06 août 2016

Bol de type "liangzi" (évoquant la capsule à graine du lotus) à décor floral, dynastie Ming (1368-1644)

Bol de type "liangzi" (évoquant la capsule à graine du lotus) à décor floral, dynastie Ming (1368-1644), porcelaine bleu blanc, Hauteur : 0.059 m. Diamètre : 0.103 m. Ancienne collection Ernest Grandidier. LiParis, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, G958. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier

06 août 2016

Guido Reni, Lucretia, 1640–1642

Guido Reni (Italian, Bologna 1575–1642 Bologna), Lucretia, 1640–1642. Oil on canvas, 35 13/16 × 28 3/4 in. (91 × 73 cm). Roma, Musei Capitolini, Pinacoteca Capitolina © Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali – Musei Capitolini, Rome The distinctive character of Reni’s late paintings has led them to be central topics in recent debates about unfinished works from the seventeenth century. Reni’s contemporaries recognized that his later works are more delicate and softer, painted more freely with less... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2016

Federico Barocci, Federico Barocci, The Assumption of the Virgin, 1604–1605

Federico Barocci (Italian, Urbino ca. 1535–1612 Urbino), The Assumption of the Virgin, 1604–1605. Oil on canvas, 94 1/8 × 67 5/16 in. (239 × 171 cm). Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino © Scala / Art Resource, NY Barocci, perhaps the greatest Italian painter of his generation, was famed for the careful study that went into the design of his altarpieces. This Assumption, in which the Virgin rises to heaven surrounded by the Apostles, was left in the artist’s studio in Urbino at his death and... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2016

Diamond bracelet, 1930s

  Lot 484. Diamond bracelet, 1930s. Estimate 60,000 — 90,000 CHF. Lot sold 200,500 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's 2012 Composed of three open work rectangular plaques, each set at the centre with a step-cut diamond, further embellished by variously cut diamonds, length approximately 188mm, French assay and maker's marks. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, 14 Nov 2012  
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06 août 2016

Gem-set and diamond bracelet/wristwatch, Ostertag, circa 1930

Lot 473. Gem-set and diamond bracelet-wristwatch, Ostertag, circa 1930. Estimate 95,000 — 140,000 CHF. Lot sold 206,500 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's 2012 The straps set with meandering vines of carved emeralds, sapphires and rubies, accented with marquise-shaped, circular-, and single-cut diamonds, the square-shaped dial within a cushion-shaped case pavé-set with circular-cut stones and flanked with bands of buff top calibré-cut emeralds, length approximately 165mm, case signed Ostertag made in... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2016

Plat, Kraak Porselein, règne de Wanli (1573-1620)

Plat, Kraak Porselein, règne de Wanli (1573-1620), porcelaine bleu blanc, Hauteur : 0.085 m, Diamètre : 0.46 m, anc. coll. Gasnault ; don A.Dubouché, 1881. Limoges, musée national Adrien Dubouché, ADL524. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Limoges, Cité de la céramique) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi
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06 août 2016

Verseuse à encre, fin du 16e siècle, règne de Wanli (1573-1620)

Verseuse à encre, fin du 16e siècle, règne de Wanli (1573-1620), porcelaine bleu blanc, fours de Jingdezhen, Hauteur : 0.07 m, Largeur : 0.1 m, Profondeur : 0.07 m, anc. coll. Gasnault ; don A.Dubouché, 1881. Limoges, musée national Adrien Dubouché, ADL479. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Limoges, Cité de la céramique) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi
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06 août 2016

Sodoma, Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist, 1530s

Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) (Italian, Vercelli 1477–1549 Siena), Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist, 1530s. Oil on wood, 48 7/16 × 32 7/8 in. (123 × 83.5 cm) Framed: 46 7/8 × 66 9/16 in. (119 × 169 cm). Private collection, UF.224.  This striking unfinished painting reflects the artist’s long-term interest in Leonardo, whose works he would have seen in Milan, and the robust, sculptural styles of Michelangelo’s and Sebastiano del Piombo’s works. We do not know why it remains in this state,... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2016

Domenico Beccafumi, Holy Family, 1540–1549

Domenico Beccafumi (Italian, Cortine in Valdibiana Montaperti 1484–1551 Siena), Holy Family, 1540–1549. Oil on panel, 22 3/4 × 18 1/8 in. (57.8 × 46 cm) Framed: 30 in. × 26 1/2 in. × 2 1/2 in. (76.2 × 67.3 × 6.3 cm). Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, John Maclean Magie, Class of 1892, and Gertrude Magie Fund © Princeton University Art Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey This Holy Family, which includes the figure of Saint Michael, was painted late in the artist’s career. It stands alongside a... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2016

Fine ruby and diamond bracelet, Harry Winston

Lot 543. Fine Burmese ruby and diamond bracelet, Harry Winston. Estimate 50,000 — 80,000 CHF. Lot sold 218,500 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's 2012 Designed as a row of calibré-cut rubies alternating with baguette diamonds, length approximately 185mm, French assay and import marks. Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 12070076, stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, 14 Nov 2012