23 mai 2020

A pair of huanghuali lamp stands, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty

  Lot 126. A pair of huanghuali lamp stands, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty; 122 by 27.8 by 21.9 cm., 48 by 10 7/8  by 8 5/8  in. Estimate 2,800,000 — 4,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,480,000 HKD (1,526,615 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. each with two uprights joined by hump-back-shaped stretchers at the top with openings in the centre to accomodate the post of the lamp receptacle, the uprights mortised and tennoned into the shaped, solid base shoe-type feet carved with scrolling... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2020

A long huanghuali and huamu recessed-leg table, pingtouan, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 125. A huanghuali and huamu recessed-leg table, pingtouan, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty; 78.2 by 204.5 by 53.6 cm., 30 3/4  by 80 1/2  by 21 1/8  in. Estimate 9,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 13,880,000 HKD (1,526,615 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of mitre, mortise and tennoned frame construction with a huamu single-board, tongue-and-grooved, flush, floating panel supported by six dovetailed transverse stretchers, the edge of the... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2020

A huanghuali massage stool and footrest, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 124. A huanghuali massage stool and footrest, Late Ming dynasty; 205.5 by 214 by 126 cm., 80 7/8  by 84 1/4  by 49 5/8  in. Estimate 9,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 13,880,000 HKD (215,542 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon frame construction, a wide transverse stretcher set flush, T-mitred, mortised and tennoned to the frame dividing the space inside the mitred frame into two parts, the larger part... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2020

A huanghuali six-post canopy bed, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 123. A huanghuali six-post canopy bed, Late Ming dynasty; 205.5 by 214 by 126 cm., 80 7/8  by 84 1/4  by 49 5/8  in. Estimate 9,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 13,880,000 HKD (1,595,588 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the seat frame of mitre, mortise and tenon construction with the flat edge of the frame moulding downward and inward from about one-third way and ending in a beaded edge, the deep, curvilinear, beaded-edged apron ending with a C-scroll... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2020

A huanghuali compound cabinet with stand, sijiangui, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 122. A huanghuali compound cabinet with stand, sijiangui, Late Ming dynasty; 174.7 by 83.5 by 48.5 cm., 68 5/8  by 32 7/8  by 19 1/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 7,520,000 HKD (864,469 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising a small top cabinet on a stand resting on a larger bottom one, the top cabinet of mitre, mortise, tenon, tongue-and-grooved flush floating-panel construction with four square... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2020

The Graham Thewlis Collection of Chinese Thumb Rings at Bonhams, London, 14 May 2015

The Graham Thewlis Collection of Chinese Thumb Rings. © Bonhams The Graham Thewlis Collection of Chinese Thumb Rings was mostly acquired in Hong Kong between 1971 and 1985. An overview of the collection was published by G.Thewlis in ‘Chinese Thumb Rings’, Arts of Asia, May-June 1985, pp.80-86. Lot 134. Three jade thumb rings, 19th century. Estimate 4,000-6,000 GBP. Sold for £ 5,625 (€ 6,280). © Bonhams Comprising a white jade ring with a sinuous dragon emerging from a cluster of... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2020

Deeply personal collection of works by some of the greatest artists of the 20th century to be offered at Sotheby's

  LONDON.- The passion for collecting often knows no bounds. In the case of Czech-born Albin Schram (1926-2005), that passion was not only boundless, but also intensely personal. From small ink musings to studies for major works of art, the wonderful array of sketches assembled by Schram was borne out of a fascination with the lesser known personalities of historic greats. Together, they reveal the private sides to some of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, including Edgar Degas, Paul Klee, Emil Nolde, Félix... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2020

Art to wear: Christie's to offer jewellery by artists selected by Didier Ltd

Harry Bertoia (1915-1978), A unique and substantial gong pendant, 1960s. Estimate on request. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. LONDON.- Christie’s presents an online selling exhibition of jewellery, miniature artistic expressions by leading 20th century artists. Art to Wear is a partnership with Didier Ltd, a London-based gallery that specialises in twentieth-century artist-designed jewellery. Producing pieces to adorn the body of the wearer, artists including Salvador Dalí, Claude Lalanne, Georges... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2020

The National Gallery acquires three significant 18th-century pictures

LONDON.- The National Gallery today announced the acquisition of three significant works: Jean-Etienne Liotard’s The Lavergne Family Breakfast (1754); Thomas Gainsborough’s Portrait of Margaret Gainsborough holding a Theorbo (about 1777) and Sir Thomas Lawrence’s Portrait of the Hon. Peniston Lamb (about 1790). They will each have a dedicated artwork page on the National Gallery’s website which will go live from today.All have been received by the nation from the estate of George Pinto under the Acceptance in Lieu scheme. An... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2020

A large wood figure of Guanyin, Qing Dynasty

Lot 267.  A large wood figure of Guanyin, Qing Dynasty; 97cm (38 1/8in) high. Estimate £4,000-6,000. Sold for £31,250 (€ 34,744). Photo: Bonhams. Carved with naturalistic facial features gazing serenely downwards beneath a high chignon encircled by a crown, a sash looped across the palm of the right hand, the relaxed body enveloped in flowing drapery, seated at ease with the left arm gently resting on a raised knee, the body leaning on a rocky support.  The dating of this lot is consistent with the result... [Lire la suite]
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