21 mai 2016

A rare tixi lacquer rectangular box and cover, 14th-15th century

       Lot 273. A rare tixi lacquer rectangular box and cover, 14th-15th century. Estimate £5,000 - 7,000 (€6,500 - 9,100). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. The box of rounded, canted rectangular shape, the cover crisply carved through alternating layers of black and red lacquer with concentric rows of ruyi-head scrolls, surrounded by bands of formal scrolls, the interior and recessed base lacquered black with collectors mark in red. 18.5cm (7 1/4in) long (2). Provenance: a European private... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2016

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 297. A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Sold for £28,750 (€37,333). Photo: Bonhams.  Intricately carved in high relief around the exterior with a continuous scene of two cranes, two phoenixes, and two amorous mandarin ducks in a concentric rippling pond, amongst various other birds, as well as plum blossom, bamboo and rockwork, the openwork handle in the form of gnarled paulownia, the horn of a dark rich tone. 13.3cm (5 1/4in) long Provenance: Sotheby's London, 1 March 1977, lot... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2016

An extremely rare archaistic 'lotus and boys' rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 294. An extremely rare archaistic 'lotus and boys' rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate £60,000 - 80,000 (€78,000 - 100,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. The lower section skilfully carved as an archaistic bronze wine gu vessel rising from a splayed base decorated with pendent plantain leaves beneath a band of taotie masks around the raised mid-section and upright triangular blades enclosing stylised cicadas, accented by notched flanges and flanked to each side by a figure of a boy, one... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2016

An important oval jadeite cabochon and cabochon ruby pendant necklace

Lot 1947. An important oval jadeite cabochon and cabochon ruby pendant necklace. Estimate HK$6,000,000 – HK$8,000,000 (US$750,000-1,000,000). Price realised HKD 6,640,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Set with an oval jadeite cabochon, surmounted by a cabochon ruby, suspended from a length adjustable black silk cord, mounted in gold, cabochon approximately 28.7 x 24.7 x 13.2 mm Accompanied by report no. KJ92707 dated 7 April 2016 from Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory stating that the cabochon is... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2016

A superb oval jadeite cabochons and diamond bracelet

Lot 2043. A superb oval jadeite cabochons and circular-cut diamond collets bracelet. Estimate HK$8,800,000 – HK$12,800,000 (US$1,100,000-1,600,000). Price realised HKD 15,040,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Designed as a line of six oval jadeite cabochons, alternating with circular-cut diamond collets, mounted in gold, largest cabochon approximately 14.9 x 12.9 x 5.9 mm, bracelet 18.2 cm Accompanied by report nos. KJ92746(1-3) dated 12 April 2016 from Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2016

An impressive jadeite bangle

Lot 2038. An impressive jadeite bangle. Estimate HK$15,000,000 – HK$25,000,000 (US$1,500,000-2,300,000). Price realised HKD 15,640,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The cylindrical jadeite bangle, inner diameter approximately 52.0 mm, width approximately 9.0 mm, thickness approximately 8.8 mm Accompanied by report no. KJ92697 dated 7 April 2016 from Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory stating that the bangle is natural jadeite and no polymer is detected Christie's. HONG KONG MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 31... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2016

Ikebana by Kawase Toshiro

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21 mai 2016

Rare works by John Singer Sargent lead Sotheby's $27.1M American Art Auction in New York

 Lot 8. John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925), Poppies (A study of "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose"), inscribed 'Painted by John Sargent in Russell House Garden/1886 Lily Millet' on the reverse, oil on canvas, 24 3/8 by 35 7/8 inches (61.9 by 91.1 cm). Painted in 1886. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 USD. Lot sold 6,858,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Four works by John Singer Sargent totaled $11.2 million last night, surpassing their combined high estimate... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2016

British Museum launches first major exhibition of underwater archaeology

Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds will be at the British Museum from 19 May to 27 November 2016. LONDON.- The British Museum is staging a major exhibition on two lost Egyptian cities and their recent rediscovery by archaeologists beneath the Mediterranean seabed. On view for an extended run of six months, The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds is the Museum’s first large-scale exhibition of underwater discoveries. It shows how the exploration of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus – submerged at the mouth of the... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2016

Nevers. Plat à décor au chinois, XVIIème siècle

Lot 2. Nevers. Plat à décor au chinois, XVIIème siècle. Estimation 500 € / 800 €. Photo Métayer. Plat à décor en camaïeu bleu et manganèse d'un chinois offrant un bouquet de fleurs à une chinoise, dans un paysage architecturé. D_25,2 cm.  Porte au revers un cachet de cire armorié et des numéros d'inventaire.  METAYER MAISON DE VENTES AUX ENCHÈRES, 58000 NEVERS. Collection d'un Amateur Etranger : Faiences Françaises dont Collection de Décors au Chinois (NEVERS), le 21 Mai 2016 à 14h00
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