22 mai 2015

Unique 17th century portrait by British artist Mary Beale discovered at McMaster Museum of Art

Mary Beale (English, 1633 – 1699), Portrait of Charles Beale, c. 1660, 39.3 x 31.2 cm (15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.). Oil on paper, later mounted to canvas. Gift of Herman Levy, Esq., O.B.E. Collection of McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University. HAMILTON, ON.- The McMaster Museum of Art announces the positive identification of a unique and rare portrait by 17th century British artist Mary Beale (1663 – 1699) in the Museum’s collection. For over fifty years it had been mistakenly attributed to Flemish painter Michael (Michiel)... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2015

A rare Longquan green-glazed reticulated garden seat, 15th century

A rare Longquan green-glazed reticulated garden seat, 15th century. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€29,000 - 41,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of barrel-form with a convex top incised with a diamond diaper pattern, decorated around the body with a wide reticulated band of a pair of Buddhist lions, each grasping a ribbon issuing from a brocade ball and interspersed by large plantain and peony sprays, all between bands of key-frets, raised floral bosses, floral and concentric scroll bands, all covered in an olive green... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2015

A rare pair of blue and white reticulated cups, Wanli six-character marks and of the period

A rare pair of blue and white reticulated cups, Wanli six-character marks and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 180,000 (€14,000 - 21,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each cup decorated with four phoenix roundels surrounded by an openwork ground of pierced lattice patterns, interspersed with four small circular roundels reading fu shou kang ning, all between floral bands by the mouth and foot rim, the base with a six-character kaishu mark. Each 9cm (3 1/2in) diam. (2). ... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2015

An iron-red and green enamelled 'Buddhist lions' dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

An iron-red and green enamelled 'Buddhist lions' dish, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 180,000 (€14,000 - 21,000). Photo: Bonhams. The shallow dish with gently rounded sides rising to an everted rim, decorated on the exterior with four Buddhist lions, each interspersed by a beribboned brocade ball, the interior with a large central medallion enclosing another pair of Buddhist lions with a brocade ball, all on a vibrant dark red ground, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2015

A rare large blue and white 'floral scroll' dish, Yongle period

A rare large blue and white 'floral scroll' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate HK$ 2.5 million - 4 million (€290,000 - 460,000). Photo: Bonhams. With rounded sides supported on a tapered low foot rising to a slightly flaring rim, the interior exquisitely decorated with a central medallion enclosing interlocking floral scrolls bearing camellia and peony blossoms and buds, encircled with a composite floral scroll bearing eleven evenly-spaced flowers, the rim with a band of braking and crashing waves,... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2015

Bonhams to offer 1973 Porsche 911S owned by 'father of pop art' Richard Hamilton

1973 Porsche 911S 2.4-Litre Coupe. Estimate £250,000 - 300,000 (€350,000 - 420,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4-litre Coupé, owned for more than 30 years by ‘father of pop art’ Richard Hamilton, will be offered at Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale, taking place on 26 June in Goodwood, Chichester. Hamilton thought that the car’s shapely curves were a ‘perfect’ design. Purchased new by Hamilton in 1973, it remained with the artist for three decades before passing it into the care... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2015

A jadeite and diamond pendant

A jadeite laughing Buddha and diamond pendant. Estimate HK$4,200,000 – HK$6,000,000 ($1,500,000-2,300,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Carved as a jadeite laughing Buddha of brilliant emerald green colour and very good translucency, to the brilliant-cut diamond bail, mounted in 18k white gold, Buddha approximately 36.5 x 41.0 x 6.5 mm, pendant 4.7 cm longAccompanied by report no. KJ89237 dated 9 February 2015 from Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory stating that the Buddha is natural jadeite and no polymer... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2015

A unique jadeite bead and diamond necklace

A unique jadeite bead and diamond necklace. Estimate HK$5,500,000 – HK$8,500,000 ($700,000-1,100,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Composed of thirty-three jadeite beads of light green ground and glassy translucency, each suffused with brilliant emerald green streaks, measuring approximately 11.2 to 12.9 mm, to the brilliant-cut diamond boule clasp, mounted in 18k white gold, 45.5 cm long Accompanied by premium report no. 78695 dated 10 March 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2015

An important jadeite bangle

An important jadeite bangle. Estimate HK$12,000,000 – HK$18,000,000 ($1,500,000-2,300,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The thick semi-cylindrical jadeite bangle of vivid emerald green colour on light green ground and high translucency,inner diameter approximately 56.0 mm, width approximately 18.1 mm, thickness approximately 8.3 mm Accompanied by report no. KH7461 dated 15 August 2014 from Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory stating that the bangle is natural jadeite and no polymer is detected ... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2015

A highly important jadeite, ruby and diamond pendant necklace

A highly important jadeite, ruby and diamond pendant necklace. Estimate HK$28,000,000 – HK$38,000,000 ($3,500,000-4,800,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Suspending a thick high-domed jadeite cabochon of vivid emerald green colour and high translucency, surmounted by a cabochon ruby and a brilliant-cut diamond spacer, to the length adjustable black cord, mounted in 18k white gold,cabochon approximately 26.1 x 21.3 x 14.5 mm, 63.5 cm long Accompanied by report no. KJ89238 dated 9 February 2015 from Hong Kong Jade... [Lire la suite]