18 octobre 2017

Two burnished black pottery vessels, Neolithic, Longshan Culture, (2500-2000 BC)

Lot 2. Two burnished black pottery vessels, Neolithic, Longshan Culture, (2500-2000 BC), 9 1/2 and 12 3/4 in., 24.1 and 32.4 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 USD. Lot sold 10,200 USD. © Sotheby's. the first a ewer with a compressed globular body rising to a tall wasted neck pinched on one side for a spout opposite a large loop handle, all supported on a single splayed foot finished with a rope cord on the edge, the other a dou food vessel with a waisted tubular body rising to a wide cupped... [Lire la suite]
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18 octobre 2017

Two rare black pottery stemcups, Neolithic, Dawenkou and Longshan Cultures (2900-2400 BC and 2500-2000 BC)

Lot 1. Two rare black pottery stemcups, Neolithic, Dawenkou and Longshan Cultures (2900-2400 BC and 2500-2000 BC), 12 1/2 and 10 1/2 in., 31.7 and 26.7 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 8,400 USD. © Sotheby's. one supported on three tall and thin incurving blade-like feet, rising to a hollow stem interrupted by a round bulb, and surmounted by a deep cup with a trumpet mouth, the burnished black surface further decorated with horizontal bands of diagonal lines and circles, the other... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2017

Galerie Canesso at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

Guido Reni (1575-Bologna-1642), Saint Jerome, Circa 1605-1610. Oil on canvas, 65.1 x 50 cm (25 5/8 x 19 11/16 in.) © Galerie Canesso The work was painted early in the artist’s career, during the artist’s Roman sojourn. Reni arrived in Rome at the end of 1601. In 1605 he paid early tribute to Caravaggio (1571-1610) in the Crucifixion of Saint Peter (Rome, Vatican Picture Gallery) painted for Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini. This is the language used for the Saint Jerome, at a point when Reni, struck by the... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2017

Andrea Sacchi (1599-Rome-1661), Portrait of Monsignor Giacomo Franzoni, About 1640

Andrea Sacchi (1599-Rome-1661), Portrait of Monsignor Giacomo Franzoni, About 1640. Oil on canvas, 71.7 x 57.5 cm (28.2 x 22.6 in.). Inscription 'Al Ill. Et Rev.mo / Monsig.r Franzone / Chierico of / Camera / For [...]. © Benappi Fine Art  Provenance: Private collection, France, 2016 Literature: F. Petrucci, A rediscovered portrait by Andrea Sacchi , London 2017 Benappi Fine Art are leading dealers in Italian and European Old Master paintings and sculpture, working with... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2017

One of Europe's biggest Asian art auctions to take place in Belgium

  On October 28 and 29, Belgian auction house Rob Michiels will present a large sale of Asian art from several private collections from around the world. With 1300 lots offered, it is one of the biggest Asian art sales Europe has seen this year. The auction will take place just before Asian Arts Week kicks off in London. The catalog contains several private collections from around the world showcasing a diverse range of pieces including: porcelain, paintings, sculptures, jade, ivory and other objets d'art from China and... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2017

Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond takes center stage at Freeman's Fine Jewelry Auction

Lot 172. A rare Belle Époque fancy vivid yellow diamond pendant, J.E. Caldwell and Co., circa 1910. Est: $250,000 - $350,000. © Freeman's PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman's November 1 Fine Jewelry auction features a diverse assortment of dazzling jewels from renowned makers including Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Bulgari. Comprised of 172 lots, including signed modern and antique designs, many pieces are expected to draw considerable attention and garner international interest. The sale... [Lire la suite]

18 octobre 2017

The Dali Museum introduces first-ever retrospective exhibition of designer Elsa Schiaparelli and artist Salvador Dali

Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali, circa 1949. Image Rights of Salvador Dali reserved. Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali, Figueres, 2017. ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.- Delight in the daring and breathtaking works of two celebrated artists when Dali & Schiaparelli opens at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL, Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Running through January 14, 2018 Dali & Schiaparelli is the first exhibition dedicated to the creative relationship and masterpieces of Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali. The exhibit,... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2017

A rare copper-red 'peony' vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 60. A rare copper-red 'peony' vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398), 32.7 cm, 12 7/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. of elegant classic pear shape supported on a short foot rising to a generous rounded body surmounted by a waisted neck flaring at the mouth, painted in copper-red with a broad band of undulating stems of peony bearing four large blooms alternatively depicted in profile and full-faced, the flowers crowned by characteristically... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2017

A copper-red 'Dragon and Phoenix' lantern vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 4. A copper-red 'Dragon and Phoenix' lantern vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795), 25.5 cm, 10 1/16  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. well potted with the cylindrical body rising to a short waisted neck and supported on a straight foot, superbly painted around the exterior with a lively writhing dragon and flying phoenix gazing at each other with claws and wings outstretched, their respective scales and feathers finely detailed, amidst an... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2017

An important and rare relief-carved white-glazed 'lotus' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 17. An important and rare relief-carved white-glazed 'lotus' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795), 34.2 cm, 13 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a tall waisted neck and flaring rim, delicately carved in relief with large lotus blooms borne on meandering scrolling stems, the petals and leaves delicately incised and all covered in a milky-white glaze, the base with an impressed six-character... [Lire la suite]