02 juillet 2020

World auction record for Bloomsbury artist at Bonhams Modern British and Irish sale in London

Lot 5. Roger Fry (British, 1866-1934), Portrait of E.M. Forster, oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm. (28 1/4 x 23 5/8 in.). Painted in 1911. Estimate: £30,000-50,000. Sold for 325,062 (€ 359,463). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A striking portrait of the novelist E. M. Forster by his friend, the art historian and painter Roger Fry, set a new world record for the artist at auction when it sold for £325,000 at Bonhams Modern British and Irish Art sale today (Wednesday 1 July). It had been estimated at... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2020

A large gilt-copper repoussé figure of Padmasambhava. Tibet, 17th century

Lot 6048. A large gilt-copper repoussé figure of Padmasambhava. Tibet, 17th century; 65 cm, 25½ in. Estimate: 320,000 - 380,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Note: This large charismatic work depicts the legendary Indian pandita Padmasambhava. Known as Guru Rinpoche to Tibetans, and by many other names which reflect his multiple forms, Padmasambhava is credited with establishing Buddhism in Tibet. In the 8th century, the Indian abbot Shantarakshita... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2020

Nationalmuseum receives gift of filigree beakers by Rudolf Wittkopf

Filigree cup with lid in partly gold-plated silver, made in Stockholm in 1698 by Rudolf Wittkopf. Photo: Bukowskis. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has received as a fine gift two filigree beakers with covers in partly gilded silver, produced by Rudolf Wittkopf in Stockholm in 1698. They are not only exquisite examples of Swedish crafts from the end of the 17th century, but also tell of a somewhat strange episode in the history of Swedish diplomacy. The beakers are a very generous gift by Märta Christina and... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2020

A gilt-bronze votive figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi dynasty, Wuping, dated 576

  Lot 6033. A gilt-bronze votive figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi dynasty, Wuping, dated 576; 14.2 cm, 5½ in. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Susan Chen, Hong Kong. Note: The inscription on this rare finely cast votive figure can be paraphrased to indicate that on the eighth day of the fourth month of the seventh year of Wuping, a figure of Avalokiteshvara was commissioned to commemorate the death of... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2020

Mauritshuis acquires Portrait of Jakob Omphalius by Batholomäus Bruyn

Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder (1493-1555), Portraits of Jakob Omphalius (1500-1567) and Elisabeth Bellinghausen, circa 1538-1539, oil on panels, 34, 5 x 24 cm, Mauritshuis, The Hague © 2020 Mauritshuis THE HAGUE.- The Mauritshuis has acquired a portrait of Jakob Omphalius, painted by Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder. This reunites a husband and wife who were separated at an auction almost 125 years ago.The Cologne painter Bruyn immortalised Jakob and his fiancée Elisabeth shortly before their... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2020

A large gilt-bronze and repoussé figure of a dragon, Tibet, 17th century

Lot 6020. A large gilt-bronze and repoussé figure of a dragon, Tibet, 17th century; 108 cm, 42½ in. Estimate: 180,000 - 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Note: This magnificent gilt repoussé dragon would probably have originally flanked an elaborate altar in a temple. Similar dragons in the Potala Palace, Lhasa, are illustrated in Ulrich von Schroeder, Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet, Hong Kong, 2001, vol. II, pl. 195D. Sotheby's. A Selection of... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2020

A large gilt-bronze figure of Vairocana, Tibet, the figure circa 1900, the stand circa 1400

Lot 6071. A large gilt-bronze figure of Vairocana, Tibet, the figure circa 1900, the stand circa 1400; 56.5 cm, 22¼ in. overall. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. A Selection of Buddhist Art from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 30 June 2020
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01 juillet 2020

A turquoise glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 129. A turquoise glazed bottle vase, Qing dynasty, early 18th century. Hauteur: 46 cm. (18 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Il est piriforme sous un long col globulaire et orné d'un décor incisé de fleurs dans des rinceaux feuillagés. Le col et le pied sont simplement soulignés d'un double anneau incisé. Christie's. Art d'Asie, Paris, 23 June 2020
01 juillet 2020

A small Ru-type celadon glazed two-handled bottle vase, Yongzheng four-character seal mark and possibly of the period (1723-1735

Lot 128. A small Ru-type celadon glazed two-handled bottle vase, Yongzheng four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and possibly of the period (1723-1735). Hauteur: 13 cm. (5 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 20,000 - EUR 30,000. Price realised EUR 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Reposant sur un petit pied droit, le col tubulaire est flanqué par deux petites anses. Il est entièrement recouvert d'une belle glaçure céladon. Provenance: Previouly in a European private collection. ... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2020

A Guan-type glazed octagonal vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 127. A Guan-type glazed octagonal vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Hauteur: 14 cm. (5 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000. Price realised EUR 17,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Reposant sur un petit pied, la panse octogonale est flanquée par deux anses tubulaires. L'ensemble est recouvert d'une belle glaçure épaisse de couleur céladon-bleu-ciel. Provenance: Previously in a French private collection. Note: Vases of this... [Lire la suite]