22 mars 2017

A 'Ge'-type stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 645. A 'Ge'-type stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of circular form with a slightly convex surface and raised foliate rim over three lobed feet, covered overall in a cream-colored glaze with a fine network of black and russet crackle, the underside with five spur marks. Diameter 5 1/2  in., 14 cm Provenance: Imperial Oriental Art, New York, 1995 (according to label). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art New York, 15 Mar 2017
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22 mars 2017

A rare inscribed 'ding' four-legged censer, Yuan dynasty, dated zhiyuan 22nd year, corresponding to 1285

Lot 646. A rare inscribed 'ding' four-legged censer, Yuan dynasty, dated zhiyuan 22nd year, corresponding to 1285. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 125,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of square section, the gently bilobed sides of the vessel rising to a short recessed waist and upright galleried rim with indented corners, all supported on four cabriole legs in the shape of four-clawed feet issuing from monster-masks, the lobes carved with a slightly recessed taotie mask centered on the... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2017

An Art Deco diamond bracelet, by Lacloche Frères

Lot 98. An Art Deco diamond bracelet, by Lacloche Frères. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 31,250 © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. Designed as an openwork single and old mine-cut diamond openwork band of geometric design, bordered by old mine-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum and 18k white gold, circa 1930, with French assay mark; and an extension, designed as a green velvet band, bracelet 7 1/8 ins., extension 6 5/8 ins., may be worn as a choker necklace, 13 3/4... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2017

An Art Deco gem and diamond bracelet, by Lacloche Frères

Lot 195. An Art Deco gem and diamond bracelet, by Lacloche Frères. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 45,000 (USD 30,975 - USD 55,755). Price realised GBP 37,500 (USD 46,800) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The articulated strap designed as a series of brilliant and single-cut diamond scroll motifs, accented by buff top onyx detail, interspersed by diamond and channel-set emerald linear borders, to a concealed clasp, circa 1920, 18.1cm, French assay marks for platinum and gold. Signed... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2017

Lacloche Frères, Japanesque brooch, about 1925

Lacloche Frères (Spanish, founded in 1875 (also working in Paris)), Japanesque brooch, French, about 1925. Platinum, gold, enamel, diamond, ruby, and onyx. Height x width x depth: 3.6 x 5.2 x 0.6 cm (1 7/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/4 in.). William Francis Warden Fund, 2009.2533 © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston The brooch is designed as a pave-set, diamond rectangular plaque with onyx branches and buff-top ruby blossoms with a black enamel border. The diamonds are old, European cuts (est. carats 11.25)... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2017

A celadon-glazed double gourd vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 704. A celadon-glazed double gourd vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   elegantly potted with a globular lower bulb supporting a slightly smaller upper bulb with a narrow mouth, covered overall in a lustrous pale sea-green glaze, save for an unglazed foot ring encircling the recessed base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue, the mouth with metal mount. Height 12 1/4 ... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2017

A white-glazed incised vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century.

Lot 706. A white-glazed incised vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of ovoid shape rising to a lipped rim, the body engraved with a continuous foliate meander of lotus flowers borne on undulating leafy stems, set between bands of ruyi and keyfret around the shoulder and upright lappets encircling the base, all under a white glaze of faint bluish tint. Height 7 5/8  in., 19.3 cm ... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2017

A white-glazed incised 'Dragon' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 701. A white-glazed incised 'Dragon' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the pear-shaped body rising to a tall slender neck and lipped rim, incised with a writhing dragon, its barbed tail coiling around the neck, in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', covered overall with a pale bluish-green slip pooling into the carving and a semi-opaque white glaze. Height 9 3/4  in., 24.8 cm Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2017

Christie's to offer Cy Twombly's great clandestine masterpiece in New York

Cy Twombly, Leda and the Swan, 1962, oil, lead pencil and wax crayon on canvas.Estimate $35-55 million. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will offer Cy Twombly’s Leda and the Swan, 1962 as a highlight of its May 17 Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale. This unequivocal tour de force has resided within a private collection for over 25 years and has not been seen publicly in all that time. One of two large format masterpieces to emerge from this unbridled subject, Leda and the Swan’s... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2017

Sotheby's to offer quintessential Hammershøi interior from the Estate of Jens Risom

Vilhelm Hammershøi, White Doors. Interior, Strandgade 30, oil on canvas, 39.5 by 42.5cm., 15½ by 16¾in. Estimate: £400,000 - 600,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This June, Sotheby’s will offer at auction a quintessential interior by Vilhelm Hammershøi, long revered as one of Denmark’s most celebrated artists. Painted in 1899, White Doors perfectly reflects the interests and sensibilities of its distinguished owners, aesthetes from three generations of the same family. The work comes to sale from the estate of Jens... [Lire la suite]
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