20 mai 2018

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 248. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 15cm (5 7/8in) diam. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 52,500 (€ 60,120). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of rounded flaring sides rising from the slightly inverted foot ring, the exterior vividly painted in underglaze blue and enamelled in red, green, yellow and aubergine, with four alternating five-clawed dragons and phoenixes pursuing the flaming pearl amidst foliate floral scrolls, below the rim with... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2018

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 247. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 15.2cm (6in) diam. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000. Sold for £ 8,750 (€ 10,020). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of rounded flaring sides rising from the slightly inverted foot ring, the exterior vividly painted in underglaze blue and enamelled in red, green, yellow and aubergine, with four alternating five-clawed dragons and phoenixes pursuing the flaming pearl amidst foliate floral scrolls, below the rim with the Eight... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2018

A pair of wucai 'galloping horse' jars and covers, Shunzhi (1644-1661)

Lot 243. A pair of wucai 'galloping horse' jars and covers, Shunzhi (1644-1661). Each 41cm (1/8in) high. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000. Sold for £ 8,750 (€ 10,020). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Of baluster form, decorated around the exterior with three horses galloping amidst the bajixiang reserved on a red whorl ground and divided by rocks and foaming green waves, the domed covers similarly decorated and surmounted by lotus-bud finials.  Provenance: a European private collection. Bonhams. FINE... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2018

Exhibition in San Francisco focuses on the latter half of René Magritte's career

René Magritte, Le fils de l'homme (Son of Man), 1964; oil on canvas; private collection; © Charly Herscovici, Brussels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Banque d'Images, ADAGP / Art Ressources, NY. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- René Magritte: The Fifth Season—presented exclusively at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from May 19 through October 28, 2018—focuses on the latter half of Magritte’s career, from approximately 1943 to 1967, a period of remarkable transformation and revitalization for the artist.... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2018

Exceptionally fine baluster moriage cloisonné-enamel vase achieves £100,000 at Bonhams Japanese sale

Lot 515. An exceptionally fine baluster moriage cloisonné-enamel vase, by Hattori Tadasaburo, Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th-early 20th century; 31cm (12 1/16in) high. Estimate £15,000-20,000. Sold for £100,000 (€ 114,514). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- An exceptionally fine baluster moriage cloisonné-enamel vase by Hattori Tadasaburo, Meiji era, sold for an impressive £100,000 at Bonhams Fine Japanese Sale in London yesterday (17 May). The lot far exceeded its estimate of... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2018

Workshop of Wenzel Jamnitzer, Drinking Vessel in the Shape of a Cockerel, 3rd quarter of 16th century

  Workshop of Wenzel Jamnitzer, Drinking Vessel in the Shape of a Cockerel, 3rd quarter of 16th century. Nautilus shell, partly gilt and painted silver, natural casts, H. 18.4 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, inv. no. KK 1060. The milky-white body of the cockerel immediately captivates the viewer with its wondrous reflective luster. Its sheen is delicate, smooth, and soft, contrasting sharply with the solid, textured, and sharp gilding clasping the nautilus shell body. The striations of the shell radiate from... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2018

Nikolaus Pfaff, Rhinoceros Horn Goblet with Lid, 1611

Nikolaus Pfaff, Rhinoceros Horn Goblet with Lid, 1611. Horn of a white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), tusks of an African warthog, silver gilt, partly painted, 59.7 x 27.5 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, inv. no. KK 3709. Baring its fangs, a gilded creature confronts the viewer with two monstrous horns erupting out of the sides of its head. Its body serves as a goblet, and dissolves in form into a recognizable stem characteristic of a drinking vessel. At its “foot”is a gilded silver base, tying the two... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2018

An Antique Sapphire and Diamond Brooch

Lot 609. An Antique 5.65 carats Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Brooch. Estimate HK$1,900,000 - 2,500,000 ($240,000-320,000). © Phillips One cushion-shaped sapphire, 5.65 carats. Old European-cut and round diamonds in the openwork design, totalling approximately 6.80 carats. 18 karat yellow gold. With pendant fitting. (5.65-carat Sapphire) . AGL report, numbered 1088037, dated 25 October 2017, Kashmir, no gemological evidence of heat.Gübelin report, numbered 17082093, dated... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2018

A Sapphire and Diamond Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 571. A 33.02 carats Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate HK$4,300,000 - 5,500,000 ($550,000-700,000). © Phillips One cushion-shaped sapphire, 33.02 carats. Twelve marquise-shaped diamonds in the surmount, totalling approximately 5.50 carats. Brilliant-cut diamonds on the necklace, totalling approximately 25.00 carats. 18 karat white gold and platinum. French assay and maker's marks. Pendant detachable in two ways to form a diamond necklace with or... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2018

A Roman marble male torso, circa 1st-2nd century

Lot 80. A Roman marble male torso, circa 1st-2nd century. Haut. : 39,9 cm. Estimation: 50 000 € / 70 000 €. © Artcurial Torse masculin, nu, en léger contrapposto, aux muscles saillants. Provenance : D'après le registre de la collection: Ancienne collection du Professeur Wilhelm Kreutzberg, Munich Achat Maxburg Galerie Antiken, Munich en 1976.  Archéologie, Arts d’Orient & Art Précolombien chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 22 Mai 2018 à 14h30
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