23 mars 2017

A blue and white 'Floral' vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 666. A blue and white 'Floral' vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the slightly tapered sides rising to a broad shoulder, surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck and garlic mouth, painted to the exterior with various detached floral sprays, below a band of pendent lappets encircling the shoulder, the neck similarly decorated, wood cover (2). Height 15 1/4  in., 38.6 cm Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2017

"Le Mystère Le Nain" au Louvre-Lens

"Le Mystère Le Nain". Affiche. LENS - Prodiges de la peinture, les frères Le Nain figurent parmi les artistes français les plus importants du 17e siècle, avec Nicolas Poussin et Georges de La Tour. Leurs tableaux, après avoir été achetés par de grands personnages historiques tels que Catherine II de Russie, sont recherchés par les plus grands musées internationaux. En raison de la rareté et de la fragilité de ces chefs-d’œuvre, aucune rétrospective au monde ne leur a été consacrée depuis près de 40 ans.  L’exposition du... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2017

Emmanuel Fremin Gallery Presents Emre Yusufi, Hercules

Emre Yusufi - Hercules Surf © 2017 Emmanuel Fremin Gallery  NEW YORK - Hercules marks the New York City debut of successful artist, art director, graphic designer, and musician, Emre Yusufi. Combining photographic elements with illustration and digital art, Yusufi mesmerizes audiences with his visually impressive and thematically bold pieces. By merging elements from assorted time frames, Yusufi highlights the transformation of ideals over time. The Turkish artist’s past works include Return to Innocence, a... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2017

Alighiero Boetti: Minimum/Maximum at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

  Alighiero Boetti, Mappa, 1989-94, embroidery on canvas, 100x231,49 in. Courtesy Tornabuoni Art VENEZIA - From 12 May to 12 July 2017, the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, will host a highly original, wide-ranging journey of discovery into the work of Alighiero Boetti, a leading 20th-century Italian artist, at a time when his art is enjoying great popularity. Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, the Director of the Institute of Art History at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, with the collaboration of the Alighiero Boetti... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2017

A painted 'Cizhou' truncated jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty

Lot 626. A painted 'Cizhou' truncated jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the bulging rounded sides rising from a recessed base to a short waisted neck with an everted rim, freely painted in black and russet on a white slip to the body with three stylized floral sprays, below abstract scrolling motifs around the shoulder and a broad band with incised radiating wavy lines encircling below the neck, covered overall... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2017

A 'Ge'-type stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 645. A 'Ge'-type stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of circular form with a slightly convex surface and raised foliate rim over three lobed feet, covered overall in a cream-colored glaze with a fine network of black and russet crackle, the underside with five spur marks. Diameter 5 1/2  in., 14 cm Provenance: Imperial Oriental Art, New York, 1995 (according to label). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art New York, 15 Mar 2017
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22 mars 2017

A rare inscribed 'ding' four-legged censer, Yuan dynasty, dated zhiyuan 22nd year, corresponding to 1285

Lot 646. A rare inscribed 'ding' four-legged censer, Yuan dynasty, dated zhiyuan 22nd year, corresponding to 1285. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 125,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of square section, the gently bilobed sides of the vessel rising to a short recessed waist and upright galleried rim with indented corners, all supported on four cabriole legs in the shape of four-clawed feet issuing from monster-masks, the lobes carved with a slightly recessed taotie mask centered on the... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2017

An Art Deco diamond bracelet, by Lacloche Frères

Lot 98. An Art Deco diamond bracelet, by Lacloche Frères. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 31,250 © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. Designed as an openwork single and old mine-cut diamond openwork band of geometric design, bordered by old mine-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum and 18k white gold, circa 1930, with French assay mark; and an extension, designed as a green velvet band, bracelet 7 1/8 ins., extension 6 5/8 ins., may be worn as a choker necklace, 13 3/4... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2017

An Art Deco gem and diamond bracelet, by Lacloche Frères

Lot 195. An Art Deco gem and diamond bracelet, by Lacloche Frères. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 45,000 (USD 30,975 - USD 55,755). Price realised GBP 37,500 (USD 46,800) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The articulated strap designed as a series of brilliant and single-cut diamond scroll motifs, accented by buff top onyx detail, interspersed by diamond and channel-set emerald linear borders, to a concealed clasp, circa 1920, 18.1cm, French assay marks for platinum and gold. Signed... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2017

Lacloche Frères, Japanesque brooch, about 1925

Lacloche Frères (Spanish, founded in 1875 (also working in Paris)), Japanesque brooch, French, about 1925. Platinum, gold, enamel, diamond, ruby, and onyx. Height x width x depth: 3.6 x 5.2 x 0.6 cm (1 7/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/4 in.). William Francis Warden Fund, 2009.2533 © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston The brooch is designed as a pave-set, diamond rectangular plaque with onyx branches and buff-top ruby blossoms with a black enamel border. The diamonds are old, European cuts (est. carats 11.25)... [Lire la suite]
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