01 décembre 2016

Plate with chrysanthemum and lotus, Vietnam-Annam, Late 15th century

Lot 2046. Plate with chrysanthemum and lotus, Vietnam-Annam, Late 15th century. Estimate: 1,700 - 1,900 EUR (1,808 - 2,021 USD). Photo Van Ham Auction. Ceramic, painted in underglaze blue. In the bottom ironred. Inside a large flower, the rim with chrysanthemums tendrils, on the outside with lotus leaves. Ø 34,5cm. Condition A/B. Salvaged from a shipwreck. Surface matte. Rim restored. Supplement: With box.Provenance: -Private collection Belgium, since 1980s. Van Ham. Asian Art, Auction 384... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2016

Sotheby's to offer one of the most valuable English books to appear at auction

Property of The Berger Collection Educational Trust, Sold to Benefit Future Philanthropy. The Bute Book of Hours, c.1500-20. Estimate £1.5 - 2.5 million. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- The Bute Hours, one of the most extraordinary Medieval English Book of Hours in existence, is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s London on 6 December 2016, with an estimate of £1.5 to 2.5 million, making it one of the most valuable English books to appear at auction. The manuscript comes to sale from The Berger Collection... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2016

Exceptional 17-carat Diamond Solitaire Ring Leads Bonhams Fine Jewellery Auction

Lot 179. An important 17.97 carats Type IIa diamond solitaire ring. Estimate US$ 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (€940,000 - 1,400,000). Photo: Bonhams. An important diamond solitaire ring, weighing 17.97 carats, leads the Fine Jewellery auction at Bonhams on December 6 at 11am in New York. With a strong interest from collectors across the globe during its October sale, Bonhams yet again presents an excellent selection of diamond, noteworthy coloured gemstones and a plethora of signed jewellery, many from the Alhambra... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

4,000-year-old Egyptian model boat sails away as top selling lot at Bonhams Antiquities Sale

Lot 169. A large Egyptian gesso-painted wood model boat, Middle Kingdom, circa 2133-1797 B.C.. Sold for £161,000 (€188,856). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A large wooden model boat from the Egyptian Middle Period 2123-1797 B.C, sold for £161,000 at Bonhams Antiquities Sale in London today. The boat had been estimated at £30,000-50,000.  In total the sale made more than £1,310,000.  Lot 169. A large Egyptian gesso-painted wood model boat, Middle Kingdom, circa 2133-1797 B.C.. Sold for... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

New world record for Tibetan sculpture at Bonhams Images of Devotion Sale in Hong Kong

Lot 108. A monumental brass alloy figure of Canda Vajrapani, Tibet, 13th century. Estimate HKD 22,000,000 ~ 28,000,000. Sold for HK$ 49,260,000 (€5,971,705), a new world record price for a Tibetan sculpture. Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- An imposing brass Figure of Canda Vajrapani from the collection of Ulrich von Schroeder set a new world record price for a Tibetan sculpture at auction when it sold for HK$ 49,260,000 (US$ 6,351,479) at Bonhams Images of Devotion Sale in Hong Kong on 29 November.... [Lire la suite]