03 avril 2019

An outstanding blue and white tankard, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3310. An outstanding blue and white tankard, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 13.4 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD (1,528,680 - 2,293,020 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled after an Islamic metal or jade form, the globular body painted with an undulating flower scroll with alternating lotus and hibiscus blooms between two lappet bands, the cylindrical neck moulded and painted with further lappets, below a band of dots... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2019

An extremely rare blue and white double-gourd flask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3306. An extremely rare blue and white double-gourd flask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.3 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD (1,528,680 - 2,293,020 USD). Lot Sold 14,575,000 HKD (1,877,406 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted and painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue simulating Ming dynasty 'heaping and piling', the truncated lower bulb densely decorated with lotus scrolls, the shoulder draped with a band of... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2019

Six Treasures from an Important Private Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong 3 april 2019

Lot 102.  An extremely rare and important blue and white Middle-Eastern inspired stand, wudangzun, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); h. 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate: HK$20,000,000 — 30,000,000/ US$ 2,547,600 - 3,821,400. Lot Sold 23,575,000 HKD (3,036,696 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.   inspired by a Middle Eastern metal prototype, well potted with a hollow, waisted cylindrical body centred by a raised horizontal rib, flaring gently towards... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2019

"Le Musée Pouchkine. Cinq cents ans de dessins de maîtres" à la Fondation Custodia

Le Musée Pouchkine à la Fondation Custodia. PARIS - Cette première grande rétrospective des œuvres graphiques du musée Pouchkine en France couvre les écoles européennes et russes, du XVe au XXesiècle. À travers une sélection de plus de 200 œuvres, le public pourra saisir la richesse de cette remarquable collection moscovite. Dürer, Véronèse, Rubens, Fragonard, Tiepolo, Friedrich, Kandinsky, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Chagall ou encore Malevitch sont mis à l’honneur aux côtés de grands noms de... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2019

Selected Imperial Qing Ceramics from the Tianminlou Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019

Lot 14. A very fine blue and white ‘Flower and Fruit’ garlic-mouth bottle vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 27.7 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate: HK$5,000,000 - 7,000,000/ US$ 637,250 - 892,150. Courtesy Sotheby's. with a pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot and tapering to a tall slender neck with a garlic-head mouth and thin lip, the body painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with stipples to imitate the ‘heaped and piled’ effect, decorated with alternating flowering... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2019

Christie's Restitution Department facilitates the return of Nazi-looted painting

Salomon Koninck, (Amsterdam 1609 –1656), A Scholar Sharpening His Quill. Signed and dated ‘SKoninck 1639’. Oil on panel. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s confirmed it has facilitated the successful return of a 17th century Dutch Old Master painting confiscated by the Nazis from a renowned French private collection in 1943 during the Nazi occupation of France. Solomon Koninck’s A Scholar Sharpening His Quill, painted in 1639, will be returned to the heirs of Adolphe Schloss (1842-1911) on Monday... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2019

Missing Rubens sketch goes for $1.4 mn at auction

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Sainte Marguerite. Panneau de chêne, deux planches, non parqueté, 33 x 45,7 cm. LILLE (AFP).- A lost sketch by Flemish Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens was sold at auction on Sunday for $1.46 million (1.3 million euros) after being rediscovered due to an inheritance, French auctioneers said.  The work which depicts Saint Margaret dressed in a red and white dress holding a cross in her hand and crushing a dragon dates from 1620, according to the Mercier auction house in Lille in... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2019

Le Modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse au Musée d'Orsay

Le Modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse - Affiche PARIS - En adoptant une approche multidisciplinaire, entre histoire de l'art et histoire des idées, cette exposition se penche sur des problématiques esthétiques, politiques, sociales et raciales ainsi que sur l'imaginaire que révèle la représentation des figures noires dans les arts visuels, de l'abolition de l'esclavage en France (1794) à nos jours. Tout en proposant une perspective continue, elle s'arrête plus particulièrement sur trois périodes clé : l'ère de l'abolition... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2019

Selected Imperial Ming Ceramics from the Tianminlou Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019

Antiques collector Ko Shih-Chao. Photo: Jonathan Wong Ko Shih Chao and the Tianminlou Collection Regina Krahl It was with a distinct shock of pleasure that I realized the extent of his success in assembling what is unquestionably one of the finest groups of these wares to be seen anywhere in private hands today… This is how in 1987 John Ayers characterised the collecting activity of Ko Shih Chao (1911-1992) and his Tianminlou Collection, when he wrote an introduction to the collection catalogue. Thirty years... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2019

Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Lot 1791. 17.62 carats Royal Blue Burmese  Sapphire and Diamond Ring. Estimate HK$3,200,000 — 4,000,000 / US$407,680 - 509,600. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. Set with a step-cut sapphire weighing 17.62 carats, flanked to each side by triangular shaped and baguette diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white gold, size 6. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 103190, dated 5 October 2018,  and Gübelin report no. 18097160, dated 14 September 2018, stating that the... [Lire la suite]
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