28 mars 2017

Sotheby's to offer one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands

Lot 101. An Exceptionally Large, Fine And Important Blue And White Lobed 'Fish Pond' Bowl, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 23 cm. Estimate upon request. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2017 will take place on 5 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sales will be led by an outstanding Xuande lobed bowl, one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands (pictured above), and a monumental Imperial silk tapestry kesi... [Lire la suite]

16 juillet 2016

Elephant, Allemagne du Sud, probablemement XVIIIe siècle

Lot 9. Elephant, Allemagne du Sud, probablemement XVIIIe siècle. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 €. Invendu. Photo Sotheby's statuette en ivoire; 13 x 14 cm ; 5 by 5 1/2 in. A South German, probably 18th century ivory statuette of an elephant Sotheby's. B. B. S. Un Hommage, Paris, 30 Jun 2016
20 juillet 2015

A pale celadon jade elephant and a spinach-green and celadon jade box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A pale celadon jade elephant and a spinach-green and celadon jade box and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000  HKD.  Lot. sold 262,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the elephant standing foursquare, caparisoned with a large saddle cloth detailed with a large sun among waves and further bats and chilong, supporting a vase incised with flowers and the yin yang symbol, wood stand; the spinach-green quatrefoil box set with of a pale celadon jade cover,... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2015

Tate opens exhibition devoted to the sculpture produced during Queen Victoria’s reign

Sir Francis Chantrey, Queen Victoria, 1838 – 1841. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014 LONDON.- Sculpture Victorious is the first major exhibition devoted to the innovative and compelling sculpture produced during Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901). It shows how sculpture featured in all aspects of Victorian politics, empire and industry and includes major Victorian sculptors like Francis Chantrey and Alfred Gilbert, alongside lesser-known artists such as Mary Watts and William... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Some famous Baroque Pearls

Flemish manufacture. Pendant depicting Hercules, gold, enamel and pearl, Scaramazza, 16th century,via Christie"s Geneva Flemish manufacture. Pendant in the form of a marine animal in gold, enamel, precious pearl piettre, Scaramazza, 16th century, via Christie"s Geneva. "The Canning Jewel". Flemish manufacture. Gold, precious stones, pearl Scaramazza from 16th century, Victoria and Albert Museum, London © Victoria Albert Museum. Dutch Manufacture, 16th century, gold and enamel pendant with baroque pearl in the form of a... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Champa Kingdom collection in Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Reclining figure of Vishnu, Champa Kingdom, Viet Nam, 9th century-10th century, stone, 15.5 x 30.0 x 6.5 cm. Gift of James de Siun 1990, 243.1990.  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney The kingdom of Champa occupied part of what is now central and south Vietnam from the sixth century. Successive waves of invaders - Chinese, Javanese and Vietnamese - destroyed much of the land over which the Champa kingdom held suzerainty until the... [Lire la suite]

13 juillet 2014

Gray Kalgan seated circus elephant sculpture with rose diamond eyes, by Faberge, St. Petersburg, ca. 1900

Gray Kalgan seated circus elephant sculpture with rose diamond eyes, by Faberge, St. Petersburg, ca. 1900. Provenance: HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester; Constance Gladys Robinson (1859-1917), Lady de Grey, later Marchioness of Ripon; Lady (Gladys Mary), Juliet Duff nee Lowther (1881-1965).
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11 juillet 2014

Pouring vessel, or kendi, in the form of an elephant, Iran, Safavid Period (1501 - 1722)

Pouring vessel, or kendi, in the form of an elephant, Iran, Safavid Period (1501 - 1722), fritware, with underglaze painting in blue and black, 22 x 17.5 x 11.5 cm max. (height x width x depth. Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978. (EA1978.1700). Ashmolean Museum © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
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01 mai 2014

A large pink tourmaline model of an elephant , 19th century

A large pink tourmaline model of an elephant , 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The recumbent beast is carved with the legs tucked under the body and its trunk curled to one side. The stone is of an attractive and even bright pink tone. 3 ½ in. (8.8 cm.) long. Estimate £8,000 – £12,000 ($13,448 - $20,172) Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 13 May 2014, London, King Street - http://www.christies.com/
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18 janvier 2014

A parcel-gilt silver-coloured metal model of an elephant, unmarked, probably German, 19th century

A parcel-gilt silver-coloured metal model of an elephant, unmarked, probably German, 19th century. Photo Sotheby's. the ample body with applied gilt strap below the detachable figure of the mahout equipped with bows and arrows, the beast’s caparison flat-chased with scrolls and decorative coats-of-arms, ivory tusks, with painted inventory number 58; 42cm. long; 16½in.; 1868gr, 60oz all in. Estimation 3,000 — 4,000 GBP PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRINCELY FAMILY Sotheby's. Of Royal and Noble Descent. London | 23 Jan 2014 -... [Lire la suite]
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