20 septembre 2018

Two diamond necklaces, Harry Winston, 1984

  Lot 111. A 66.20 carats diamond necklace, Harry Winston, 1984. Estimate US$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€ 210,000 - 300,000). Sold for US$ 324,500 (€ 275,958). © Bonhams 2001-2018 designed as a triple line of graduating round brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending a fringe of pear-shaped brilliant-cut diamond drops, accented by marquise-shaped diamonds; signed Winston, no.9891, with maker's mark for Jacques Timey; accompanied by a signed pouch; total diamond weight: 66.20 carats; mounted in platinum;... [Lire la suite]
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20 septembre 2018

Christie's to offer a masterpiece by Sir Anthony van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Portrait of Princess Mary (1631–1660), daughter of King Charles I of England, full-length, in a pink dress decorated with silver embroidery and ribbons, 1641. Oil on canvas. Estimate: £5,000,000-8,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. LONDON.- Portrait of Princess Mary (1631–1660), daughter of King Charles I of England, full-length, in a pink dress decorated with silver embroidery and ribbons by Sir Anthony van Dyck, 1641, will be offered from a Distinguished Private Collection... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A pale greenish-white and russet jade carving of two horses, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 959. A pale greenish-white and russet jade carving of two horses, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The two recumbent horses are shown side-by-side with their legs tucked under their bodies and their heads turned towards each other. Their manes and tails are detailed with fine hair markings. The well-polished stone is of even pale greenish-white color with a few areas of added pale... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A white jade rectangular plaque, 18th-19th century

Lot 974. A white jade rectangular plaque, 18th-19th century; 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. One side is carved with a roundel of an immortal holding a bottle vase seated on an elephant, and the reverse with another roundel enclosing a four-character inscription reading taiping youxiang (may there be a peaceful reign), all below a bat with stylized openwork wings above and a stylized,... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2018

A white jade shaped rectangular plaque, 18th century

Lot 969. A white jade shaped rectangular plaque, 18th century; 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. One side is well carved with a scene of the Northern Song poet, Mi Fu, accompanied by an attendant, bowing to a tall, pierced rock, and on the reverse with a lengthy inscription referring to the scene, and a seal, zhen (treasure). The semi-translucent stone is of even white color.. Provenance: Lizzadro... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A rare white jade openwork rectangular plaque, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 906. A rare white jade openwork rectangular plaque, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 3 11/16 in. (9.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The thick plaque is finely carved in openwork with a recumbent mythical beast with flames rising from the flanks and its head turned upwards to look at the moon, surrounded by vapor that rises from one side opposite a tree bearing three large flowers, all against a background of... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2018

A white jade pendant, 18th century

Lot 954. A white jade pendant, 18th century; 3 ¼ in. (8.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 237,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The shaped rectangular pendant is carved at the top with ruyi clouds, and on one side with a four-character inscription, changyi zisun (peace and prosperity for all sons and grandsons), and on the reverse with a poem preceded by yuzhi (imperially made) and the title of the poem, The semi-translucent stone... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2018

A rare white and pale brown jade figure of a seated foreigner, Tang-early Ming dynasty, 9th-14th century

Lot 903. A rare white and pale brown jade figure of a seated foreigner, Tang-early Ming dynasty, 9th-14th century; 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 516,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The thick figure depicts a bearded, foreign musician shown seated with one leg bent under the body as he holds what appears to be a cloth-draped object. He wears a belted robe that falls in ribbed folds under the body and between his legs worn over his loose... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

"La Fabrique du Luxe. Les marchands merciers parisiens au XVIIIe siècle" au Musée Cognacq-Jay

Anonyme, Paire de candélabres à deux branches garnis d’un oiseau et de fleurs, bronze doré et porcelaine, entre 1715 et 1774, Paris, musée Cognacq-Jay (inv. J328) © Musée Cognacq-Jay / Roger-Viollet PARIS - « Vendeurs de tout, faiseurs de riens », suivant la célèbre et peu amène sentence prononcée par Diderot dans son Encyclopédie, les marchands merciers constituent l’une des corporations parisiennes les plus importantes au XVIIIe siècle. Du 29 septembre 2018 au 27 janvier 2019, le musée Cognacq-Jay organise la toute première... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

Six glazed pottery figures of musicians, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1391. Six glazed pottery figures of musicians, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height of each 8 1/4  in., 21 cm. Estimate: 3,000 — 4,000 USD. Sold Price: 2,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. modeled standing with facial features detailed in black pigment, wearing conical red hats and green and amber-glazed robes, holding various musical instruments on rectangular bases (6).  Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 15 Sep 2018