26 mai 2009

Lê Pho (Vietnam 1907-France 2001) Les tulipes jaunes

Lê Pho  (Vietnam 1907-France 2001)  Les tulipes jaunes signed 'Le Pho' and signed again in Chinese (lower right), oil on canvas, 30½ x 23 5/8 in. (80 x 60 cm.). Estimate $20,738 - $25,923 - Price Realized $25,923 Christie's. Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art. 24 May 2009. Convention Hall Hong Kong www.christies.com
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26 mai 2009

Lê Pho (Vietnam 1907-France 2001) La partie de cartes (The card game)

Lê Pho  (Vietnam 1907-France 2001) La partie de cartes (The card game) signed 'Le Pho' and signed again in Chinese (lower left). oil on canvas. 51 x 35½ in. (130 x 90 cm.). Estimate $31,107 - $41,476. Price Realized $67,917 Notes: Born in Viet Nam on August 2, 1907, Le Pho had a cosmopolitan background even as a young art student. Having studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Hanoi from 1925 to 1930 and then at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris the following two years, he returned to Vietnam briefly for three... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2009

Trân Luu Hau (b. Vietnam 1928), Cat Ba seascape

Trân Luu Hau (b. Vietnam 1928), Cat Ba seascape signed 'Hau 08' (lower left)  oil on canvas, 43¼ x 53 in. (110 x 135 cm.). Estimate $6,481 - $9,073 - Price Realized $9,721 Provenance: A certificate of authenticity from the artist accompanies this work. Christie's. Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art. 24 May 2009. Convention Hall Hong Kong www.christies.com
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26 mai 2009

A magnificent diamond pendent necklace

A magnificent diamond pendent necklace Suspending a pear-shaped diamond weighing 20.70 carats, spaced by a cut-cornered square-shaped fancy deep purplish pink diamond weighing 0.73 carat, surmounted by another pear-shaped diamond weighing 10.02 carats, joined to the twin-row neckchain interspersed by four cut-cornered square-shaped pink diamonds, mounted in 18k white and rose gold, 40.5 cm long. Price Realized $3,351,790Accompanied by report no. 1102447643 dated 10 December 2008 from the Gemological Institute of America stating... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

An impressive pear-shaped diamond ring, by Cartier

An impressive pear-shaped diamond ring, by Cartier Set with a pear-shaped diamond weighing 14.43 carats, mounted in platinum, ring size 4¼. Price Realized $1,609,792Signed Cartier, No. 51-34222 Accompanied by report no. 1102449561 dated 15 December 2008 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 14.43 carat diamond is D colour, internally flawless clarityAlso accompanied by a supplemental letter stating the 14.43 carat diamond has been determined to be a type IIa. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2009

A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase. Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

A fine and very rare blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase. Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735) The finely potted vase supported on a domed foot below a horizontal rib, rising to a tall cylindrical neck with two further ribs below a cup-shaped mouth, the body painted with two sinuous five-clawed dragons writhing amidst cloud scrolls on a ground of waves and whirlpools above rocks, the neck painted with flowerheads on a wave-pattern-ground broken at the shoulder by a band of half-flower... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

A Bone Seal Engraved with the Name Shaul, from the Time of the First Temple, was Found in Jerusalem

Hebrew seal that dates to the time of the First Temple. Photo: Vladimir Naykhin JERUSALEM.- The Knesset presidium, headed by Speaker Reuben Rivlin, visited the City of David in Jerusalem. A Hebrew seal that dates to the time of the First Temple was displayed for the first time during the visit. The seal was found in an excavation that is being conducted in the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park, on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and in cooperation with the Nature and Parks Authority, under the direction of... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2009

A fine and exceptionally rare Ming blue and white 'boys' jar. Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period

A fine and exceptionally rare Ming blue and white 'boys' jar. Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period Of compressed globular form, exquisitely painted in cobalt-blue of soft purplish tone to depict sixteen lively boys at play in a continuous landscape, one group in mock procession with a boy 'attendant' using a lotus leaf parasol shading a boy 'official' on a hobby horse behind a boy carrying a staff, observed by another boy in the foreground; another group of three boys are kneeling over a bowl,... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

Miquel Barceló @ Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) Dublin

Miquel Barceló, Dogon I, 2008, Tecnica mixta sobre lienzo, 260 x 360 cms. Colección Particular, © Miquel Barcelo. VEGAP, Madrid , 2009, Photo: Agusti Torres. DUBLIN.- Winner of Spanish National Visual Arts Prize in 1986 and Prince of Asturias Arts Prize in 2003, the artist from Mallorca Miquel Barceló will represent Spain at the 53rd Venice Biennale opening this coming month of June. Curated by Enrique Juncosa, director of IMMA ( Irish Museum of Modern Art) in Dublin , the exhibition features recent large format paintings... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2009

A magnificent and very rare underglaze-blue amphora-form vase. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

A magnificent and very rare underglaze-blue amphora-form vase. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)Modelled on a Tang Dynasty prototype, the ovoid body finely painted in Ming style with nine horizontal registers within line borders of floral scrolls above stylised pendent leaves on the tapering body, the uppermost body decorated with six moulded tear-shaped appliqués repeated below each of the dragon strap handles, with bosses rising to the dragon-head terminal which bites the cup-shaped mouth surmounting... [Lire la suite]