02 juillet 2020

Incredibly Rare Easter Island Figure at Bonhams African and Oceanic Art Sale in Los Angeles

 Lot 29. Magnificent and Rare Cadaverous Male Figure, Easter Island-Rapa Nui, moai kavakava; height 18 1/2in (47cm). Estimate US$ 800,000 - 1,000,000 (€ 710,000 - 890,000). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Los Angeles - The mystery of Easter Island's great stone idols has captivated the world for centuries. Less known, but equally fascinating are the island's wooden carvings, moai miro, curious human and combined human-animal forms, including birds, lizards and sea eels. Perhaps the most... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2020

Hindman's Asian Works of Art auction totals more than $1M

CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman’s June 25-26, Asian Works of Arts auction, has continued the department’s trend in achieving solid results, yet again surpassing presale estimates. Strong presale interest and competitive bidding over multiple telephone lines and online bidding platforms helped push the sale total beyond expectations, ultimately realizing $1.2M. Bidders participated from around the globe, but the most enthusiastic bidding came from mainland China where the interest in acquiring Chinese works of art remains high.While... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2020

World auction record for Bloomsbury artist at Bonhams Modern British and Irish sale in London

Lot 5. Roger Fry (British, 1866-1934), Portrait of E.M. Forster, oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm. (28 1/4 x 23 5/8 in.). Painted in 1911. Estimate: £30,000-50,000. Sold for 325,062 (€ 359,463). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A striking portrait of the novelist E. M. Forster by his friend, the art historian and painter Roger Fry, set a new world record for the artist at auction when it sold for £325,000 at Bonhams Modern British and Irish Art sale today (Wednesday 1 July). It had been estimated at... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2020

A large gilt-copper repoussé figure of Padmasambhava. Tibet, 17th century

Lot 6048. A large gilt-copper repoussé figure of Padmasambhava. Tibet, 17th century; 65 cm, 25½ in. Estimate: 320,000 - 380,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Note: This large charismatic work depicts the legendary Indian pandita Padmasambhava. Known as Guru Rinpoche to Tibetans, and by many other names which reflect his multiple forms, Padmasambhava is credited with establishing Buddhism in Tibet. In the 8th century, the Indian abbot Shantarakshita... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2020

Nationalmuseum receives gift of filigree beakers by Rudolf Wittkopf

Filigree cup with lid in partly gold-plated silver, made in Stockholm in 1698 by Rudolf Wittkopf. Photo: Bukowskis. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has received as a fine gift two filigree beakers with covers in partly gilded silver, produced by Rudolf Wittkopf in Stockholm in 1698. They are not only exquisite examples of Swedish crafts from the end of the 17th century, but also tell of a somewhat strange episode in the history of Swedish diplomacy. The beakers are a very generous gift by Märta Christina and... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2020

A gilt-bronze votive figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi dynasty, Wuping, dated 576

  Lot 6033. A gilt-bronze votive figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi dynasty, Wuping, dated 576; 14.2 cm, 5½ in. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Susan Chen, Hong Kong. Note: The inscription on this rare finely cast votive figure can be paraphrased to indicate that on the eighth day of the fourth month of the seventh year of Wuping, a figure of Avalokiteshvara was commissioned to commemorate the death of... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2020

Mauritshuis acquires Portrait of Jakob Omphalius by Batholomäus Bruyn

Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder (1493-1555), Portraits of Jakob Omphalius (1500-1567) and Elisabeth Bellinghausen, circa 1538-1539, oil on panels, 34, 5 x 24 cm, Mauritshuis, The Hague © 2020 Mauritshuis THE HAGUE.- The Mauritshuis has acquired a portrait of Jakob Omphalius, painted by Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder. This reunites a husband and wife who were separated at an auction almost 125 years ago.The Cologne painter Bruyn immortalised Jakob and his fiancée Elisabeth shortly before their... [Lire la suite]
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