20 juin 2017

A small 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' box and cover, Yuan dynasty

Lot 408. A small 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' box and cover, Yuan dynasty, 7.1 cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, the top with a moulded peony spray, covered overall with a greyish-celadon glaze, save for the base left unglazed to reveal the grey stoneware body. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017

20 juin 2017

'Costumes espagnols : entre ombre et lumière' à Maison de Victor Hugo

  "Costumes Espagnols entre ombre et lumière". Museo Del Traje – Cipe. Photo José Ortiz Echague © Museo Universidad de Navarra/ADAGP Paris 2017 PARIS- La Maison de l’écrivain français le plus hispanophile, Victor Hugo, accueille un remarquable ensemble de costumes traditionnels espagnols issu des collections du Museo del Traje, le Musée du Costume et du Patrimoine ethnologique à Madrid. Pour la première fois à Paris, une quarantaine de vêtements et accessoires de la fin du XVIIIe au début du XXe siècle,... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2017

Unmounted 14.07 carat Tajikistan spinel

Lot 2020. Unmounted 14.07 carat Tajikistan spinel. Estimate CHF 42 000 / 62 000 (€ 38 890 / 57 410) © Koller Auctions Very fine, pear-shaped spinel of 14.07 ct, from Tajikistan With Gübelin-Report no. 16050179, June 2016. Koller Auctions. Jewellery - Thursday 29 June 2017, 02.00 PM
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19 juin 2017

Unmounted 15.07 carat Tajikistan spinel

Lot 2016. Unmounted 15.07 carat Tajikistan spinel. Estimate CHF 45 000 / 65 000 (€ 41 670 / 60 190) © Koller Auctions Very fine, triangular spinel of 15.07 ct, from Tajikistan. With Gübelin-Report no. 16050177, June 2016. Koller Auctions. Jewellery - Thursday 29 June 2017, 02.00 PM
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19 juin 2017

Unmounted 15.55 carat Tajikistan spinel

Lot 2022. Unmounted 15.55 carat Tajikistan spinel. Estimate CHF 47 000 / 67 000 (€ 43 520 / 62 040). © Koller Auctions Very fine, oval spinel of 15.55 ct, from Tajikistan. With Gübelin-Report no. 16050178, June 2016.   Koller Auctions. Jewellery - Thursday 29 June 2017, 02.00 PM
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19 juin 2017

A 'Yue' celadon-glazed ram, Western Jin dynasty (265–316)

Lot 407. A 'Yue' celadon-glazed ram, Western Jin dynasty (265–316), 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled recumbent with its legs tucked underneath, its raised head pierced with a circular aperture to the top, applied overall with a greyish-celadon glaze. Note: Modelled as a reclining ram with large protruding eyes, this charming piece belongs to a group of playful vessels made for the scholar’s desk... [Lire la suite]

19 juin 2017

A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed zhadou, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 406. A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed zhadou, Northern Song dynasty, 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 106,250 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with the compressed globular body rising to a slightly waisted neck opening into a wide, six-lobed rim with down-turned petal tips, covered overall with an olive-green glaze. Note: Three zhadou of similar form, excavated at the 'Yaozhou' kiln site, are illustrated in The Yaozhou Kiln Site of... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2017

A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon 'lotus' bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 405. A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon 'lotus' bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 13.7 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 525,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with the five-lobed sides extending to an everted rim, the interior incised with a flower head, the exterior carved with petals, covered overall with a sage-green glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
19 juin 2017

A Qingbai lobed box and cover, Song dynasty

Lot 404. A Qingbai lobed box and cover, Song dynasty, height 8.5 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the sides skillfully modelled with lobed sides simulating petals, the box with a dense diapered pattern, covered overall save for the countersunk base with a pale blue-tinged clear glaze. Provenance: Acquired on 20th March 1988. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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19 juin 2017

Rijksmuseum exhibits examples of Dutch micro-carving from the late Middle Ages

Installation view. Photo Rijksmuseum.  AMSTERDAM.- They are among the most sophisticated, mysterious and unknown works of Dutch art: the masterfully carved figurines, miniature shrines, coffins, skulls and prayer nuts of boxwood from the 16th century. They are often no larger than a few tens of millimetres and were intended purely for private use. About 130 examples are still in existence today. No fewer than 60 of them from around the world will be on display at the Rijksmuseum during the 'Small Wonders'... [Lire la suite]