26 décembre 2010

A magnificent and very rare underglaze-blue facetted moonflask. Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735).

A magnificent and very rare underglaze-blue facetted moonflask. Yongzheng six-character sealmark and of the period (1723-1735). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Of flattened circular form with octagonal sides, superbly painted and detailed to one side of the bulbous body with a central roundel enclosing a pair of quails standing on a grassy mound amidst stalks of millet and branches of aster emerging from the ground, the reverse with two geese, one in flight, the other standing gazing upwards among reeds and branches of... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2010

Albert Watson, "Vintage Watsoné @ Hamiltons

Mick Jagger photographed by Albert Watson, Los Angeles, 1992, Vintage Watson, courtesy of Hamiltons. LONDON.- Scottish-born photographer Albert Watson’s forty year career has been one of unparalleled productivity. He is renowned for his iconic portraits, innovative fashion work and distinctive land and cityscapes. In this exhibition, only his second UK gallery show, Hamiltons presents an exclusive selection of vintage gelatin silver prints and polaroid prints, including some of his most famous images. Unearthed from his... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2010

Secrétaire de pente en vernis européen, travail sicilien du milieu du XVIIIe siècle

Secrétaire de pente en vernis européen, travail sicilien du milieu du XVIIIe siècle. photo Sotheby's à décor de cartouches peints et dorés à l'imitation du laque de Chine ; ouvrant à un abattant découvrant deux tiroirs, un casier et un compartiment secret, et à deux tiroirs dans la partie inférieure, haut. 100 cm, larg. 96,5 cm, prof. 50 cm (height 39 1/3 in; width 38 in; depth 19 2/3 inheight 39 1/3 in; width 38 in; depth 19 2/3 in). Est. 5,000—10,000 EUR. Lot Sold 11,250 EUR Sotheby's. A Travers les Styles: A... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2010

Textiles in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

Tapestry with Dragons and Flowers, 11th–12th century, Eastern Central Asia. Silk tapestry; 21 x 13 in. (53.3 x 33 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1987 (1987.275) The treatment of both the dragon and the background of this silk tapestry is typical of Central Asia, where motifs enjoyed great longevity and creative recombination. The form of the dragon, with a long snout and its tail hooked behind its leg, represents a Tang-dynasty convention that survived in Central Asia until at least the... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2010

Five decorated gold phoenix-form hairpins & Six gold and kingfisher feather ornaments. Late Qing/Republic Period

Five decorated gold phoenix-form hairpins, Late Qing/Republic Period. photo Bonhams Each of similar configuration with a gold filigree body, bright green jadeite forming the head, wings and tail accents, the small feather cloisons inlaid with iridescent kingfisher feathers, most with a single pearl at the base of the tail, and two suspending strands of seed pearls from the head; Average 1 3/4in (4.5cm) long. Sold for $5,490 Six gold and kingfisher feather ornaments. Late Qing/Republic Period. photo Bonhams The first a... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2010

Two bronze mirrors. Tang Dynasty

Two bronze mirrors. Tang Dynasty. photo Bonhams Each of circular shape, the first fitted with a gilt repoussé sheet decorated with an outer band of birds and grapevines under a central band of leaping hounds and vines, plain pierced boss, the second cast with an outer grapevine and bird meander under a central band of leaping mythical beasts enclosed by a raised band with sawtooth edge, both with heavy malachite patina; 4 and 4 3/4in (10 and 12cm) diameter. Sold for $3,904 Provenance:  Ching Wah Lee, San Francisco (the... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2010

Ecole italienne du XVIIème siècle, atelier de Guido Reni, Saint Jean-Baptiste.

Ecole italienne du XVIIème siècle, atelier de Guido Reni, Saint Jean-Baptiste. photo Damien Leclere Toile. 122 x 93 cm. Estimation : 10 000 / 15 000 €. Pas d'adjudication Damien Leclere - Marseille. Vente du Samedi 18 décembre 2010. 5 rue Vincent Courdouan 13006 Marseille
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25 décembre 2010

Pietro della Vecchia (1603-1678) Attribué à, La tête de saint Jean-Baptiste rapportée à Hérode.

Pietro della Vecchia (1603-1678) Attribué à, La tête de saint Jean-Baptiste rapportée à Hérode. photo Damien Leclere Toile. 90 x 100 cm.- Estimation : 20 000 / 30 000 €. Pas d'adjudication Damien Leclere - Marseille. Vente du Samedi 18 décembre 2010. 5 rue Vincent Courdouan 13006 Marseille
25 décembre 2010

Ludovic Finson (1580-1617) Attribué à. Saint Sébastien

Ludovic Finson (1580-1617) Attribué à. Saint Sébastien. photo Damien Leclere Toile., 102,5 x 83,5 cm. - Estimation : 10 000 / 15 000 €. Adjudication : 32 000 € Damien Leclere - Marseille. Vente du Samedi 18 décembre 2010. 5 rue Vincent Courdouan 13006 Marseille
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25 décembre 2010

Shopping of David Webb jewelry @ Philips de Pury & Co

David Webb, A Diamond, Ruby, Enamel and Gold 'Centaur' Brooch. photo Philips de Pury & Co The textured body accented by black enamel armor, and pavé-set diamond tail, with a circular-cut diamond belt suspending a pear-shaped ruby, holding a pavé-set diamond bow and arrow, mounted in 18K yellow gold and platinum, length 3 inches   Signed 'David Webb'. ESTIMATE $8,000-10,000 - SOLD AT $12,500 David Webb, A Coral, Jade and Diamond Necklace. photo Philips de Pury & Co Designed as 10 strands of coral... [Lire la suite]