16 novembre 2019

Ai Weiwei (B. 1957), Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads

Lot 441. Ai Weiwei (B. 1957), Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, gold-plated bronze sculpture on Huanghuali base, in 12 part. Executed in 2010, this work is number 6 from an edition of 8, plus 4 artist's proofs. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 USD. Lot sold 2,840,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. rat: 29 3/4 by 13 by 20 1/2 in. 75.6 by 33 by 52.1 cm.; ox: 29 7/8 by 19 by 18 1/2 in. 75.9 by 48.3 by 47 cm.; tiger: 27 1/2 by 13 by 15 1/2 in. 69.9 by 33 by 39.4 cm.; rabbit: 30... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2019

A pair of blue and white 'lantern' jarlets, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 64. A pair of blue and white 'lantern' jarlets, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Each 8cm (3 1/8in) high. Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000. Sold for £ 31,312 (€ 36,554). Photo: Bonhams.  Each with slightly curved sides supported on a recessed base, gently rising to a rounded shoulder, surmounted by a waisted neck below a small lipped mouth, finely painted on the exteriors with stylised Islamic star motif enclosing floral scrolls, the florets divided by double-lozenge... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2019

A pair famille verte of coral-ground square jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 63. A pair famille verte of coral-ground square jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Each 24.5cm (9 5/8in) high. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 6,062 (€ 7,077). Photo: Bonhams.  The sides enamelled with shaped panels enclosing scenes of brids, flowers, figures and landscapes, on a coral-red ground with gilt decoration of flowers, the edges with a cross-pattern border, the circular covers similarly decorated.  Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2019

An iron-red enamelled and gilt bottle-vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 62. An iron-red enamelled and gilt bottle-vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 29.7cm (11 3/4in) high.. Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000. Sold for £ 10,062 (€ 11,747). Photo: Bonhams.  Of elegant pear shape supported on a short spreading foot, boldly decorated around the body in iron-red with spiralling lines, the bulbous neck with a band of gilt chrysanthemums. Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: Vanderven Oriental Art, 's-Hertogenbosch John J. P. Studzinski, CBE.... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2019

An iron-red enamelled and gilt bottle-vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 61. An iron-red enamelled and gilt bottle-vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 22.8cm (9in) high. Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000. Sold for £ 6,312 (€ 7,369). Photo: Bonhams.  Of elegant pear shape supported on a short spreading foot, boldly decorated around the body in iron-red with spiralling lines, the bulbous neck with a band of gilt chrysanthemums.   Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: Luisa Feltrinelli Doria Collection (label)B.F.Edwards Collection... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2019

A very fine bronze 'mythical beast' water-pot, Silver-wire-inlaid Shisou mark, late Ming Dynasty

Lot 59.  A very fine bronze 'mythical beast' water-pot, Silver-wire-inlaid Shisou mark, late Ming Dynasty; 13cm (5 1/8in) long. Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000. Sold for £ 10,687 (€ 12,476). Photo: Bonhams.  The recumbent animal finely cast with almond-shaped eyes, small nostrils and gentle smile beneath a single short horn between two long ears, its head turned sharply overlooking the aperture on its rounded back, its tail sweeping over its right haunch, the slightly recessed base with silver-wire... [Lire la suite]

16 novembre 2019

A bronze 'ox' water dropper, Song-Ming Dynasty (960-1644)

Lot 57. A bronze 'ox' water dropper, Song-Ming Dynasty (960-1644); 8.5cm (3 3/8in) long. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 3,562 (€ 4,158). Photo: Bonhams.  Cast as a recumbent ox with a hump above its neck, its head slightly lifted to form the spout, the legs neatly folded and tucked underneath the rounded body. Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE. Provenance: John J. Studzinski, CBE. Published and Illustrated: Michael Goedhuis, Chinese and Japanese Bronzes AD. 1100-1900,... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2019

International fashion exhibition opens at TextielMuseum this autumn

TILBURG.- From Chanel to Dior to Valentino, lace has been a source of inspiration for countless prestigious fashion houses. The TextielMuseum presents the international exhibition ‘The Art of Lace | Haute Couture from Chanel to Iris van Herpen’, featuring creations by the world’s most renowned names in fashion. Opening on 16 November, the exhibition portrays the innovative power of French Leavers lace and was previously on show in Calais. The visitor is given a behind-the-scenes look at lacemakers and couturiers: from... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2019

Collection of Hemmerle Jewels at Sotheby's London Fine Jewels, 26 November 2019

Emerald, hardstone cameo and tsavorite garnet pendant necklace, Hemmerle. Courtesy Sotheby's London – Rarely sighted at auction, Hemmerle’s sculptural creations blur the lines between jewellery, art and design. This month, Sotheby’s will present the largest single-owner collection of jewels by the long-established Munich jewellery house in its London Fine Jewels sale. Created over a decade at the turn of the 21st century and coming from the private collection of a European lady, the twelve one-of-a-kind contemporary designs are... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2019

Helena Rubinstein : « La collection de Madame » au Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Helena Rubinstein : « La collection de Madame » au Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Précieux reliquaires kota ou fang, pièces d’exception baoulé, bamana ou senoufo … Si l’ascension vertigineuse d’Helena Rubinstein, première femme d’affaires du 20e siècle que Cocteau surnommait « l’Impératrice de la beauté » est connue de tous, son parcours de collectionneuse intuitive et son rôle pionnier dans la reconnaissance des arts africains et océaniens l’est sans doute moins.  À travers soixante-cinq oeuvres issues de sa... [Lire la suite]