13 septembre 2018

$4.3 million Tang Dynasty Bodhisattva leads Chinese Works of Art Auctions

A Rare Painted Limestone Figure of a Standing Bodhisattva from the Tang dynasty that fetched $4.3 million – far surpassing its high estimate of $2.5 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Asia Week sale series began today in New York, with nearly 200 works sold across two auctions of important Chinese works of art for an overall total of US$20.2 million / HK$158.6 million.  The day began with an auction dedicated to a selection of magnificent Chinese Buddhist sculpture from the collection of Stephen... [Lire la suite]

08 septembre 2018

Heritage Auctions returns to 'Asia Week' in New York with Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction

Lot 78336. A Rare and Important Tibetan Thangka Depicting Two Sakya Lineage Holders, Central Tibet, 13th-14th century. Distemper/mineral pigment on cloth. Framed dimensions 42 x 35-3/4 inches. Estimate: $200,000 - $250,000. Unsold. NEW YORK, NY.- A Rare and Important Tibetan Thangka Depicting Two Sakya Lineage Holders, Central Tibet, 13th-14th century is expected to claim top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction Sept. 11 in New York. The projected top lot is one of... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2018

Twenty treasures of Japanese metalwork to lead Asian Art Sales at Bonhams New York

Lot 125. A rare and unusual pair of cloisonné rhombus-shaped vases, Jiaqing-Daoguang period (1796-1850); 14 1/2in (36.8cm) high. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 26,000 - 43,000). AMENDED © Bonhams 2001-2018  NEW YORK, NY.- On September 10 and 12, Bonhams will offer three auctions — Chinese Works of Art and Paintings, Ancient Skills, New Worlds: Twenty Treasures of Japanese Metalwork from a Private Collection, and Fine Japanese and Korean Art. The sales present an array of 600 rare and... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2018

Freeman's announces highlights from its upcoming Asian Arts Auction

Lot 196. A large Chinese carved wood figure of Samantabhadra, seated on an elephant, Ming Dynasty or earlier. Approx H: 37 in., 94cm; W: 32 in., 81.3cm. Estimate: $25,000-35,000. © Freeman's  PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s September 7 Asian Arts auction will offer buyers a selection of nearly 650 lots of fine Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, Tibetan, and Korean decorative objects and works of art. Ranging from as early as the Neolithic period to present day, the breadth of material represented in the... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2018

Rubens, Canova and Turner lead $100 million sale week in London

Harry Dalmeny fielding bids. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- This week’s sales concluded today with a combined total of £77.7 million / $102.6 million, with strong results across Old Master and British paintings and drawings, decorative arts, sculptures and antiquities spanning over two millennia. OLD MASTERS EVENING, 4 July • Total up 70% on last December. • Participants spanning four continents, with buying from Asia, Russia and Latin America. • 77.3% of lots sold. • More than half of the lots achieved... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2018

Christie's announces highlights from its Classic Week sales in July

Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018 LONDON.- Christie’s Classic Week sales in July present a vibrant array works of art dating from antiquity to the 20th century. Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. Works range from a rich offering of paintings, drawings and watercolours across Old Masters,... [Lire la suite]

20 juin 2018

Succès pour la vente de Sculpture et Objets d'art européens chez Christie's Paris, le 19 juin 2018

PARIS - La vente de Sculpture et d'objets d'art européens organisée le 19 juin chez Christie's à Paris a rencontré un franc succès avec 83% des lots vendus et 94% en valeur. Le top lot de la vente est une plaque en émail peint polychrome représentant l'empereur Auguste. Estimée initialement €20.000-30.000, la plaque attribuée à Colin Nouailher s'est vendue €125.000. Autre beau prix atteint lors de la vente, un couple de maures réalisé en Italie au XIXe siècle qui a trouvé preneur pour €122.500. Lot 80. Attribuée... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2018

The pirate that saved England at Bonhams Old Masters sale

Lot 51. Anglo-Dutch School, late 16th-early 17th Century, Portrait of Sir Francis Drake (circa 1540-1596), three-quarter-length, in half-armour, blackened and gilded, ornately decorated with depictions of trophies of arms, holding a baton in his right hand and a rapier in his left, standing beside a plumed helmet on a table draped with a green cloth, oil on canvas, 104.6 x 79.7cm (41 3/16 x 31 3/8in). Estimate £ 300,000-500,000 (€ 340,000 - 570,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A portrait... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2018

Korean Art leads iGavel Auctions spring Asian sales

Lot 5025667. Korean Eight Panel Screen, 19th Century. Colored Inks on Silk, each panel 46 inches by 18 1/2 inches. Estimate $35000-55000. Sold for: $225,000. Lark Mason Associates  NEW YORK, NY.- This Spring season iGavel Auctions mounted three simulataneous Asian art auctions with over $2,000,000 in combined sales. Buyers were attracted to many fine examples of Chinese bronzes, jades, furniture, porcelain; Japanese woodblock prints, and other Asian items. However, the strong... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2018

Bonhams achieves its highest total for Asia Week at $16.96 million

Lot 3019. A gilt copper figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Khasa Malla, 13th- 14th century; 23 in. (58.5 cm) high. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61544.  Estimate $1,200,000 - 1,600,000. Sold for US$ 1,392,500 (€ 1,130,643). © Bonhams 2001-2018 NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams concluded its Asia Week with a total of $16.96 million, the highest total ever achieved for Asia Week at Bonhams New York, realized over six sales from March 19 to 21. “This was a special season at... [Lire la suite]