04 octobre 2017

Chinese Ru-Ware Washer Shatters World Record in Hong Kong

A Highly Important and Extremely Rare Ru Guanyao Brush Washer, Northern Song Dynasty. Lot sold for HK$294,287,500. World Auction Record for Chinese Ceramics. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG - A new world auction record for Chinese Ceramics was achieved in Hong Kong when an extraordinarily rare Ru guanyao brush washer sold for HK$294.3 million ($37.7million) after 20 minutes of tense bidding. Regarded as the most celebrated of all wares in the history of Chinese ceramics, the brush washer broke the previous record of HK$281.24... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2017

Record price for an item of jewellery at Piguet Auction House

Lot 1698. From the Molly de Balkany Collection, An important Art Deco necklace set with an old-mine-cut 14ct (approx.) diamond and two Colombian 75ct and 78ct (approx.) drop emeralds. Estimate CHF 80,000-120,000. Sold CHF 520,000. © HDV Hôtel des Ventes SA  GENEVA.- Piguet Auction House ended its September sale yesterday evening with an overall result of CHF 5.2 million. The Fine Jewellery, Contemporary Art and Antiquarian Books sessions drew in passionate collectors and... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2017

Enthusiastic bidding for Old Masters and antiques at Koller

 Lot 3037. Dirck Van Baburen (circa 1594 Utrecht 1624), Violin player with a wine glass, detail, 1623. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated upper left: T. D. Baburen. F. Ao. 1623, 80.4 x 67.1 cm. Sold for CHF 500 000. Photo: Koller ZURICH.- Koller’s “antiques week” of auctions in Zurich produced impressive results, with several prices in the mid six figures, and active bidding for both fine and decorative arts from the Renaissance through the 19th century. Cyril Koller,... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2017

Bonhams announces three Chinese and Japanese Works of Art sales in September

NEW YORK, NY.- On September 11 and 13, Bonhams New York will offer three auctions of The Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, Twentieth Century Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, and Japanese Works of Art. The sales present an array of rare and exquisite ceramics, jades, metalwork, prints, and paintings, many offered from important private collections including property from the Ackerman collection, the collection of Judi Blum and the collection of Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder.  ... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2017

Freeman's announces highlights from the September 9 Asian Arts auction

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s September 9 Asian Arts auction will offer collectors a wide array of Asian fine and decorative arts. A highlight of the sale is the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord and Pamela Watkins—including a fine group of Song to Ming dynasty ceramics and related wares of Southeast Asia— and a complementary private Pennsylvania collection, giving collectors and connoisseurs the rare opportunity to bid on a range of wares not often brought to auction. Additional highlights include Chinese paintings from... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2017

Christie's announces Asian Art Week: A series of auctions, viewings, and events

Lot 907. The Ya Yi Fangding. A Highly Important and Rare Bronze Rectangular Ritual Food Vessel, late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 13th-11th century BC, 11 in. (28.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from September 8-15. This season presents seven distinct sales featuring over 800 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from archaic bronzes... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2017

Christie's July Classic Week totals $112,601,271

A carved marble group of two addorsed lions marble lions from the tomb of Charles V by André Beauneveu sold for £9,349,000 / $12,088,257 / €10,648,511. World auction record for any medieval work of art. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- Christie’s Classic Week concluded on 13 July 2017, achieving a combined total of £87,169,480 / $112,601,271 / €98,976,239 across 11 sales, spanning the Decorative Arts, Antiquities, Old Master & British Paintings, Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art,... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2017

William Larkin portrait smashes estimate at Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale

William Larkin, Portrait of Thomas Pope, later 3rd Earl of Downe. Sold for £449,000 (€511,768). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- William Larkin’s Portrait of Thomas Pope, later 3rd Earl of Downe, sold in the room for a remarkable £449,000, ten times its estimate of £40,000-60,000, at Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale today, 5 July 2017. Bonhams Director of Old Master Paintings, Andrew McKenzie said, “Having spent much of its life at Wroxton Abbey, William Larkin’s magnificent Portrait of Thomas Pope is unusually well... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2017

Sotheby's Old Masters Evening Sale in London to include a sculpture for the first time ever

Lot 28. Pietro Tacca (1577-1640), Portrait Bust of Grand Duke Ferdinando II de’ Medici (1610-1670), terracotta, on a wood base, bust: 75.5cm., base: 11cm. Estimate £1,000,000-2,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This summer, Sotheby’s will present at auction a wide range of sculptures from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century. The sales follow the company’s recent announcement of the appointment of Alexander Kader and Margaret Schwartz as Co-Worldwide Heads of European Sculpture & Works... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2017

Fine and Decorative Arts Auction realizes $1.5 million for Heritage

DALLAS, TX.- A diverse collection of decorative items, many with an Asian motif, led the way at Heritage Auctions’ $1.5 million dollar Fine and Decorative Arts including Estates Auction June 10-12. Nearly 1,500 bidders from around the world bid on the 1,293 lots via phone, internet and HALive!.  An ornate and intricate Chinese Carved, Lacquered and Inlaid Table Cabinet sold for an impressive $45,000, leading the auction. Two other Asian-inspired pieces joined the table cabinet as high value lots: a Large Chinese Carved... [Lire la suite]
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