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]

02 mars 2018

Koller Auctions announces early highlights of its March sales

ZURICH.- Among the highlights of the Old Master Paintings auction on 23 March is Bernardo Strozzi’s large-format portrait of Paolo Gregorio Raggi, governor of Corsica in 1547. The portrait was painted posthumously, sometime before 1638, and was commissioned by the Raggis, an important Genovese family, for their portrait gallery of distinguished family members, including cardinals and senators. Strozzi, who was active in Genoa and later In Venice, was one of the leading figures of the Baroque period in Italy, known for his... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2018

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2018 To Take Place on 3 April

The Finest Ever Example of its Type to Come to Market Unseen on the Market for over 30 Years Made by Imperial Order for the Kangxi Emperor. H.M. Knight Pink-Ground Falangcai Bowl. Possible Record Breaker for Chinese Ceramics Expected to fetch in excess of HK$200 million / US$25.6 million. Price Achieved: HK$238,807,500 / US$30,426,464. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG-KONG. Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2018 will take place on 3 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The series... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2018

Christie's announces a series of auctions, viewings, and events during Asia Week New York

  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from March 16-23. This season presents six distinct live auctions featuring approximately 650 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from archaic bronzes through contemporary Indian painting. In addition to the dedicated category sales, this season includes two stand-alone auctions, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics - The Linyushanren Collection, Part III, the third auction of a sale series of superb... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2018

Sotheby's celebrates Asia Week New York with blockbuster sale series

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s unveiled its Asia Week New York schedule of auctions and selling exhibitions. Beginning over three thousand years ago in the Shang Dynasty in China and continuing through to the 20th century in India, the 1,300+ lots of Chinese Works of Art, Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art, and Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, demonstrate the depth and diversity of the Asian Art field. Following a selection of highlight exhibitions around the... [Lire la suite]