26 septembre 2017

A rare small white-glazed jar and cover, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 1232. A rare small white-glazed jar and cover, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 360,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The exquisitely potted vessel and cover are covered overall with a fine white glaze, except for the unglazed foot rim and the rim of the cover.  Property from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, New... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2017

A small coral-ground bowl with silvered interior, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 1231. A small coral-ground bowl with silvered interior, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), 3 ½ in. (8.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is thinly potted with rounded sides rising from a small ring foot, the exterior covered with a deep reddish-orange enamel in contrast to the silvered interior. Provenance: Emil Baerwald Collection, New York.Ralph M.... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

A peachbloom-glazed amphora, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 1230. A peachbloom-glazed amphora, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722), 6 ½ in. (16.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 360,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The elegant vase is covered in a glaze of crushed-strawberry-red color ending in a neat line where the biscuit body is exposed above the countersunk foot. Provenance: I. H. Vogel, Philadelphia.Ralph M. Chait, New York, 1956.  Property from... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

A rare incised green-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1227. A rare incised green-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The exterior is finely incised with a dense, continuous flower meander and covered with a lustrous, bright green glaze that also covers interior.   Property from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, New York. ... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

A glazed wine cup with cut-out decoration, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark,Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 1225. A glazed wine cup with cut-out decoration, yuyan shuwu four-character hallmark in underglaze blue within a double square, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795), 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The finely potted cup is decorated with a delicate cut-out band of flower sprays and covered inside and out with a clear glaze that fills in the cut-out design and ends in a neat line above the foot.  Property... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

Exhibition devoted to the birth of the art market in the Dutch Golden Age opens

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (workshop) (1606-1669): Willem Burchgraeff (detail) , 1633 , picture gallery of the Old Masters, Dresden State Art Collections, photo © bpk, Dresden State Art Collections, photo: Hans-Peter Klut. HAMBURG.- The Bucerius Kunst Forum presents from 23 September 2017 to 7 January 2018 the first large-scale exhibition devoted to the birth of the art market in the Golden Age of the Netherlands. Tracing the careers of artists such as Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen and many others, the... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2017

The Edward T. Chow ‘Bajixiang’ Bowl

Lot 3301. An extremely fine and rare blue and white 'Bajixiang' bowl and cover, Marks and period of Xuande (1426-1435); overall h. 10.7 cm, 4 1/4  in.; d. 17.8 cm, 7 in. Estimate 35,000,000 — 55,000,000 HKD (3,791,711 - 5,958,403 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. superbly potted with deep angled sides moulded with two raised fillets towards the lower body, rising from a short tapering foot to a flared rim, the exterior finely painted with the bajixiang emblems resting on stylised lotus blooms... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

Famed Ausrox Gold Nugget – Regarded as the Third-Largest in Existence – Makes Its Return To Perot Museum

Three prospectors in Australia uncovered this “rock star” treasure in 2010 using a metal detector. DALLAS, TX.- It’s back!! One of the world’s most famous gold nuggets has returned to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. The Ausrox Gold Nugget, a true rock star in the gem and mineral world, was on loan as part of the original collection that debuted in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall when the Museum opened to the public in December 2012. In 2015, the precious mineral headed south to the... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2017

La Monnaie de Paris: The last secret in the heart of Paris finally opens its doors

A picture taken on September 21, 2017 in Paris, shows the treasure of Huê, colonial warfare of French troops to the expenses of the empire Annam, which gathers 62 gold bullion, 86 gold medals and 4 silver bars inside the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)  ahead of the re-opening of the museum.  PARIS.- After 6 years of work, the transformation works at the Parisian site of Monnaie de Paris concluded to give birth to 11 Conti - Monnaie de Paris. Completely renovated, Monnaie de Paris reveals its ambitious... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2017

Impressive Pair of Diamond Earrings

Lot 1697. Impressive Pair of 10.92 and 10.07 carats Diamond Earrings. Estimate 7,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Each set with an emerald-cut diamond weighing 10.92 and 10.07 carats respectively, to the diamond-set surmount, mounted in white gold, post and butterfly fittings, illustrated unmounted. Accompanied by two GIA reports numbered 1162882802 and 2165910541, dated 13 January 2015 and 24 February 2016, stating that the 10.92 and 10.07 carat diamonds are both G Colour, VS2 and VS1... [Lire la suite]
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