24 avril 2017

The Marcial de Gomar of Colombian emeralds goes under the hammer on 25th april

  Emeralds found on shipwreck are worth millions. © 2017 Guernseys.com   Guernsey’s, the New York City-based auction house, is delighted to announce the auction of the Marcial de Gomar Collection of rare emeralds on April 25th. The event will be conducted live at the Americas Society at 680 Park Avenue with online bidding at www.liveauctioneers.com. The Marcial de Gomar Emerald Collection consists of more than twenty loose emeralds (both cut and rough) plus thirteen pieces of emerald jewelry. These... [Lire la suite]

24 avril 2017

Two 'Jian' 'hares-fur' tea bowls, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 194. Two  'Jian' 'hares-fur' tea bowls, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12.4 cm; 4 7/8  in., 12.1 cm; 4 3/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapered foot to a narrow groove below the rim, one covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, thinning at the rim with russet streaks extending downwards, the other covered with a brown glaze thinning at the rim with radiating black streaks (2). Quantité: 2. ... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2017

A fine 'Jian' 'hares-fur' tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 193. A fine 'Jian' 'hares-fur' tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an indented flaring rim, covered overall with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze suffused with vertical lighter brown streaks, the glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the dark grey body, the base inscribed Gongyu. Provenance: Oxfordshire Private Family Collection. Note: A related... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2017

A 'Jun' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 192. A 'Jun' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 19 cm, 7 1/2  in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. with gently rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, applied overall with a bubble suffused, opaque glaze of milky lavender-blue draining at the rim to a pale mushroom colour, and terminating unevenly above the short unglazed footring. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM    
24 avril 2017

A 'Yaozhou' carved ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 191. A 'Yaozhou' carved ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 21.5 cm, 8 7/16  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the cylindrical body supported by a spreading foot, with canted shoulders set with a loop handle opposite a curved spout and flanked by two small strap loops, the long waisted neck rising to an everted rim, the exterior carved all around with scrolling peony, covered overall with a thin olive-green glaze stopping at... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

A 'Henan' black-glazed russet-splashed vase, yuhuchunping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 190. A 'Henan' black-glazed russet-splashed vase, yuhuchunping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 22.6 cm, 8 7/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to an everted rim, covered overall with a lustrous black-brown glaze, liberally applied with russet streaks, the glaze stopping above the foot to reveal the buff coloured body, Japanese wood box. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM     

24 avril 2017

A 'Yaozhou' carved bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 189. A 'Yaozhou' carved bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 8.2 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an incurved rim, freely carved to the exterior with a floral scroll below a curved border at the rim, covered overall in a translucent olive-green glaze, the foot rim unglazed revealing the greyish-brown body, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017,... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2017

A 'Jian' russet-brown glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 188. A 'Jian' russet-brown glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12.8 cm, 5 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the flared sides rising from a short straight foot to an indented and everted rim, covered overall in a rich lustrous russet-brown glaze mottled with darker flecks, the glaze darkening to a matte texture around the rim and falling just short of the foot revealing the dark grey body. Provenance: Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, New York, 24th April 1975, lot 263. Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

A 'Longquan celadon' tripod censer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 187. A 'Longquan celadon' tripod censer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 8 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the cylindrical ribbed body rising from three short feet to an inverted dished rim, covered overall in an olive-green glaze save for an unglazed medallion on the base. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM
24 avril 2017

"Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry" at MFA Boston

Designed by G. Paulding Farnham for Tiffany & Co., Renaissance revival neck ornament, 1900–04. Platinum, gold, enamel, diamond, ruby, emerald, cat’s eye, chrysoberyl, sapphire, and pearl. Gift of Susan B. Kaplan. © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON —Exploring more than 4,000 years of jewelry history, a new exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), traces the long-standing tradition of drawing design inspiration from the past—whether by directly copying earlier styles or reinterpreting... [Lire la suite]