25 février 2020

Lucio Fontana (Italian, 1899-1968), Concetto Spaziale, Natura, 1959-1960

Lot 27. Lucio Fontana (Italian, 1899-1968), Concetto Spaziale, Natura, 1959-1960, incised with the artist's initials and numbered 1/2 on the underside, bronze, 41 by 51 by 47 cm, 16 1/8 by 20 1/16 by 18 1/2 in. This work was conceived in 1959-1960 and cast at a later date. This work is number 1 from and edition of 2, plus 1 artist's proof.. Estimate £ 350,000 - 550,000 (€ 420,000 - 660,000). © Bonhams 2001-2020. Provenance: Teresita Rasini Fontana Collection, MilanMarlborough... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2020

Pierre Soulages (French, born 1919), Peinture 65 x 92 cm, 9 février 1960, 1960

Lot 11. Pierre Soulages (French, born 1919), Peinture 65 x 92 cm, 9 février 1960, 1960, signed; signed and dated 9 Fev 60 on the reverse, oil on canvas, 65 by 92 cm, 25 9/16 by 36 1/4 in. Estimate £ 700,000 - 1,000,000 (€ 830,000 - 1,200,000). © Bonhams 2001-2020. Provenance: Galerie de France, ParisHenri-Georges et Inès Clouzot Collection, ParisSale: Christie's, Paris, Collection Henri-Georges et Inès Clouzot - Vente au profit du Secours Catholique, 1 December 2012,... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2020

Soulages Masterpiece offered at Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary

Lot 8. Pierre Soulages (French, born 1919), Peinture 128,5 x 128,5 cm, 16 décembre 1959, 1959, signed; signed on the reverse, oil on canvas, 129 by 130 cm, 50 13/16 by 51 3/16 in. This work was executed in 1959. Estimate £ 5,500,000 - 7,500,000 (€ 6,600,000 - 8,900,000). © Bonhams 2001-2020. LONDON - Peinture 128,5 x 128,5 cm, 16 décembre 1959 by the French artist Pierre Soulages (b 1919) leads Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Art Sale in London on 12 March. This... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2020

Nationalmuseum acquires a work by Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-c. 1652), St. Catherine of Alexandria. Photo: Cecilia Heisser / Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has made a sensational new acquisition of a painting by the Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi. The motif is Saint Catherine of Alexandria, a theme which recurs several times in Artemisia’s oeuvre. The painting will be on display in the galleries of the museum from February 25th.The painting depicts Saint Catherine of Alexandria, patron saint of philosophers and scholars, and was... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2020

A bamboo 'lingzhi' brushrest, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 84. A bamboo 'lingzhi' brushrest, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6.5cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 3,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely and naturalistically carved as a twisting sprig of lingzhi issuing ruyi-shaped heads, the bamboo patinated to a caramel-brown tone, wood box. Provenance: Collection of Stephen Bushell (according to label). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, New York, 11 november 2015
25 février 2020

A rare embellished bamboo veneer wall vase, 18th century

Lot 1444. A rare embellished bamboo veneer wall vase, 18th century; 8 in. (20.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of faceted baluster shape, the front and sides of the tapering body carved with pendent blades inlaid with turquoise-colored cicadas and reserved on a diaper ground above a band of key fret on the shallow wood foot, the rounded shoulder carved with a taotie band, and the waisted neck inlaid with... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2020

A rare small bamboo veneer faceted water pot, 18th century

Lot 1443. A rare small bamboo veneer faceted water pot, 18th century; 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) square. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of square domed shape with faceted corners, each of the four sides finely decorated in veneer relief with a formal lotus spray, with pendent ruyi heads and foliate motifs on the corners, within narrow borders below the shallow neck, all in a darker shade in contrast to the paler ground, raised on four... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

A rare bamboo veneer rectangular scroll weight, 18th century

Lot 1442. A rare bamboo veneer rectangular scroll weight, 18th century; 8 7/8 in. (22.2 cm.) long, cloth-covered stand. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The top finely decorated in relief in the center with a formalized design of conjoined foliate scrolls and at the ends with similar arabesques, all with a narrow border above the canted shoulder.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

A rare bamboo veneer ruyi scepter, 18th century

Lot 1440. A rare bamboo veneer ruyi scepter, 18th century; 13¾ in. (35 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The ruyi-shaped head finely decorated in low relief with a fruiting peach branch, the shaped rectangular panel in the center of the arched shaft decorated with a branch of finger citron and the ruyi-shaped tip decorated with a fruiting pomegranate branch, the three combined forming the sanduo, the rest of the shaft... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

An unusual carved bamboo brush pot, 18th century

Lot 1439. An unusual carved bamboo brush pot, 18th century; 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) high, 4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000- USD 8,000. Price realised USD USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of unusual low section, carved with a scene of a scholar leaning on a table-like rock set with scholars' articles including an inkstone and brush pot while he watches his attendant who is seated beside a stream, all in a rocky landscape, raised on three shallow bracket supports.  Provenance: Ralph M.... [Lire la suite]