16 mai 2019

A white jade marriage bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 249. A white jade marriage bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8 ¾ in. (22.3 cm.) wide, across the handles. Estimate: £60,000 - £100,000. Price realised GBP 395,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The elegant vessel is skilfully carved with rounded sides rising to an incurved rim and is supported on a slightly flaring foot. The rim is flanked by a pair of loose-ring openwork loop handles, each finely worked in low relief with a dragon with bulging eyes, a single horn and archaistic scroll... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2019

On atteint le sommet du ridicule de la gonflette!

Jeff Koons (b. 1955), Rabbit. Stainless steel, 41 x 19 x 12 in. (104.1 x 48.3 x 30.5 cm.). Executed in 1986. This work is number two from an edition of three plus one artist's proof and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. Estimate: USD 50,000,000 - USD 70,000,000. Price Realized: USD 91,075,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. et comme dit une amie: "pour moi, y a pas photo: le lapin, c'est à la moutarde avec des tagliatelles." :)  
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15 mai 2019

Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale totals $399 million

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), Bouilloire et fruits, oil on canvas, painted circa 1888-1890. Estimate: In the region of $40 million. Price Realized: $59,295,000 / £45,611,538 /€52,726,938. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 NEW YORK, NY.- The top lots of the sale were Cézanne’s Bouilloire et fruits, which sold for $59,295,000 to client on the phone and Van Gogh’s Arbres dans le jardin de l'asile, which realized $40,000,000.  Lot 15. Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Arbres dans le jardin de l'asile, oil on canvas, 16 3/8 x 13 ¼ in.... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2019

A pair of wucai flaring vases, Gu, Shunzhi period (1664-1661)

Lot 40. A pair of wucai flaring vases, Gu, Shunzhi period (1664-1661). Each 54cm (21 1/4in) high. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 (€ 14,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each vase decorated in bright enamels and underglaze blue on the flared top section with a continuous scene of courtly ladies and scholarly gentlemen engaged in leisurely pursuits within a garden setting, a band of peonies to the mid section, and pomegranates to the lower section. Provenance: Christie's New York, 8 October 2013, lot 182. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2019

A rare wucai 'Palace ladies' jar, Shunzhi-Early Kangxi (1644-1722)

Lot39. A rare wucai 'Palace ladies' jar, Shunzhi-Early Kangxi (1644-1722); 30cm (11 7/8in) high. Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 (€ 9,200 - 12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The jar of shouldered ovoid shape decorated to the exterior with a continuous scene of ladies and two officials with an attendant within a court scene, surrounded by rocks and foliage, all below two bands of peony sprays and flowering blossoms, the shoulder flanked by six chilong-shaped lug handles.  Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2019

A wucai 'Immortal' dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 38. A wucai 'Immortal' dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 19.2cm (7 1/2in) diam. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 6,900 - 9,200). © Bonhams 2001-2019 With gently everted rim, decorated on the interior with an immortal standing in a garden, holding a ruyi sceptre and accompanied by two acolytes carrying respectively a coral vase and a bottle issuing vaporous air, all amidst flowering shrubs and wispy clouds and enclosed by a border of leafy scrolls interspersed with... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2019

A rare polychrome enamelled incense burner, gui, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 37. A rare polychrome enamelled incense burner, gui, Late Ming Dynasty; 16cm (6 1/4in) wide. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,600 - 6,900). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Of compressed globular shape, finely enamelled in tones of red, green, turquoise and yellow around the exterior with a continuous scene of egrets, kingfishers, and a pair of mandarin ducks in a lotus pond, flanked by a pair of mythical-beast-head handles.  Note: Compare with a related polychrome-enamelled incense burner, dated 1620, illustrated... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2019

A wucai 'Immortals' jar, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 36. A wucai 'Immortals' jar, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) high. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,500 - 5,800). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The bulbous body, probably the lower section of a double gourd vase, colorfully enamelled around the exterior with a continuous scene of Daoist Immortals carrying vases, fans and gourds issuing wispy clouds carrying shou characters, all amidst a lush garden setting with pine trees, bamboos and prunus.   Bonhams. Fine... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2019

Prix historique pour un collier Art Déco chez Sotheby's Genève - Vente de Haute Joaillerie

David Bennett lors de la vente du collier de Hélène Beaumont Genève, 14 mai 2019 – Ce soir, 25 ans après avoir fait sa première apparition aux enchères, un chef-d’œuvre de haute joaillerie a réalisé un prix historique pour un collier Art Décochez Sotheby’s Genève. Créé en 1930 pour Hélène Beaumont, figure de la haute société américaine et amie de la Duchesse de Windsor, ce magnifique collier en diamants et émeraudes a atteint 3.620.000 CHF / 3.593.900 $ – le double du prix atteint lors de sa première vente aux enchères en... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2019

$110.7 million Monet masterpiece makes auction history at Sotheby's New York

Meules is the first work of Impressionist art to sell for more than $100 million at auction. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Moments ago in a packed salesroom at Sotheby’s New York, Claude Monet’s Meules from 1890 — one of art history’s most evocative images – sold for $110.7 million. The result marks a new world auction record for any work by Claude Monet and the first work of Impressionist art to cross the $100 million threshold at auction. Meules is one of only four works from Monet’s acclaimed Haystacks... [Lire la suite]
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