14 novembre 2017

A famille rose two-handled 'birds and flowers' vase, 19th century, four-character Shende Tang Zhi mark in iron-red

Lot 280. A famille rose two-handled 'birds and flowers' vase, 19th century, four-character Shende Tang Zhi mark in iron-red. 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 20,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated to one side of the body with two magpies perched upon prunus branches, surrounded by large peonies growing from rocks, and to the other side with chrysanthemum and lotus blooms and a small insect in flight above. The neck is... [Lire la suite]

14 novembre 2017

A pair of large blue and white 'phoenix and lotus' vases, hu, 18th-19th century

Lot 213. A pair of large blue and white 'phoenix and lotus' vases, hu, 18th-19th century. 22 in. (55.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 Each vase is decorated with two tubular bamboo-form handles to the neck. The main body is decorated in reverse with two pairs of confronting phoenix amongst dense lotus scrolls, all above a wide lappet band to the foot. The shoulders are decorated with ruyi-head, wave, and geometric... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2017

A rare and large blue and white twin-handled ‘dragon’ vase, hu, 18th-19th century

Lot 97. A rare and large blue and white twin-handled ‘dragon’ vase, hu, 18th-19th century. 21 ½ in. (54.6 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated with two tubular handles to the neck above concentric ribs to the shoulder. The body is finely decorated in varying shades of cobalt blue with nine writhing four-clawed dragons amongst dense tumultuous waves. Note: A large bottle vase dating to the Jiaqing-Daoguang period... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2017

A pair of famille rose 'butterfly' bottle vases, Guangxu six-character marks in iron-red and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 286. A pair of famille rose 'butterfly' bottle vases, Guangxu six-character marks in iron-red and of the period (1875-1908). 15 in. (38.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 27,500. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 Each vase is decorated with a multitude of butterflies separated by a gilt-bordered band of lotus sprays and gilt shou characters on the shoulder.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 7 November 2017, London
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14 novembre 2017

Sotheby's Dubai inaugural sale achieves $3.6m & 5 artist records

Ali Banisadr (B. 1976, Iranian), In Medias Res,signed, oil on canvas, 167.6 by 223.5cm.; 66 by 87 3/4 in. Estimate $200,000-300,000. Lot Sold $459,000. Courtesy Sotheby's DUBAI.- Tonight Sotheby's Boundless: Dubai sale achieved a total of $3.6m / £2.8m / €3.1m (pre-sale est. $2.6m – 3.6m) and a sell-through rate of 80%. Bidders in the room, on the phone and online competed to buy works spanning 20th Century and Contemporary Middle Eastern and International art, Design, Photography,... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2017

Clark Art Institute acquires early nineteenth century French portrait

Alexandre Jean Dubois-Drahonet (French, 1791-1834), Portrait of Achille Deban de Laborde, 1817, Oil on canvas, 59 x 39.6 in. Clark Art Institute, 2017.2. WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- The Clark Art Institute announced today the acquisition of Portrait of Achille Deban de Laborde (1817) by Alexandre-Jean Dubois-Drahonet (French, 1791–1834). The large oil on canvas painting of a young boy dressed in military regalia is a touching memorial to the sitter’s father, Baron Jean-Baptiste Deban de Laborde, who was killed at the battle of... [Lire la suite]

14 novembre 2017

An Art Nouveau galalith, enamel and pearl pendent necklace, by René Lalique

Lot 24. An Art Nouveau galalith, enamel and pearl pendent necklace, by René Lalique. Estimate CHF 45,000 - CHF 65,000. Price realised CHF 348,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The galalith cameo pendant figuring the profile of a nymph, set within a spray of lavender flowers, suspending a baroque pearl, to the similarly-set chain, circa 1905, pendant 9.5 cm, chain 66.0 cm, with French assay marks for gold. Signed Lalique. Please note that the pearl has not been tested for natural origin. ... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2017

An Art Nouveau glass and sapphire pendant, by René Lalique

Lot 24. An Art Nouveau glass and sapphire pendant, by René Lalique. Estimate CHF 40,000 - CHF 60,000. Price realised CHF 348,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Depicting three stylised nymphs in opalescent and painted glass, within a calibré-cut sapphire surround, circa 1905, 9.0 cm, with French assay marks for gold. Signed Lalique, with maker's mark for René Lalique. Provenance: Michel Perinet. Christies. Beyond Boundaries: Magnificent Jewels from a European Collection, 13 November... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2017

An Art Nouveau peridot, diamond, enamel and glass pendant necklace, by René Lalique

Lot 24. An Art Nouveau peridot, diamond, enamel and glass pendant necklace, by René Lalique. Estimate CHF 35,000 - CHF 55,000. Price realised CHF 408,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The pendant modelled as two diamond-set peacocks facing each other, centering a rectangular cut-cornered peridot, to the enamelled feathers, suspending a briolette-cut green glass detachable pendant, the chain set with two single-cut peridots, 1897-1898, pendant 7.0 cm, chain 62.0 cm, with French assay marks for gold. Signed... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2017

$81.3 million painting by Vincent Van Gogh kicks off New York art auction season

Lot 28A. Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Laboureur dans un champ, oil on canvas, 19 7/8 x 25 ½ in. (50.3 x 64.9 cm). Painted in Saint Rémy, early September 1889. Estimate on Request. Price realised USD 81,312,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. NEW YORK (AFP).- Christie's kicked off the fall auction season in New York on Monday a Vincent Van Gogh leading the way at $81.3 million with robust sales of impressionist and modern art. "Laboureur dans un champ," painted by the tortured Dutch genius from... [Lire la suite]