28 mars 2018

Unbridled bidding for Old Masters at Koller

Lot 3028. Carstian Luyckx (1623 Antwerp circa 1677), Memento Mori still life with musical instruments, books, sheet music, skeleton, skull and armour. Oil on canvas. 73.5 x 92.5 cm. Estimate: CHF 30 000 - 40 000 (€ 25 000 / 33 330). Sold for  CHF 538 000, the second highest price ever realized by a work by Luyckx at auction. © Koller Auctions Zurich ZURICH.- At times the bidding seemed to know no bounds in Koller’s Old Master Paintings auction on 23 March. Numerous works sold... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2018

A rare limestone votive stele, Tang dynasty, dated 1st year of the Tiaolu reign (in accordance with 679)

Lot 3066. A rare limestone votive stele, Tang dynasty, dated 1st year of the Tiaolu reign (in accordance with 679); 91 cm, 35 3/4  in. Estimate 1,600,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 of rectangular section, the substantial slab carved with straight sides and a rounded upper edge, all resting sturdily on a rectangular plinth, one side centred with a main niche supporting a figure of Shakyamuni Buddha seated on a lotus base, flanked by Ananda and Kasyapa as well as... [Lire la suite]