29 mars 2017

A Gogotte, Oligocene (30 Million Years Old). Fontainebleau, France

Lot 3036. A Gogotte, Oligocene (30 Million Years Old). Fontainebleau, France. Estimate: HKD 90,000 — 150,000 (10,950 - 18,249 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's impressively oriented with an almost circular structure resting on twisting and swirling layers, the irregular assemblage of sandstone with a greyish-white surface, metal stand - 58 cm, 22 3/4  in. Provenance: A French private collection. Note: A gogotte is a millions-of-years old naturally shaped mineral... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2017

A Gogotte, Oligocene (30 Million Years Old). Fontainebleau, France

Lot 3023. A Gogotte, Oligocene (30 Million Years Old). Fontainebleau, France. Estimate: HKD 250,000 — 350,000 (30,416 - 42,582 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's of expansive proportions and moderately flattened form, the irregular structure of natural greyish-white sandstone amassed of soft rounded twisting layers and swirls, the assemblage perforated by natural apertures, metal stand - 125 by 120 cm, 49 1/8  by 47 1/4  in. Provenance: A French private... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

Sotheby's sale offers an improbable array of curious objects

Lot 3027. An Impressive Allosaurus Dinosaur Skull, Late Jurassic Period, Wyoming, USA, approx. 79.8cm. Est. HK$2.2 – 2.8 million / US$284,000 – 361,000. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity III on 4 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sale offers a total of 76 lots estimated in excess of HK$50 million / US$6.4 million *. Curiosity III features a gathering of objects formed by nature and man-made, a cross between the Western cabinet of curiosities and... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

Platinum, Moonstone, Diamond, Enamel, Onyx and Pearl Lapel-Watch, Lacloche Frères, Paul Brandt, France, circa 1910

Lot 67. Platinum, Moonstone, Diamond, Enamel, Onyx and Pearl Lapel-Watch, Lacloche Frères, Paul Brandt, France, circa 1910. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 23,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Anchored by an oval-shaped watch case set with an oval-shaped moonstone cameo of a Greek maiden dancing with a theater mask, framed by single-cut diamonds and calibré-cut onyx, bordered by black enamel and accented by two pearls, suspended from a black cord with diamond-set rondelles, topped by a... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2017

The Ringling presents "A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe"

Master of the Saint Lucy Legend, Netherlandish, Mary, Queen of Heaven, ca. 1485/1500. Oil on panel, 79 5/16 × 64 1/2 in, 201.5 × 163.8 cm. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington. SARASOTA, FLA.- The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art presents A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe, a major international loan exhibition that brings together more than 100 works including stained glass, precious metals, ivories, tapestries, paintings, prints and illuminated... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2017

XVIIth century & XVIIIth century's Rings, Philippe d’Arschot at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017

Ring, France, begin of the XVIIIth century. Yellow gold, seven rubis and four diamonds. Philippe d’Arschot at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Ring, France or Low-Countries, second half of the XVIIth century. Yellow gold, seven diamants. Philippe d’Arschot at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Exhibition: Een eeuw van schittering, Anvers, Diamantmuseum, 1993, p. 178. Ring, Spain or Portugal, last quarter of the XVIIth century. Yellow gold and nine table cut emeralds. Philippe d’Arschot at Brafa Art... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2017

Pierre Chapo (1927 - 1987), T14 Dining Table, France, 1960's.

Pierre Chapo (1927 - 1987), T14 Dining Table, France, 1960's. Elm. Measurements: 74 x 250 x 85 cm. Axel Vervoordt NV at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Axel Vervoordt NV - Archaeology, Oriental Art, Furniture, Objects of Art. Kanaal, Stokerijstraat 19, 2110 Wijnegem, Belgium
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31 octobre 2016

Pot pourri, ca. 1700-1715, France, Saint-Cloud factory

Pot pourri, ca. 1700-1715, France, Saint-Cloud factory. Soft porcelain with underglaze enamel. Height: 21 cm; Diameter: 16 cm; Diameter at opening: 11 cm. Height: 19.1 cm; Diameter: 16.3 cm; Diameter at opening: 10.5 cm; Inv. 12625, Inv. 12626, purchase, 1906. Les Arts Decoratifs - Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
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31 octobre 2016

Pair of bottles, 1670, France, Nevers

Pair of bottles, 1670, France, Nevers. Faience. Height: 48.5 cm; Width: 21.7 cm; Height: 48.5 cm; Width: 21.3 cm - MNC22284; MNC22285, Sèvres, Cité de la céramique.
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14 septembre 2016

Bacchus ivre, France, XVIIIe siècle

Lot 62. Bacchus ivre, France, XVIIIe siècle. Estimation : 110 000 € / 130  000 €. Photo Kohn. Marbre blanc - H. 37 cm, L. 69 cm, P. 26 cm Cette sculpture en marbre blanc figure Bacchus, dieu du Vin et de la Fête, allongé sur un lit de feuillages, la tête appuyée sur une amphore vide et renversée. Il tient encore dans sa main une gourde qui témoigne de son ivresse à l’instar de l’expression de son visage endormi, la bouche ouverte.  Le traitement du corps et la position du personnage ne sont pas... [Lire la suite]
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