21 mai 2009

La galerie des Offices lutte contre les termites

Les Offices mènent une campagne pour sauver leurs chefs-d’œuvre attaqués par des termites. Plusieurs chefs-d’oeuvre des Offices, parmi lesquels « La Bataille de San Romano » de Paolo Uccello et le « Triptyque de Portinari » de Hugo van der Goes, sont menacées par des termites qui s’attaquent aux cadres, supports et les sculptures en bois de la célèbre collection florentine. Depuis septembre 2008, 96 œuvres ont été désinfectées par un groupe de spécialistes et au moins 20 autres doivent être urgemment traitées.Dans la mesure où... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2009

A white jade 'double-gourd' shallow brushwasher. Qianlong

A white jade 'double-gourd' shallow brushwasher. Qianlong Finely carved as a double gourd with an irregular shaped inward-turning rim, emanating from a gnarled stem with large leaves curled at the edges and four smaller double-gourds flanking the vessel and carved on the reverse, carved in low relief on the interior and reverse with five bats (wu fu) amidst cloud scrolls, the stone of white tone with opaque inclusions, wood stand. 15.5cm (6in) long. (2). Sold for £9,000 Note: The double gourd is associated with... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2009

Gerhard Richter, “Paintings from Private Collections” @ MKM, Bonn

Gerhard Richter poses in front of his work "Owl" from 1982. Photo: EFE/Federico Gambarini. BONN.- From May 21 to August 23, 2009, the MKM is showcasing one of the most important and influential artists of our time: Gerhard Richter. Entitled “Paintings from Private Collections”, this exhibition features some 80 paintings which originated in the years from 1963 to 2007, and comprises some of artist’s key works, drawn from the Böckman (Berlin), Burda (Baden-Baden) and Ströher (MKM / Darmstadt) collections. Among the... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2009

Quote : Vincent van Gogh

Autoportrait de Vincent Van Gogh (1889)© Musée d'Orsay, Paris "Perhaps some day everyone will have neurosis". Vincent van Gogh
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21 mai 2009

A pale green jade and wood table screen, 17th/18th century

A pale green jade and wood table screen, 17th/18th century The large oval openwork jade plaque finely carved with a full-face dragon grasping the flaming pearl amidst a dense foliate scroll with lotus blossoms, the stone of pale green tone with minor inclusions, inset within a wood screen carved with four bats amidst cloud scrolls above a panel with two stylised dragons flanking an agate stone. The jade plaque 15cm (5¾in) wide, overall 30.7cm (12in) high.. Sold for £9,000 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2009

Attribué à Carle van Loo (1705 - 1765) Académie d'homme

Attribué à Carle van Loo (1705 - 1765) Académie d'homme Sanguine, 35,5 x 22 cm. Estimation : 300 / 400 € Vente du Mercredi 27 mai 2009. Dessins & Tableaux Anciens. Pescheteau-Badin - Paris
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20 mai 2009

A pale green jade 'dragon' vase and cover, Kangxi

A pale green jade 'dragon' vase and cover, Kangxi Finely carved with a well hollowed ovoid vase surmounted by an oval domed cover with a chilong finial, flanked by a ferocious dragon rising from the crashing waves and cloud scrolls and by a chilong dragon, all raised on crested waves spiralling to a whirlpool at the underside, the stone of an even pale green tone with minor pale russet inclusions and a russet streak, wood stand. 12.7cm (5in) wide. (3). Sold for £6,000 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2009

Yellow gold, platinum and diamond bracelet, Cartier

Yellow gold, platinum and diamond bracelet, Cartier The sprung bracelet designed as a coiled serpent, decorated with stylised chevron scales set with cushion- and pear-shaped, single- and circular-cut diamonds, signed Cartier Paris and numbered, French assay marks, 1938, the detachable serpent head, not by Cartier, is a later addition and may be worn as a clip brooch. Est. 30,000—45,000 CHF. Lot Sold 80,500 CHF PEOVENANCE: Formerly in the collection of Diane Benvenuti, née Rothschild NOTE: Throughout the ages, the... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2009

A very fine pale green jade mountain carved with Shoulao, 17th/18th century

A very fine pale green jade mountain carved with Shoulao, 17th/18th century The impressive stone skillfully carved with a young acolyte bowing down in reverence, offering a tray laid with the Three Abundances, peach, pomegranate and finger citron, to Shoulao, God of Longevity, standing before a spotted deer, the Immortal holding in his right hand a gnarled staff with a scroll tied at its end and supporting a ruyi sceptre in his left hand, his head carved with a prominent cranium and incised beard, wearing long... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2009

A fine and rare Mughal-style white jade goat-shaped water dropper and stopper. Late 18th/early 19th century

A fine and rare Mughal-style white jade goat-shaped water dropper and stopper. Late 18th/early 19th century The skilfully-hollowed vessel carved in the form of a recumbent goat looking forward, the curved horns resting on its shoulders, the leaf-shaped tail incised at the edges, the legs tucked underneath, with a circular opening at the top carved with a lappet border, the hollow cylindrical stopper with a lotus finial, all resting on a green-stained ivory and wood stand carved with flowers growing amidst rockwork.. 6cm... [Lire la suite]