11 septembre 2010

Justine Reyes "Vanitas" @ Rosier Gallery

Justine Reyes, Still Life With Agelgel & Lemons. photo courtesy Rosier Gallery Rosier Gallery is pleased to present the color photographs of Justine Reyes' series "Vanitas" from September 9 - November 30, 2010. This body of work originated in 2008, continues to be developed, and now contains over twenty images. The current exhibition marks the first time Rosier Gallery has presented Ms. Reyes' work. Justine Reyes, Still Life With Banana, Purse & Change. photo courtesy Rosier Gallery Dutch vanitas... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2010

19th century sapphire and diamond tiara-necklace combination & gold, enamel and gem-set Holbeinesque pendant

A late 19th century sapphire and diamond tiara-necklace combination, circa 1890 The tiara designed as a graduating knifewire spray of old brilliant-cut diamond dart motifs, surmounted by cushion-shaped sapphire and old brilliant-cut diamond clusters alternating with single old brilliant-cut diamonds, on a scrolling frame of old brilliant and rose-cut diamonds, with a central sapphire and diamond cluster, mounted in silver and gold, detachable to form a fringe necklace with diamond backchain, height at tallest point 5.7cm.... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2010

Fine and large Chinese hongmu framed kingfisher feather & Chinese applied kingfisher feather headdress

Fine and large Chinese hongmu framed kingfisher feather, ivory, metallic thread and velvet panel. 19th century. Photo courtesy Freeman & Co Of tall rectangular form, heavy scroll and bat carved hongmu frame enclosing a detailed and fine feather and ivory figural landscape, showing a pagoda and celestial clouds above a meeting of scholars over ivory table, scholar and attendants below, glazed. Total H: 29 1/2 L: 23 in. Estimate $10,000-12,000 Chinese applied kingfisher feather headdress. Late Qing dynasty. Photo... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2010

Qianlong lacquer-imitation bowl, simulated fossilized stone peach-form box and cover & 'Faux bois' bowl

A fine and rare lacquer-imitation bowl. Qianlong Seal Mark and Period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the rounded sides supported by a short straight foot rising to an everted rim, the exterior finely painted with two butterflies melons and flowers on leafy scrolling vines enameled in red with details picked out in gilt, all reserved on a glossy black ground the rim decorated with a thick gold border, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in gilding; diameter 5 in., 12.6 cm - Estimate 70,000 - 90,000 USD NOTE: Several... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2010

Lavender jadeite snuff bottles from the Joe Grimberg Collection @ Sotheby's

A lavender jadeite ringed double-gourd  snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing, 1770-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's  well hollowed, of double-gourd form resting on a small concave base, the gently flared neck culminating in a slightly concave mouth, the mid-section of the gourd encircled by a loose ring, the stone of pale lavender color with a green inclusion; height 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm - Estimate 18,000 - 25,000 USD PROVENANCE: A private American jade collection formed before... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2010

Art Deco Platinum, Lavender Jade, Jade and Diamond Pendant-Necklace.

Art Deco Platinum, Lavender Jade, Jade and Diamond Pendant-Necklace. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York One oval lavender jade ap. 41.0 x 25.0 x 7.8 mm., c. 1920. Length 18 1/4 inches. Estimate $1,000-1,500 Doyle New York. Important Estate Jewelry - Wednesday, September 29 at 10am www.doylenewyork.com
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11 septembre 2010

Scholars's objects @ Doyle New York

Large and fine Chinese carved bamboo mountain. 18-19th century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York Typical form, deeply carved and undercut to show hilltop pagoda among pine and blossoming trees flanking a procession of approximately sixty-three immortals and attendants, over scrolling sea and well-worked rock work, good patina. H: 13 W: 5 1/4 in.. Estimate $20,000-30,000 PROVENANCE: Private collection of a Princeton Gentleman Purchased Jade Dragon 2002 Chinese White Jade Brushpot . 19th Century. Photo:... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2010

Chinese Gold Inlaid Bronze Camel. Warring Stated Period (475-221BC).

Chinese Gold Inlaid Bronze Camel. Warring Stated Period (475-221BC). Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York In a recumbent position, the legs tucked below the body, the head turned over the back and resting between the double humps. Height 2 3/4 inches, width 4 inches. Estimate $15,000-20,000 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art - Monday, September 13 at 10am www.doylenewyork.com
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11 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty 'Longquan' celadon & celadon @ Sotheby'sMing Dynasty 'Longquan' celadon & celadon @ Sotheby's

A large carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed bowl. Ming Dynasty. photo courtesy Sotheby's with steeply rounded sides radially fluted to form petal-shaped panels, the exterior crisply carved with lotus blossoms growing leafy stems beneath a keyfret border at the rim, the interior further carved with a central petal-lobed medallion enclosing a lotus spray within radiating petal-form panels of lotus florets, all under a rich green glaze; diameter 13 in., 33 cm - Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD NOTE: A similar bowl but with different... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2010

Chinese Ming banknote, China, AD 1375

Chinese Ming banknote, China, AD 1375 © Trustees of the British Museum After seizing power from the Mongol rulers of China in 1368, the rulers of the Ming dynasty tried to reinstate bronze coins. However, there was not enough metal available for this, and paper money, made of mulberry bark, was produced. These banknotes continued to be issued by the Board of Revenue throughout the Ming dynasty, but inflation quickly eroded their value. The effect of inflation was so devastating that state-issued banknotes were regarded with... [Lire la suite]