28 juin 2017

Didier Ltd at Masterpiece London 2017, stand A14

Salvador Dali. 'Persistence of Sound' Telephone earrings, c.1949, at Didier Ltd, stand A14 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Pair of 18ct yellow gold earrings in the form of melting telephones set with diamonds, emeralds and rubies. Inscribed Dali to the front of each earring and with an applied plaque to the reverse stamped COP.ALEMANY&ERTMANINC. H. 4.5 cm Louis Osman. Unique silver and turquoise bangle, 1968. Didier Ltd, stand A14 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Unique fine (pure) silver... [Lire la suite]

28 juin 2017

Exhibition at Pinakothek der Moderne presents more than 80 of Lucas van Leyden's prints

Lucas van Leyden, Woman with the Dog, 1510, Engraving, 105 x 72 mm (sheet), Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München MUNICH.- Lucas van Leyden was the most important Dutch engraver of the Northern Renaissance. Born in Leiden (also known as Leyden), he specialized in this art form at a very early age and elevated it to the highest level. In 1604, the art theorist Karel van Mander (1548–1606) reported that Lucas, as a child prodigy, had completed his first dated engraving at the age of... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2017

An inscribed Yixing stoneware gilt-lacquer decorated 'goldfish and lotus' teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, late 18th century

Lot 523. An inscribed Yixing stoneware gilt-lacquer decorated 'goldfish and lotus' teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, late 18th century, 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 162,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of Wendan type, the exterior decorated in low relief and highlighted in gilt with a swimming goldfish and a clump of lotus flower and leaves, the reverse with a poetic verse, the base with an inscription Note: Compare a teapot of similar form... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2017

An Yixing stoneware slip-decorated 'landscape' brushpot, by Huang Yulin, Late Qing dynasty

  Lot 513. An Yixing stoneware slip-decorated 'landscape' brushpot, by Huang Yulin, Late Qing dynasty, d. 17.8 cm, 7 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of cylindrical form, the red stoneware intricately decorated to the exterior in coloured slip, depicting a continuous landscape scene of tiered pavilion and huts sheltered amongst jagged rocky mountains and tall trees by the riverside, the base impressed with a square seal... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2017

An Yixing stoneware 'ribbon sash' box and cover by Chen Hanwen and an imperial zitan box and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th cen

Lot 512. An Yixing stoneware 'ribbon sash' box and cover by Chen Hanwen and an imperial zitan box and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century, 11.7 and 12.4 cm, 4 5/8  and 4 7/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of rectangular form, finely carved to the exterior in relief with archaistic kui dragon scrolls with a beribboned sash tied at the centre, impressed to the base with a square seal reading Chen Hanwen, the stoneware of a... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2017

An inscribed Yixing stoneware 'Bamboo' stone-dipper teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing-Daoguang period, incised by Qu Yings

Lot 511. An inscribed Yixing stoneware 'Bamboo' stone-dipper teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing-Daoguang period, incised by Qu Yingshao, 14.7 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 562,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of Ziye-form, superbly potted with sloping sides rising from three flattened circular feet, set with a short spout opposite an angled handle, above an indistinct impressed seal mark, the raised flattened cover set with a looped knop, carved to the exterior with a... [Lire la suite]

28 juin 2017

An Yixing stoneware square teapot and cover by Zheng Jingyu, Early Qing dynasty

Lot 510. An Yixing stoneware square teapot and cover by Zheng Jingyu, Early Qing dynasty, w. 11.5 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 562,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  the four curved sides rising from a short foot to a short neck, the facetted curved spout set opposite a C-shaped handle, the domed cover surmounted by a knop, the base impressed with a seal mark reading Zheng Jingyu zhi ('made by Zheng Jingyu')  Literature: Paul... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2017

The Michael & Eleonore Stoffel Stiftung acquired five works by Anselm Kiefer for the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

Anselm Kiefer, The sand from the urns, 2009. Acrylic, oil, shellac, sand and charcoal on canvas, 280 x 570 cm. Since 2017 Michael & Eleonore Stoffel Foundation in the Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich. Photo: © Charles Duprat / Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen The Michael & Eleonore Stoffel Foundation has worked in close collaboration with the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen to acquire on behalf of the latter institution five works by Anselm Kiefer. The acquisition marks a milestone in the... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2017

Ensemble de 18 plaques de ceinture en jade céladon, Dynastie Ming

Lot 263. Ensemble de 18 plaques de ceinture en jade céladon, Dynastie Ming. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 EUR. Lot sold 25,000 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's.  sculpté et ajouré, à bordures perlées, six grandes rectangulaires à décor de dragons sinueux volant parmi les nuées et lingzhi, deux petites rectangulaires à décor de lingzhi, deux grandes paires ovales et trois petites paires à décor de lingzhi (18). La plus grande 9,7 cm. A CARVED AND PIERCED GREEN... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2017

Petit animal fabuleux en jade céladon et noir, Dynastie Ming ou antérieure

Lot 197. Petit animal fabuleux en jade céladon et noir, Dynastie Ming ou antérieure, 5,2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 EUR. Lot sold 27,500 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's.  sculpté couché, les pattes repliées sous le corps, le dos courbé aux vertèbres saillantes, la gueule tournée vers la gauche aux yeux globuleux et arborant un grand sourire, la pierre au dessus entièrement couverte d'inclusions noires et doucement polie. AN UNUSUAL CELADON AND BLACK JADE CARVING OF A MYTHICAL BEAST, MING DYNASTY OR... [Lire la suite]