15 mai 2010

Three blue and white porcelain @ Nagel Auctions. Fine Asian Art. May 7th 2010

A fine inscribed blue and white sleeve vase with Kongming, China, Transitional period, inscribed Kongming qiuye ji lushui © 2010 Nagel - Auctions H. 45,6 cm - Estimate 6000 €. Lot sold 22 000 € Property from an important South German private collection, the proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Linden Museum, Stuttgart A blue and white kilin vase, China, Transitional period © 2010 Nagel - Auctions Small chip to rim. H. 17,1 cm. Estmate 1 000 €. Sold 1 800 € Property from an important South German... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2010

Collier turquoises, par René Boivin

Collier turquoises, par René Boivin. photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Orné de deux rangs de boules de turquoise retenus par trois boules d'or jaune martelé, le fermoir de forme torque, monture en or jaune, poinçons français, vers 1950, 39 cm. Poinçon de maître de la Maison René Boivin. Estimate €3,000 - €5,000 Christie's. Paris Jewels. 19 May 2010 Paris www.christies.com
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15 mai 2010

Pair of emerald and diamond fish brooches, René Boivin, circa 1980, from the collection of Lily Marinho

Pair of emerald and diamond fish brooches, René Boivin, circa 1980, from the collection of Lily Marinho. photo Sotheby's Each designed as a fish, the face, pavé-set with single- and brilliant-cut diamonds, accented with a cabochon emerald eye, the scales decorated with circular- and brilliant-cut diamonds of various tints, the fin with baguette stones, to the diamond set articulated tail, mounted in yellow gold, French assay and maker's marks. Est. 11,000—16,000 CHF. Lot Sold 80,500 CHF Sotheby's. Magnficent Jewels and... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2010

Waterpots @ Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 13 May 2010. New Bond Street

A rare pale green jade waterpot and cover, 18th century. photo Bonhams The square vessel rising to the slanted shoulders and rectangular opening, superbly carved with a chilong dragon clambering over the side in pursuit of the flaming pearl atop the cover and with further two chilongs emerging from the crested crashing waves, the underside carved with swirling waves, the stone of a pale green tone with minor russet inclusions to the underside, wood stand. 12cm wide. (3). Sold for £45,600 A blue-glazed waterpot, 16th... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2010

Trois bijoux de Suzanne Belperron @ Christie's. Paris Jewels. 19 May 2010 Paris

Broche émeraudes et diamants, par Suzanne Belperron, vers 1950. photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Figurant une corne d'abondance stylisée en or jaune amati sertie d'émeraudes cabochons et de diamants taille ancienne retenant en pampille un diamant ovale de taille ancienne de couleur jaune pâle pesant 32.80 carats, poinçons français d'or, 4.5 cm. (1¾ in.), Estimate €160,000 - €200,000 Bague diamants, par Suzanne Belperron, vers 1950. photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Ornée d'un diamant rectangulaire à pans coupés pesant 12.90 carats... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2010

Yaozhou glazed & Longquan celadon from Song, Ming & Yuan dynasties @ Nagel

A dark olive yaozhou glazed bowl with moulded flower sprays. China, Song dynasty © 2010 Nagel - Auctions Restored break to rim with related short hairline crack - D. 18,3 cm. Estimate (EUR) 1200 - Lot sold 2 000. A deep Longquan engraved celadon bowl with blossom design, China, Ming dynasty, 15th century © 2010 Nagel - Auctions D. 37,6 cm. Estimate (EUR) 2 000 - Unsold. Property from a German private collection, purchased in 1972 with Ludwig Bretschneider in Munich. A large longquan celadon charger,... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2010

Sotheby's to Sell Rediscovered Antiquity from The Collection of Lorenzo de' Medici

A Marble Torso of an Emperor, probably Augustus, Tiberius or Claudius, Roman Imperial, Julio Claudian, 1st Half of the 1st Century A.D. Est. $800,000/1.2 million. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- On 11 June 2010 Sotheby’s New York will offer for sale a rediscovered antiquity from the collection of one of the greatest arts patrons of all time – Lorenzo de’ Medici. Three Satyrs Fighting a Serpent, Roman Imperial, circa 1st century A.D., is the only ancient sculpture confirmed to have been in ‘il Magnifico’s’ collection and it is... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2010

Grand succès pour la vente de Haute Joaillerie chez Sotheby’s

Genève, 11 mai 2010, la vente organisée chez Sotheby’s à Genève a remporté un grand succès totalisant 59.995.700 CHF (42.411.883 €) contre une estimation de 35.9 à 51.1M CHF (25.2/35.9M€) soit 87.9% des lots vendus, 96.6% en valeur, et 74% des lots qui ont dépassé leur estimation haute. Les enchérisseurs sont venus très nombreux, du monde entier, se disputer les pièces exceptionnelles que proposait Sotheby’s : pierres de couleur spectaculaires, diamants exceptionnels, pièces désirables aux signatures prestigieuses et de provenance... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2010

Once in a Lifetime Jade Collection Sells for £2.3M at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale Which Totalled £6.6M in London

A breathtaking collection of jades sold as part of Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale on May 13 in New Bond Street achieved astronomic prices in a frenzy of bidding. The 35 jades made £2.3m in a sale total of £6.6m with 94% by value. Colin Sheaf, International Head of Asian Art at Bonhams, and the sale's auctioneer, said after the sale: "It is very unusual to have such a large jade collection of the highest quality all at one time for sale. These are pieces which are comparable or identical to pieces that are housed in the Palace... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2010

Des prix déments pour des cornes de rhinocéros chez NAGEL

Two rhinohorns. © 2010 Nagel - Auctions unmounted -  Weight: 3,16 and 1,18 Kg - L. 48/25 cm - Estimate € 8 000,00. Hammer price € 49 000,00 Property from the German officer Johannes hunted between 1895 and 1901 - Weight: 3,16 and 1,18 Kg Two rhinohorns. © 2010 Nagel - Auctions mounted on a wood stand - Weight: 1,74 Kg - L. 30/17 cm. Estimate € 5000,00. Hammer price € 21 000,00 Property from the German officer Johannes hunted between 1895 and 1901 Two rhinohorns. © 2010 Nagel - Auctions unmounted... [Lire la suite]
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