28 mars 2016

A pair of Imperial albums by the Qianlong emperor after Ni Zan, inset with jade discs, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3007, A pair of Imperial albums by the Qianlong emperor after Ni Zan, inset with jade discs, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 15,000,000 — 20,000,000 HKD (1,718,969 - 2,291,958 EUR). Photo Sotheby's each album carefully placed within zitan covers, the interior with a silk-lined cavity for the jade jue on the left, the right side with an ink on paper painting, one depicting an overhanging pine branch above a flowing stream and... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2016

Emerald and Diamond Ring, Cartier

Lot 1828, 17.49 carats Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring, Cartier. Estimate 6,900,000 — 9,500,000 HKD (797,669 - 1,098,240 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Set with a step-cut emerald weighing 17.49 carats, flanked on each side by a baguette diamond, mounted in platinum, signed. Ring size: 5 Accompanied by Gübelin and SSEF reports numbered 16020005 and 84246, dated 3 February 2016 and 22 February 2016 respectively, stating that the 17.49 carat emerald is natural, of... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2016

Important Jadeite Bangle

Lot 1815, Important Jadeite Bangle. Estimate 7,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD (809,229 - 1,040,438 EUR). Photo Sotheby's The circular jadeite bangle of fine translucency and bright apple green colour, suffused with emerald green streaks and white patches .Inner diameter and thickness approximately 57.32 x 11.83mm. Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate numbered KJ 92072, dated 6 January 2016, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2016

Impressive Jadeite and Diamond Demi-Parure

Lot 1722, Impressive Jadeite and Diamond Demi-Parure. Estimate 9,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (1,040,438 - 1,387,250 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Comprising a necklace, set with seventeen graduated jadeite cabochons of fine translucency and emerald green colour, spaced and completed by princess-cut diamonds; and a pair of earclips, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 18.30 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold, length approximately 425mm. (2)Cabochons on... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

‘The Glass of the Architects. Vienna 1900-1937’ at Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

Josef Hoffmann, Beaker, 1912, clear glass, etching, corroding, gilding, J & L Lobmeyr, Dm: 6,7 cm, H: 10 cm, MAK © MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art. VENICE - With over 300 works, mostly from the collection of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna and from private collections, the exhibition The Glass of the Architects. Vienna 1900-1937, curated by Rainald Franz, will run from April 18th to July 31st, 2016 on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, in Venice. The... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

Rubens House exhibits recently discovered self-portrait by Anthony van Dyck

 Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Self-portrait. Oil on canvas, 1635-1641. Long-term loan, private collection. ANTWERP.- A ‘new’ self-portrait by Anthony van Dyck, a masterpiece beyond doubt, has recently been discovered. It is almost identical to the famous Self-Portrait by Van Dyck at The National Portrait Gallery in London, which caused quite a stir a few years ago. And again, the Rubens House is the first in the world to show this new work to the general public. Together with six other new... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2016

Provenance matters: Pickman/Loring ceramics soar at Skinner's $2.4 million Asian Works of Art Auction

Sky Blue-glazed Bottle Vase, China, possibly 18th century. Estimate $15,000-20,000. Lot sold $411,000. BOSTON, MASS.- A small collection of Chinese ceramics achieved big prices at Skinner’s spring auction of Asian Works of Art on March 19 in Boston. Consigned by descendants of well-known Massachusetts collectors Dudley L. Pickman (1779-1846), a founding member of the East India Marine Society (forerunner of today’s Peabody Essex Museum), and Charles G. Loring (1828-1902), the first Director of the... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

Miquel Barceló, "Sol y sombra" à la BnF I François Mitterrand & au Musée national Picasso-Paris

Miquel Barceló, Sol y sombra : Affiche PARIS - La Bibliothèque nationale de France et le Musée national Picasso-Paris s’associent pour proposer un double évènement consacré à Miquel Barceló. Fortes de nombreuses pièces inédites, deux expositions permettent au public une immersion dans l’univers de l’artiste majorquin. Aux peintures et céramiques présentées par le Musée national Picasso-Paris fera écho la riche production gravée proposée par la BnF. Deux lieux et deux expositions pour une oeuvre exceptionnelle à découvrir au... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2016

A yellow and brown jade slender cup, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 42, A yellow and brown jade slender cup, Western Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 80,000 (€5,800 - 9,200). Photo: Bonhams. The narrow 'U'-shaped bowl, finely carved around the exterior in low relief with 'C'-shaped scrolls between wide bands of larger archaistic scrolls, the stone of varying yellow, russet and dark brown tones, the original stem missing. 9.5cm (3 3/4in) high  Bonhams. THE SZE YUAN TANG COLLECTION OF CHINESE JADES, 11:00 HKT - HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY
28 mars 2016

A grey and black jade carving of a chimera, bixie, Han Dynasty or later

Lot 33, A grey and black jade carving of a chimera, bixie, Han Dynasty or later. Estimate HK$ 150,000 - 200,000 (€17,000 - 23,000). Photo: Bonhams. The mythical beast in an aggressive stance ready to pounce, with its head turned left and jaws wide open, the muscular body framed by a pair of wings and with a bifurcated tail, the stone of a greyish-white tone with various gradients of dark brown inclusions and veins. 5.5cm (2 1/8in) long Published and Illustrated: Art and Imitation in China, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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