08 mars 2017

Christie's London Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction achieves $117,781,248

The top price of the evening was for Peter Doig’s spellbinding snow scene Cobourg 3 + 1 More, which saw determined bidding in the saleroom and on the phone and sold for £12,709,000 / $15,530,398 / €14,640,768. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction continued the confidence that launched the season, totalling £96,384,000 / $117,781,248 / € 111,034,368, a 65% increase on last February’s equivalent total, with strong sell-through rates of 95% by lot and 98% by value. The top... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2017

Exhibition at Pallant House Gallery traces the history of the woodcut

Albrecht Dürer, Repose on the Flight into Egypt, c.1504, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Hussey Bequest, Chichester District Council, 1985), © Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK. CHICHESTER.- A new exhibition at Pallant House Gallery showcases highlights from the Gallery’s acclaimed print collection to trace the history of the woodcut, from the Northern Renaissance and the Japanese tradition of ukiyo-e prints to contemporary artists working today. The exhibition includes works by artists such as Albrecht Dürer,... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

Christie's achieves highest price for an Old Master painting at auction in France over the past two decades

Francesco Guardi (1712-1793), Piazza San Marco with the Basilica and the Campanile. Sold for: €6,738,500 / £5,829,476 / $7,158,309. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. PARIS.- On 7 March 2017, Christie’s Boniface de Castellane and Anna Gould ‘A way of Life’ auction realised a total of €14,266,563 / £12,342,004 / $15,155,370. These exceptional results reflect the relevant choices Boni had made when furbishing his legendary Palais Rose with the most exquisite works of art. Lionel Gosset, Head of Collection sales,... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2017

"Slow Food: Still Lifes of the Golden Age" opens at the Mauritshuis in The Hague

Clara Peeters (Active in Antwerpen, c.1607-1621 of later), Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels, c. 1615, Mauritshuis, The Hague, Purchased by the Mauritshuis with support of the Stichting Vrienden van het Mauritshuis, the BankGiro Loterij, the Vereniging Rembrandt (with help of its A.M. Roeters van Lennep Fonds, Utrechtse Rembrandt Cirkel and Caius Cirkel) and a private individual Fonds, Utrechtse Rembrandt Cirkel en Caius Cirkel) en een particulier, 2012 HE HAGUE.- From 9 March through 25 June 2017... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

Verger Frères, Bonsai tree and vase clock, 1920s

Verger Frères, Bonsai tree and vase clock, 1920s. Tree in 18-carat gold with nephrite leaves and lapis lazuli berries. Bird carved in orange and white hardstone. Movement by Vacheron Constantin. In glass case surmounted with gold corners and cabochon sapphires © S.J. Phillips Ltd. S.J. Phillips Ltd. TEFAF Maaastricht 2017. Stand 118
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07 mars 2017

René Lalique. Beetle necklace, circa 1905

René Lalique. Beetle necklace, circa 1905. Gold, enamel and moulded glass , signed René Lalique © Wartski Wartski. TEFAF Maastrich. Stand 242.
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07 mars 2017

Otto Jakob, Xuanas, 2016

Otto Jakob, Xuanas, 2016. Yellow gold casts of St. John wort’s petals (Hypericum perforatum), the ovaries of white gold are micro pavé-set with diamonds and surrounded by stamens and pollen grains covered with dark red enamel © Otto Jakob   Otto Jakob. TEFAF Maaastricht 2017. Stand 147
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07 mars 2017

A large and important wucai 'hundred deer' vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 12. A large and important wucai 'hundred deer' vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 USD. Lot sold 948,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. sturdily potted, of ovoid form rising to a gently waisted neck with a lipped rim, painted in underglaze-blue, green, yellow, aubergine, brown and two shades of iron-red enamel with a continuous scene depicting a profusion of deer in widely varied poses, some resting or grazing, others prancing in playful... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

A large and finely painted blue and white 'dragon' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 11. A large and finely painted blue and white 'dragon' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot sold 612,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the pear-shaped body supported on a short foot, tapering to a tall neck with a garlic-head mouth and upright mouth rim, the body painted with two pairs of of sinuous five-clawed dragons, alternately descending and ascending in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amidst a composite floral... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

An exceptionally rare molded yellow-glazed 'dragon' stembowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 10. An exceptionally rare molded yellow-glazed 'dragon' stembowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 150,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's  finely potted, the wide flared bowl resting on a narrow stem splaying toward the base, lightly molded to the interior with two five-clawed dragons striding in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', applied overall with a smooth, rich egg-yolk yellow glaze, the interior of the... [Lire la suite]