02 mai 2010

Chez Coco Chanel par Ivan Terestchenko

Sublimes photos par Ivan Terestchenko qui se demande lequel des deux reproduire en grand format ? itopus.blogspot.com
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02 mai 2010

Ruby jewelry @ Christie's. Jewels: The New York Sale

An antique ruby and diamond necklace. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Suspending a bezel-set oval-cut ruby, weighing approximately 6.73 carats, within an openwork old European and single-cut diamond scalloped surround, from a line of circular and old European-cut diamonds, to the neckchain, designed as a graduated series of bezel-set cushion-cut rubies, weighing from approximately 4.67 to 1.79 carats, each within an openwork circular, old European and single-cut diamond scalloped surround, spaced by circular and old... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2010

Ah Xian, Human Human, lacquered busts

Ah Xian, Human, Human – Gold Lacquer Bust 1 –Landscape, 2001, Gold leaf, lacquer with landscape, 44 x 45.5 x 27 cm. Gemeentemuseum. Courtesy of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Ah Xian's 2008 exhibition the five Period Rooms at the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague. photo from www.flickr.com Ah Xian, Human Human-Dragon (photo www.australianedge.net) The lustrous yet durable surface of lacquer is achieved by painting multiple layers of the sap from the native Chinese rhus verniciflua tree onto a base material. Ah Xian’s busts in... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2010

Three cinnabar lacquer boxes and covers. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period @ Sotheby's

A cinnabar lacquer box and cover. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo Sotheby's of circular form, the domed cover carved with a central floral medallion with various flowers and lingzhi fungus, encircled by sprigs of various flowers including peonies, prunus, chrysanthemum, and lotus, all reserved on a diaper ground and enclosed by a circular key-fret border with a band of lappets, the curved sides further decorated with various flowers and fruits including lychee, pomegranate, and melon - 21.2 cm., 8 1/4 in. Est.... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2010

A carved cinnabar lacquer incense box and cover. 16th/17th century.

A carved cinnabar lacquer incense box and cover. 16th-17th century. photo Bonhams The domed circular cover deftly carved through layers of cinnabar lacquer to depict a luohan seated upon a rock beneath a pine tree, wearing loosely-fitted robes open to the waist, his right arm raised holding a ring which he is using to tame a tiger, all set against wanzi and wave diaper grounds, the box carved with pierced rockwork and clouds against similar grounds, the base and interiors lacquered black. 8.7cm (3½in) diam. (2). Estimate:... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2010

A cinnabar lacquer 'prunus' box and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th century

A cinnabar lacquer 'prunus' box and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th century. photo Sotheby's of compressed circular form, the cover carved in high relief with a prunus blossom spray amid drifting cloud swirls, the box resting on a slightly countersunk base and similarly decorated with a prunus spray and cloud swirls, the interiors lacquered black - 8.3 cm., 3 1/4 in. Est. 50,000—70,000 HKD. Lot Sold 87,500 HKD PROVENANCE: A Private Japanese Collection. Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 08 Apr 10. Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2010

A cinnabar lacquer incense box and cover. Late Ming Dynasty

A cinnabar lacquer incense box and cover. Late Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams Of circular form, the domed cover carved with Budai seated on a rock and waving a fan above the heads of two clambering boys, approached by a third boy bearing a ruyi sceptre, all against a foliate diaper ground, the sides of the base carved with blossoming peonies against a similar ground, the interiors and base lacquered black. 8.1cm (3¼in) diam. (2). Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000, HK$35,000 - 59,000 Footnote: Compare an incense box and cover, formerly in... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2010

Ming Dynasty ivory @ Bonhams

A stained ivory figure of a luohan, Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams The slender standing figure wearing long cascading robes, secured with a belt with long hanging tassel, holding an alms bowl in his left hand, the large head carved with furrowed brow and flanked by pendulous earlobes, the ivory stained to a rich treacle colour, wood stand. 24.7cm (9¾in) high (2). Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000, HK$47,000 - 71,000 An ivory and gilt-mounted square tray, Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams The four sides finely carved in openwork with a... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2010

A painted plaster rectangular fresco. Ming Dynasty

A painted plaster rectangular fresco. Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams Painted in vegetable dyes largely in an iron-red and green palette with two elegant lady Immortals respectively playing a long clarinet and a pipe cluster, wearing long flowing robes in the Tang style and with headpieces thickly decorated with jewellery.Framed, overall 85cm x 54.5cm (33½in x 29½in). Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000, HK$24,000 - 35,000 Provenance: Purchased in Paris circa 1966-1967 Bonhams.  Fine Chinese Art, 13 May 2010. New Bond Street... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2010

A very rare blue and white and enamelled pear-shaped vase for the 'Islamic market', 16th century.

A very rare blue and white and enamelled pear-shaped vase for the 'Islamic market', 16th century. photo Bonhams The body with two bands of vertical flanges, the tall cylindrical neck applied with six tubular handles, painted around the sides with six circular medallion enclosing Persian-style inscriptions surrounded by ruyi-shaped clouds and interspersed by iron-red florets, all above borders of upright and pendent lappets at the foot, and below narrow bands of classic scroll, pendent lappets and scrolling trellises at the... [Lire la suite]