01 novembre 2019

A fine pair of turquoise-ground famille-rose square vases, seal marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820)

Lot 31. A fine pair of turquoise-ground famille-rose square vases, seal marks and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820); 16.6 and 16.8 cm., 6 ½ and 16 5/8 in. Estimate 8,000,000-12,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 14,100,000 HKD (1,811,568 USD). Photo Sotheby's each modelled after the archaic jade cong, with a square-sectioned body set between a round neck and foot, two sides set with moulded iron-red elephant-head handles, decorated overall with a formal flower-scroll design, symmetrically arranged, the front and... [Lire la suite]

01 novembre 2019

An archaistic simulated bronze vase, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 19. An archaistic simulated bronze vase, Incised seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 25 cm., 9 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,620,000 HKD (850,538 USD). Photo Sotheby's modelled after the archaic bronze lei form, the baluster body flanked by a pair of animal-mask handles suspending faux ring handles, all between a tall splayed foot and a waisted neck moulded in low relief with a band of stylised confronting dragons beneath a short straight... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2019

Masterpieces by Japan's most celebrated lacquer artist from a royal collection offered at Bonhams

LONDON.- Bonhams announced the sale Masterpieces of Japanese art from a Royal collection that will take place on Thursday 7 November at Bonhams New Bond Street saleroom. The works of art from this outstanding private collection were created by some of the most acclaimed artists to emerge in Japan during the Edo and Meiji Periods.  Highlights of the collection will also be on exhibition at Bonhams New York from the 5-11 September 2019, before going to Bonhams Hong Kong saleroom from the 9-11 October 2019. Among... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2019

Christie's auctioned a $40 million diamond. Was it stolen?

The Princie Diamond, a rare 34.65-carat fancy-intense pink, sold for $39,323,750 (£25,560,438 / €29,886,050) with premium, or $1,135,000 per carat at Christie's New York, 16 April 2013. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 NEW YORK (NYT NEWS SERVICE).- This is the story of one of those diamonds so exquisite it was given a cute little name: the Princie.Yet despite its diminutive moniker, the Princie is a big stone — 34.65 carats — that sparkles in the cheerful color of a flamingo and is valued at $40... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2019

Museum De Lakenhal opens 'Young Rembrandt: Rising Star' exhibition

LEIDEN.- From November 2019 to February 2020 Museum De Lakenhal will present the exhibition Young Rembrandt.1624-1634. This will be the first major exhibition exclusively devoted to the early work of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-1669). Young Rembrandt 1624-1634 will allow visitors to look over the young painter’s shoulder and see how his talent developed and flourished. Almost 400 years after their creation works produced in Leiden by the now internationally famous master will return to the city of his birth.... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2019

Christie's announces highlights of the Exceptional Sale in Paris

"At the school of couturiers", drawing by Elie Top, 2019 . © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  PARIS.- Christie’s presents two auctions, The Exceptional Sale on the 27 November and The Collector – Le Goût français on the 28 November, both dedicated to classical and decorative arts. They will include a many works coming from prestigious provenances and collections, from different periods highlighted by the creator Elie Top.“I owe a lot to fashion. Because without Chanel, I wouldn’t have known anything about Verdura,... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2019

A carved lacquer 'peony' incense box and cover, Early Ming Dynasty

Lot 290.  A carved lacquer 'peony' incense box and cover, Early Ming Dynasty; 5.4cm (2 1/4in). Estimate £ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 7,000 - 9,300). Photo Bonhams. The cover with a central majestic blossoming peony surrounded by trailing foliage and smaller buds, the deeply carved design revealing the bright orange ground underneath, the box carved en-suite, Japanese box and silk pouch.         Note: Lacquer boxes of this small delicate size were generally used for keeping rouge... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2019

A Dingyao carved lobed 'lotus' dish, Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234

Lot 168. A Dingyao carved lobed 'lotus' dish, Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234); 20.2cm (8in) diam. Estimate £ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 7,000 - 9,300). Photo Bonhams. The shallow bowl thinly potted with a hexalobed rim, the interior finely carved on the sides and across the well with exquisite curling lotus blossoms on winding foliate stems, all covered with a rich creamy glaze, fitted box. Note: Compare with a mallow-petal plate with similarly carved floral design in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2019

Christie's Paris - The Splendors auction realised a total of €7,792,000 - 30 October 2019

PARIS - The Splendors auction, hosted in Paris on 30 October, realised strong results for exceptional pieces such as a Songye figure from Democratic Republic of Congo which sold for €2,290,000 against a presale estimate of €700,000-1,000,000. Other highlights included a  Ligbi mask from Ivory Coast from the former collection of the Barbier Muller museum, which realised €1,234,000, doubling its presale estimate and establishing a world auction record for a Ligbi work of art; and... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2019

Exhibition presents first reassessment of James Tissot's oeuvre in 20 years

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- James Tissot (1836–1902) was one of the most celebrated French artists during the 19th century, yet he is less known than many of his contemporaries today. Presenting new scholarship on the artist’s oeuvre, technique, and remarkable life, James Tissot: Fashion & Faith provides a critical reassessment of Tissot through a 21st-century lens. The exhibition, co-organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Paris, includes approximately 60 paintings in... [Lire la suite]
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