08 mai 2016

A pottery figure of a female dancer, Tang Dynasty

Lot 19. Property from the Cunliffe Collection of Chinese Art. A pottery figure of a female dancer, Tang Dynasty. Estimate £8,000 - 10,000 (€10,000 - 13,000). Photo Bonhams. The slender figure wearing a tight high-waisted robe with out-flaring shoulder projections and long sleeves falling to her knees above a long skirt with billowing streamers and upturned, ruyi shoes, the hair fashionably arranged in a high chignon and surrounded by an elaborate headdress, holding a round implement wrapped within with strings... [Lire la suite]

08 mai 2016

A grey pottery figure of a three-horned mythical beast, Han Dynasty

Lot 18. Property from the Cunliffe Collection of Chinese Art. A grey pottery figure of a three-horned mythical beast, Han Dynasty; 28cm (11in) long. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,500 - 3,800). Sold for £ 6,250 (€ 7,233). © Bonhams 2001-2016. The stocky beast moulded in mid stride, its bovine head lowered, modelled with three flame-like spikes issuing from the neck and flattened bosses along the spine, its long tapered tail curved upward.  Provenance: Rolf, Lord Cunliffe (1899-1963), Honorary Keeper... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2016

A rare pottery 'geese' seal paste box and cover, Song Dynasty

Lot 15. Property from the Cunliffe Collection of Chinese Art. A rare pottery 'geese' seal paste box and cover, Song Dynasty. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,800 - 6,300). Photo Bonhams. Delicately modelled as pair of recumbent geese with sinuous neck, head turned backward and wings tightly tucked on either side of their elegant body, finely framed by detailed plumes, the base incised with an archaistic inscription. 4cm (1 1/2in) wide Provenance: Rolf, Lord Cunliffe (1899-1963), Honorary Keeper of the Far Eastern... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2016

A 5.04 carats, D colour, VVS2 clarity marquise-cut diamond ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 171. A 5.04 carats, D colour, VVS2 clarity marquise-cut diamond ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate CHF150,000 – CHF250,000 ($155,372 - $258,954). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Set with a marquise-cut diamond, weighing approximately 5.04 carats, between baguette-cut diamond tapered shoulders, ring size 6, mounted in gold. Unsigned Accompanied by report no. 1172474945 dated 4 February 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, VVS2 clarity.Further... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2016

A cultured pearl and diamond fringe necklace; and a bangle and pair of earrings, by Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 308. Collection of H.S.H. Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen. A cultured pearl and diamond fringe necklace; and a bangle and pair of earrings, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate CHF200,000 – CHF300,000 ($207,163 - $310,745). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The necklace designed as a series of diamond-set yellow gold flowerheads between marquise and circular-cut diamond white gold clusters, suspending fifteen cultured pearls to the front and one to the back, each with marquise-cut diamond cap and... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2016

A diamond bracelet, by Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 164. A diamond bracelet, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate CHF200,000 – CHF300,000 ($207,163 - $310,745). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Designed as a tapered line of marquise-cut diamonds, the three largest weighing approximately 3.89, 3.00 and 2.70 carats, interspersed by circular-cut diamond square links, 17.3 cm, with French assay marks for platinum and gold, in black suede Van Cleef & Arpels case. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. 19446 Accompanied by report no. 5172474955 dated 2 February 2016... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2016

Palefrenier retenant un cheval cabré, par Nicolas Sébastien Adam (1705-1778), Paris, époque Louis XV, 1758

Lot 57. Palefrenier retenant un cheval cabré, par Nicolas Sébastien Adam (1705-1778), Paris, époque Louis XV, 1758. Estimation : 90 000 € / 120 000 €. Photo Kohn Marc-Arthur SVV. Marbre blanc - Signé N.S. Adam F. et daté 1758 sur le baudrier - H. 72 cm, L. 52,5 cm, P. 32 cm  Cette œuvre sculptée dans le marbre et représentant un homme nu retenant un cheval cabré est une interprétation des célèbres sculptures de Guillaume Coustou, les Chevaux de Marly, réalisées entre 1743 et... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2016

L'Allégorie de l'Amérique par Francesco Bertos (Dolo, Venise, 1678-1741), Italie, Venise, vers 1710-1725

Lot 44. L'Allégorie de l'Amérique par Francesco Bertos (Dolo, Venise, 1678-1741), Italie, Venise, vers 1710-1725. Estimation : 30 000 € / 40 000 €. Photo Kohn Marc-Arthur SVV. Marbre - H. 91 cm, L. 38 cm, P. 42 cm. Provenance: Matthiesen Fine Art Gallery, Londres, octobre 1978 Paris, collection privée Reproduit et répertorié dans le catalogue raisonné de l’artiste par Charles Avery, Bertos, The Triumph of the Motion, 2008, p 185, n° 54, aux côtés des trois autres continents, tous... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2016

Sainte Bibiane, par Antonio Montauti (mort à Florence en 1743), Italie, XVIIIe siècle

Lot 43. Sainte Bibiane, par Antonio Montauti (mort à Florence en 1743), Italie, XVIIIe siècle. Estimation : 35 000 €. Photo Kohn Marc-Arthur SVV. Bronze - H. 47,5 cm, L. 19 cm, P. 14 cm - Petits manques à la main droite. Notre oeuvre est reproduite dans : Sandro Bellesi et Maria Visona, Scultura, architectura decorazione e commitenza a fi renza al tempo degli ultimi Medici, éd. Polistampa, Florence, 2008, p. 80, Fig. 13, 14, 15. La sainte est représentée debout légèrement accoudée à une... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2016

Sotheby's to offer Swiss Mechanical Marvels Part II, leading New York Sale of Important Watches

Lot 81. The Celebrated King Farouk Magician Box. A Superb Four Color Gold and Musical Automaton Magician Snuff Box. Attributed to Piguet & Meylan, Goldsmith’s Mark of Chenevard Jouvet & Cie, Geneva, circa 1820. Estimate $1.5‒2.5 million. Photo Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced that its June sale of Important Watches in New York will be led by Swiss Mechanical Marvels, Part II, the second and final offering of a magnificent private collection of enameled automata from the early... [Lire la suite]