11 mars 2009

Paul Ducuing, S. M. KHAI DINH, EMPEREUR D' ANNAM

Paul Ducuing, S. M. KHAI DINH, EMPEREUR D' ANNAM signed P. DUCUING and with the CIRE PERDUE/F. BARBEDIENNE/PARIS foundry stamp. height 30 1/2 in. 77.5 cm. Estimate 6,000—8,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD NOTE: Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) was the 12th Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam. His name at birth was Prince Nguyen Buu Dao and was the son of the Emperor Dong Khanh. Sotheby's. 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver and Works of Art. 14 Apr. New York. photo courtesy Sotheby's
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11 mars 2009

19th century Vietnamese Emperor Khai Dinh Bust

19th century Vietnamese Emperor Khai Dinh Bust Plaster. height: 78.74 cm (2 ft. 7 in.) depth: 21.59 cm (8.5 in.) width/length: 30.48 cm (1 ft.). Incredible patina. Sold to a collectionor of Hanoi (Thanks to him to advise this to me). Provenance: From the Stephen Shubel Collection. www.1stdibs.com
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11 mars 2009

"Temptation and Salvation: The Psalms of King David" @ the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Unknown, David in Prayer, 1637-1638. Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment bound between original wood boards covered with reddish brown morocco. Leaf 25.2 X 18.3 cm. 83.MA.63.320v. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig 1 14, fol. 320v LOS ANGELES, CA.- Whether sung, spoken, or silently read, the Psalms and their illuminations played a central role in medieval Christianity. On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, June 9 – August 16, 2009, Temptation and Salvation: The Psalms of King David features... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2009

Mould Blown Cameo Vase, Circa 1925

Newson’s Orgone Chair, 1999 (estimate: £200,000-300,000). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009 LONDON.- Showcasing a century of visionary creativity and experimentation full of character and charm, through to the cutting edge chic of contemporary works, Christie’s auction of 20th Century Decorative Art & Design will be held on Tuesday 7 April 2009. This carefully edited sale features over 100 lots, each exemplifying strong aesthetic appeal, historical significance, good provenance and excellent condition, with estimates... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2009

Album de dessins de la duchesse de Berry

Album de dessins in-4° contenant 50 feuillets de vélin blanc relié aux armes en plein maroquin citron à décor mosaïqué par Alphonse Simier, l’ensemble dans un écrin doublé de maroquin rouge. Estimation : 20 000/25 000 €. À personnage de qualité, reliure d’exception... Celle à qui cet album fut offert n’est autre que la duchesse de Berry, qui possédait, entre autres talents, celui de savoir dessiner. La livrée de maroquin, d’une grande qualité de composition et d’exécution, est l’oeuvre d’Alphonse Simier. Nous sommes dans les... [Lire la suite]
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