27 août 2016

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27 août 2016

House of Dior, Raf Simons, Dress, autumn-winter 2012–13, Haute Couture

House of Dior (French, founded 1947). Raf Simons (Belgian, born 1968). Dress, autumn-winter 2012–13, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn white silk organdy and blue silk net hand–embroidered by Hurel with blue, clear, and yellow sequins, clear bugle beads, and crystals; machine–sewn ivory silk crepe, tulle, and chiffon, hand–embroidered by Lesage with gold metal thread, pearls, pink crystals, and hand–cut pink flower petals; hand–finished. Photo ©Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute House of Dior (French,... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

Hussein Chalayan, “Duck” Dress, spring-summer 2000, Prêt–à–Porter

Hussein Chalayan (British, born Cyprus, 1970) . “Duck” Dress, spring-summer 2000, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn pale pink polyester tulle, hand–gathered and sculpted into tufts and machine–stitched to pink cotton twill. Photo ©Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute   Hussein Chalayan (British, born Cyprus, 1970) . “Duck” Dress(detail), spring-summer 2000, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn pale pink polyester tulle, hand–gathered and sculpted into tufts and machine–stitched to pink cotton twill.... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 247. A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of bombé form, the exterior well painted with a gathering of scholars conversing and playing the qin in a setting of rocky outcroppings, bamboo, pine trees, and a large bank of loosely painted clouds, between a narrow border of upright lappets and a bold chevron band, the base unglazed - Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th November 1978, lot 217.  Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2016

A pair of blue and white 'phoenix' cups, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566)

Lot 273. A pair of blue and white 'phoenix' cups, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a flared rim, the exterior freely painted with phoenix amidst blossoms, the interior centered with a floral spray, the rim and foot with double-rings and the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle (2) - Diameter 3 1/8  in., 8 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept.... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2016

A blue and white 'peacock' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 274. A blue and white 'peacock' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566).  Height 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of well-potted baluster form, painted in varying tones of cobalt-blue with peacocks amidst rockwork and flowering peony plants all set between rows of lappets, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Provenance: Meriden Hall, Warwickshire, England (until 1948). Notes: An identical jar in... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2016

A blue and white dish, Jiajing mark, dated xinyou year, corresponding to 1561

Lot 272. A blue and white dish, Jiajing mark, dated xinyou year, corresponding to 1561. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing three birds perched on a peony shrub, framed by a border of six flying cranes at the well, interspersed by clouds, the underside with the 'Three Friends' of pine, prunus and bamboo, all in deep cobalt-blue, the base with a rectangular cartouche enclosing an eight-character inscription reading Jiajing xinyou jinshen jiaqi, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2016

Bulgari: Giardini Italiani. Love’s Paradise high Jewellery necklace & Giardini Italiani High Jewellery earrings

  Bulgari: Giardini Italiani. Love’s Paradise high Jewellery necklace in white gold with 1 cushion shaped modified brilliant step cut sapphire (125.35 ct),Fancy and round brilliant cut diamond (33.18 ct) and pavé diamonds. Bulgari: Giardini Italiani High Jewellery earrings in white gold with 1 blue Sri Lanka sapphire (11.12 ct), 1 blue Madagascar sapphire (10.08 ct), round brilliant cut diamonds (2.28 ct) and baguette diamonds (3.61 ct). Bulgari: Giardini Italiani High Jewellery earrings in white gold with 1 blue Sri... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

A very rare Portuguese market blue and white bottle vase (yuhuchunping), Jiajing mark and period, dated 1552

Lot 277. A very rare Portuguese market blue and white bottle vase (yuhuchunping), Jiajing mark and period, dated 1552. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body tapering to a waisted neck terminating in a flaring rim, finely painted in varying shades of a rich cobalt blue with longevity and abundance motifs, a pair of gamboling spotted deer and two fluttering butterflies amidst evergreens with gnarled, twisting trunks, a crane swooping downwards to meet its mate, a tall leafy bamboo tree with four... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

A finely painted and rare blue and white vase (meiping), Ming dynasty, late 15th century

Lot 278. A finely painted and rare blue and white vase (meiping), Ming dynasty, late 15th century. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's finely-potted with high swelling shoulders rising to a narrow neck and everted rim, superbly painted around the sides in 'windswept' style with two scholars conversing in a clearing as a third scholar approaches carrying a wrapped qin under his arm, a pavilion nearby with elaborate trelliswork set amidst billowing clouds, between ruyi-form lappets... [Lire la suite]