15 juillet 2015

An Imperial Coral-ground Wucai and Yangcai 'Floral' Bowl, Yongzheng Period, 1723 - 1735

An Imperial Coral-ground Wucai and Yangcai 'Floral' Bowl,  Yongzheng Period, 1723 - 1735. H 7cm; D 13cm. Estimate: HK$ 4,500,000 – 5,500,000 / US$ 576,900 – 705,100. Sold price: HK$ 5,310,000 / US$ 680,800. Photo Poly Auction This bowl with deep rounded sides rising from a splayed foot has an everted rim and a bunch of well painted flowers, like lily, peony, crab-apple and camellia, which are all enamelled in different colour. They curl together in an organized way and layered by the green feathery leaves... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2015

An Imperial Reticulated Celadon-ground Yangcai with Blue-and-White Core Elephant-handled Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736 – 1795

An Imperial Reticulated Celadon-ground Yangcai with Blue-and-White Core Elephant-handled Vase, Qianlong Period, 1736 – 1795. H 23cm. Estimate: estimate upon request. Sold price: HK$ 14,160,000 / US$ 1,815,400. Photo Poly Auction This overall body in ovoid shape is covered with a pale celadon glaze, inscribed with a six-character seal mark. The reticulated and heightened part itself forms archaistic phoenix, reserved with four quatrefoil panels. Each of them encloses a stylized iron-red lotus flower on a feathery... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2015

Exhibition of new work by British artist Marc Quinn opens at White Cube Bermondsey

Marc Quinn, The Toxic Sublime - O8@=du5JPnfZx, 2015. Spray paint, aeronautical grade aluminium tape and acrylic on canvas bonded to torqued aluminium, 84 5/8 x 59 1/16 x 8 1/4 in. ©Marc Quinn. Photo: ©Marc Quinn Studio. Courtesy White Cube. LONDON.- White Cube presents an exhibition of new work by Marc Quinn. This exhibition, Quinn’s first at White Cube London since 2010, includes two new bodies of work and is the culmination of two years of investigation into natural phenomena and our distanced and complex relationship... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2015

Steve McQueen's last special-order Porsche to be offered at Mecum Monterey

Steve McQueen's 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. WALWORTH, WIS.- The very last car special-ordered by The King of Cool—the late mega movie star Steve McQueen—will be offered for sale at the Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey this Aug. 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera will be donated to McQueen’s alma mater, the reform school Boys... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2015

Chinese Famille Rose enameled porcelain vase, reticulated design, Qianlong apocryphal mark, late 19th century

Chinese Famille Rose enameled porcelain vase, reticulated design, Qianlong apocryphal mark, late 19th century. Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo 888 Auctions. with an inset medallion depicting auspicious waves in front of crashing waves, above and below the geometric dragon band features foreign lotus scrolls borne on lobed-tipped branches; flared rim decorated with a narrow meander register above pendant trefoil shaped heads; six-character Qianlong mark on base but late 19th century. H: 41 cm, D: 25 cm. ... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2015

Jean Limosin II (circa 1616-after 1646), French, Limoges, second quarter 17th century, Coronation of the Virgin

Jean Limosin II (circa 1616-after 1646), French, Limoges, second quarter 17th century, Coronation of the Virgin,  inscribed: ccnnn on the reverse of the enamel, monogrammed: I.[I.], painted enamel and silver foil on copper, in a later gilt metal mount and in a velvet covered wood frame, plaque: 10.5cm., 4 1/8 in., frame: 17 by 15cm., 6 5/8  by 5 7/8 in. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 GBP - Lot. Vendu 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Willem Hugo de... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2015

French, Limoges, late 16th-early 17th century, Two plaques with the Arrest of Christ and Christ before Pilate

French, Limoges, late 16th-early 17th century, Two plaques with the Arrest of Christ and Christ before Pilate, partially gilt painted enamel on copper, in a gilt wood frame ; plaques: 14.2 by 11.8cm., 5 5/8 by 4 5/8 in.; frames: 24 by 22cm., 9½ by 8 5/8 in. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 GBP - Lot. Vendu 3,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Note: These plaques are from a series of plaques based on the influential Small Passion by Albrecht Dürer. See the full set dated to around... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2015

Pierre Reymond (1513-1584), French, Limoges, 1575, Tazza with the Worship of The Golden Calf

Pierre Reymond (1513-1584), French, Limoges, 1575, Tazza with the Worship of The Golden Calf,  inscribed: EXODE.XXXII., monogrammed: P.R. in brown-red enamel on the bowl and the foot and dated: 1575, partially gilt painted enamel on copper; 15 by 18.3cm., 5 7/8  by 7 1/8 in. Estimation 12,000 — 18,000 GBP - Lot. Vendu 23,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Note: Pierre Reymond and his workshop had the most prolific output of all the 16th-century... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2015

Attributed to Colin Nouailher, French, Limoges, circa 1530-1550, Tazza with an angel feeding a prophet, probably Isaiah

Attributed to Colin Nouailher, French, Limoges, circa 1530-1550, Tazza with an angel feeding a prophet, probably Isaiah, the banderole inscribed: DEVORA VERBVM DNI MANET IN ETERNUM (Swallow the word of god endures forever); with a fragmentary label numbered: 318. on the underside; partially gilt painted enamel on copper; 6.7 by 20.2cm., 2 5/8  by 8in. Estimation 12,000 — 18,000 GBP - Lot. Vendu 23,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Note: Verbum Domini manet... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2015

Attributed to Pierre Veyrier II, French, Limoges, circa 1550-1560, Large plaque with the Adoration of the Shepherds

Attributed to Pierre Veyrier II (active circa 1528-1558), French, Limoges, circa 1550-1560, Large plaque with the Adoration of the Shepherds, partially gilt painted enamel on copper, in a gilt metal mount on a velvet covered wood frame; plaque: 24.4 by 24.4cm., 9 5/8  by 9 5/8 in.; frame: 29.5 by 29.5cm., 11 5/8  by 11 5/8 in. Estimation 25,000 — 35,000 GBP - Lot. Vendu 47,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Sotheby's London, 7 December 1989, lot 262 Note: This... [Lire la suite]