30 août 2015

An Imperial yellow satin brocade tibetan -style 'dragon' robe (chuba), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

An Imperial yellow satin brocade tibetan -style 'dragon' robe (chuba), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. constructed in Tibet from Chinese Kangxi period imperial yellow silk brocade, the design dominated by eight complete five-clawed dragons grasping flaming pearls on the front, back and shoulders, with four partial dragons on the sleeves, superimposed against a ground of interconnected clouds and small dragons, woven in gold and multi-colored threads, all above a... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2015

Julie Parker for Assael and Stenzhorn, “Endangered Species” collection

Julie Parker for Assael and Stenzhorn, “Endangered Species” collection. Photo courtesy Assael Julie Parker for Assael and Stenzhorn, “Endangered Species” collection.  “Polar Bear” lavaliere, white baroque pearl and diamonds. Photo courtesy Assael  Julie Parker for Assael and Stenzhorn, “Endangered Species” collection. Photo courtesy Assael  Julie Parker for Assael and Stenzhorn, “Endangered Species” collection. Photo courtesy Assael  Julie Parker... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

A rare Imperial dark blue-ground formal 'dragon' robe, chaofu, Qianlong-Jiaqing period

A rare Imperial dark blue-ground formal 'dragon' robe, chaofu, Qianlong-Jiaqing period. Estimate US$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€71,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. The dark blue silk couched on the chest, back and each shoulder with a five-clawed front-facing dragons each encircling a flaming pearl all amongst embroidered cloud scrolls and tasseled Buddhist Symbols, and above precious objects and knotted peonies issuing from foaming waves, the waist band with two confronted five-clawed dragons on the front and the back... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

A rare pale brown-ground 'dragon' robe, 18th century

A rare pale brown-ground 'dragon' robe, 18th century. Estimate US$ 60,000 - 100,000 (€53,000 - 89,000). Photo: Bonhams. The pale olive-brown silk ground embellished with nine five-clawed dragons couched in reddish-gold wrapped silk thread, the front-facing dragons each encircling a flaming pearl and the sideways dragons each reaching towards a pearl, the dragon on the interior flap above a spreading gnarled branch of fruiting peach, all the surrounded by cranes in flight and red shou characters amidst delicately... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

A mid-blue-ground 'dragon' robe, First half 19th century

A mid-blue-ground 'dragon' robe, First half 19th century. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€27,000 - 44,000). Photo: Bonhams. The ground of rich mid-blue colored silk, the chest, shoulders and back each with a five-clawed front-facing dragon encircling a flaming pearl, four further dragons each in pursuit of a pearl and a final dragon on the inside flap with bats and cloud scrolls, the ground decorated on each side with knotted Eight Buddhist Symbols, bajixiang, each accompanied by a luscious peony blossom, and pairs... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

A chestnut embroidered gauze 'dragon' robe, Jiaqing period

A chestnut embroidered gauze 'dragon' robe, Jiaqing period. Estimate US$ 60,000 - 80,000 (€53,000 - 71,000). Photo: Bonhams. The fine silk gauze of a soft chestnut color, couched with four five-clawed front-facing dragons each encircling a flaming pearl on the front, back and shoulders, four further five-clawed dragons on the lower register and another on the inside flap, all amongst woven tasseled peaches, scattered sprays of red nandina or narcissus with lingzhi fungus amidst cloud scrolls, the deep hem woven with... [Lire la suite]


30 août 2015

A chestnut embroidered gauze child's 'dragon' robe, Jiaqing period

A chestnut embroidered gauze child's 'dragon' robe, Jiaqing period. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€27,000 - 44,000). Photo: Bonhams. The delicate gauze embellished with eight couched gold five-clawed dragons, four front-facing and four reaching upwards towards a flaming pearl of wisdom, the Eight Buddhist Symbols, bajixiang, woven on each side amid scattered cloud scrolls, all above bats and precious objects emerging from foaming waves crashing against high rocks, the interior flap with bats and cloud scrolls. 36in... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

Nusch Éluard, ca 1935 - by Dora Maar

Nusch Éluard, ca 1935 by Dora Maar (via RMN) L'extase Je suis devant ce paysage fémininComme un enfant devant le feuSouriant vaguement et les larmes aux yeuxDevant ce paysage où tout remue en moiOù des miroirs s'embuent où des miroirs s'éclairentReflétant deux corps nus saisons contre saisons J'ai tant de raison de me perdreSur cette terre sans chemins et sous ce ciel sans horizonBelle raison que j'ignorais hierEt que je n'oublierai jamaisBelles clés des regards clés filles d'elles-mêmesDevant ce paysage où la nature est... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2015

Man Ray, Autoportrait à la “Femme angoissée dans une chambre la nuit” d'Alberto Giacometti, Paris, ca 1932

Man Ray, Autoportrait à la “Femme angoissée dans une chambre la nuit” d'Alberto Giacometti, Paris, ca 1932. Photo: Sotheby's
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30 août 2015

Picasso, Cannes, 1955 by Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Picasso, Cannes, 1955 by Jacques-Henri Lartigue
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