28 mai 2009

A fine jadeite snuff bottle. late Qing dynasty

A fine jadeite snuff bottle. late Qing dynasty Of slightly flattened rectangular form with shoulders gently rising to a short neck, resting on a raised foot, the icy white stone with brilliant apple-green splashes, stopper 5.8cm (2¼in) high. (2). Sold for HK$38,400 Provenance: Collection 'R', Zurich, 1980The Guo'an Collection (inventory number 325)Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 October 2000, lot 556 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel,... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

A fine rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century

A fine rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century of flaring U-shape, the rich toffee-coloured horn finely carved around the foot with a band of tumultuous foaming waves, to the rear of the vessel three writhing chilong form the handle, the interior of the rim with a key-fret band. 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 31,250 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
28 mai 2009

A white jade snuff bottle. mid Qing dynasty

A white jade snuff bottle. mid Qing dynasty Of flattened rectangular form with gently rounded sides, resting on a short straight foot, the stone of an even white colour, stopper. 6.4cm (2¼in) high. (2). Sold for HK$60,000 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com
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28 mai 2009

A large carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century

A large carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century the horn of dark amber tone, finely carved around the exterior with a scholar in a mountainous landscape, an old gnarled and knotted pine tree forming the handle. 15.8cm., 6 1/4 in. Est. 30,000—50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 79,250 GBP NOTE: This rhinoceros horn cup is notable for its meticulously carved scene, and exemplifies the dexterity of Qing dynasty craftsmen. The combination of trees modelled in the round, as seen on the tree-shaped handle, and smooth... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2009

A white and russet jade 'chilong' snuff bottle, Qianlong

A white and russet jade 'chilong' snuff bottle, Qianlong Of rectangular form , the white stone on the rounded front side skilfully worked in low relief to depict a lively chilong dragon with long curling tail, the reverse side of flattened section with sharp sides rising from an oval foot, revealing the rich orange russet skin, stopper. 6cm (2¼in) high. (2). Sold for HK$45,600 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

A fully articulated ivory okimono of a lobster, Meiji period

A fully articulated ivory okimono of a lobster, Meiji period naturalistically rendered, the body intricately carved with finely detailed carapace, tail and fins, the jointed legs with menacing claws, slender feelers extending to the sides and long tapering antennae sharply hooked reaching back over the body, the bulging eyes inset with wood pupils protruding from the head, unsigned. Est. 3,000—5,000 AUD. Lot Sold 20,400 AUD .Sotheby's. The Connoisseur's Collection, Including The Estate of the Late Edwina Baillieu 26 May 09.... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

A rare white jade 'peach' snuff bottle. Beijing Palace Workshops, Qianlong

A rare white jade 'peach' snuff bottle. Beijing Palace Workshops, Qianlong Of compressed globular form, the fine white jade stone skilfully worked and hollowed in the shape of a peach with meandering leaf branch, rising to a cylindrical neck and tapering to an oval base, stopper. 5.2cm (2in) high. (2). Sold for HK$156,000 Provenance: A private European collectionSotheby's Hong Kong, 5 November 1997, lot 2174Note: A similar white jade 'peach' snuff bottle in the Mary and George Bloch collection is illustrated by... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2009

'Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur' @ British Museum

Maharaja Jaswant Singh I at a Music Performance during a Monsoon, Jodhpur, ca. 1670, Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, H x W: 26.8 x 17.4 cm. ELS2008.2.4. Credit: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Felton Bequest, 1980. LONDON.- Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur is a rare opportunity to view a unique type of Indian royal court painting ranging in date from the 17th-19th centuries. The exhibition will feature an exceptional loan from India and will be made up of 54 paintings from the royal... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2009

La Collection Guimiot et Domitilla de Grunne d'Art Premier @ Sotheby's Paris

Masque, Fang, Gabon. Estimate: 70,000—100,000 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's PARIS.- The success of the sales of African & Oceanic Art in New York on May 15 shows that collectors' interest in rare objects in this field remains strong whatever the price-level. The two auctions – devoted to the Renée & Chaïm Gross Collection and items of varied provenance – totalled $10.5m, and yielded several world record prices. On 17 June 2009 Sotheby’s France will present an exceptional sale of tribal art, featuring the personal collection of... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2009

PHotoEspaña 2009 : Mabel Palacín @ Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon

Mabel Palacín, The Right Distance, videoinstallation, 2002-3. LISBON.- Museu Colecção Berardo opens an exhibition of audiovisual installations and a photographic series rethinking about the role of image in the digital world and its role as reality maker. These works of recent production analyze how image have been introduced in our lifes, diluting the boundary between reality and fiction. In her works, Mabel Palacín has shown a clear concern for the way images have penetrated our lives, diluting the border between reality and... [Lire la suite]
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