15 novembre 2019

Collection of Hemmerle Jewels at Sotheby's London Fine Jewels, 26 November 2019

Emerald, hardstone cameo and tsavorite garnet pendant necklace, Hemmerle. Courtesy Sotheby's London – Rarely sighted at auction, Hemmerle’s sculptural creations blur the lines between jewellery, art and design. This month, Sotheby’s will present the largest single-owner collection of jewels by the long-established Munich jewellery house in its London Fine Jewels sale. Created over a decade at the turn of the 21st century and coming from the private collection of a European lady, the twelve one-of-a-kind contemporary designs are... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2019

Helena Rubinstein : « La collection de Madame » au Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Helena Rubinstein : « La collection de Madame » au Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Précieux reliquaires kota ou fang, pièces d’exception baoulé, bamana ou senoufo … Si l’ascension vertigineuse d’Helena Rubinstein, première femme d’affaires du 20e siècle que Cocteau surnommait « l’Impératrice de la beauté » est connue de tous, son parcours de collectionneuse intuitive et son rôle pionnier dans la reconnaissance des arts africains et océaniens l’est sans doute moins.  À travers soixante-cinq oeuvres issues de sa... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2019

A carved limestone head of a guardian, Ming Dynasty

Lot 56. A carved limestone head of a guardian, Ming Dynasty; 28.2cm (11 1/8in) high. Estimate £ 10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 17,562 (€ 20,506). Photo Bonhams. The face smoothly carved with large bulbous eyes beneath protruding furrowed brows and a cap with mythical-beast head motif at the front, the nose with wide nostrils between full cheeks and above pursed lips, all between long ears, stand. Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: John J. Studzinski, CBE  ... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2019

A rare sandstone head of a luohan, 14th-15th century

Lot 55. A rare sandstone head of a luohan, 14th-15th century; 25cm (9 7/8in) high. Estimate £ 8,000 - 12,000. Sold for £ 8,812 (€ 10,289). Photo Bonhams. Expressively carved with a broad smile and deep-cut lines, beneath a short bulbous nose and narrow squinting eyes, all between large pendulous ears, the stone of dark reddish-brown tone, stand. Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd., London, 20 February 2006John J. Studzinski,... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2019

An exceptional carved sandstone head of a Luohan, Tang-Jin Dynasty (618-1234)

Lot 48. An exceptional carved sandstone head of a Luohan, Tang-Jin Dynasty (618-1234); 14cm (5 1/2in) high. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 12,562 (€ 14,668). Photo Bonhams. Naturalistically carved with large expressive almond-shaped eyes painted black beneath finely painted brows and a pronounced bump on the forehead, the nose gently curving slightly above the painted lips, the fleshy face framed between a pair of pendulous ears, the buff-coloured stone with traces of pigment remaining, wood... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2019

A large painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 44. A large painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 55cm (21 3/5in) high. Estimate £8,000 - 10,000. Sold for £ 8,812 (€ 10,289). Photo Bonhams. Finely modelled, the figure elegantly standing in a swaying pose with hands in front of the chest, one hand revealed by the full sleeves of the long loose robe falling in deep folds over the upturned slippers, the round face detailed with a ruby-red blush, with elongated eyes, full cheeks, a crisply carved mouth, and dimpled chin, all... [Lire la suite]

15 novembre 2019

A painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 42. A painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 33cm (13in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 3,562 (€ 4,159). Photo Bonhams. The elegant figure standing slightly swaying to the left, wearing a long, loose-fitting robe with long sleeves decorated with flowers, her arms folded in the front with he right hand pointing forward, the left hand concealed in the sleeve, the round face with gentle expression beneath a heavy chignon, stand.     Property from the... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2019

A bronze wine vessel, bianhu, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 33.  A bronze wine vessel, bianhu, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 28cm (11in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 5,687 (€ 6,640). Photo Bonhams. Of compressed oval form, set on a tapering foot, the sides with taotie mask and loose-ring handles, with recessed panels curving down the body.    Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: John J. Studzinski, C. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 7 Nov 2019
15 novembre 2019

A bronze garlic-head vase, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 32.  A bronze garlic-head vase, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). 39.7cm (15 5/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 5,062 (€ 5,911). Photo Bonhams. Of compressed globular form, with a long slender neck set with a single raised and stepped band, widening to a lobed garlic-head mouth, the surface a smooth brownish-green patina.    Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: John J. Studzinski, C. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 7 Nov 2019
15 novembre 2019

A tortoise-shaped pottery ink-stone and cover, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 29.  A tortoise-shaped pottery ink-stone and cover, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 23.5cm (9 1/4 in) long. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 32,183). Photo Bonhams. Naturalistically modelled as a tortoise standing four-square on short legs, the head gazing upward, the back hollowed to form the inkwell, the cover incised with hexagrams and trigrams.  Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: Gisèle Croës Arts d'Extrême-Orient, Brussels, 18 May 2001John... [Lire la suite]