23 janvier 2020

PIERRE DARTEVELLE, Stand 18d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

  Ancestor figure, with characteristic tattoos, from the G16 classification, Bembe people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th century. Wood, eyes inlaid. H 21 cm. © Galerie Pierre Dartevelle.   Spear, former treasure of a Luba king, Luba people, Republic Democratic of the Congo, late 19th century. Wood, metal. H 133 cm. © Galerie Pierre Dartevelle.   Comb, Chokwe people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th century. Wood. H 15 cm. © Galerie Pierre Dartevelle. Provenance: private collection,... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2020

GALERIE CHRISTIAN DEYDIER, Stand 22c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Haniwa horse head, Japan, Kofun Period, 6th century. Earthenware. H 46 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier. Taotie mask, China, Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Bronze with green patina. H 18 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier. Dancer, China, Han Dynasty, 206 BC-220 AD. Earthenware with traces of polychromy. H 48 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier.
23 janvier 2020

Cartier, Turtle brooch, 1950-1960

Cartier, Turtle brooch, 1950-1960, 18 ct gold and diamonds. Signed and numbered. © Cabinet of Curiosities-Honourable Silver Objects. CABINET OF CURIOSITIES-HONOURABLE SILVER OBJECTS, Stand 124b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020
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23 janvier 2020

GALERIE CYBELE, Stand 17d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Egyptian Kohl vessel in the shape of the god Bes, Ptolemaic period, 332-30 BC. Faience, turquoise-green glaze H 6.2 cm. © Galerie Cybele Provenance: private collection, Paris, 1960. Torso of a youth, Asia Minor, Ionia, Smyrna, Hellenistic period, 3rd century BC. Reddish clay. H 11.5 cm. © Galerie Cybele. Provenance: Lucien Mellerio collection, Paris, 1879-1943. Amphoriskos, Egypt, New Kingdom, 1500 BC. Blue faience. H 10.5 cm. © Galerie Cybele. Provenance: Madeleine Meunier collection (1921-2009), Paris, France, acquired... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

A pair of doucai 'lança' bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 75. A pair of doucai 'lança' bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Diameter 6 5/8 in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 11,875 USD. Photo Sotheby's each painted on the exterior with interlinked pomegranate lappets with iron-red mandorla-shaped flammiform outline, interspersed with iron-red, green, aubergine and yellow lança characters in between, the interior rim with a narrow band of similar characters, the base with... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

A doucai dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 74. A doucai dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 7 3/4 in., 19.8 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's painted in the center with a taiji symbol centering a petal medallion encircled by the 'Eight Trigrams', a border of foaming waves and a foliate scroll band at the flared rim, the exterior with a wave border, six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw ... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2020

A pair of famille-rose 'erotic' saucers, Tongzhi marks and period (1862-1874)

Lot 71. A pair of famille-rose 'erotic' saucers, Tongzhi marks and period  (1862-1874). Diameter of the pair 5 7/8 in., 14.9 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD.  Photo Sotheby's each painted in the center with mirror image scenes of a couple on a day bed, the underside of the rims painted with flower sprays on a yellow enameled ground, six-character mark in underglaze blue; together with a famille-rose saucer painted with a... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

Major Rembrandt portrait painting on loan to the Wadsworth from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rembrandt van Rijn, Titus in a Monk’s Habit, 1660. Oil on canvas. Loan from the Rijksmuseum. Purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt, 1933; formerly Stroganoff Collection, St Petersburg. HARTFORD, CONN.- Rembrandt's Titus in a Monk's Habit (1660) is coming to Hartford, Connecticut. On loan from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the painting will be on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art from February 1 through April 30, 2020. Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), recognized as one of the most important... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2020

FINCH & CO, Stand 41b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Figure of the nude Venus, Ancient Roman, 1st century BC-1st century AD. Bronze with green patina with extensive patches of red. H 20 cm. © Finch & Co. Provenance: private collection, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom; Sotheby's, London, 10 July 1989, lot n° 204. Figure of a dolphin, Trapani, Italy, late 17th-early 18th century. Carved red coral. H 3.5 cm. © Finch & Co. Provenance: private collection, Europe, acquired in London early 1970s. Equestrian deified ancestor figure, Kafiristan, North Eastern Afghanistan,... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

DIDIER CLAES, Stand 94d at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Kongo Nkondi statue, Republic Democratic of the Congo, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, glass, metal, vegetable fibres. H 33 cm. © Didier Claes Provenance: private collection, Germany; Alain de Monbrison, France; private collection, Belgium. Literature: F. Neyt, 'Sculptures et formes d’Afrique', 5 Continents, Milan, 2017, pp. 50-54. Kota reliquary, Gabon, early 20th century. Wood, copper, brass. H 58 cm. © Didier Claes Provenance: Marceau Rivière collection, France.