22 août 2016

Important Jewelry sale scheduled for Sunday, September 11th through Monday, September 12th at Leslie Hindman

The September Important Jewelry sale expands on an already impressive 2016 with a large array of fine diamonds and colored stones, signed jewels, important antique works and modernist style jewelry.  Highlighting the sale are signed items by Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Oscar Heyman Brothers, as well as a 6.40 carat antique cushion cut Kashmir Sapphire and a 2.58 carat oval mixed cut fancy orangy pink diamond. The two day auction will also include a broad selection of antique and... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2016

A 'Jian' 'hare's fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 137. A 'Jian' 'hare's fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, with a narrow groove encircling the exterior below the rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, thinning at the rim with russet streaks drizzling downwards, the glaze stopping neatly above the foot to reveal the reddish-brown stoneware body. Diameter 5 in., 12.8 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2016

A small 'Jian' 'hare's fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 136. A small 'Jian' 'hare's fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, with a narrow groove encircling the exterior below the rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, thinning at the rim with dazzling russet streaks extending downwards, the glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the purplish-brown stoneware body. Diameter 4 1/8  in., 10.5 cm ... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2016

A small 'Jian' black-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 135. A small 'Jian' black-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, thinning at the rim with some russet streaks extending downwards, the glaze stopping irregularly above the foot to reveal the reddish-brown stoneware body. Diameter 3 7/8  in., 9.9 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM
22 août 2016

A small 'Jian' black-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 134. A small 'Jian' black-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of conical form with the flaring sides supported on a short foot, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, thinning at the rim with some russet streaks extending downwards, the glaze stopping irregularly at the foot ring to reveal the dark-gray stoneware body. Diameter 4 1/4  in., 10.8 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM
22 août 2016

A 'Jian' black-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 133. A 'Jian' black-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's  of conical form, the deep flaring sides rising from a short straight foot, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, thinning at the rim and stopping irregularly above the foot to reveal the dark-gray stoneware body. Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.2 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM
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22 août 2016

A 'Jian' black-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 132. A 'Jian' black-glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, with a narrow groove encircling the exterior below the rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, thinning at the rim with subtle streaks extending downwards, the glaze stopping unevenly above the foot to reveal the dark-gray stoneware body. Diameter 4 7/8  in., 12.4 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept.... [Lire la suite]
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22 août 2016

A 'Jian' 'hare's fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 131. A 'Jian' 'hare's fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, with a narrow groove encircling the exterior below the rim, covered overall with a lustrous brown glaze suffused to the interior and exterior with short black streaks, the glaze thinning at the rim and falling short of the foot to reveal the brown stoneware body. Diameter 4 3/4  in., 12.1 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2016

The Enterprise of Hendrick Goltzius: Basel Kupferstichkabinett presents 80 works by the master from Haarlem

Hendrik Goltzius (1558–1617), Phaeton, 1588 © Kunstmuseum Basel, photo: Martin P. Bühler BASEL.- Late-sixteenth-century audiences were thrilled by the engravings of Hendrick Goltzius (1558– 1617), and the technical perfection of his work and his unconventional inventions have lost none of their appeal. The exhibition at the Basel Kupferstichkabinett presents a selection of around eighty of the finest works by the master from Haarlem, including Biblical and mythological scenes and erudite allegories.... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2016

Pierre Cardin, Dress, 1968, Haute Couture

Pierre Cardin (French, born Italy, 1922). Dress, 1968, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn, heat–molded brown polyester Cardine (Dynel). Photo ©Nicholas Alan Cope. Pierre Cardin (French, born Italy, 1922). Dress(detail), 1968, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn, heat–molded brown polyester Cardine (Dynel). Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute