30 mars 2017

An important Imperial yellow dish, Mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487)

Lot 1. An important Imperial yellow dish, Mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487). Estimate HK$2,000,000 — 3,000,000 / €240,817 - 361,226. Lot Sold 10,300,000 HKD (1,246,422 €). Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted with rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a gently flaring rim, covered overall with a yellow glaze of pale egg-yolk tone applied over a transparent glaze, the footrim burnt yellow around the unglazed edge, the white-glazed base inscribed in underglaze blue with... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2017

Monumental painting attributed to Qiu Ying brings $112,500 at auction

  Attributed to Qiu Ying, Ming Painter (Chinese, 1494-1552). "Palace Courtyard", gouache and ink on paper laid down on three wood panels, signed and sealed. Est. $6,000 - $8,000. Sold for $112,500 © Ahlers & Ogletree ATLANTA, GA.- Asian lots took center stage at Ahlers & Ogletree’s March 25-26 Spring Salon Auction, as a monumental classical painting attributed to Ming painter Qiu Ying (Chinese, 1494-1552) soared to $112,500, and a pair of Chinese huanghuali hardwood side tables made in... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2017

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Mrs Connock, three-quarter-length, in a white satin dress with blue ribbons, in a landscape

Lot 28. Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (Plympton, Devon 1723-1792 London), Portrait of Mrs Connock (d.1804), three-quarter-length, in a white satin dress with blue ribbons, in a landscape, oil on canvas, 49 7/8 x 40 in. (126.8 x 101.6 cm.) in a George III giltwood frame carved with pierced C-scrolls and cabochon-centred cartouches. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 37,620 - USD 62,700). Price realised GBP 47,500 (USD 59,565) © Christie's Images Ld 2017 Provenance: Treworgey Manor,... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

Harry Winston

Enhanced by 43 sparkling diamonds, this 12.61-carat emerald-cut yellow diamond recalls Harry Winston’s legacy of exceptional gemstones. Two extraordinary high jewelry rings set aglow with yellow diamond center stones. Harry Winston.  A 2-carat radiant-cut diamond, suspended from a micropavé wire, is followed by an extraordinary 12-carat fancy intense yellow diamond in this breathtaking two-drop high jewelry design by Harry Winston. One of the most iconic high jewelry designs, the House’s Winston Cluster Earrings... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2017

Remarkable Tuscan Renaissance Cassoni to be offered in Christie’s Old Masters Evening Sale, 6 July 2017

Giovanni Toscani (Florence 1370/80–1430). Scenes from the tale of Ginevra and Bernabò of Genoa and Ambrogiuolo of Piacenza (Boccaccio, Decameron): a cassone front, tempera and gold on panel. Estimate: £700,000–1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ld 2017 London – Christie’s Classic Week will present a remarkable collection of Tuscan Renaissance Cassone panels as part of the Old Masters Evening Sale on 6 July 2017. The collection, comprising nine panels in total, is incredibly rare to the market.  Typically... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A Concretion of Aragonite, Mine of Irhoud, Morocco, Safi province

Lot 3040. A Concretion of Aragonite, Mine of Irhoud, Morocco, Safi province. Estimate: HKD 35,000 — 45,000 (4,258 - 5,475 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's with a vertical structure, the concretion of a white colour and irregularly formed with dense clusters of varying sizes, stand - 58 cm, 22 3/4  in. Provenance: A French private collection. Note: Aragonite is a carbonate mineral likened to a bouquet of explosions of fireworks or flowers. It is an... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2017

A Small Gogotte, Oligocene (30 Million Years Old). Fontainebleau, France

Lot 3057. A Small Gogotte, Oligocene (30 Million Years Old). Fontainebleau, France. Estimate: HKD 3,000 — 5,000 (365 - 608 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's oriented with a tapered and curved outline with swelling layers cascading onto the the globulous lower body, stand - 14 by 13 cm, 5 1/2  by 5 1/8  in. Provenance: A French private collection. Note: A gogotte is a millions-of-years old naturally shaped mineral rarity consisting of tiny quartz fragments held... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A Gogotte, Oligocene (30 Million Years Old). Fontainebleau, France

Lot 3036. A Gogotte, Oligocene (30 Million Years Old). Fontainebleau, France. Estimate: HKD 90,000 — 150,000 (10,950 - 18,249 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's impressively oriented with an almost circular structure resting on twisting and swirling layers, the irregular assemblage of sandstone with a greyish-white surface, metal stand - 58 cm, 22 3/4  in. Provenance: A French private collection. Note: A gogotte is a millions-of-years old naturally shaped mineral... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A Gogotte, Oligocene (30 Million Years Old). Fontainebleau, France

Lot 3023. A Gogotte, Oligocene (30 Million Years Old). Fontainebleau, France. Estimate: HKD 250,000 — 350,000 (30,416 - 42,582 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's of expansive proportions and moderately flattened form, the irregular structure of natural greyish-white sandstone amassed of soft rounded twisting layers and swirls, the assemblage perforated by natural apertures, metal stand - 125 by 120 cm, 49 1/8  by 47 1/4  in. Provenance: A French private... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon washer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1160-1366)

Lot 3002. A 'Longquan' celadon washer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1160-1366). Estimate: HKD 60,000 — 80,000 (7,300 - 9,733 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's with straight flaring sides rising to an everted rim, all supported on a short tapering foot, finely applied overall save for the unglazed foot with a translucent celadon glaze suffused with a network of fine crackles, pooling to a pale sea-green tone in recessed areas - 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Sotheby's. Curiosity III, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]