25 octobre 2019

Lalanne-mania in Paris: Sotheby's Lalanne Auction breaks records

Lot 13. François-Xavier Lalanne (1927 - 2008), Rhinocrétaire (“Rhinodesk”), 1991. Patinated welded copper and metal, the fall-front opening to reveal a writing surface. Monogrammed FXL, stamped LALANNE, dated 91 and numbered 1/1 on one thigh, 126 x 255 x 72 cm ; 49 ⅝ x 100 ⅜ x 28 ⅜ in. Estimate: €700,000 - 1,000,000. Lot sold: €5,404,400. Courtesy Sotheby’s. PARIS.- The two-day auction of the personal collection of the late artist duo Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne drew to a close at Sotheby’s Paris... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2019

An Impressive Jadeite Bead and Diamond Necklace

Lot 2133. An Impressive Jadeite Bead and Diamond Necklace. Estimate Upon Request. Sold Price: HKD 29,500,000 (USD 3,759,864). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Composed of twenty-five graduated jadeite beads of vivid emerald green colour and very high translucency, measuring approximately 17.82-16.80 mm, to the brilliant-cut diamonds clasp, diamonds weighing approximately 5.0 carats, 18K gold, necklace 47.0 cm. HK Jade & Stone Lab, 2019, report no. KJ100510 , natural color, 'A Jade'. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2019

Yeshwant Rao Holkar II, Moderne Maharadjah. Un mécène des années 30 au Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Moderne Maharadjah. Un mécène des années 30 au Musée des Arts Décoratifs PARIS - Du 26 septembre 2019 au 12 janvier 2020, le Musée des Arts Décoratifs met à l’honneur l’extraordinaire figure du Maharajah d’Indore qui donne libre cours à son goût d’avant-garde artistique et décorative en créant, en Inde, un univers moderne unique. Personnalité visionnaire du milieu culturel européen des années 1920-1930, il est le commanditaire de la toute première construction moderniste de son pays : le palais de Manik Bagh (1930-1933),... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A gem-set mughal dagger (chilanum), Central India, late 16th or early 17th century

Lot 156. A gem-set mughal dagger (chilanum), Central India, late 16th or early 17th century; 11¾in. (29.8cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With curved watered-steel double-edged blade with raised medial ridge and armour piercing point, the 'T'-shaped rectangular hilt with rounded knop finial, overlaid in gold and inset with a lattice of hardstones, later fitted velvet-lined wooden sheath. Note: The bifurcated hilt of this dagger... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

A 'Ceylan' Vase by René Lalique

Lot 412. A 'Ceylan' Vase by René Lalique, designed 1924. Estimate £ 3,500 - £4,000 (€ 3,800 - 4,300). © Bonhams. engraved 'R.LALIQUE FRANCE', designed 1924 opalescent glass, mould-pressed, frosted and polished; Marcilhac no. 905. Bonhams. Decorative Art & Design, 4 Sep 2019, 10:00 BST,London, Knightsbridge
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08 août 2019

A 'Danaïdes' Vase by René Lalique

Lot 435. A 'Danaïdes' Vase by René Lalique, designed 1926. diameter 24.5cm. Estimate £ 3,500 - £4,000 (€ 3,800 - 4,300). © Bonhams. wheel-cut 'R.LALIQUE FRANCE', designed 1926 clear glass, mould-pressed, frosted, polished and blue stained; Marcilhac no. 972. Bonhams. Decorative Art & Design, 4 Sep 2019, 10:00 BST,London, Knightsbridge
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08 août 2019

A 'Perruches' Bowl by René Lalique

Lot 433. A 'Perruches' Bowl by René Lalique, designed 1931; diameter 24.5cm. Estimate £ 3,500 - £4,000 (€ 3,800 - 4,300). © Bonhams. stencilled 'R.LALIQUE FRANCE', designed 1931; clear glass, mould-pressed, frosted, polished and blue stained; Marcilhac no. 419. Bonhams. Decorative Art & Design, 4 Sep 2019, 10:00 BST,London, Knightsbridge
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08 août 2019

BUCCELLATI: a large silver centrepiece, Italy, 20th century

  Lot 182. BUCCELLATI: a large silver centrepiece, Italy, 20th century; height 33cm, length 51cm, weight 90.5oz. Estimate £ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 4,300 - 6,500). © Bonhams. stamped 925 Formed as a long shell, one end with a swathe of silver-gilt reeds and foliage curling over, the based formed as another shell. Bonhams. Decorative Art & Design, 4 Sep 2019, 10:00 BST,London, Knightsbridge
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08 août 2019

A 'Poissons' Vase by René Lalique

Lot 434. A 'Poissons' Vase by René Lalique, designed 1921. Estimate £ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 6,500 - 8,700). © Bonhams. red glass, mould-blown, frosted and polished, and with Chinese carved wood stand; Marcilhac no. 925. Bonhams. Decorative Art & Design, 4 Sep 2019, 10:00 BST,London, Knightsbridge
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08 août 2019

A 'Nanking' Vase by René Lalique

Lot 410. A 'Nanking' Vase by René Lalique, designed 1925; 34cm high. Estimate £ 8,500 - 9,500 (€ 9,200 - 10,000). © Bonhams.  lightly engraved 'R.Lalique', moulded 'R.LALIQUE', designed 1925 clear glass, mould-blown, polished and frosted with grey staining; Marcilhac no. 24630 Bonhams. Decorative Art & Design, 4 Sep 2019, 10:00 BST,London, Knightsbridge
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