17 avril 2019

A rare large tiger and foxhunting bowl, Qianlong period, circa 1775

Lot 48. A rare large tiger and foxhunting bowl, Qianlong period, circa 1775; 16 in. (40.6 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. A Chinese tiger hunt in two panels on the exterior, one side showing the capture and the other with the tiger being carried back home, the interior with a continuous view of a Western foxhunting scene, the riders accompanied by a large pack of hounds and encircling the fox in the center. ... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A rare famille noire five-piece garniture, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 103. A rare famille noire five-piece garniture, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) high, each. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each piece enameled with four flower-form panels enclosing birds among large chrysanthemum blossoms, all on a black ground of flowering prunus, chrysanthemum and peony, comprising three jars and covers and two beaker vases. Provenance: The Estate of Laurance S. Rockefeller;... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A famille rose hong bowl, Qianlong period, circa 1785

Lot 12. A famille rose hong bowl, Qianlong period, circa 1785;12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Enameled around the exterior with the foreign factories, or "hongs", along the Canton waterfront, small Western figures seen strolling in the courtyards or conversing on balconies and junks plying the purple water, flags of Spain, Sweden, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Denmark flying, the Dutch folly fort rounding... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

A massive pair of Mexican market verte-imari jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 19. A massive pair of Mexican market verte-imari jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 35 ½ in. (90.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Each exuberantly enameled on its swelling sides with a dense pattern of chrysanthemum and peony vine growing in a lattice-fenced garden, colorful qilin prancing amidst the foliage, all centered by a double-headed Hapsburg eagle on one side and a colorful floralmon on... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

Export Bar placed on Renaissance casket in a bid to keep it in UK

A wooden casket of architectural form with decoration of perspectival geometrical marquetry relating to contemporary treatises, with engraved plaques and carvings; south German (probably Nuremberg), dated 1565; on a separate carved walnut stand with drawer, probably English, c1720-30. LONDON.- Arts Minister Michael Ellis has placed a temporary export bar on a 16th century marquetry casket from the historic Newbattle Abbey, Scotland, in a bid to keep it in the country. The treasure, considered one of the most important... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2019

MAXXI dedicates a major exhibition to Pier Paolo Pasolini and his extraordinary life

Anna Magnani at her villa in San Felice Circeo, near Rome in 1955. © Archivio Paolo Di Paolo ROME.- A previously unseen exploration of the contradictions and hopes of the Italy of the '50s and '60s narrated through more than 250 images of the greats of the worlds of film, art, culture and fashion and ordinary people. He was the best-loved photographer of Mario Pannunzio’s magazine Il Mondo, in which, over 14 years, he published 573 photos, reporting on Italy and the world. He portrayed film stars, writers,... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2019

Christie's Magnificent Jewels totals $30.3 million

Lot 276. Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Twin-Stone Ring of 3.06 and 2.61 carats. Estimate: $6,000,000 - $8,000,000. Price Realized: $6,744,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 NEW YORK, NY.- The Christie’s New York April 16 auction of Magnificent Jewels achieved a total of $30,315,875. The sale sold 88% by Value and 86% by Lot, led by a sensational Twin-Stone Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Ring of 3.06 and 2.61 carats, which realized $6,744,500. Significant prices were achieved for colored diamonds and colorless diamonds,... [Lire la suite]