02 novembre 2017

Estimated to sell for $5000, record-breaking painting fetches $3 million

Lot 35. Attributed to Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), Landscape, ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll, signed and inscribed, with two seals of the artist, 56.5 x 177.0 cm. Estimate $5000-$8000. Sold for AU$ 3,172,000 (€2,095,665). Photo: Bonhams. SYDNEY.- Frenzied international bidding at Bonhams’ Sydney saleroom last night saw a rare Chinese painting break the $3 million mark, the highest price ever paid for an Asian artwork in Australia. A round of applause broke out in the... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2017

Exhibition explores the practice and expression of religious beliefs in the lives of individuals

The Lion Man. Stadel Cave, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 40,000 years old. The oldest known evidence of religious belief in the world. © Ulmer Museum, photo: Oleg Kuchar, Ulm. LONDON.- There is no known culture in the world or in history without religious beliefs. What sustains this worldwide phenomenon? The answer to this question is usually set out in terms of what people believe. By contrast, this exhibition explores the practice and expression of religious beliefs in the lives of individuals and communities around the world... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2017

A pair of 10.32 and 10.12 carats fancy vivid yellow square-cut diamond and diamond earrings

Lot 477. A pair of 10.32 and 10.12 carats fancy vivid yellow square-cut diamond and diamond earrings. Estimate CHF 1,400,000 - CHF 1,800,000 (USD 1,416,204 - USD 1,820,833). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each set with a fancy vivid yellow square-cut diamond, weighing approximately 10.32 and 10.12 carats, within a marquise-cut diamond surround, 2.5 cm, mounted in gold. Accompanied by report no. 2145535208 dated 26 March 2012 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 10.32 carat diamond is... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2017

A selection of ceramics from the Sze Yuan Tang Collection to be sold at Bonhams London, 9 Nov 2017

Photo courtesy Bonhams. A LIFETIME APPRECIATING CHINESE ART During my early childhood in Taiwan, at every Chinese New Year festival I can remember my pretty elder sister would hold my hand and take me and our two brothers to visit my maternal grandparents at their home. As soon as we entered the main room I could see the large three-legged pale-green-glazed tripod dish containing a flower arrangement of pure and elegant narcissus flowers. My grandfather told me that this was a late Ming ‘Longquan celadon’ narcissus dish. At... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2017

Artcurial announces highlights from its Archaeology and Middle East Arts sale

Lot 11. A Roman bronze military mask, found in France in 1908, 1st-2nd century, found in France in 1908. Estimate: €150,000 –200,000/ $165,000 – 220,000. © Artcurial.  PARIS.- On 7th November 2017, Artcurial will organize its second auction of the year dedicated to archaeology and to Middle east arts. This sale will be led by a collection of antiques with a prestigious provenance: that of the French writer Henry de Montherlant (1895-1972). Looking back to ancient times, the writer had a close... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2017

DU COTE DE CHEZ SWANN de MARCEL PROUST atteint plus d’un demi-million d’euros chez Sotheby’s à Paris

Lot 151. Marcel Proust, DU CÔTÉ DE CHEZ SWANN. PARIS, BERNARD GRASSET, 1913. Estimation 400,000 — 600,000 €. Lot vendu 535,500 €. Photo: Sotheby's. PARIS - Avec un total de 1.7 million €, la vente de livres et manuscrits organisée par Sotheby’s à Paris remporte un franc succès : en atteste le pourcentage des lots vendus qui s’élève à 80% en nombre de lots et 87% en valeur, taux record pour le marché des livres en France que Sotheby’s maintient dans un marché ultra compétitif. Les cinq événements... [Lire la suite]

01 novembre 2017

The Odescalchi impressive emerald and diamond necklace

Lot 346. The Odescalchi impressive Colombian emerald and diamond necklace. Estimate 580,000 — 780,000 CHF. Lot Sold 1,071,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Composed of a line of cabochon emeralds alternating with cushion-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, the clasp highlighted with a cabochon emerald framed with circular-cut diamonds, length approximately 385mm, detaches into twenty-five motifs. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 91481, stating that the five tested emeralds are of Colombian... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2017

Exhibition tells the story of the artists who fled to Britain to escape war in France

​Claude Monet, Houses of Parliament, c.1900-1 © 2017. The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, NY/ Scala, Florence. LONDON - This autumn, Tate Britain bring together over 100 beautiful works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and others in the first large-scale exhibition to chart the stories of French artists who sought refuge in Britain during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870-1904) will map the artistic networks they built in... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2017

A large celadon relief-decorated floral vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 122. A large celadon relief-decorated floral vase, 18th-19th century. 25in (63.5cm) high. Estimate USD  10,000 - 15,000. Sold for US$ 10,000 (€8,592). Photo: Bonhams. The globular body supported on a pedestal foot and finely carved in low relief with a band of stylized lotus blossoms borne on scrolling leafy vines, surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck, decorated with finger citrons and wisteria, and flanked by a pair of tubular handles, the decoration all set between bands of key-fret and... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2017

A rare silver and gold kendi, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 50. A rare silver and gold kendi, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). 6 1/4in (16cm) high. Estimate USD  8,000 - 12,000. Sold for US$ 10,000 (€8,592). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular silver body decorated with repousse ridges beneath an incised floral band encircling the base of the tall waisted neck with a flared flange surrounding the mouth, the ridged cup-form spout, mounted with a gold petal-decorated fitting and stopper connected to a chain, the domed gold cover decorated in repousse with... [Lire la suite]
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