28 mars 2016

A group of small pale brown and grey jade vessels, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 36, A group of small pale brown and grey jade vessels, Western Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€23,000 - 35,000). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising: a small jade ear cup with long 'ear'-handles attached with gilt metal fittings on the sides, the stone of a greyish-white tone with brown inclusions; a small jade bowl carved with a groove below the mouth rim, the pale greyish-white stone with brown areas; three small circular boxes of greyish-white tone, one with a cover; and a small rectangular greyish-white jade... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2016

Queen Amelia of Portugal's Important Colombian Emerald and Diamond Brooch, late 19th century

Lot 1712, Queen Amelia of Portugal's Important Colombian Emerald and Diamond Brooch, late 19th century. Estimate 9,500,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (1,098,240 - 1,387,250 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Designed as an old-mine- and rose-cut diamond scroll cartouche, centring on a cushion modified mixed-cut emerald and two modified calf's head step-cut emeralds weighing 12.22, 3.43 and 2.95 carats respectively, the diamonds together weighing approximately 23.00 carats,... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2016

Important and Fine Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring

Lot 1846, Important and Fine 10.30 carats Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring. Estimate 10,000,000 — 16,000,000 HKD (1,156,042 - 1,849,667 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Set with an emerald-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 10.30 carats, flanked by two emerald-cut diamonds weighing 1.60 and 1.39 carats respectively, to the shoulders decorated by circular-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Ring size: 5½  Provenance: Dimitri Mavrommatis: The Passion of... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2016

A pair of Ding-type cups and cup stands, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 91. A pair of Ding-type cups and cup stands, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate HK$120,000 – HK$200,000 ($15,544 - $25,906). Price realised HKD 2,200,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each cup has rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to an everted rim, each cup stand is potted in the form of a dish with an everted rim raised on a broad, flared pedestal foot with pierced cloud-shaped designs and centered by a raised platform shaped like an inverted cup, all covered with a white glaze. 4 3/8 in. (10.8... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2016

A Ding petal-lobed dish, Five dynasties (907-960)

Lot 87. A Ding petal-lobed dish, Five dynasties (907-960)6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$70,000 – HK$90,000 ($9,067 - $11,658). Price realised HKD 200,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The sides of the dish are moulded as eight petals flaring towards a conforming rim, all supported on a short ring foot surmounted by a broad base. It is covered inside and out with a lustrous ivory glaze, brocade box Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s Literature: Kuro to Shiro ~Soji~, Tokyo,... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2016

Four small Ding foliate-rimmed dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 85. Four small Ding foliate-rimmed dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$100,000 – HK$200,000 ($12,953 - $25,906). Price realised HKD 437,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each dish is formed with shallow flaring sides rising to a six-lobed foliate rim, supported on a slightly concave base. It is covered overall in an attractive pale glaze with a yellowish-ivory tinge, brocade box0 Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s Literature:... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2016

"August Kopisch: Painter, Poet, Discoverer, Inventor" on view at Alte Nationalgalerie

August Kopisch, The Pontine Marshes at Sunset, 1848. Oil on canvas, 62 x 111 cm, National Museums in Berlin - National Gallery | Photo: Andres Kilger BERLIN.- In this exhibition on the work of August Kopisch (1799–1853), Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie focuses on one of the most versatile nineteenth century artists. Like nobody else, the Breslau-born artist combined painting, poetry, and the spirit of discovery and invention. He first made a name for himself as the discoverer of the Blue Grotto on the island... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2016

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art exhibits first full exploration of Romantic era fashion

Dress with evening bodice (detail), c. 1850, American, Silk, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Gift of the Estate of Matta Grimm Lacey, 1976.33B,C. Courtesy Wadsworth Atheneum. HARTFORD, CONN.- The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Conn., is mounting the first exhibition to fully explore the Romantic era as a formative period in costume history from Mar. 5, 2016 – Jul. 10, 2016. “Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy,” presents historic garments alongside literary works, paintings, prints,... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2016

Lark Mason Associates announces sale of more than 400 lots of important Asian art on iGavel

Chinese Huanghuali Cosmetic Chest, ca. 1700. Height: 15 inches, width: 13 3/4 inches, depth: 10 1/4 inches. Estimate $40 000-60 000. NEW BRAUNFELS, TX.- Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 400 lots of important Asian art will be up for bidding on igavelauctions.com in an online sale that goes live on March 29 and closes on April 19th. The outstanding works of art represent a wide swathe of Asian periods and disciplines, from the Sui dynasty through... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2016

Major exhibition at Palazzo Fava in Bologna retraces Edward Hopper's career

Edward Hopper (1882 1967), Self-Portrait, 1903-1906. Oil on canvas, 25 15/16 x 22 in. (65.88 x 55.88 cm).Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest (70.1253). ©Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photography by Sheldan C. Collins. BOLOGNA.- Some call him a storyteller, while others consider him the only artist who could capture the very instant – crystallized in time – of a scene, or the essence of a person. After all, it was Edward Hopper himself... [Lire la suite]