17 novembre 2016

A rare pair of Imperial yellow and green-enamelled 'boys at play' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period

Lot 24. A rare pair of Imperial yellow and green-enamelled 'boys at play' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$ 700,000 - 1,000,000 (€84,000 - 120,000). © Bonhams 2001-2016 Each elegantly potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior finely incised with a continuous scene depicting boys dancing and playing musical instruments in a terraced garden encircled by pine trees, beneath a stylised floral border at the rim, all highlighted in... [Lire la suite]

17 novembre 2016

A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'dragon' baluster bottle vase, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 22. A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'dragon' baluster bottle vase, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795). Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 400,000 (€30,000 - 48,000). © Bonhams 2001-2016 Vividly painted in a powerful tone of copper-red with a five-clawed scaly dragon writhing sinuously and ferociously in pursuit of the flaming pearl of wisdom amidst fire scrolls and turbulent crashing waves in underglaze-blue. 35.2cm (13 7/8in) high. Provenance: A European private collectionSotheby's London, 15... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2016

A rare small famille rose 'butterflies' saucer-dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 21. A rare small famille rose 'butterflies' saucer-dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,200,000 (€96,000 - 140,000). © Bonhams 2001-2016 With steep flaring sides rising from a tapered foot, exquisitely enamelled to the interior with four butterflies with widespread wings, decorated in rich and various brilliant tones of famille rose, surrounded by dense vine scrolls framed within a medallion, the exterior and base left plain with a... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2016

Culture Minister steps in to prevent 18th century painting from export

William Hogarth (1697-1764), The Christening. Oil on canvas, 49.5 x 62.8cm. LONDON.- Culture Minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar on a satirical painting by William Hogarth to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country.  The Christening by William Hogarth is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £1,223,100. William Hogarth is considered to be one of the most important figures in eighteenth-century British art and culture. He... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2016

De Kooning painting sold for record $66.3 million

Willem de Kooning, Untitled XXV, 1977. Sold for $66,327,500 (£53,147,035 / €61,491,120. World auction record for the artist. Photo Sotheby's The November 15 evening sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art realized US$276,972,500 / £221,933,093 / €256,776,589 with sell-through rates of 89% by lot and 94% by value. The sale established 4 new world auction records for artists including Willem de Kooning, Jonathan Horowitz, John Currin and Giuseppe Gallo, and one medium record for a work on paper by Christopher... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2016

Haute Joaillerie à Sotheby's Genève. Meilleur total pour une vente de Haute Joaillerie cet automne, toutes maisons confondues

"The Sky Blue Diamond" weighing 8.01 carats was auctioned at a 'Magnificent jewels & noble jewels auction' in Geneva on November 16, 2016 at a price of US 15.9 million euros. FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP. GENEVE : Un fort engouement dans la salle et au téléphone a propulsé la vente de Haute Joaillerie Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels à Genève ce soir à 136'734'500 CHF / 136'428’215 US$. Grâce à ce montant, les ventes de Haute Joaillerie atteignent un total pour 2016 de 307’753’125 CHF / 311'525’634 US$. Ce résultat éclipse le... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2016

Christie's achieves $81.4 million for Monet's Muele (Grainstack) setting a new world auction record for the artist

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Meule, oil on canvas, 28 ⅝ x 36 ¼ in. (72.7 x 92.1 cm.). Sold for $81,447,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. New York – On November 16th, Claude Monet’s Meule (Grainstack) realized $81,447,500 / £65,210,168 / €75,774,215 at Christie’s New York and achieved a world auction record for the artist.  Painted in 1891, this important painting is recognized as one of finest examples of Monet’s Grainstack series. Meule was ultimately sold to... [Lire la suite]
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