03 décembre 2016

Two fine blue and white 'Eight immortals' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 3328. Two fine blue and white 'Eight immortals' bowls, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate: HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 64,754 - USD 103,606). Price Realised HKD 625,000 (USD 80,955) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. Each bowl is decorated on the exterior with the Eight Daoist Immortals shown with their attributes standing amidst vapour above a wave border. The centre of the interior is decorated with the Three Star Gods under a... [Lire la suite]

03 décembre 2016

Brian Sewell bequeaths painting to the National Gallery

Louis Jean François Lagrenée, 'Maternal Affection', 1773. Oil on copper, 43.5 x 34.5 cm. A gift from the estate of Brian Sewell, 2016. © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- ”As a child, there was not a major museum or art gallery in London I didn’t know, and the National Gallery was my favourite.” (Brian Sewell interviewed in 'The Daily Telegraph', June 2012)  The legendary 'Evening Standard' art critic would often talk about the weekly visits he made to the National Gallery as a child imbuing him with his... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2016

Monographic exhibition of works by Master Mateo opens at the Prado Museum

Master Mateo in the Museo del Prado. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado, the Real Academia Gallega de Bellas Artes and the Fundación Catedral de Santiago are the joint organisers of this monographic exhibition of works by Master Mateo for the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, offering visitors an in-depth focus on a golden period in the history of the building, spanning the years 1168 to 1211.  The exhibition features the nine known sculptures that have survived from the lost façade of the Portico of Glory, including a... [Lire la suite]
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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