12 septembre 2019

A large gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 308. A large gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 26 1/3  in., 67 cm. Estimate USD 100,000 — 150,000. Lot sold 524,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity cast seated in vajraparyankasana with the proper left hand supporting a small vessel, the other holding a willow stem, a pierced diadem centered with a seated Amitabha Buddha encircling a neatly combed topknot, the long remaining tresses plaited over each shoulder,... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2019

$16.4M sales kick off Sotheby's Asia Week auctions in New York

From the Collection of Gamble North, Esq. & the Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 214. Lot 20. A Massive Spinach-Green Jade ‘Dragon’ Washer, Qing Dynasty. Length 11 7/8 in., 30.2 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD.  Lot sold 1,340,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby's opened its September Asia Week sales series with three dedicated auctions that together totaled an exceptional $16.4 million, outpacing their overall high estimate of... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

A rare blue diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels highlights Bonhams Jewels Sale in New York

Lot 142. A rare and impressive VVS2 2.17 carats fancy intense blue diamond and diamond ring, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate: US$800,000-1,200,000 (€ 730,000 - 1,100,000) & Lot 141. A very fine VVS2 6.09 carats fancy colored diamond and diamond ring, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate: US$800,000-1,200,000 (€ 730,000 - 1,100,000).  Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams announced highlights of its upcoming sale of New York Jewels on September 26, featuring... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2019

Rare masterpiece by Turkish polymath offered at Bonhams 19th Century Art Sale

Lot 62. Osman Hamdi Bey (1982-1910), Young Woman Reading, signed and dated 'OHamdy Bey. 1880.' (centre left), oil on canvas, 41.1 x 51cm (16 3/16 x 20 1/16in). Estimate: £600,000-800,000 (€ 670,000 - 900,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A rare work by the 19th century Turkish painter, Osman Hamdi Bey (1982-1910) leads Bonhams 19th Century European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art in London on Thursday 26 September. Young Woman Reading, painted in 1880, has an... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2019

The Fahey/Klein Gallery opens a solo exhibition of works by photographer Paolo Roversi

Paolo Roversi, Natalia, Paris, June 22nd, 2009. Chromogenic Print, Combined Ed. of 17, 20 1/8 x 15 7/8 inches © Paolo Roversi; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Fahey/Klein Gallery is presenting Intangible Presence, a solo exhibition of works by renowned photographer Paolo Roversi. This exhibition features commanding portraits, nudes, and interior studio still lifes that underscore his deep and direct connection with his subject... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2019

20th century and Contemporary masters lead Phillips' Photographs Auction in New York

  NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips’ first Photographs sale of the fall season will be held on 1 October. The auction will include 250 lots with exceptional prints by Marina Abramović, Robert Mapplethorpe, Hannah Wilke, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Frank, and Peter Beard, among others.Sarah Krueger, Head of Department, Photographs, New York, said, “Continuing on the momentum built in Phillips’ spring season, our October sale in New York will offer fresh-to-the-market works including our cover lot by Marina Abramović... [Lire la suite]

10 septembre 2019

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces highlights included in the Fine Classical Chinese Paintings Sale

Bada Shanren, Melons and Brackens. Ink on paper, hanging scroll 25 x 39.7cm. Estimate: HK$8,000,000 – 10,000,000 (US$ 1,020,000 – 1,280,000). Courtesy Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Classical Chinese Paintings Sale on 6 October 2019 will be led by two important paintings produced by practising monks during the Qing Dynasty: Bada Shanren’s Melons and Brackens and Shitao’s Ink Bamboo. Additional highlights include a set of three albums of calligraphy by Yun Shouping, and a set of manuscripts... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2019

Chinese Doucai Yongzheng Mark and Period vase achieves $387,000 at Doyle

Lot 60. Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vase, Yongzheng Mark and Period (1723-1735). Height 9 1/8 inches. Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000. Sold for $387,000. © 2019 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. NEW YORK, NY.- Doyle's successful Asian Works of Art auction on September 9 presented the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased were porcelains, jades, snuff bottles, bronzes, pottery, scholar’s objects and paintings from prominent collections and... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2019

« EAST MEETS WEST ». Extraordinaires Bijoux issus d’une Collection américano-asiatique en vente chez Sotheby’s cet automne

Photo courtesy Sotheby's. Genève – Cet automne, Sotheby’s présentera des bijoux d’exception issus d’une importante collection américano-asiatique dans le cadre de ventes qui auront lieu à New York et à Genève. Cet ensemble extraordinairement varié a été assemblé au cours de cinq décennies par une collectionneuse, au gré d’acquisitions faites auprès des plus importantes maisons joaillières du XXème siècle, dont Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels et le « roi du diamant » Harry Winston. La collection s’articule autour de deux axes : des... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2019

Qing Dynasty elephant censer among prized lots in Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction

 Lot 78242. A Chinese Imperial Cloisonné Enamel and Cabochon-Mounted Gilt Bronze Elephant Censer, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795); 17-1/2 x 15-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches (44.5 x 39.4 x 31.8 cm). Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000.    DALLAS, TX.- An enamel and gilt bronze censer from the Qing Dynasty is expected to vie for top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction Sept. 9-10 in New York. The sale includes numerous lots from private American... [Lire la suite]
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