27 septembre 2010

The Bulgari Blue Diamond @ Christie's New York

The Bulgari Blue Diamond. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 . A two-stone colored diamond and diamond ring, by BulgarI. Set with a triangular-cut fancy vivid blue diamond, weighing approximately 10.95 carats, and a triangular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 9.87 carats, to the baguette-cut diamond half-hoop, mounted in gold, circa 1972, in an original BVLGARI black silk box. By BVLGARI - Estimate on request With report 2125168496 dated 19 May 2010 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond,... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2010

Asian Art Week at Christie's London in November

An important and very rare small guanyao baluster vase, Hu southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), 13th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. LONDON.- The continuing international appeal of Asian Art was further illustrated in the September sales in New York which realised $70.7 million; re-confirming Christie’s continued position as market leader for the category with 72 % market share. This autumn, Christie’s London Asian Art Week will run from 9 - 12 November 2010, featuring important, rare and beautiful examples with... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2010

Franz Wolfgang Rohrich (Nuremberg 1787 - 1834), Portrait présumé de la princesse Sophie et du prince Johann de Saxe

Franz Wolfgang Rohrich (Nuremberg 1787 - 1834), Portrait présumé de la princesse Sophie et du prince Johann de Saxe.  photo courtesy Sotheby's .  Huile sur panneau; 58 x 44 cm ; 22 7/8 by 17 3/8 in. Estimate 15,000—20,000 EUR. Lot Sold 36,750 EUR PROVENANCE: Collection Sir Robert Gresley, Drakelowe, Burton-on-Trent (d'après une étiquette au dos). NOTE; Une autre version de ce tableau a été présentée chez Sotheby's Londres, 12 juillet 2001, lot 147. Sotheby's . Mobilier, Orfèvrerie et Tableaux Anciens... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2010

A molded and carved yellow-glazed porcelain snuff bottle, 1820-1860. School of Wang Bingron, Jingdezhen.

A molded and carved yellow-glazed porcelain snuff bottle, 1820-1860. School of Wang Bingron, Jingdezhen. photo courtesy Sotheby's . of slender, flattened pear form, decorated in relief on both faces with a coiling five-clawed dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst cloud scrolls, the underside of the base with a raised molded four character mark Ziqin Zhenwan; height 2 3/8 in., 6 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,625 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th April 1992, lot 399. LITERATURE AND... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2010

Paire de vases dans le goût de la Chine en porcelaine jaune impérial

Paire de vases dans le goût de la Chine en porcelaine jaune impérial décorée de cartouches aux angelots et insectes en camaïeu bleu, cachet en bleu. Monture en bronze doré, h. 25 cm - Estimation : 500 / 800 CHF Hôtel des ventes de Genève - 1205 Genève. Porcelaine - Faience - Céramique, verrerie. Vente du Lundi 27 septembre 2010. Pour tout renseignement, veuillez contacter la maison de ventes au +41 22 320 11 77.
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26 septembre 2010

Sotheby's Sale of Lehman Brothers Collection Totals $12.3 Million

Untitled 1 (detail), by US artist Julie Mehretu. Est: $600,000 - 800,000. Sold for: $1,022,500 (£652,562) (€767,285). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s sale of selected works from the distinguished Neuberger Berman and Lehman Brothers Corporate Art Collections brought a total of $12,277,751 today, reaching the high estimate ($8/12 million). Seventeen auction records were set for artists including Julie Mehretu and Glenn Ligon, and the sale was 83% sold by lot with more than half of those works bringing prices above their... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2010

Grand groupe d'Hercule et le Centaure. Italie, XIXe siècle, d'après un modèle de Jean Bologne et Ferdinando Tacca

Grand groupe d'Hercule et le Centaure. Italie, XIXe siècle, d'après un modèle de Jean Bologne et Ferdinando Tacca.  photo courtesy Sotheby's . bronze à patine brun foncé; haut. 66 cm, larg. 51 cm. Estimate 20,000—40,000 EUR. Lot Sold   21,150 EUR REFERENCES BIBLIOGRAPHIQUES: C. Avery et A. Radcliffe, Giambologna, sculptor to the Medici, 1978, cat. 81-82.Cat. exp. Les Bronzes de la Couronne, Paris, musée du Louvre, 1999, cat. 227.M. Leithe-Jasper, "Bronzestatuetten, Plaketten und Gerät der... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2010

A rare coconut snuff bottle, 19th century

A rare coconut snuff bottle, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's . of rounded square form with convex faces, below a waisted neck and a flared foot, one face carved in relief with three columns of calligraphy in archaic bronze script, set on a textured ground, adjacent to a two-column inscription lightly incised followed by a seal, Yuanyin, the reverse occupied by a poetic inscription filled with red pigment;  height 2 in., 5.1 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold  7,500 USD PROVENANCE: Hugh... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2010

Lucio Fontana (Italian, 1899-1968), Untitled, 1952Lucio Fontana (Italian, 1899-1968), Untitled, 1952

Lucio Fontana (Italian, 1899-1968), Untitled, 1952. photo courtesy Bonhams with etched signature to the glass sheet, mixed media on glass and wood, 47 x 74cm (18 1/2 x 29 1/8in). Estimate: £30,000 - 50,000, € 37,000 - 61,000 - Unsold Bonhams. Italian Art and Design, 22 Sep 2010. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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25 septembre 2010

A diamond necklace, circa 1820 & A pair of diamond pendeloque earrings, circa 1810

A diamond necklace, circa 1820.  photo courtesy Bonhams The articulated collar composed of alternating circular clusters and openwork spindle-shaped links, collet-set throughout with cushion-shaped diamonds, graduating in size from the centre, mounted in silver and gold, some in closed-back settings, diamonds approximately 32.00 carats total, length 38.5cm., central clusters detach to form a bracelet, bracelet length 16.6cm., cased by S J Phillips. Sold for £64,800 A pair of diamond pendeloque earrings, circa... [Lire la suite]
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