27 mai 2009

A very rare pair of imperial carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' armchairs. Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A very rare pair of imperial carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' armchairs. Qianlong period (1736-1795) Each chair elaborately carved through layers of cinnabar lacquer in relief against the dark green keyfret ground, the central back splat curved into a cylindrical scrolled crested rail, decorated with a majestic dragon amongst clouds and waves holding a shou roundel above its head within lotus scroll borders, the dragon motif repeated on the reverse of the back panel and the seat board, the back side panels and the armrests in... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2009

A jadeite, ruby, and diamond necklace

A jadeite, ruby, and diamond necklace The central oval jadeite cabochon, of near colourless material and glass-like translucency, within a brilliant-cut diamond surround, surmounted by an oval-cut ruby and brilliant-cut diamond Chinese knot motif, terminating in a fringe of collet-set diamonds, suspended from a diamond-set double chain necklace, mounted in 18k white gold, diamonds approximately 2.00 carats total, necklace length 40.5cm. Sold for HK$90,000 Accompanied by a report from the Hong Kong Jade & Stone... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2009

An exceptionally rare pair of imperial gilt-bronze 'dragon' ritual bells, bianzhong. Kangxi cast marks, corresponding to 1715

An exceptionally rare pair of imperial gilt-bronze 'dragon' ritual bells, bianzhong. Kangxi cast marks, corresponding to 1715, and of the period The bells are finely cast, each suspended from a pair of dragons forming the handle, the two scaly bodies intertwined, each of the beasts powerfully modelled with its mouth open to reveal its tongue between sharp fangs, with two long studded horns extending back over its head along a finely incised mane, the large claws clutching the barrel-shaped body of the bell, the body exquisitely... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2009

Top des enchères : Saint-Porchaire, époque Henri II, salière hexagonale, 17 mai 2009

267 000 € frais compris. Saint-Porchaire, époque Henri II, salière hexagonale en forme d’édicule élancé dans le style architectural de la Renaissance, glaçures vertes, bleues et manganèse, h. 14 cm. Saint-Germain-en-Laye, dimanche 17 mai. Alain Schmitz - Frédéric Laurent SVV. M. Lefèvre.
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27 mai 2009

“Braco Dimitrijević: Future Post History" @ Ca’ Pesaro Museum & Ca’ Farsetti palace, Venezia

Portrait of Braco Dimitrijević. Photo: Antoine Lessieur, Courtesy Braco Dimitrijevic Archive VENICE.- Braco Dimitrijević: Future Post History, a collateral event at the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, is an exhibition of the work of the internationally acclaimed artist Braco Dimitrijević, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The exhibition is organized by the Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo, in collaboration with Comune di Venezia and Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. It will be... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2009

Top des enchères : Rolex Submariner Comex, 14 mai 2009

43 749 € frais compris. Rolex Submariner Comex, réf. 5514, 1977, acier, verre Plexiglass, mouvement à remontage automatique, calibre 1520. Jeudi 14 mai, salle 8 - Drouot-Richelieu. Cornette de Saint Cyr SVV, Millon & Associés SVV. Mme Kunz-Aubert.
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27 mai 2009

"Talking Art: Louvre Abu Dhabi" @ Gallery One of Emirates Palace, Dubai

Edouard Manet (French, 1832-1883). The Bohemian, 1862. Oil on canvas; 90.5 x 55.3 cm ABU DHABI.- On the occasion of a state visit by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and President Sarkozy today inaugurated a preview experience of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first universal museum in the Middle East. The event took place as part of a celebration to mark the commencement of... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2009

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Le Petit Cheval, 1505, burin, sur vergé filigrané à la "tête de boeuf"

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Le Petit Cheval, 1505, burin, sur vergé filigrané à la "tête de boeuf", 16,4 x 10,7 cm.  Estimation : 1 500/2 000 €. Jeudi 28 mai, salle 12 - Drouot-Richelieu. Boisgirard & Associés SVV, Étienne de Baecque SVV. M. Cano.
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27 mai 2009

Reina Sofia Museum Rearranges its Collection and Shows it in a Different Way

Picasso’s 'Woman with flower vase', in its new location at the Museo Reina Sofía, where today, the collection was presented in a new order. Photo: EFE/J.J. Guillén MADRID.- “The story we propose is more like The Thousand and One Nights than War and Peace”. With this graphic example the head of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia referred to the reorganization of the museum’s collection which will open to the public today, including free entry from Friday through Sunday. One and a half years after starting his job... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2009

"Le bain et le miroir, Soins du corps et cosmétiques à la Renaissance" @ Musée national de la Renaissance - Château d'Ecouen

Dame à sa toilette, Anonyme (d’après François Clouet ?) France, vers 1560. Huile sur bois H.105 x 76 cm. Provenance : collection du Président Bénigne Legouz de Saint-Seine ; saisie révolutionnaire, 1792. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon © Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon / Photo François Jay. Cent trente objets et oeuvres d’art sont réunis par le  Musée National de la Renaissance pour restituer au cérémonial de la beauté à la Renaissance toute sa dimension esthétique et sociale. Nécessaires de toilette, palettes à onguents et... [Lire la suite]