03 décembre 2016

Blue and white kendi, Vietnam, 15th-16th century

Blue and white kendi, Vietnam, 15th-16th century, porcelain. Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Museum purchase, 2000.107 © Phoenix Art Museum.

02 décembre 2016

Pair of blue glazed ewers with openwork panels, Vietnam, 15th-16th century

Pair of blue glazed ewers with openwork panels, Vietnam, 15th-16th century, porcelain. Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Museum purchase, 2000.108.1 © Phoenix Art Museum.
02 décembre 2016

Camille Pissarro, "Le premier des impressionnistes" au musée Marmottan Monet

Camille Pissarro, "Le premier des impressionnistes" au musée Marmottan Monet. Affiche. « Ce qui fait que sortons peut-être tous de Pissarro. Il a eu la veine de naître aux Antilles, là, il a appris le dessin sans maître. Il m’a raconté tout ça. En 65, déjà il éliminait le noir, le bitume, la terre de Sienne et les ocres. C’est un fait. Ne peins jamais qu’avec les trois couleurs primaires et leurs dérivés immédiats. Me disait-il. C’est lui, oui, le premier impressionniste.» Paul Cézanne, «Conversations avec Cézanne» - Propos... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2016

A rare Dehua standing figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th-early 17th century, impressed He Chaozong mark 

Lot 3324. A rare Dehua standing figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th-early 17th century, impressed He Chaozong mark. Estimate: HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,500,000 (USD 453,277 - USD 582,785). Price Realised HKD 4,260,000 (USD 551,788) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The deity is elegantly modelled standing on a domed base modelled as swirling waves. Finely detailed, the eyes are downcast with lips gently indented to provide a benevolent expression. Dressed in a voluminous robe, the figure is... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2016

Platinum, natural pearl and diamond ring, Cartier, London

Lot 552. Platinum, natural pearl and diamond ring, Cartier, London. Estimate $10,000–15,000. Photo Sotheby's Centering a gray oval-shaped natural pearl, surrounded by old mine-cut diamonds, size 7, signed Cartier Ltd, London. Accompanied by GIA report no. 4254778 dated December 24, 1993 stating that the pearl is natural and of natural color. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels Including Property From the Collection of Marjorie S. Fisher, Palm Beach. New York, 08 Dec 2016, 10:00 AM 
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02 décembre 2016

A fine and very rare celadon-glazed double-gourd vase and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 3327. A fine and very rare celadon-glazed double-gourd vase and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate: HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000 (USD 259,015 - USD 388,523). Price Realised HKD 5,100,000 (USD 660,592) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The vase is well potted with a compressed globular lower bulb rising from the countersunk base to a slightly smaller globular upper bulb, surmounted by a long narrow mouth. The fitted... [Lire la suite]

02 décembre 2016

Important platinum, 10.40 carats Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring, Cartier

Lot 338. Important platinum, 10.40 carats sapphire and diamond ring, Cartier. Estimate $500,000–700,000. Photo Sotheby's Centering a sugarloaf cabochon sapphire weighing 10.40 carats, flanked by triangle-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 1.95 carats, size 6¾, signed Cartier, numbered R2603, with workshop mark.. Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 1075990 stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating. Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 16075090 stating that the sapphire... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2016

A fine and rare ge-type glazed cong-form vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3323. A fine and rare ge-type glazed cong-form vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate: HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,705 - USD 103,606). Price Realised HKD 1,125,000 (USD 145,719) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016.  Each side of the square-sectioned vase is moulded with the Eight Trigrams, covered overall with a greyish-blue glaze suffused with dark grey and light golden crackles, the foot dressed brown. 11... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2016

A fine robin’s egg-glazed vase, meiping, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3322. A fine robin’s egg-glazed vase, meiping, Qianlong incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate: HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,705 - USD 103,606). Price Realised HKD 687,500 (USD 89,050) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The vase has a short neck, broad shoulders and a slightly spreading foot, covered overall with an opaque turquoise-blue glaze suffused with finely mottled dark bluish-purple. Size: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high, wood stand, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2016

A Rare Platinum, Colored Stone and Diamond 'Tutti Frutti' Bracelet, Cartier, London

Lot 408. A Rare Platinum, Colored Stone and Diamond 'Tutti Frutti' Bracelet, Cartier, London. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's The articulated strap designed in the Mogul style as a meandering vine, set with carved sapphire, ruby and emerald leaves, accented by sapphire, ruby and emerald beads, completed by baguette, old European and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 8.30 carats, length 7½ inches, signed Cartier London, numbered 3047; circa 1930. Accompanied by GIA report no.... [Lire la suite]
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