04 avril 2009

A large imperial gilt-bronze archaistic temple bell, bianzhong. Mark and period of Qianlong

A large imperial gilt-bronze archaistic temple bell, bianzhong. Mark and period of Qianlong, dated to the tenth year of the reign of emperor Qianlong (corresponding to 1746) the large rounded bell heavily cast, the flat top suspended from a powerfully cast four-sided geometric fret-work handle, the body cast in high relief with five panels of alternating decorative bands including bosses and stylised triagrams, divided by two rectangular panels each enclosing an inscribed tablet raised on a lotus pedestal and surrounded by... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2009

Wouter Mertens (actif vers 1640-1660), Nature morte à la coupe de fraises et aux grappes de raisins

Wouter Mertens (peintre Anversois de natures-mortes, actif vers 1640-1660), Nature morte à la coupe de fraises et aux grappes de raisins Toile. 63 x 76,5 cm. Estimation : 35 000 / 45 000 € Vente du Dimanche 5 avril 2009. Objets d'art, Bijoux, Orfèvrerie, Tableaux Anciens et Modernes, Beau Mobilier. Mercier & Cie - 59000 Lille
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04 avril 2009

A rare and massive pair of gilt-bronze figures of guardians. Ming dynasty

A rare and massive pair of gilt-bronze figures of guardians. Ming dynasty each finely cast standing on a separate kidney-shaped rockwork base, wearing a chain-mail completely covering the body and extending down to the overlapping ruyi-decorated boots, the shoulders of both with fierce monster-mask epaulets and the belly of one with a further larger mask, a celestial scarf billowing up behind the head and trailing down to the base of each, with further knotted ribbons at the waist, the crisply cast faces with lively... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2009

Important vase balustre en porcelaine sang-de-boeuf et monture de bronze ciselé doré. Chine, XVIIIe siècle. Monture du XIXe s.

Important vase balustre en porcelaine sang-de-boeuf et monture de bronze ciselé doré. Chine, XVIIIe siècle. Monture du XIXe siècle signée FETU. (Restauration). Haut. : 67 cm. Estimation : 7 500 / 8 000 € Vente du Dimanche 5 avril 2009. Objets d'art, Bijoux, Orfèvrerie, Tableaux Anciens et Modernes, Beau Mobilier. Mercier & Cie - 59000 Lille
04 avril 2009

Importante paire de miroirs chantournés en bois mouluré, sculpté et doré. Venise, XVIIIe siècle

Importante paire de miroirs chantournés en bois mouluré, sculpté et doré. Venise, XVIIIe siècle Décor ajouré de feuilles de refends desquelles émergent des têtes d'anges et des animaux chimériques. (Reprises à la dorure). Glaces à décor gravé. 142 x 83 cm. Estimation : 45 000 / 60 000 € Vente du Dimanche 5 avril 2009. Objets d'art, Bijoux, Orfèvrerie, Tableaux Anciens et Modernes, Beau Mobilier. Mercier & Cie - 59000 Lille
04 avril 2009

A Superb Purple-Splashed 'Jun' 'Bubble' Bowl. Northern Song Dynasty

A Superb Purple-Splashed 'Jun' 'Bubble' Bowl. Northern Song Dynasty the gently rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, resting on a short straight foot, applied overall with a very glossy bubble-suffused glaze of a cyaneous blue tone, the interior with two splashes transmuting from a vivid lavender to a deep ianthine violet, the exterior with two splashes of equal brilliance, the glaze draining from the mouthrim from a greige tone and falling just short of the neatly pared footring revealing the buff body fired... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2009

Rare lanterne chanfreinée en bois mouluré ajouré et plaqué de plumes de martin-pêcheur. Chine XVIIIe siècle

Rare lanterne chanfreinée en bois mouluré ajouré et plaqué de plumes de martin-pêcheur. Chine XVIIIe siècle Décor de feuillages, bouquets fleuris sur fond de treillage. Haut. : 51 cm. Estimation : 4 000 / 6 000 € Vente du Dimanche 5 avril 2009. Objets d'art, Bijoux, Orfèvrerie, Tableaux Anciens et Modernes, Beau Mobilier. Mercier & Cie - 59000 Lille
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04 avril 2009

A Large Carved Longquan Celadon Bowl. Ming Dynasty, Early 15th Century

A Large Carved Longquan Celadon Bowl. Ming Dynasty, Early 15th Century heavily potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short foot and rising to a foliate rim, freely carved on the interior with two large lotus flowers issuing from a meander of leafy curling stems, set below double-bands at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated with a broad lotus scroll, covered overall in a rich sea-green glaze pooling to a darker colour in the recesses of the carving. 34.5 cm., 13 1/2 in. Estimate 250,000—350,000 HKD PROVENANCE: A... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2009

A Danish white and blue-painted tile inset tea table. 18th century, the tiles associated

A Danish white and blue-painted tile inset tea table. 18th century, the tiles associated The moulded dished and rounded rectangular top inset with thirty-five blue and white tiles decorated with roundels above a frieze drawer and a waved apron, on cabriole legs and pad feet. 72 cm. high x 96 cm. wide x 68 cm. deep. Price Realized €20,000 Note: Bought by a friend of mine for his "17th-18th century Blue and White Chinoiseries Faience & Chinese Porcelain" room. Maintenant, nous pouvons boire notre thé dans cette... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2009

'Fashion in Bloom' @ the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Norman Norell for Traina–Norell, American, b. Noblesville, Indiana, 1900–1972, evening dress, 1959, silk taffeta, Gift of Jocelyn S. Schwartzman and Stanley E. Weaver in memory of Norman Norell. INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- This spring, the gardens and grounds aren’t the only thing in bloom at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Today, April 4, 2009, the Museum will open Fashion in Bloom in the Paul Fashion Arts Gallery. The exhibition will run through January 31, 2010. Featuring 24 garments from the IMA’s permanent collection, Fashion in... [Lire la suite]
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