21 octobre 2019

A Meissen Kakiemon large charger, circa 1735-40

Lot 405. A Meissen Kakiemon large charger, circa 1735-40. Diameter: 17 in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted in underglaze-blue and Kakiemon enamels with a phoenix perched on rockwork flanked by flowering peony plants, within concentric circles in the cavetto, the rim painted with two panels of rockwork issuing branches of indianische Blumen and a bird perching on a flower, the reverse with foliate scrolls and concentric circles in underglaze-blue, crossed... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2019

A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted tankard, circa 1730

Lot 378. A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted tankard, circa 1730. Overall height: 8 1/2 in. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted in the manner of Johann Ehrenfried Stadler, with Chinoiserie figures in a landscape vignette, the central figure standing holding a parasol flanked to one side by a seated figure, a tiger, and a winged dragon and insect overhead, the other side with a further Chinoiserie figure being attacked by a tiger while snaring... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2019

Export bar placed on unique 18th century work by Joseph Wright of Derby

Two Boys with a Bladder by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734 - 1797), oil paint on canvas, 927 x 730 mm, probably 1768-70, at the recommended price of £3,500,000 plus VAT.  LONDON.- Arts Minister Helen Whately has placed an export bar on Joseph Wright of Derby’s ‘Two Boys with a Bladder’. The work, completed between 1768 and 1770, is valued at £3,500,000 plus VAT and is at risk of being lost abroad unless a UK buyer can be found.Joseph Wright of Derby (1734 - 1797) was an English painter and one of the most important artists... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2019

A Tale of Two Women Painters: Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana at Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

MADRID - The exhibition will reveal the artistic personality of two of the most outstanding women artists in western art. Through a total of 60 works and for the first time, the Museo del Prado will jointly present the most important paintings by Sofonisba Anguissola (ca.1535-1625) and Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614). The two artists achieved recognition and fame among their contemporaries for and despite their status as female painters. Both were able to break away from the prevailing stereotypes assigned to women in relation to... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2019

A Louis XV silver tureen to lead Sotheby's October Auctions of Furniture & Decorative Arts in New York

Lot 690. The Tureen “Aux Écrevisses”. A Louis XV silver Pot-à-Oille, Cover, Liner, and Stand, Thomas Germain, Paris, 1740-42;  The arms changed by his son François-Thomas Germain, c. 1764. Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present their autumn series of furniture & decorative arts auction from 23–25 October 2019 in New York. Spanning three sales, this season’s offering is distinguished by an impressive selection of works from important private... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2019

Christie's announces highlights included in its Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction in London

Headlining the auction is a magnificent Imperial gilt-bronze bell, bianzhong, dated to the eighth year of the Qianlong reign, 1743, from an Important European Collection. Estimate £800,000 - 1,200,000 (USD 1,028,000 - USD 1,542,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. LONDON.- On 5 November, Christie’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction will present 227 lots spanning three millennia of Chinese art from the Shang Dynasty to the Republic period. The sale features private collections of archaic bronzes, jade... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2019

A gold-mounted carved pale grey jade powder flask, Mughal India, 17th century with 19th century additions

Lot 109. A gold-mounted carved pale grey jade powder flask, Mughal India, 17th century with 19th century additions; 7 5/8in. (19.5cm.) long. Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 9,000 (USD 8,995 - USD 11,565). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Of curved tapering form with carved wave pattern and foliate terminal, upper suspension ring with attached chain and stopper, with later gold mounts, one in the form of a lion's head, the other a floral bud, box. Note: For an 18th century Mughal gem-set jade powder flask,... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

A gem set spinach-green jade hilted dagger, India, late 18th century and later

Lot 108. A gem set spinach-green jade hilted dagger, India, late 18th century and later; 12 ¾in. (32.5cm.) long. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,850 - USD 19,275). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The waisted hilt of Ottoman design with gem set floral designs to the pommel and guard, the double-edged blade of watered steel, the forte with overlaid gold decoration within cusped medallion comprising floral motifs on one side and an Arabic inscription on the other, with red velvet covered wooden sheath. ... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), Mughal India, early 18th century

Lot 107. A Mughal jade-hilted dagger (khanjar), Mughal India, early 18th century; 14in. (35.5cm.) long. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000 (USD 32,125 - USD 44,975). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The pistol grip handle of pale green jade, set with foiled rubies and emeralds in floral designs, the recurved tapering blade of watered steel, with cloth-covered wooden sheath. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, London, 24 October 2019
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19 octobre 2019

A gem set jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1750; the inlay probably later, scabbard India or Iran,

Lot 100. A gem set jade-hilted dagger with scabbard, North India or Deccan, 1700-1750; the inlay probably later, scabbard India or Iran, circa 1650; 13 5/8 in. (34.8 cm.) long; scabbard 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000 (USD 51,400 - USD 77,100). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Set with rubies and emeralds, watered-steel blade. Exhibited: Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.122, no,93The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.146, no.94The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018,... [Lire la suite]