104, A fine incised green-ground aubergine-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate HK$380,000 – HK$450,000 ($49,222 - $58,289). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The exterior is finely incised and enamelled in aubergine with a pair of scaly dragons amidst clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls, striding above crashing waves breaking against stylised rocks, all against an emerald-green enamel ground. 5 1/8 in. (13.1... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2016

One of Liotard's last oil paintings in private hands to be auctioned at Sotheby's London

Jean-Etienne Liotard (Geneva 1702- 1789), A Dutch Girl at Breakfast. Oil on canvas, 46.8 x 39 cm.; 18¾ in by 15⅜ in. Est. £4-6 million. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Hot on the heels of the Scottish National Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts’ exhibitions which revealed the genius of Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1798) to a wider audience, Sotheby’s London will offer a rare work by the Swiss master whose pastel portraits caught the imagination of his contemporaries, from Europe to the Levant. A highlight of the recent show... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

Impressive Pair of Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

Lot 1733, Impressive Pair of 21.69 and 21.23 carats Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Earrings. Estimate HK$7,000,000 — 8,000,000 (€809,229 - 924,833). Photo Sotheby's. Each centring on a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 21.69 and 21.23 carats respectively, embellished with pear-shaped diamond together weighing approximately 5.70 carats, mounted in platinum.  Accompanied by two Gübelin reports numbered 15116044 and 15116043, both dated 24 November 2015;  and SSEF report... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

A fine, magnificent and extremely rare blue and white holy water vessel, Ming dynasty, Yongle period

Lot 15, A fine, magnificent and extremely rare blue and white holy water vessel, Ming dynasty, Yongle period. Estimate HK$35,000,000 — 45,000,000 (€4,093,008 - 5,262,439). Sold 99,320,000 HKD (12,804,334 USD). Photo Sotheby's. inspired by a metal prototype, superbly potted with a pear-shaped body resting on a bulbous stem and stepped foot, gracefully rising to a waisted neck sweeping up to a flared rim with rolled lip, the body set with a long facetted spout... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

Major Rubens-discovery leads Auctioneers Bernaerts' sale of Old Master Paintings in Antwerp

Rubens, Turbaned rider on a bucking horse trying to fend off enemies, double-sided pen and brush drawing. This image is found in paper from the mill in Fabriano, Italy, dated 1598 and was first identified by Uwe Westfehling in 2001. ANTWERP.- This large double-sided pen and brush drawing with variations of a turbaned rider on a bucking horse trying to fend off enemies was recently discovered in an Antwerp private collection. Drawn freely with a medium size brush it shows no underdrawing in chalk or charcoal. The... [Lire la suite]
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