29 septembre 2017

Berlin State Museums opens "Exchanging Gazes: Between China and Europe 1669-1907"

Deep bowl with pheasants, peonies, quails, and millet, China, Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Period (1723–30), 1723–25, porcelain with famille rose enamel © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst / Photo: Jörg von Bruchhausen. BERLIN.- China and Europe are linked by a long tradition of reciprocal cultural exchange. These transactions were particularly intensive during the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), which is regarded as one of the key phases of Chinese cultural and political history. Exquisite gifts were... [Lire la suite]

29 septembre 2017

Masterworks from the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Collection to be offered at Sotheby's New York

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1968. Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas. Estimate $5/7 million. Photo: courtesy of Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced that masterworks on paper from the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Collection will lead the November sales of Impressionist & Modern and Contemporary Art in New York. Drawings and works on paper are the most spontaneous and essential of all artworks, often underpinning everything that an artist subsequently applies to other media. And yet, it is... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2017

An exceptional and rare imperial heirloom 'Ding' brown-splashed black-glazed lobed dish, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 4. An exceptional and rare imperial heirloom 'Ding' brown-splashed black-glazed lobed dish, Northern Song dynasty, 19.7 cm, 7 3/4  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 14,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with flaring sides rising to a six-lobed rim, all supported on a flattened base raised on a slightly splayed foot, covered overall save for the footring with a glossy black glaze liberally flecked with small irregular russet 'partridge... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2017

A large Junyao blue-glazed bowl, Song – Jin dynasty

Lot 3. A large Junyao blue-glazed bowl, Song – Jin dynasty, 22 cm, 8 5/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with deep rounded rises rising from a spreading foot to a slightly incurved rim, unctuously covered overall save for the unglazed footring with a brilliant milky sky-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom colour along the rim and pooling around the foot. Provenance: Collection of the Chang Foundation, Taipei. ... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2017

A very rare Yaozhou celadon 'Peony' box and cover with 'Floret' appliques, Northern Song – Jin dynasty

Lot 2. A very rare Yaozhou celadon 'Peony' box and cover with 'Floret' appliques, Northern Song – Jin dynasty, 13.2 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000. Lot Sold 4,900,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with a drum-form body rising from a flat base centred with a countersunk circular section, the exterior decorated around the foot with nine small 'floret' appliqués below a thin raised fillet, the cover similarly applied around the sides with nine small... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2017

A finely carved large imperial heirloom Dingyao bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1. A finely carved large imperial heirloom Dingyao bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 25.8 cm, 10 1/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000. Lot Sold 6,700,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded conical sides supported on a knife-pared foot, rising to a flared rim with six indentations, the interior liberally and superbly carved with two large lotus blooms and broad leaves borne on curling stems, applied overall with an ivory-coloured glaze pooling in... [Lire la suite]

28 septembre 2017

A very fine and rare 23.49 carat Burmese 'Royal Blue' sapphire and diamond ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 2024. A very fine and rare 23.49 carat Burmese 'Royal Blue' sapphire and diamond ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate HKD 6,800,000 - 9,800,000 (USD 870,400- 1,254,400). Sold for HKD 7,670,000 (USD 981,760). © Poly Auction Centering upon an oval-shaped sapphire weighing 23.49 carats, flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds, mounted in platinum, ring size 6 3/4. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. 127732.  Accompanied by report no. 13025090 dated 18 February 2013 from Gübelin stating that the... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2017

A pair of 13.01 and 13.79 carat Burmese 'Royal Blue' sapphire ear pendants by Harry Winston

Lot 2117. A pair of 13.01 and 13.79 carat Burmese 'Royal Blue' sapphire ear pendants by Harry Winston. Estimate HKD 7,800,000 - 9,800,000 (USD 998,400 - 1,254,400). © Poly Auction Each suspending a detachable pendant, set with an oval-shaped sapphire, weighing 13.79 and 13.01 carats, within a brilliant-cut diamond surround, to a pear-shaped and oval-shaped diamond 'cluster' surmount, mounted in platinum, approximately 5.4 cm long; Signed HW for Harry Winston, with a Harry Winston blue leather... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2017

A 5.03 carat Burmese 'pigeon blood' ruby and diamond ring

Lot 2089. A 5.03 carat Burmese 'pigeon blood' ruby and diamond ring. Estimate HKD 8,000,000  - 12,000,000 (USD 1,126,400 - 1,536,000). © Poly Auction Centering upon a cushion-shaped ruby weighing approximately 5.03 carats, surrounded by six D color oval-shaped diamonds, weighing 3.71 carats in total, to the brilliant-cut diamond half-hoop, mounted in 18K gold, ring size 6.  Accompanied by report no. 90723 dated 8 March 2017 from the SSEF stating that the ruby weighing 5.032... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2017

A very fine and important jadeite and diamond ring

Lot 2137. A very fine and important jadeite and diamond ring. Estimate HKD 9,000,000  - 15,000,000 (USD 1,152,000  - 1,920,000). © Poly Auction Set with an oval jadeite cabochon of intense green color and high translucency, to a diamond-set shoulder and hoop, mounted in 18K gold, cabochon approximately 21.57 x 18.20 x 10.93 mm, ring size 8 1/2  Accompanied by report no. KJ96156 dated 4 August 2017 from the Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory stating that the jadeite tested... [Lire la suite]
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