05 août 2018

A brilliantly enamelled famille-rose 'Chrysanthemum' cup, Mark and Period of Yongzheng

Lot 3712. A brilliantly enamelled famille-rose 'Chrysanthemum' cup, Mark and Period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 10.1 cm, 4 in. Estimate 2,200,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot sold  5,080,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s finely potted with a slightly rounded conical body rising from a short foot, the exterior delicately enamelled with a branch bearing three large chrysanthemum blooms and one flowering bud, the flowers intricately depicted in a brilliant vermillion-red and pastel yellow and outlined in red and... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2018

A superb oval-shaped tianhuang ‘Mythical Beast’ seal, Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735)

Lot 3766. A superb oval-shaped tianhuang ‘Mythical Beast’ seal, Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735); 7.2 by 4.5 by 2.9 cm, 2 3/4  by 1 3/4  by 1 1/8  in., weight 120 gr. Estimate 2,200,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,680,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. deftly carved in the form of a mythical beast sitting on its haunches on an oval-sectioned pedestal, the mythical beast depicted with its head powerfully held up above its prominently pronounced taut muscles, its... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2018

A superb yellow jade hexagonal vase, gu, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3670. A superb yellow jade hexagonal vase, gu, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 18.8 cm., 7 3/8  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. of compressed hexagonal section and of archaistic gu form, the central section with rounded sides resting on a hollow splayed foot and surmounted by a tall flared neck, the mid-section incised with archaistic scrolls, the neck and foot with archaistic upright and pendent cicada... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2018

A fine Famille-Rose ‘Bird and Prunus’ meiping, Qing dynasty, Shendetang zhi mark, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 3634. A fine Famille-Rose ‘Bird and Prunus’ meiping, Qing dynasty, Shendetang zhi mark, Daoguang period (1821-1850); ; 26 cm., 10 1/4  in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 8,440,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. robustly potted with high rounded shoulders tapering to a slightly galleried foot, the voluptuous body delicately painted with a bird, possibly a magpie, perched on a branch bearing prunus buds and blossoms of various sizes, the bird intricately... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2018

Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires reopens refurbished and expanded galleries

Installation view. BUENOS AIRES.- In one of its largest exhibitions ever the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires in collaboration with the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main is presenting A Tale of Two Worlds, comprising over 500 artworks from private and public collections, by 100 artists and collectives from Latin America, the United States and Europe. The exhibition marks the grand re-opening of the refurbished Moderno and occupies all the galleries of the newly-expanded institution, which has... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2018

Magnificent Hopewell culture cache of prehistoric artifacts soars past estimate selling for $162,000 on Bidsquare

Lot 23. A Magnificent Hopewell Cache, Hopewell Culture, Middle Woodland Period, 200 B.C. - A.D. 400, Spencer County, Indiana, blade length 11 in. Estimate: $50,000-$80,000. Sold for $162,000. Courtesy Cowan's Auctions NEW YORK, NY.- One of the most significant assemblages of Hopewell Culture prehistoric art ever collected more than doubled its high estimate selling for $162,000 on bidsquare.com during Cowan's Auctions' Part I of the Collection of Art Gerber: Ancient Art of the Eastern... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2018

Frick acquires rare vase by Luigi Valadier, eighteenth-century Roman silversmith

Luigi Valadier (1726–1785), Vase, ca. 1770s, Rosso, Appennino marble and gilt silver, 8 3/4 x 5 13/16 x 3 13/16, inches, The Frick Collection; photo: Michael Bodycomb. NEW YORK, NY.- Luigi Valadier was the preeminent silversmith in Rome during the second half of the eighteenth century. His work was admired by popes, royalty, and aristocrats throughout Europe. His oeuvre will be the subject of an upcoming monographic exhibition and publication at The Frick Collection, Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome... [Lire la suite]
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