14 mai 2009

Sheng Qi (b. 1965), Mao Finger

Sheng Qi (b. 1965), Mao Finger signed and dated 2007 on the reverse, acrylic on canvas, 86 5/8 by 70 5/8 in. 220 by 180 cm. Est. 12,000—18,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,625 USD PROVENANCE: F2 Gallery, Hong KongAcquired by the present owner from the above Sotheby's. Contemporary Art Day Sale. 13 May 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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14 mai 2009

A rare black pearl necklace, by Cartier

A rare black pearl necklace, by Cartier Composed of seventy-nine graduated black pearls measuring approximately from 12.0 to 4.5 mm, to the marquise-shaped diamond clasp with old-cut diamond accents, 56.5 cm long, with French assay marks for platinum and gold. Signed Cartier Paris.  Accompanied by report no. 187732 dated 20 January 2009 from the CCIP Laboratoire Français de Gemmologie stating that all 79 pearls are (saltwater) natural pearls 'perles fines', with no indications of colour modificationAccompanied by... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

A rare green and yellow 'dragon' bowl, Zhengde four-character mark and of the period

A rare green and yellow 'dragon' bowl, Zhengde four-character mark and of the period The gently rounded sides slightly waisted and rising from a straight foot ring to an everted rim, incised around the exterior with two sinuous dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst clouds, with a band of lotus lappets below, all reserved on a rich yellow ground. 15cm (6in) diam. Sold for £45,600 Provenance: R.H.R.Palmer, collection label no.398. Palmer Inventory no.398, where it is stated that the bowl was purchased in December 1935... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2009

Marc Quinn (b. 1964), Meditation On Illusion

Marc Quinn (b. 1964), Meditation On Illusion signed with the artist's initials, titled, dated 2007 and numbered 2/6 on the underside of the left femur, painted bronze, 32 1/8 by 17 1/8 by 25 3/8 in. 81.5 by 43.5 by 64.5 cm. Est. 70,000—100,000 USD - Lot Sold 86,500 USD PROVENANCE: White Cube, LondonAcquired by the present owner from the above Sotheby's. Contemporary Art Day Sale. 13 May 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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14 mai 2009

An antique diamond and pearl necklace

An antique diamond and pearl necklace Designed as an old-cut diamond collet fringe and neckchain, suspending ten drop-shaped pearls, circa 1870, 37.5 cm inner circumference, with French assay mark for silver and gold. Estimate CHF120,000 - CHF150,000 ($108,633 - $135,791) - Price Realized CHF387,000 ($350,342)Accompanied by report no. 53417 dated 24 March 2009 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that all ten drop-shaped pearls are natural saltwater pearlsAccompanied by report no. 0903039 dated 17 March 2009 from... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

A large Ming-style blue and white vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A large Ming-style blue and white vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and of the period The pear-shaped vase with a pair of archaistic stylised dragon handles on the shoulders, painted with a dense continuous meandering scroll bearing lobed leaves and large lotus blossoms, below the neck with a register of shou character medallions reserved on a wan diaper ground between a key fret border and band of interlocked ruyi-heads, with lotus-petal panels enclosing floral sprays above the foot decorated with a classic scroll. 45.5cm... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2009

Tom Wesselmann (1931 - 2004), Study for Seascape Prick

Tom Wesselmann (1931 - 2004), Study for Seascape Prick signed and dated 69 on the overlap; titled and dated 1969 on the stretcher, oil on canvas, 7 7/8 by 7 7/8 in. 20 by 20 cm. Est. 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 40,000 USD PROVENANCE: Galerie Rackey, Bad HonnefChristie's, South Kensington, April 1, 2004, Lot 290Acquired by the present owner from the above sale Sotheby's. Contemporary Art Day Sale. 13 May 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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14 mai 2009

A marquise-cut diamond ring

A marquise-cut diamond ring Set with a marquise-cut diamond weighing 7.00 carats to the kite-shaped diamond shoulders, mounted in platinum, ring size 5.0. Estimate CHF380,000 - CHF500,000 ($344,005 - $452,638). Price Realized CHF423,000 ($382,932)Accompanied by report no. 0043709 dated 05 May 2008 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, VVS1 clarityWith a working diagram stating that the diamond is Potentially Internally FlawlessWith photocopy of report no. NY 43709 dated 27 June... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu, 18th century

A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, bianhu, 18th century Finely painted on the convex sides of the body with a medallion enclosing a brocade design emanating from a central star shaped panel enclosing a lotus blossom encircled by further panels with foliage, lotus scrolls, lozenges and crashing waves, the shoulders painted with pink and lotus sprays, below the handles with lappet terminals rising to the globular garlic-shaped mouth with lappet panels, all supported on a spreading foot with lappet and floral... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), Detail of the Last Supper

Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), Detail of the Last Supper synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas. 20 by 16 in. 50.8 by 40.6 cm. Executed in 1986. Est. 80,000—120,000 USD. Lot Sold. 218,500 USD PROVENANCE: Estate of Andy WarholThe Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New YorkAcquired by the present owner from the above Sotheby's. Contemporary Art Day Sale. 13 May 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's