05 septembre 2017

Two amber altars for private devotion, Northeast German, probably Gdansk, c. 1680

Two amber altars for private devotion, Northeast German, probably Gdansk, c. 1680. Amber, ivory, glass, wooden core, Height 51 cm. © Art Chamber Georg Laue Both amber altars are worked in the round in the incrustation technique combining amber cabochons (partly adorned with intaglio on the backside) and ivory carvings of high quality. Comparable amber works at the Kunstkammer of castle Rosenborg in Copenhagen and in the Treasury of the Munich Residenz.

05 septembre 2017

Michel Redlin, Amber court box and board with complete set of amber chessmen, North-east German, Gdańsk, ca 1700

Michel Redlin (verified from 1688), Amber court box and board with complete set of amber chessmen, North-east German, Gdańsk, ca 1700. Amber, transparent and cloudy, in part carved and engraved, backed with silver foil, wooden carcass, brass fittings, drawer lined with blue silk, underside with Augsburg brocade paper; Chessboard: 37 x 37 x 11 cm; Chessmen: king height 7 cm, pawn height 5.5 cm © Art Chamber Georg Laue Published in: Laue, G .: Tresor. Treasures for European Kunstkammer, Munich 2017, p. 67, Fig.... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2017

Jacob Heise (verified 1654-1667 in Königsberg), Stem cup, Königsberg, ca 1660

Jacob Heise (verified 1654-1667 in Königsberg), Stem cup, Königsberg, ca 1660. Amber, Height 7.7 cm, width 10.5 cm. © Art Chamber Georg Laue Published in: Laue, G .: Tresor. Treasures for European Kunstkammer, Munich 2017, pp. 156-157, pp. 234-235, Cat. No. 44; Werner, M./Laue, G .: Bernstein - Sigmar Polke - Amber, New York 2006, p. 76, p. 104; Laue, G .: Bernstein. Treasures of European Art Chambers. Amber. Treasuries for European Kunstkammer, Munich 2006,... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2017

Cindy Chao The Art Jewel Présente ses nouvelles créations Haute Joaillerie

CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel a dévoilé au Ritz durant la semaine de la Haute Couture en Juillet dernier ses nouvelles créations, douze magnifiques pièces de Haute Joaillerie révélant la perspective unique de l’artiste Cindy Chao sur le monde. Les pièces phares de la collection sont les chefs-d’œuvre Black Label 2017, la gamme la plus prestigieuse et la plus exclusive de la Maison, pour laquelle Cindy Chao cherche uniquement les pierres précieuses les plus rares. Pour atteindre la perfection, chaque pièce est élaborée autour d’un... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2017

A sancai-glazed applique-decorated tripod jar, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1107. A sancai-glazed applique-decorated tripod jar, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907), 7 in. (18 cm.) high.  Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 112,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The globular body is supported on three animal-claw feet and has a waisted neck with flared rim. The sides are decorated with alternating large and small molded floral appliques, and are covered with streaked glazes of green, amber and cream color that fall towards the lower body revealing the buff... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2017

A rare splash-glazed applique-decorated ewer, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century

Lot 1118. A rare splash-glazed applique-decorated ewer, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century, 8 ¾ in. (21.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ovoid body is covered with a dark brown glaze decorated with splashes of pale bluish cream color that highlight the three arrangements of floret appliques on the shoulder and the handle that rises to the pinched mouth rim. Provenance: IIn Hong Kong prior to 1996.Sotheby's New York, 22... [Lire la suite]

05 septembre 2017

A rare incised yuezhou celadon leys jar, zhadou, Southern Dynasties-Sui dynasty, 6th century

Lot 1117. A rare incised yuezhou celadon leys jar, zhadou, Southern Dynasties-Sui dynasty, 6th century, 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The sloping shoulder is incised with bands of lotus petals above a band of stylized cloud motif, and the jar is covered inside and out with a finely crackled clear celadon glaze that stops above the base exposing the greyish body and a brown wash that also covers the base.  Provenance: In New York prior to... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2017

Christie’s Frieze Week 2017 - Innovative Line Up Of Curated, Cross-Category And Masterpiece Auctions In October

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Red Skull (1982), Acrylic, oilstick and paper collage on canvas, 60 × 60 in. (152.4 × 152.4 cm.), Estimate on request.  London - This October during London’s Frieze Week, Christie’s will present a second major season of Post-War and Contemporary Art in 2017 at King Street, bringing together the very best in art and design across the 20th and 21st centuries.  Following the successful move of the London auctions in March this year, Christie’s sales this October demonstrate a diversity... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2017

Giampiero Bodino et les pièces Haute Joaillerie Corona CG

Giampiero Bodino. Collier CORONA. Saphirs, émeraudes, opales de feu, diamants, or blanc. On pourrait humer les odeurs et voir les couleurs du sud de l’Italie à travers cette création de Haute Joaillerie, joyaux aux couleurs d’exception dans lesquelles Giampiero Bodino fait renaître la nature et la beauté de son pays natal. Collier et bracelet CORONA de la collection Mediterranea évoquent les mosaïques siciliennes d’antan typiques du sud de l’Italie, à travers un... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2017

A 'Cizhou'-type cut-glaze jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 105. A 'Cizhou'-type cut-glaze jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Height 8 1/8  in., 20.5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the globular body rising to a short straight neck, carved through the dark brown glaze with two large peony sprays and two butterflies, framed by a floral scroll border at the neck and a keyfret band below. Provenance: Collection of Ambassador Dr. Carlos Augusto R. Santos-Neves (b. 1944), acquired in the 1980s. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New... [Lire la suite]