29 novembre 2010

Petite assiette et bol en porcelaine dite "bleu de Huê". Chine, dynastie Qing, XIXe siècle.

Petite assiette et bol en porcelaine dite "bleu de Huê". Chine, dynastie Qing, XIXe siècle. photo Sotheby's A "bleu de Huê" saucer and bowl, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century la coupe à décor de deux oiseaux en vol illustrant une ancienne légende vietnamienne, bambous et fleurs de lotus, marque à deux caractères à la base, le bol cerclé d'argent à décor de dragons dans des nuages stylisés, marque à quatre caractères à la base; 15 x 17,5 cm, 5 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. diam. - ESTIMATE 700 - 900 EUR Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2010

A Portrait Miniature of Elizabeth I Reigns Over Bonhams Sale @ Knightsbridge

LONDON.- Bonhams announced that a portrait miniature of Elizabeth I exceeded the pre-sale estimate of £15,000 - £20,000 in to sell for £40,800 in the Fine Portrait Miniatures sale held at Knightsbridge on 24th November, with the total sale realising £371,000. The portrait was painted by one of Queen Elizabeth’s favourite miniaturists, Nicholas Hilliard, who chose to specifically concentrate on her costume and jewellery, whilst always painting the Queens face simply and youthfully. A smart officer wearing a red coatee, painted by... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2010

Bol en porcelaine dite "bleu de Huê". Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle

Bol en porcelaine dite "bleu de Huê". Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle. photo Sotheby's A "bleu de Huê" porcelain dragon and phoenix bowl, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century l'intérieur décoré d'un médaillon de pivoines et rochers, le pourtour de dragon et phoenix dans des nuages stylisés et d'un paysage lacustre planté de bambous surplombé de montagnes, marque à la base; diam. 15,5, 6 1/8 in. - ESTIMATE 4,000 - 6,000 EUR Sotheby's. Asian Art. 16 december 2010. Paris www.sothebys.com
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29 novembre 2010

Sotheby's to Offer the Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor, One of the Greatest Jewellery Collections

A gold, ruby, turquoise and diamond purse, belonging to Wallis Simpson. Photo: EPA/Sotheby's. LONDON.- Twenty-three years after the legendary auction of the “Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor” – still the most valuable single-owner jewellery collection ever sold* – Sotheby’s offer twenty pieces for sale in London on 30 November 2010, including some renowned examples illustrating both the exquisite taste of the famous couple and memorialising key events in their historic relationship. Together the pieces are estimated to fetch in... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2010

Vase de forme bouteille en porcelaine bleu blanc. Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722

Vase de forme bouteille en porcelaine bleu blanc. Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722). photo Sotheby'sA blue and white porcelain bottle vase, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722) à décor dit de nuages évanescents (Tân Vân), une frise de ruyi sur l'épaule, le bouchon en argent ciselé, travail vietnamien du XVIIIe siècle, marque au champignon lingzhi en bleu à la base, monture en argent; 29 cm, 11 1/2 in. - ESTIMATE 40,000 - 60,000 EUR PROVENANCE: Ancienne collection impériale du Viêtnam Hôtel Drouot,... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2010

Two Exceptional Gilt Bronze Figures from a Private European Collection Offered @ Sotheby's

A rare and important gilt-bronze figure of Cudapanthaka, Sino-Tibetan, 15th and 16th Century, 51 cm. Estimate: 350 000-500 000 €. Photo: Sotheby's PARIS.- A tour through the highlights of the Asian Art sale on 16th December at Sotheby’s in Paris gives an insight into the diversity and creativity of Asia in all its forms. Key among the works in the auction are two exceptional gilt bronze figures from a Private European Collection. Originally part of a group of sixteen similar figures, evenly positioned east and west of the... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2010

Livre impérial en argent doré à cinq feuilles, Viêtnam, daté 1846

Livre impérial en argent doré à cinq feuilles, Viêtnam, daté 1846. photo Sotheby'sAn imperial inscribed gilt-silver book, Vietnam, dated 1846 composé de trois doubles feuilles et deux couvertures reliées par quatre anneaux, la face et le dos gravés de dragons dans les nuages et au-dessus des flots encadrés d'une frise géométrique, les feuilles incisées de caractères chinois sur cinq faces, inscription élevant la dame Vu Thi Viên au titre de concubine de premier rang; 23 x 13,8 cm, 9 1/8 x 5 7/16 in. ESTIMATE 30,000 - 40,000 EUR ... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2010

"Hans Holbein the Elder: The Grey Passion in its Time" @ Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Hans Holbein the Elder, »The Grey Passion, The Betrayal and Capture of Christ« (Detail), between 1494 and 1500, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart Hans Holbein the Elder’s "The Grey Passion" has undergone thorough and elaborate restoration and – in a unique and exclusive presentation in Stuttgart – is now on display within the context of the most superb works of the artists time. Among the artist’s precursors, contemporaries and successors are such well-known masters as Martin Schongauer, Albrecht Dürer, the Master of 1477 and... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2010

The Oei Tiong Ham Necklace

HONG KONG.- A representative of the auction house Sothebys presents the Oei Tiong Ham Necklace, a Chinese Imperial Jadeite Bead Necklace during a press preview in Hong Kong, China, 28 November 2010. The Necklace is estimated to fetch 1.9 to 2.2 million US dollars, as a part of Sothebys upcoming sale of Magnificent Jewels and will be offered at auction in New York on 09 December 2010. EPA/YM YIK.
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29 novembre 2010

Damien Hirsts Diamond skull will be on exhibit at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy, for the next five months

Damien Hirst's Diamond skull. EPA/WHITE CUBE. FLORENCE.- The diamond encrusted skull, For the Love of God, by British artist Damien Hirst, which gained iconic status following its first exhibition in 2007, is on display at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence from 26 November 2010 to 1 May 2011. Promoted by the Comune di Firenze, Assessorato alla Cultura e alla Contemporaneità and the Musei Civici Fiorentini, the event was conceived by Memoria srl, is curated by Francesco Bonami and is being produced and organised by Arthemisia Group.... [Lire la suite]
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