06 septembre 2017

The Vivien Leigh chrysoberyl demi-parure, 18th century

Lot 289. The Vivien Leigh chrysoberyl demi-parure, 18th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. comprising: a devant-de-corsage designed as a bow suspending a detachable pendant, set throughout with foil-backed circular-cut, cushion- and pear-shaped chrysoberyls; and a pair of earrings of similar design,pendants detachable, screw fittings. Quantity: 6 - brooch with Portuguese assay mark, chrysoberyl; devant-de-corsage approximately 64 x 87mm, earrings... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2017

Vivien's natural pearl and diamond earrings

Lot 295. Vivien's natural pearl and diamond earrings. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each set with a bouton pearl measuring approximately 11.7 x 11.9 x 9.8mm and 12.8 x 13.3 x 10.9mm respectively, within a frame of brilliant-cut diamonds, screw fittings. Quantity: 2 - natural pearls, diamonds; each diameter approximately 17mm. Accompanied by a gemmological report. Sotheby's. Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection, London, 26 Sep 2017, 10:30 AM natural pearls, diamondseach... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2017

The Vivien Leigh diamond bow brooch, mid 19th century

Lot 307. The Vivien Leigh diamond bow brooch, mid 19th century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. designed as a bow suspending an articulated tassel, set with circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, pendant and detachable brooch fittings, fitted case stamped S.J. Phillips; diamonds, silver, gold; approximately 61 x 81mm. Sotheby's. Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection, London, 26 Sep 2017, 10:30 AM
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06 septembre 2017

A rare yellow and green-enameled blue and white 'lotus' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 25. A rare yellow and green-enameled blue and white 'lotus' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 8 5/8  in., 22 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,116,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body with a slightly compressed belly, elegantly rising to a waisted neck and flared mouth, painted in deep underglaze-blue tones with a composite lotus and chrysanthemum scroll around the body, framed by a lappet collar below and ruyi-head and C-scrolls borders... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2017

A blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 22. A blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Height 11 1/8  in., 28.4 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 93,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the compressed globular body surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck with a flared rim, finely painted with a large five-clawed dragon writhing amid flames and clouds, with its young below striding among crashing waves, the base with a six-character seal mark  ... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2017

Francis Bacon's 'Head With Raised Arm' unveiled for the first time in over fifty years

Francis Bacon, Head with Raised Arm (1955), Oil on Canvas, 24 x 20in. (61 x 50.7cm.). Estimate: £7,000,000 - £10,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- Francis Bacon’s Head with Raised Arm (1955, estimate: £7,000,000 – £10,000,000) will be unveiled for the first time in over half a century as part of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, a highlight of London’s Frieze Week auctions. Last exhibited in 1962 at the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin, the work was acquired by the... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2017

A rare and magnificent blue and white ewer, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 19. A rare and magnificent blue and white ewer, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 10 in., 25.5cm. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 USD. Lot sold 936,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's inspired by a metalwork prototype, elegantly potted with a broad cylindrical body molded with two ribbed fillets between two registers of molded chrysanthemum petals, rising to a rounded shoulder and waisted neck with a bulbous mid-section and flaring gently to a broad spout, finely painted in... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2017

Minneapolis Institute of Art Presents First-Ever Exhibition to Focus on View Paintings as Depictions of Contemporary Events

Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (Italian, 1697-1768), The Grand Canal in Venice from Palazzo Flangini to Campo San Marcuola, c. 1740. Oil on canvas. Bequest of Miss Tessie Jones in memory of Herschel V. Jones. Minneapolis Institute of Art. Minneapolis— The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) presents the first-ever exhibition to focus on view paintings as depictions of contemporary events. “Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe” features approximately 40 paintings from the golden age of European view... [Lire la suite]