15 novembre 2019

Van Gogh Museum and Drents Museum jointly acquire painting by Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Peasant Burning Weeds, 1883, oil on panel, 30.5 × 39.7 cm, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam / Drents Museum, Assen. AMSTERDAM.- The Van Gogh Museum and the Drents Museum have jointly acquired an early painting by Vincent van Gogh: Peasant Burning Weeds from 1883. The small yet powerful work shows a solitary figure on a deserted plain at twilight, illuminated by a fire. Van Gogh painted the work in Drenthe, where he stayed in the autumn of 1883 and captured the landscape in paintings and drawings.... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2019

A rare and large blue and white 'peony' moonflask, bianhu, 18th century

Lot 108.  A rare and large blue and white 'peony' moonflask, bianhu, 18th century; 44.5cm (17.2in) high. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 43,812 (€ 51,157). Photo: Bonhams. The circular body rising from a splayed oval foot to a short cylindrical neck, the convex sides of the flattened body meticulously painted in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue and enhanced by simulated 'heaping and piling' effect with large blooming peony heads borne on dense leafy scrolls, the sides similarly decorated with... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2019

A set of six rare blue and white 'peony' saucer-dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 79. A set of six rare blue and white 'peony' saucer-dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Each 15.1cm (6in) diam. Estimate £6,000 - 9,000. Sold for £ 47,562 (€ 55,53). Photo: Bonhams. Each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering food, painted in rich cobalt-blue on the interior with a medallion of three dominant stylised peonies borne on leafy scrolling meander, the exterior similarly decorated with a frieze of scrolling peonies, all within... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2019

A rare set of eight archaic graduated ritual bronze bells, bianzhong, Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 24.  A rare set of eight archaic graduated ritual bronze bells, bianzhong, Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-221 BC). The largest, 22cm (8 5/8in) high. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000. Sold for £ 62,562 (€ 73,050). Photo: Bonhams. The bodies of oval cross-section with a concave base, cast on each side with bosses, all within borders of yunlei spirals, each applied with rope-twist loop handles at the top, the surfaces of a green patina with some encrustation, stands.    Provenance: Vanderven... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2019

A rare carved wood head of a Lokapala, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 51. A rare carved wood head of a Lokapala, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 39cm (15 1/4in) high. Estimate £25,000 - 35,000. Sold for £ 68,812 (€ 80,348). Photo: Bonhams. With wide bulging eyes, the pupils painted, the nose flat with flaring nostrils, the forehead and eyebrows protruding and mouth close with lower lip jutting out, covered in coarse cloth with traces of pigment and lacquer, a strip of cloth with Sanskrit inscription applied across the dome of the head, stand. Provenance: A & J Speelman Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2019

An exceptionally rare and large doucai 'phoenix and lotus' dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 84.  An exceptionally rare and large doucai 'phoenix and lotus' dish, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 50.4cm (19 7/8in) diam. Estimate £25,000 - 35,000. Sold for £ 75,062 (€ 87,645). Photo: Bonhams. The large dish potted with wide flaring sides, meticulously painted on the interior in brilliant enamels with a central medallion formed by a pair of confronted phoenix with their wings outstretched and tails fanned open, enclosed within a foliate scroll bearing four stylised... [Lire la suite]

14 novembre 2019

A rare very pale green jade inscribed 'luohans Kalika and Angaja' boulder, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 117.  A rare very pale green jade inscribed 'luohans Kalika and Angaja' boulder, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 16.1cm (6 5/16in) high. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 250,062 (€ 291,982). Photo: Bonhams. Superbly carved in high relief on one side with the luohan Kalika in crisply carved loose flowing robes, seated in a grotto beneath a gnarled pine tree next to an inscription, holding a bell in each hand, his right knee raised before a rocky outcrop with an incense burner, vase with... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2019

An extremely rare and massive famille rose mille fleurs double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period

Lot 2915. An extremely rare and massive famille rose mille fleurs double-gourd vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1795); 22 5/8 in. (57.5 cm.) high. Estimate CHF 1,800,000 - HKD 2,500,000 (USD 231,027 - USD 320,871). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vase is potted with a lower body of slightly compressed spherical shape on a slightly spreading foot, the upper body of pear shape with waisted neck and flaring rim, brightly and... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2019

Coloured diamond and diamond ring, Bulgari

Lot 122. Fancy deep brown-pink diamond of 8.50 carats and diamond ring, Bulgari. Estimate CHF 300,000 - CHF 500,000. Price realised CHF 399,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Fancy deep brown-pink rectangular-cut diamond of 8.50 carats, trapeze-cut diamonds, platinum and gold, ring size 5 ½, signed Bvlgari. GIA, 2018, report no. 2195098842: 8.50 carats, Fancy Deep Brown-Pink colour, VVS2 clarity.  Christie's. Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, 12 November 2019 ... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2019

Mid-20th century diamond earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 244. Mid-20th century diamond earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate CHF 300,000 - CHF 500,000. Price realised CHF 423,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Pear-shaped diamonds of 11.17 and 10.41 carats, circular, old, square and baguette-cut diamonds, platinum and gold, 1950s, 4.6 cm, maker's marks, no. 12.557. Provenance: Christie's Geneva, 16 May 1985, lot 416.  Christie's. Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, 12 November 2019
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