04 janvier 2019

A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty

Lot 90. A large Chinese cloisonné enamel 'mythical beast' basin, Ming dynasty; 50.5 cm, 19 7/8 in. Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000. © Sotheby's. the deep straight sides rising to a broad flattened galleried rim, the interior brightly decorated in multi-coloured enamels against a deep turquoise ground, centred with a red mythical beast portrayed with a fierce expression carrying a large peach on its back, encircled by three finely detailed phoenixes with their wings outstretched, with four sinuous dragons at the rim... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2019

CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel at TEFAF 2019, Stand 139

Black Label Masterpiece XVII, 'Greenovia Brooch', 2018. Titanium, 18K White Gold and Silver set with 105-carat Chrysoberyl Cat's eye, diamonds and nearly 2,500 pieces of 6 varieties of green gemstones, 17.3 x 8.9 cm (6.8 x 3.5 in.). © CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel at TEFAF 2019, Stand 139. CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel was founded in 2004 by jewellery artist Cindy Chao. Her unique, sculptural jewellery collections are consistently and globally sought by private collectors and prestigious auction houses such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s and... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2019

WALLACE CHAN at TEFAF 2019, Stand 145

Wallace Chan (Fuzhou, 1956), The Wheel of Time, Hong Kong, 2018. South Sea Pearl 152.12 ct, Yellow Diamond 6.01 ct, Sapphire, Diamond, Titanium;7.4 x 19.8 x 22.3 cm (2.9 x 7.8 x 8.8 in.) Weight 300.7 g. Signed 'Wallace Chan'. © WALLACE CHAN at TEFAF 2019, Stand 145. Twelve necklaces, one story – upon contemplation of the Chinese zodiac’s representation of time and our personal relationship to the greater universe, the creator sought to express such spiritual interconnectedness through a wearable work of art. ... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2019

Koopman Rare Art to offer the silver-gilt masterpiece The Shield of Achilles at TEFAF Maastricht 2019

Philip Rundell (1743 - 1827), The Shield of Achilles, London, 1823. Silver-giltDiameter 89.7 cm (35.8 in.)Engraved on the reverse with a cypher, coat of arms for Ernst Augustus, King of Hanover and with the inscription 'THE SHIELD OF ACHILLES/ DESIGNED AND MODELLED BY THE LATE/ JOHN FLAXMAN R.A./ EXECUTED AND PUBLISHED BY RUNDELL BRIDGE AND CO./ LONDON 1838'. © Koopman Rare Art LONDON.- The highly historic and impressive silver-gilt shield, which bears the Royal Arms of Ernst Augustus, Duke of... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2019

Exhibition illustrates the multiple meanings attributed to ruins through the centuries

Jan Sanders van Hemessen, San Girolamo, 1543,
olio su tavola (quercia), 102 × 83,5 cm.
Museo Statale Ermitage, San Pietroburgo. VENICE.- Over 250 works from the Venetian Civic Museums and the State Hermitage Museum, as well as from other Italian and international public and private collections, illustrate the multiple meanings attributed to ruins through the centuries: from the architectural and sculptural remains of the Greco-Roman, Egyptian, Assyrian-Babylonian and Syrian civilisations, to contemporary art that looks at... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2019

A gold and silver-inlaid ox-shaped vessel, gong, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 168. A gold and silver-inlaid ox-shaped vessel, gong, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The box is shaped as the abdomen of an ox with feet tucked underneath, the cover in the form of an ox head and its upper body. The body of the ox is adorned with swirl motifs interspersed with flame scrolls inlaid with silver and gold, box. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2019

A gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic 'wheeled' bird-form vessel, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 167. A gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic 'wheeled' bird-form vessel, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) high.Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 237,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel is well cast as a bird perched on an axle between two spoked wheels and supported in the back by a smaller wheel inserted into the tail. The upswept wings, body, head and tail are inlaid in silver and gold with small patches of simulated encrustation. A jade pedant... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2019

A parcel gilt bronze cup and stand, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 165. A parcel gilt bronze cup and stand, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. The stand: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The hectafoil cup is cast on each petal on the exterior with a gilt cartouche enclosing a floral spray. The bracketlobed stand is decorated with a central flowerhead surrounded by a gilt band with raised decorations depicting figures in a landscape amidst flowering trees, birds and pagodas,... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze 'lion'' paperweight, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 161. A gilt-bronze 'lion'' paperweight, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 2 3/4 in. (7.2 cm) long. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bronze is cast as a recumbent lion with its two young riding on its back. The mane is detailed with tight curls and the hair finely incised, box. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor
03 janvier 2019

A small bronze lion-form weight, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 160. A small bronze lion-form weight, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 2 1/4 in. (5.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price realised HKD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The recumbent beast is finely modelled with a large snout, sharp fangs, rounded eyes, thick curly mane and bushy tail flicked to one side of its right hindleg, Japanese wood box. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor
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