18 novembre 2017

A Rare Blue and White Ingot-Shaped ‘Dragon’ Box and Cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 315. A Rare Blue and White Ingot-Shaped ‘Dragon’ Box and Cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). 21.6 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate: HK$400,000 - 600,000/US$51,000 - 77,000. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD (268,697 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's powerfully painted in vivid shades of cobalt blue, the domed cover painted with a pair of confronting five-clawed dragons writhing amongst flames and cloud scrolls contesting a flaming pearl, the rounded sides of both the box and cover similarly... [Lire la suite]

18 novembre 2017

An Exceptional Ruby and Diamond Ring, by Harry Winston

Lot 619. An Exceptional 5.08 carats Burmese Mogok 'Pigeon's Blood' Ruby and Diamond Ring, by Harry Winston. Estimate HK$ 8,000,000 - 10,000,000 (€870,000 - 1,100,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. The oval-cut ruby, weighing 5.08 carats, between crescent-shaped diamond shoulders, diamonds approximately 1.40 carats total, signed HW, ring size 6. Accompanied by a SSEF report stating that the natural ruby is of 'Pigeon's Blood' red colour, of strong saturation, has no indications of heat... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

Chinese porcelain famille verte saucer dish, Kangxi mark and period, circa 1670

Chinese porcelain famille verte saucer dish, Kangxi mark and period, circa 1670. 13 ¼ inches, 33.7 cm diameter. © Marchant Chinese porcelain famille verte saucer dish with gently flared rim, painted in the centre with the bearded equestrian warrior Zhang Fei of dark complexion holding a spear while riding a black enamelled horse beside his bannerman, surrounded by four other equestrian warriors including the confronting Zhang He with a standing general behind rockwork and the General Wei Yan in an encampment... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A Rare and Impressive Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Dress Ring, by Cindy Chao

Lot 575. A Rare and Impressive 4.23 carats Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Dress Ring, by Cindy Chao. Estimate HK$ 8,000,000 - 10,000,000 (€870,000 - 1,100,000). Sold for HK$ 9,100,000 (€981,195). Photo: Bonhams. The oval-cut fancy pink-purple diamond, weighing 4.23 carats, within a stylised ribbon frame, pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, extending to the hoop, highlighted by a cushion-shaped diamond, diamonds approximately 4.80 carats total, signed Cindy Chao, ring size 4½, with original... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2017

A very rare wucai 'Boys' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

 Lot 8005. A very rare wucai 'Boys' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566). 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000 (USD 257,337 - USD 386,006). Price realised HKD 4,420,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The jar is painted with bright enamels with a continuous scene of eight boys at play engaged in various pursuits, including riding a wooden horse, holding a lotus leaf as a canopy, flying a flag, holding a... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

Barnes Foundation is sole U.S. venue for major exhibition exploring works of Anselm Kiefer and Auguste Rodin

Anselm Kiefer, The Cathedrals of France (Auguste Rodin les Cathédrales de France), 2016. © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Georges Poncet PHILADELPHIA, PA.- To mark the centennial of Auguste Rodin’s death on November 17, the Barnes Foundation hosts the only US presentation of Kiefer Rodin, a major exhibition organized in collaboration with the Musée Rodin in Paris. On view in the Roberts Gallery through March 12, 2018, the exhibition features recent works by renowned contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer that offer a new way... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2017

A sancai tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 305. A sancai tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot Sold 150,000 HKD (16,12 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body supported on three animal feet, rising to a short waisted neck, the exterior decorated in ochre, green and blue, depicting pendent lappets alternating with trefoil motifs above a band of dots, falling short of the foot revealing the buff body. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999),... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A sancai pouring vessel, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 304. A sancai pouring vessel, Tang dynasty (618-907). 12.7 cm, 5 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Lot Sold 20,000 HKD (2,150 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a lipped rim, set with a short cylindrical spout, covered in a rich glaze of blue, ochre and olive-green tone stopping around the middle of the body revealing the buff body. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. ... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A sancai carriage, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 303. A sancai carriage, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). l. 8.6 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Lot Sold 10,000 HKD (1,075 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a figure seated within a canopied carriage supported on three wheels and a triangular base. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2017, 02:00 PM
18 novembre 2017

Treasures of Early Christian art on view at the Toledo Museum of Art

TOLEDO, OH.- This fall the Toledo Museum of Art unveils a focused and captivating exhibition of early Christian art. Blending exquisite beauty with historical significance, Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art features approximately 30 masterpieces of Late Roman art from private collections and TMA holdings, most of which have never been exhibited before in a museum. “Glorious Splendor will showcase a dazzling array of Late Roman masterpieces and marks the first time that a special exhibition of... [Lire la suite]