14 mai 2010

Grand succès pour la vente de Haute Joaillerie chez Sotheby’s

Genève, 11 mai 2010, la vente organisée chez Sotheby’s à Genève a remporté un grand succès totalisant 59.995.700 CHF (42.411.883 €) contre une estimation de 35.9 à 51.1M CHF (25.2/35.9M€) soit 87.9% des lots vendus, 96.6% en valeur, et 74% des lots qui ont dépassé leur estimation haute. Les enchérisseurs sont venus très nombreux, du monde entier, se disputer les pièces exceptionnelles que proposait Sotheby’s : pierres de couleur spectaculaires, diamants exceptionnels, pièces désirables aux signatures prestigieuses et de provenance... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2010

Once in a Lifetime Jade Collection Sells for £2.3M at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale Which Totalled £6.6M in London

A breathtaking collection of jades sold as part of Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale on May 13 in New Bond Street achieved astronomic prices in a frenzy of bidding. The 35 jades made £2.3m in a sale total of £6.6m with 94% by value. Colin Sheaf, International Head of Asian Art at Bonhams, and the sale's auctioneer, said after the sale: "It is very unusual to have such a large jade collection of the highest quality all at one time for sale. These are pieces which are comparable or identical to pieces that are housed in the Palace... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2010

Des prix déments pour des cornes de rhinocéros chez NAGEL

Two rhinohorns. © 2010 Nagel - Auctions unmounted -  Weight: 3,16 and 1,18 Kg - L. 48/25 cm - Estimate € 8 000,00. Hammer price € 49 000,00 Property from the German officer Johannes hunted between 1895 and 1901 - Weight: 3,16 and 1,18 Kg Two rhinohorns. © 2010 Nagel - Auctions mounted on a wood stand - Weight: 1,74 Kg - L. 30/17 cm. Estimate € 5000,00. Hammer price € 21 000,00 Property from the German officer Johannes hunted between 1895 and 1901 Two rhinohorns. © 2010 Nagel - Auctions unmounted... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2010

Rare Roman Marble Relief Leads Christie's Auction of Antiquities

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's announced the sale of Antiquities on June 10, which will offer over 150 lots with a stunning selection of Roman marbles, Greek helmets and vases, and Egyptian art. The highlight of the sale is a rare Roman marble relief from the Julio-Claudian period, circa early 1st century A.D., that depicts the Emperor Tiberius standing before a seated Genius with the goddess Concordia between them as intermediary. This outstanding Imperial commission, perhaps from an altar or other civic monument, is superbly sculpted in... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2010

Qing dynasty monochromes @ Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 12 May 10. London

A very fine and rare flambe-glazed bottle vase. Qianlong impressed six-character sealmark and period. photo Sotheby's the slightly compressed globular body with moulded horizontal ribs around the waist and shoulder, covered overall in a flambe glaze of deep reddish-purple tone lightly mottled with milky pale blue to the body and the rim, the foot unglazed exposing the biscuit, the base covered in a caramel-brown glaze - 41cm., 16 1/8 in. Est. 60,000—80,000 GBP. Lot Sold 481,250 GBP PROVENANCE: John Sparks Ltd., London. ... [Lire la suite]