10 mai 2017

A large Dehua figure of Guanyin, 18th century

Lot 127. A large Dehua figure of Guanyin, 18th century, 35 in. (89 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 64,750 - USD 103,600). Price realised GBP 62,500 (USD 80,875). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The serene figure is modelled standing upon swirling waves, with her hair tied in an intricate chignon, and with downcast eyes and a serene expression. She is holding the edge of her long voluminous robes in her left hand and a scroll in the other. The back is impressed... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2017

A Dehua figure of a standing figure of Guanyin, 18th century

Lot 125. A Dehua figure of a standing figure of Guanyin, 18th century, 17 ¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,950 - USD 19,425). Price realised GBP 10,625 (USD 13,749). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The bodhisattva is modelled with a full face with pendulent earlobes and downcast eyes. The long hair is swept up into a topknot secured by a ruyi-shaped hairpin. The figure stands barefoot on a base of swirling clouds, with both hands held in... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2017

A flambé-glazed two-handled vase, 18th century

Lot 118. A flambé-glazed two-handled vase, 18th century, 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 12,950 - USD 15,540). Price realised GBP 12,500 (USD 16,175). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The vase is decorated with two beast-head handles to the shoulders. It is covered with a bright purple and red-streaked glaze paling at the handles and the rim. The base with a light brown wash. Provenance: From the collection of the honourable David Mcalpine  ... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

A brown-glazed 'painting and poem' weight, 18th-19th century

Lot 117. A brown-glazed 'painting and poem' weight, 18th-19th century; 4 in. (10.2 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,360 - USD 15,540). Price realised GBP 7,500 (USD 9,705). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The square tile is decorated to one side based upon the 'Bird and Apricot Blossoms' painting by the Five Dynasties' painter Huang Quan, with a bird perched upon a flowering apricot branch amongst bamboo, with an apocryphal signature Chengdu Huang Quan, with two seals... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

A blue and white Ming-style 'floral' bottle vase, Jiaqing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 106. A blue and white Ming-style 'floral' bottle vase, Jiaqing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820), 15 in. (38 cm.) high.  Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 32,375 - USD 51,800). Price realised GBP 25,000 (USD 32,350) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The globular body of the vase is decorated with a broad band of composite floral scrolls above a lappet band, all below a band of ruyi-heads and a further floral band to the shoulder. The neck is... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

Tate Modern opens the UK's first major retrospective of Alberto Giacometti for 20 years

Alberto Giacometti: The Walking Man I, 1960. © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and ADAGP, Paris) 'I am very interested in art but I am instinctively more interested in truth […] The more I work, the more I see differently'. Alberto Giacometti.  LONDON.- Celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman, Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognisable works of modern art. This exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2017

Sapphire and diamond necklace

Lot 78. Sapphire and diamond necklace. Estimate 65,000 — 75,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's.  Designed as two rows of oval and cushion-shaped sapphires alternating with floral motifs highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds, the front supporting a pendant set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, length approximately 335mm, pouch stamped Fred Leighton.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 91626, stating that the three tested sapphires are of Ceylon origin, with no indications of... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2017

Gold, enamel and diamond bracelet-watch, Bulgari

Lot 194. Gold, enamel and diamond bracelet-watch, Bulgari.  Estimate 72,000 — 105,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's.  Designed as a serpent, the scales applied with yellow and green guilloché enamel, the eyes highlighted with pear-shaped diamonds, the mouth opening to reveal a circular dial with baton indicators, the bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds, signed Bulgari, numbered, dial signed Piaget. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Sessions 1... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2017

Pair of sapphire and diamond clips-bangle combination, Cartier

Lot 259. Pair of sapphire and diamond clips/bangle combination, Cartier. Estimate 80,000 — 140,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's.  Each clip of floral design set with oval and cushion-shaped sapphires highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds, may be worn as a bangle with an additional fitting, inner circumference approximately 185mm, signed Cartier, French assay marks, case signed Cartier. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Sessions 1 and 2, Genève, 16 mai 2017,... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2017

Turquoise and diamond necklace, Bulgari, a pair of earrings, Rave, and a ring

Lot 133. Turquoise and diamond necklace, Bulgari, a pair of earrings, Rave, and a ring. Estimate 80,000 — 140,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's.  The necklace set with turquoise cabochons within frames of brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 390mm, signed Bulgari, pouch stamped Bulgari; the pair of earrings similarly set, signed Rave, post and hinged back fittings; the ring en suite, size 52. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Sessions 1... [Lire la suite]
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