30 mars 2016

An exceptional and rare incised ‘sweet-white’ vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 16, An exceptional and rare incised ‘sweet-white’ vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate HK$6,000,000 — 8,000,000 (€701,658 - 935,545). Photo Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a pear-shaped body supported on a splayed foot, gracefully rising to a tall waisted neck flaring at the rim, finely incised with meandering branches of flowering and fruiting pomegranates, the fruits with dimpled skin and bursting with succulent seeds, all above a band of... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2016

A rare underglaze-red painted ‘floral’ dish, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 14, A rare underglaze-red painted ‘floral’ dish, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Estimate HK$500,000 — 700,000 (€58,472 - 81,860). Photo Sotheby's. the shallow curved sides rising from a short foot to a wide everted rim, painted in greyish copper-red with a central medallion enclosing a chrysanthemum spray with three small buds, encircled by an undulating peony scroll with six blooms alternately shown in profile and en face, bordered by a keyfret band at the rim, the exterior painted... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey places a temporary export bar on Veronese's Venice Triumphant

Paolo Veronese, "Venice Triumphant", asking price of £15,400,000 (plus VAT of £154,000).  LONDON.- A 400-year-old drawing by Paolo Veronese is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £15,400,000 (plus VAT of £154,000). To provide an opportunity to keep it in the UK, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on Venice Triumphant. The work is a preparatory drawing for one of Veronese’s most famous paintings, Apotheosis of... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2016

A fine pair of blue and white 'phoenix' bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 101, A fine pair of blue and white 'phoenix' bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate HK$120,000 – HK$180,000 ($15,544 - $23,316). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each bowl is well potted with steep rounded sides. It is finely painted on the exterior in underglaze blue with four stylised phoenix divided by four blooms and scrolling foliage. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) diam., boxes Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

A fine pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Jiaqing six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 103, A fine pair of blue and white 'dragon' dishes, Jiaqing six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820). Estimate HK$120,000 – HK$180,000 ($15,544 - $23,316). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each dish is vividly painted in underglaze blue to the interior central medallion with a five-clawed dragon amidst flames, in pursuit of a flaming pearl. The reverse is similarly decorated with two striding dragons chasing flaming pearls. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm.) diam., box Christie's. THE... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2016

Tableaux et dessins anciens provenant notamment de la collection Georges Dormeuil chez Artcurial

Comédiens italiens dans un jardin, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, huile sur toile, 65,50 x 83 cm. Estimation: 150 000 - 200 000 € / 165 340 – 220 450 $.  Paris – La prestigieuse vente de Tableaux et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle du 1er semestre aura lieu pendant le Salon du Dessin (30 mars - 4 avril 2016), le 31 mars chez Artcurial . Elle sera dominée par un exceptionnel ensemble de dessins français du XVIIIe siècle provenant de la Collection Georges Dormeuil et resté dans sa descendance jusqu'à nos jours. « Après l'immense... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2016

Important Pair of Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendent Earclips, Cartier, Paris, 1949

Lot 1732, Important Pair of Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendent Earclips, Cartier, Paris, 1949. Estimate 6,300,000 — 7,000,000 HKD (728,306 - 809,229 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Each suspending a drop-shaped white or grey natural pearl measuring approximately 14.65 - 15.65 x 16.50mm and 13.05 - 15.50 x 17.80mm, to the fan-shaped surmount set with circular-cut and baguette diamonds together weighing approximately 5.00 carats, mounted in platinum and 18 karat white... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2016

Emile Lenoble (1876-1940), Grand vase en grès

Lot 56, Emile Lenoble (1876-1940), Grand vase en grès. Estimation : 2 000 € / 3 000 €. Photo Tajan présentant des traces de tournage, corps bilobé galbé, large jonc soulignant l'ouverture, émail bleu iznik finement bullé. Signature du cachet monogramme. Haut. 34,8 cm A large stoneware vase, rounded body, iznik blue enamel. Signed with monogrammed stamp. Height 13 3/4 in. TAJAN, Arts Décoratifs du XXe siècle, le 31 Mars 2016 à 17h 
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29 mars 2016

Emile Lenoble (1876-1940), Grand vase balustre en grès

Lot 58, Emile Lenoble (1876-1940), Grand vase balustre en grès. Estimation : 6 000 € / 8 000 €. Photo Tajan corps galbé, col droit ourlé, décor de frises africanistes sur l'épaulement et à la base du corps, émail vert jaspé sur fond noir. Signature du cachet en creux. Haut. 40 cm A large baluster stoneware vase, rounded body, Africanist friezes on the shoulder and base of the body, green enamel on black background. Stamped. Height 15 3 /4 in. TAJAN, Arts Décoratifs du XXe siècle, le 31 Mars 2016 à 17h 
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29 mars 2016

Jean Dunand (1877-1942), "Jeune femme", circa 1929

Lot 86, Jean Dunand (1877-1942), "Jeune femme", circa 1929. Estimation : 30 000 € / 50 000 €. Photo Tajan Panneau en laque brune arrachée, puissante stylisation africaniste, rehauts rouges et or, fond argent. Signé en bas à gauche. Encadrement d'origine, porte un cachet "Made in France". Dim. à vue : 83 x 63 cm A brown lacquered engraved panel, Africanist figure, red and gold highlights, silver background. Signed. Original frame with stamp. Dim. seen : 32 5/8 x 24 3/4 in.Bibliographie : Félix Marcilhac, "Jean... [Lire la suite]
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