27 septembre 2010

A carved beryl snuff bottle, 1760-1840. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A carved beryl snuff bottle, 1760-1840. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of rounded rectangular form with sloping shoulders and a short cylindrical neck, the well hollowed stone of bright translucent yellow-green color, carved in low relief making use of the natural flaws in the stone on one face with bamboo and on the other with blossoming prunus branches; height 2 5/8 in., 6.7 cm. Estimate 18,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold  23,750 USD PROVENANCE: Gerry P.... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2010

Lucien Clergue, photos d'El Cordobès, Pedrès, Oscar Cruz, Picasso, Manitas de Plata, Dali et de Tauromachie

Lucien Clergue (1934), El Cordobès / Hôtel Imperator / Nîmes 1963. photo courtesy Damien Leclere Tirage argentique noir et blanc. Signé. 40 x 30 cm. Avec marges. Estimation : 1 200 / 1 500 € Lucien Clergue (1934), Un taureau blanc pour Pedrès, Mont-de-Marsan 1964. photo courtesy Damien Leclere Tirage argentique noir et blanc. Signé. 40 x 30 cm. Avec marges. Estimation : 1 200 / 1 500 € Lucien Clergue (1934), Oscar Cruz / Nîmes 1962. photo courtesy Damien Leclere Tirage argentique noir et blanc. Signé. 40 x... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2010

David Webb Gold Jewelry @ Doyle New York

Gold Cuff Bangle Bracelet, David Webb. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York 18 kt., the hinged fluted gold bangle, signed Webb, approximately 82.2 dwt. Inner circle 5 3/4 inches. Estimate $4,000-6,000  Good condition. Normal wear. Minor scratches. Width 1 5/8 to 1 5/16", Property of a New York Estate Pair of Hammered Gold Earclips, David Webb. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York 18 kt., the wide ridged gold mounts of modified hoop motif, signed Webb, approximately 45 dwt. Estimate $3,500-4,500 Gold is more... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2010

Henri Cartier-Bresson, photos de Pampelune

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Le matador L.M. Dominguin et sa femme au palco de Pampelune, 1954. photo courtesy Damien Leclere Tirage d'époque sur papier argentique. Tampon au dos. 17,5 x 25 cm. Estimation : 1 000 / 1 200 € Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), La vuelta. photo courtesy Damien Leclere Tirage d'époque sur papier argentique. Tampon au dos. 25 x 17,5 cm. Estimation : 800 / 900 € Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), encierro de Pampelune, c.1960. photo courtesy Damien Leclere Tirage d'époque sur... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2010

An rare pair of Cinnabar Lacquer 'Ribbon-tied' boxes. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

An rare pair of Cinnabar Lacquer 'Ribbon-tied' boxes. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's each imitating two bound books enclosed by a cover, with the shorter sides of the boxes with finely carved and painted wood simulating the pages of the books carried within, each concealing two drawers, the covers intricately carved overall with small octagonal panels framing bats alternating with flowers around a central flower or shou character, carved in high relief and painted in trompe l'oeil with a black lacquer... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2010

Jean Dieuzaide, photos d'El Cordobès, de Luis Miguel Dominguin, d'Antonete & Conchita Cintron

Jean Dieuzaide (1921-2003), El Cordobès, Toulouse 1965. photo courtesy Damien Leclere Tirage postérieur sur papier argentique. Tampon au dos. 40,5 x 30,5 cm. Avec marges. Image : 26,5 x 26,5 cm. Estimation : 500 / 600 € Jean Dieuzaide (1921-2003), El Cordobès, Toulouse 1967. photo courtesy Damien Leclere Tirage postérieur sur papier argentique. Tampon au dos. 30,5 x 24 cm. Avec marges. Estimation : 500 / 600 € Jean Dieuzaide (1921-2003), Luis Miguel Dominguin, arènes de Pampelune 1949. photo courtesy Damien... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2010

Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), Untitled (Art) & ean-Michel Basquiat (1960 - 1988), Untitled (Monkey)

Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), Untitled (Art). photo courtesy Sotheby's . Executed in 1986, signed, silkscreen on Levi Strauss & Co. denim jacket; image: 14 in. 35.5 cm (diameter) - jacket: 32 by 24 1/2 in. 81.3 by 62.2 cm. Estimate 30,000—40,000 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD PROVENANCE: Decorated Denim: The Aids Benefit Auction, Barney's New York, 1986, lot 1Acquired by the present owner from the above sale NOTE: DECORATED DENIM: THE AIDS BENEFIT - 1986 Bringing together the worlds of fashion, music, art and... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2010

Helmut Newton (1920-2004), Portraits du monde taurin, Espagne 1961

Helmut Newton (1920-2004), Portraits du monde taurin, Espagne 1961. photo courtesy Damien Leclere Rare Ensemble de 132 positifs couleur directs, ektachromes et diapositives. Estimation : 30 000 / 40 000 €Reportage sur le monde taurin réalisé en 1961 pendant la féria d'avril de Séville et en Andalousie.Plusieurs portraits issus de ce reportage pris lors des mêmes séances de prises de vues dans des postures très proches de ceux de notre ensemble ont servi à illustrer en avril 1963 un article de l'écrivain Jean Cau, La Tauromachie... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2010

A rare silk robe. Central Asia, 11th-12th century & A very fine Mongol cloth of gold silk robe. Central Asia, 13th-14th century

A rare silk robe. Central Asia, 11th-12th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 . Slightly waisted, with fur collar and cuffs, the decoration with repeated confronted hawks over a lattice formed by thin stems and composite palmettes, the repeated design a continuous stem punctuated by large tapering palmettes below which the stem separates in two tendrils, each tendril splitting further into two stems issuing a smaller composite palmette below and a revolving split leaf above, the large confronted birds mirrored around the... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2010

'Encrier Fantastique': A French bronze self-portrait inkwell of Sarah Bernhardt. cast by Thiebaut Frères, Paris

'Encrier Fantastique': A French bronze self-portrait inkwell of Sarah Bernhardt. cast by Thiebaut Frères, Paris, from the model by Sarah Bernhardt, dated 1880. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 . Modelled as a recumbent winged sphinx with a spiny reptilian tail and the clawed limbs of a mythical beast, clutching an open bowl with massive ram's horns and set with a devil's head, the inkwell concealed beneath a removable cover in the form of a pile of books, a quill-pen rest cast into her hair, signed and dated... [Lire la suite]