22 mars 2019

A fine Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 527. A fine Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 14 3/4  in., 37.5 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 325,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a spreading foot to a tall, elegant waisted neck, finely painted in rich 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus-lappet and classic scroll bands at the base and a ruyi band at the... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2019

A fine pair of famille-verte wine cups, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 513. A fine pair of famille-verte wine cups, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722).Diameter 2 3/8  in., 6 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 375,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each finely potted, of U-form, the gently rounded sides rising steeply from a recessed base, the exterior beautifully enameled with a continuous scene depicting inspirational scholarly themes; one in a wintry landscape with the Tang dynasty poet Meng Haoran in heavy robes, riding a donkey followed by an... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2019

An extremely rare pair of massive luduan-form bronze censers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 720. An extremely rare pair of massive luduan-form bronze censers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 31 in., 78.7 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot sold 740,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each cast with a rotund beast standing on a serpentine dragon, the sinuous body coiling into a ring-form base, the tail flicking the luduan's hindquarters and the head slithering up the beast's chest, the luduan with a nearly spherical torso supported on four... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Cintamanicakra Avalokiteshvara, Late Tang Dynasty (618–907) - Five Dynasties (907–60)

Lot 553. A gilt-bronze figure of Cintamanicakra Avalokiteshvara, Late Tang Dynasty (618–907) - Five Dynasties (907–60). Height 6 1/4  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 2,060,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. regally seated in rajalilasana, the head gracefully inclined, bearing a scrolled diadem centered by Amitabha with long ribbons trailing and enclosing a tall coiffure, the serene, rounded face with sweeping, arced brows meeting an aquiline... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2019

A large black stone figure of Buddha, Eastern India, Bihar, Pre-Pala, 7th Century, or early Pala period (c. 750-1200)

Lot 908. A large black stone figure of Buddha, Eastern India, Bihar, Pre-Pala, 7th Century, or early Pala period (c. 750-1200). Height 42 1/2  in. (108 cm.). Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 USD. Lot sold 250,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the Buddha with his left hand raised holding the hem of his diaphanous robe, the right lowered in varadamudra, standing on a rectangular plinth in slight abhanga against a gently curved and tapering backplate with ratna finials,... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2019

A gilt copper alloy figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th Century

Lot 941. A gilt copper alloy figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th Century. Height 14 3/8  in. (36.5 cm.). Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13635. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 325,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated in vajrasana on a multi-petal double lotus base articulated with a beaded edge, his hands held in dhyana mudra, clad in a dhoti with an incised hem, decorated at ankles, wrists and upper arms with jeweled bangles, layered... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2019

Christie's Pre-Columbian sale led by a private Swiss collection and a very rare Aztec goddess

  © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 PARIS.- Christie’s Paris will present on 9 April its annual Pre-Columbian auction, led by the most important private Swiss collection of Mezcala art with 90 works and further 50 lots with various owner provenances, ranging in date from 900 B.C. to 1350 A.D., from the cultures of Mezcala, Maya, Colima, Valdivia, Aztec and Veraguas. The auction is valued at a mid-estimate of €1.5 million. Private collections in the field of Pre-Columbian art are rare and to bring these to light and to... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2019

Jean-Baptiste Huynh, LOUVRE

Jean-Baptiste Huynh, LOUVRE- Marc-Aurèle, 2010. © Jean-Baptiste Huynh. Jean-Baptiste Huynh, LOUVRE-Bol vert, 2011. © Jean-Baptiste Huynh. Jean-Baptiste Huynh, LOUVRE-Plaque, 2011. © Jean-Baptiste Huynh. Jean-Baptiste Huynh, LOUVRE-Hache, 2010. © Jean-Baptiste Huynh. Jean-Baptiste Huynh, LOUVRE-Portrait d'une femme noire, 2012. © Jean-Baptiste Huynh. Jean-Baptiste Huynh, LOUVRE-Masque en or, 2010. © Jean-Baptiste Huynh.
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21 mars 2019

New York's MoMA sells rare Picasso drawing in Paris

Pablo Picasso, Joueuse de lyre et nu couché. Estimate: €250,000-350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 PARIS.- On March 28, Christie's France will have the privilege to present a rare pen and India ink drawing on paper by Pablo Picasso, entrusted by the MoMA, New York which will be sold to benefit their acquisition funds. Dating from October 1932, a particularly prolific year in the private and artistic life of Picasso, this work is part of the important but little-known series of India ink on paper addressing the... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2019

Christie's announces Magnificent Jewels sale in New York

(left to right) Property of a Lady, Fancy Pink Diamond of 6.11 carats, Estimate: $1,200,000 - $1,500,000; Property of a Private Collector, Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Twin-Stone Ring of 3.06 and 2.61 carats, Estimate: $6,000,000 - $8,000,000; Property of a Lady, Rectangular-Cut Diamond Ring of 16.33 carats, D Color, potentially Internally Flawless, Type IIa, Estimate: $1,200,000 - $2,200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s New York announces the... [Lire la suite]
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