29 mars 2016

A small Longquan celadon screen-form incense holder, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 95. A small Longquan celadon screen-form incense holder, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high. Estimate HK$60,000 – HK$80,000 ($7,772 - $10,362). Price realised HKD 81,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Moulded in the form of a miniature rectangular table screen with a seated monk on one side, the other side with a columnar tube for the placement of incense sticks, covered overall with a thick glaze of sea-green tone, with the exception of the foot, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2016

Balthus at the Bank Austria Kunstforum

  Balthus, The Road I, 1929, oil on canvas, 130 x 162 cm, private collection © Balthus 2016 Vienna (LCG) - Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001), called "Balthus", is one of the great loner among the painters of the 20th century. The exhibition - the first comprehensive retrospective to Balthus in Austria - illuminated his work of dealing with the early Renaissance through the work within Surrealism and New Objectivity, between France, the German-speaking countries and Italy, up to the study of Oriental... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2016

"Amedeo Modigliani, l'oeil intérieur" au LaM

"Amedeo Modigliani, l'oeil intérieur". Affiche. LILLE - Le LaM présente au printemps 2016, en collaboration avec la Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais, une importante rétrospective consacrée à l’œuvre d’Amedeo Modigliani.  Le musée conserve l’une des plus belles collections publiques françaises du célèbre artiste de Montparnasse : pas moins de 6 peintures, 8 dessins et une rare sculpture en marbre réunis par Roger Dutilleul et Jean Masurel, fondateurs de la collection du LaM. Collectionneur passionné, Roger... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2016

Fancy Deep Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring

Lot 1738, Fancy Deep Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring. Estimate 7,500,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (867,031 - 924,833EUR EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Centring on a pear-shaped fancy deep blue diamond weighing 1.80 carats, surrounded by eight circular-cut diamonds together weighing 2.68 carats, to the circular-cut diamond and pink diamond scrolled gallery and diamond-set shoulders, mounted in platinum and 18 karat pink gold. Ring size: 6 Accompanied by GIA report numbered 1156094112,... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2016

A pair of blue and white 'floral' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 102, A pair of blue and white 'floral' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$260,000 – HK$350,000 ($33,678 - $45,336). Price realised HKD 325,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each dish is finely painted in underglaze blue to the interior central medallion with four large blossoms and continuous leafy vines, below a band of peonies on the well. The reverse is similarly decorated... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

Important Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Lot 1874, Important 12.00 carats Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Ring. Estimate 14,000,000 — 16,000,000 HKD (1,618,458 - 1,849,667 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Centring on a modified cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 12.00 carats, flanked on each side by bullet-shaped diamonds, mounted in platinum. Ring size: 6 Accompanied by Gübelin, SSEF  and AGL reports numbered 16025010, 84266 and CS1073170, dated 22 February 2016, 24 February 2016, and 25 January 2016 respectively,... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2016

A pair of blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 100, A pair of blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Late Ming dynasty. 5 3/4 in. (14.7 cm.) diam. Estimate 40,000 – HK$60,000 HKD ($5,181 - $7,772). Price realised HKD 50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  Each bowl is finely painted on the exterior in underglaze blue with a dragon and phoenix divided by a flaming pearl and stylised clouds. The interior is decorated with a central medallion enclosing a four-clawed dragon.The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

A rare blue and white 'fruit and flower' hexafoil bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 99. A rare blue and white 'fruit and flower' hexafoil bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 8 7/8 in. (22.7 cm.) diam. Estimate 800,000 – HK$1,200,000 HKD ($103,625 - $155,437). Price realised HKD 2,920,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The interior of the shallow widely-flaring conical bowl is painted in rich blue tones with a medallion enclosing a fruiting and flowering peach below individual sprays of lotus,... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

Important Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Lot 1739, Important 38.88 carats Burmese 'Royal Blue' Sapphire and Diamond Ring. Estimate 14,000,000 — 16,000,000 HKD (1,618,458 - 1,849,667 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Centring on a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 38.88 carats, within an openwork bombé surround set with marquise-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, to the diamond-set hoop, the diamonds together weighing approximately 8.00 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Ring size:5¾ ... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

An exceptional Imperial Mughal-style white jade 'ram's' cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3015, An exceptional Imperial Mughal-style white jade 'ram's' cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (916,783 - 1,375,175 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the lustrous and even white stone exquisitely worked in the form of a lobed floral bloom with delicate rounded walls rising steeply from the foot, one side elegantly tapering into an openwork handle modelled in the form of a ram's head depicted turned to one side, the beast sensitively... [Lire la suite]