30 octobre 2019

Christie's Paris - The Splendors auction realised a total of €7,792,000 - 30 October 2019

PARIS - The Splendors auction, hosted in Paris on 30 October, realised strong results for exceptional pieces such as a Songye figure from Democratic Republic of Congo which sold for €2,290,000 against a presale estimate of €700,000-1,000,000. Other highlights included a  Ligbi mask from Ivory Coast from the former collection of the Barbier Muller museum, which realised €1,234,000, doubling its presale estimate and establishing a world auction record for a Ligbi work of art; and... [Lire la suite]

30 octobre 2019

Exhibition presents first reassessment of James Tissot's oeuvre in 20 years

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- James Tissot (1836–1902) was one of the most celebrated French artists during the 19th century, yet he is less known than many of his contemporaries today. Presenting new scholarship on the artist’s oeuvre, technique, and remarkable life, James Tissot: Fashion & Faith provides a critical reassessment of Tissot through a 21st-century lens. The exhibition, co-organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Paris, includes approximately 60 paintings in... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2019

Christie's announces Magnificent Jewels sale in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s New York announces the December 11 auction of Magnificent Jewels and the concurrent Jewels Online auction from December 2 to 12/13, which together present over 1,000 lots. The live ­auction will offer over 450 lots featuring a notable selection of colored diamonds, colorless diamonds, and gemstones, alongside important signed pieces by Suzanne Belperron, René Boivin, Bulgari, Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels. Leading the auction are two lots offered from The... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

An exceedingly rare Qingbai seated figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3102. An exceedingly rare Qingbai seated figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 12 1/2 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 6,040,000 (USD 782,520). © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The figure is modelled with the upper body gently leaning forward, seated with legs crossed and arms folded under a voluminous robe. The garment is worn in folds falling loosely across the broad shoulders, exposing a bare torso embellished with... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

A rare blue and white dragon bowl, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 3235. A rare blue and white dragon bowl, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The bowl is painted on the interior with a single three-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl within a double-line medallion, below a band of classic scrolls within double-line borders below the interior mouth rim. The exterior is similarly decorated with a band of scrolling lotus blooms on an... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3393. A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 8 5/8 in. (22.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  Of circular form, the cover is carved in relief through the layers of lacquer with fruiting lychee branches among other fruits, all reserved against a ground of diaper pattern. The box is similarly decorated around the side with the interiors and base in black lacquer, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]

29 octobre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Swallow and Apricot' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3390. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Swallow and Apricot' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The rectangular cover is carved with a swallow perched on a flowering apricot branch amidst apricot blossoms, the sides of the cover and box carved with further apricot flowers and leaves, all against a diamond-diaper ground enclosing florettes. The base is incised with a... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 97. A carved cinnabar lacquer stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 3 ¾ in.(9.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,810 - USD 19,215). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The deep bowl is carved with four large long-tailed birds amongst flower sprays and pomegranate, all on a diaper pattern and below a key fret band to the mouth rim. The stem with splayed foot is similarly decorated with further flower sprays. The interior is lined with metal.= Note: With its dark... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

A rare and finely carved lobed cinnabar lacquer 'Washing the elephant' dish, Jiajing six-character incised mark and of the perio

Lot 25. A rare and finely carved lobed cinnabar lacquer 'Washing the elephant' dish, Jiajing six-character incised mark and of the period (1522 - 1566); 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 25,620 - USD 51,240). Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The octafoil shaped dish is magnificently carved through thick layers of cinnabar lacquer with an elephant next to a large wooden basin being washed by a servant standing on the animal with a broom,... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2019

A Qingbai tixi-style carved meiping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3141. A Qingbai tixi-style carved meiping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 51,809 - USD 77,714). Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The vase is well potted with a long slender body rising from the countersunk base to rounded shoulders, surmounted by a ribbed neck tapering to a lipped rim. It is crisply carved on the exterior with a broad band of scrolling tendrils between double... [Lire la suite]