19 mars 2009

A small celadon glazed porcelain vase. Chenghua Mark

A small celadon glazed porcelain vase. Chenghua Mark Of compressed globular form, its exterior walls carved in shallow relief with flower petal bands bordering peony sprays visible beneath the blue-green glaze also applied across the base bearing an underglaze blue four-character mark and the foot pad finished with iron wash. 5 7/8in (15cm) diameter - Estimate: $500 - 700 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2009

A Longquan celadon dish. Ming Dynasty

A Longquan celadon dish. Ming Dynasty Thickly molded with a foliate rim, ribbed walls and impressed floral roundel centering the shallow well (extensively restored); together with a Song yingqing celadon glazed bowl with carved and combed peony flower decoration (hairline crack, glaze degraded). [2]. 13 3/4 and 6 7/8in (35 and 17.5cm) - Estimate: $600 - 800 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2009

"Carvers and Collectors: The Lasting Allure of Ancient Gems" @ the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa

Unknown, Cameo set into a ring, 1st century A.D. Sardonyx set in modern gold ring. Greatest extent: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California LOS ANGELES, CA.- Carved gemstones have captivated connoisseurs and collectors of every age, from antiquity to the present. Carvers and Collectors: The Lasting Allure of Ancient Gems, on view from March 19 – September 7, 2009, at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, brings together remarkable intaglios and cameos carved by ancient master... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2009

A Changsha glazed pottery ewer. Tang Dynasty

A Changsha glazed pottery ewer. Tang Dynasty Of melon form with faceted spout opposing the strap handle to either side of its short neck finished with a flared rim, the ivory colored glaze covering the exterior accented with vertical drips of blue and dark amber (handle repaired, glaze degraded). 4 3/4in (12cm) high - Estimate: $500 - 700 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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19 mars 2009

A brown glazed stoneware jar. Northern Song/Jin

A brown glazed stoneware jar. Northern Song/Jin Of Cizhou type with a buff fabric, potted with five groups of three vertical ribs accenting the shoulder and upper part of the globular body covered by a dark brown glaze that stops on the lower walls (rim possibly ground down, chip). 4 1/2in (11.5cm) high- Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
19 mars 2009

Sotheby’s sale of Gianni Versace’s Lake Como residence, Villa Fontanelle, realised the exceptional total of £7,411,919

Heated bidding took place for perhaps the most striking lot in the sale, the pair of spectacular life-size casts of Antonio Canova’s wrestlers (lot 137), which brought £433,250 ($607,373), a sum in excess of ten times its presale estimate of £20,000-40,000. Photo: Sotheby´s. LONDON.- Today, Sotheby’s sale of paintings, furniture and works of art from Gianni Versace’s Lake Como residence, Villa Fontanelle, realised the exceptional total of £7,411,919 ($10,390,769), more than doubling the pre-sale high estimate (£1.7-2.8... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2009

A painted pottery bowl. Neolithic Yangshao, Majiayao

A painted pottery bowl. Neolithic Yangshao, Majiayao Carefully formed with a rolled rim, waisted neck and in-curving walls, the interior painted with figural reserves surrounding a central spiral roundel and the exterior walls applied with flange handles set within a painted band of linear decoration. 16 1/2in (42cm) wide - Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2009

A painted pottery jar. Neolithic Period, Majiayao Culture (Machang)

A painted pottery jar. Neolithic Period, Majiayao Culture (Machang) Thinly formed with a waisted neck and body of inverted pear form, painted at the shoulder with a wide band of opposing anthropomorphic figures separated by checkerboard roundels, all above a pair of loop handles applied to the lower body (chips). 10in (25.5cm) high - Estimate: $600 - 800 Footnote: Provenance: purchased at Butterfield & Butterfield, March 15, 1988 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2009

A painted pottery storage jar. Neolithic Period, Banshan Style

A  painted pottery storage jar. Neolithic Period, Banshan Style Presented with a short trumpet neck and a pair of flattened loop handles just below its wide, curving shoulders, the body sharply tapering inward above a flat base, the upper surfaces painted in black and red pigments with chevron patterns and circles, some filled with crossing lines (pigment embellished). 16 1/2in (42cm) high - Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2009

Art Paris

Michel Comte, Giselle Bündchen, Italian Vogue, 1993. 120 x 150 cm, tirage argentique. Photo: Acte2galerie PARIS.- Held for the past three years in the historic Grand Palais in Paris, in the last ten years artparis has become one of the most important events in Paris for those involved with the international art scene. An important meeting point for professionals in the contemporary and modern art markets, each year the fair attracts a mix of long-time art collectors as well as amateurs of art. (41,000 visitors in 2008) 115 of... [Lire la suite]
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