29 août 2010

Tang potery @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 16 - 17 September 2010

A blue-glazed pottery jar and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Covered with a rich dark blue glaze that continues over the lipped rim and falls in an irregular line on the lower body to expose some of the white slip underlayer, the interior covered with a clear glaze wash, raised on a ring foot, the body of buff color, the domed cover similarly glazed; 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1984. Notes: The result of Oxford Authentication... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2010

A Tradition of Excellence: The Dr. and Mrs. William L. Corbin Collection of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 The Dr. and Mrs. William L. Corbin collection formed over four decades in the mid 20th century, is a classic example of American taste in Chinese Art. The Corbins carefully amassed an extraordinary group of pottery and porcelain from the Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) through the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Dr. Corbin corresponded with renowned specialists and other like-minded collectors, forming a worldwide fraternity of passionate connoisseurs of Chinese Art. Through the wide range of material... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2010

Rare gilt-bronze bird-form weight, parcel-gilt silver cup & box and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907)

A very rare gilt-bronze bird-form weight. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Possibly a sleeve weight, finely cast as two birds nestling against one another, their claws and tail feathers interlocked and their wings overlapping on the reverse; 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) long - Estimate $65,000 - $75,000 Provenance: L. Wannieck, Berlin.W.W. Winkworth Collection, London.The Fabbri Collection, Milan; Sotheby's, London, 10 June 1986, lot 36.J.J. Lally & Co., New York. Literature: R. Kleiner, Chinese... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2010

Iconic ear pendants by JAR to highlight Christie’s October jewels sale in New York

The Property of an Art Connoisseur A Pair of Imperial Topaz, Ruby and Diamond Ear Pendants, by JAR Estimate: $300,000-500,000. Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 New York – Christie’s is delighted to announce a special highlight of its October 20 Jewels sale in New York: an iconic pair of ear pendants by Joel Rosenthal, the celebrated contemporary designer who goes by the simple moniker of JAR.  The earrings, estimated at $300,000-500,000, were cut and designed for the award-winning actress Ellen Barkin and featured in her... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2010

Georg Baselitz, Big Night (Remix) @ Galerie Catherine Putman

Georg Baselitz, Big Night II (Remix), Große Nacht II (Remix), 2008-2010. Xylographie en noir sur papier japon préparé à la main (couleurs variables). 93,1 x 49,7 cm - / 113,5 x 69,5 cm. Edition à 6 épreuves justifiées et signées éditions Galerie Catherine Putman. Courtesy l’artiste et la Galerie Catherine Putman © Georg Baselitz La galerie Catherine Putman, éditeur français de Georg Baselitz depuis 1997, dévoile «Big Night», une série inédite de six xylographies éditées chacune à six variations. Lors de sa première exposition... [Lire la suite]
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