18 février 2017

Diego Giacometti (1902-1985), Grande table basse «aux crapauds avec raton, pigeon et lézards», 1976

Lot 184. Diego Giacometti (1902-1985), Grande table basse «aux crapauds avec raton, pigeon et lézards». Estimation : 750 000 - 1 000 000 €. Photo Beaussant Lefèvre de forme rectangulaire en bronze à patine brun-vert, structure constituée de quatre pieds d'angle sculptés accueillant une entretoise en X ornée d'une coupelle et d'animaux en ronde-bosse, plateau en verre (petit éclat à un angle). Exemplaire unique, vers 1976. Hauteur: 46 cm - Longueur: 121 cm Profondeur: 96 cm Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

18 février 2017

François Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008), Oiseau bleu

Lot 183. François Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008), Oiseau bleu. Estimation : 6 000 - 8 000 €. Photo Beaussant Lefèvre Épreuve en bronze à patine médaille et patine verte, numérotée 6/250, édition Artcurial. (Petite réparation). Hauteur avec le socle: 17,5 cm  Bibliographie: - Robert Rosenblum, Les Lalanne, Genève, 1991, page 122, une photographie d'une exposition au Musée de Nemours montre un exemplaire similaire. - Paul Kasmin, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, New York, 2012, sans numérotation de... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2017

A Very Rare Medieval Cross Pendant, Russian, circa 1550

A Very Rare Medieval Cross Pendant, Russian, circa 1550. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. This large gilded silver and enamel eight pointed cross pendant is from the reign of Czar Ivan the Terrible (1530-1584). The cross is covered with a thick layer of gold and embellished with green and blue enamel in Byzantine tradition. Size – 62 x 40 mm ( 2 7/16 x 1 5/8 in.). Weight – 27,4 g. Price: $7,900 Russian Orthodox cross is traditionally eight pointed as opposed to the four pointed Western cross. The two additional bars... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2017

A Fine and Rare Pectoral Cross Pendant, Byzantine Empire, circa 9th -12th century

A Fine and Rare Pectoral Cross Pendant, Byzantine Empire, circa 9th -12th century. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. The gold cross is incised with five concentric circles representing the Five Holy Wounds of Christ – the five piercing wounds suffered during the Crucifixion. 26 x 15 mm ( 9/16 x 1 in. ). Sold. The cross comes with a metal analysis report showing 96.38% gold content. With additions of copper – 1.891%, silver – 1.772%, zinc – 0.009% and nickel – 0.032%. Romanov Russia. 
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18 février 2017

An Ancient Greco–Scythian Gold (Electrum) Ornamental Plaque, circa 6th – 5th century BC

An Ancient Greco–Scythian Gold (Electrum) Ornamental Plaque, circa 6th–5th century BC. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. This original ancient gold plaque in the form of an eagle has been recently made into a pendant. The gold plaque has been mounted on a lapis lazuli slab with a slightly roughened frontal surface. Height of the gold eagle – 45 mm (1 3/4 in.). Size of the lapis slab – 58 x 46 mm (2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.). Price: $8,500 Technically, the metal alloy of the eagle is electrum, a naturally occurring alloy of... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2017

A Hellenistic Gold Griffin, circa 3rd-1st Century BCE

A Hellenistic Gold Griffin, circa 3rd-1st Century BCE. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. A suspension ring and a bail were recently attached to make the griffin a wearable pendant. With additions of copper 1.634%, silver 26.84%, zinc 0.055%, nickel (-) 0.044%. Width – 28 mm (1 1/16 in.). Weight – 2.41 grams The hollow gold griffin is made from two die-stamped halves soldered together. The collar and tail are made of applied gold beads. Te lower part of the body is decorated with two granulation clusters. Two ribbed gold... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2017

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, Attesa, 1965

Lot 62. Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, Attesa, signed, titled and inscribed hoy es un dia meravilloso on the reverse, waterpaint on canvas, overall: 84.5 by 84.5 cm. 33 1/4 by 33 1/4 in., each edge: 60 cm. 23 5/8 in. Executed in 1965. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Franco Passoni, Milan Acquired from the above by the present owner in the early 1980s Exhibited: Turin, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Lucio Fontana, February - March 1970,... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2017

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, Attese, 1966-68

Lot 22. Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, Attese, signed, titled and inscribed Mi fa male la testa on the reverse waterpaint on canvas 65 by 54 cm. 25 1/2 by 21 1/4 in. Executed in 1966-68. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Galerie M. E. Thelen, Cologne Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1970 Literature: Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Generale, Vol. II, Milan 1986, p. 700, no. 68 T 130, illustrated Enrico Crispolti,... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2017

Tripod vessel with lid, Vietnam, Hán Việt period, 2nd-3rd century

Tripod vessel with lid, Vietnam, Hán Việt period, 2nd-3rd century. Unglazed stoneware with drops of ash glaze. H x Diam (overall): 17.5 x 15.6 cm (6 7/8 x 6 1/8 in). The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, RLS1997.48.1749a-b © 2017 Smithsonian Institution
18 février 2017

Jar with paddle-impressed texture, Northern Vietnam, Hồng Bàng, Thục, Triệu dynasty, or Chinese rule, 4th-2nd century BCE

Jar with paddle-impressed texture, Northern Vietnam, Hồng Bàng, Thục, Triệu dynasty, or Chinese rule, 4th-2nd century BCE. Earthenware. H x Diam (overall): 21.5 x 17.1 cm (8 7/16 x 6 3/4 in). Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2005.188 © 2017 Smithsonian Institution