30 décembre 2010

Blue & White porcelains from the Lady Lever Art Gallery (2)

Vase. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 19.7 cm, DB. 12 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD). LL 6037. Lady Lever Art Gallery. Vase, which belongs to a set of five (with three vases, LL 6037, LL 6038 (cover to LL 6037 ), LL 6039, LL 6040 (cover to LL 6039 ), LL 6041 & LL 6042 (cover to LL 6041 ) with slender oval bodies, short necks, dome-shaped covers, and slightly spreading feet; and two beakers, LL 6043 & LL 6044, with bulbous stems and flaring mouths). Design in bands of... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2010

Photo Series @ Minneapolis Institute of Arts Features James Welling's Glass House

James Welling (American born 1951), 0775, 2006. Inkjet print. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- The third exhibition in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ new photography series featuring groundbreaking contemporary artists presents the innovative work of Los Angeles photographer James Welling. On view through March 7, 2011, “New Pictures 3: James Welling, Glass House” showcases an elegant photographic series of Philip Johnson’s modernist architectural masterpiece, Glass House (1949). Using a digital camera... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2010

Diamonds Shine in $4.2+ Million Heritage Jewelry Auction

The top jewelry lot was a stunning Diamond, Platinum Ring, featuring one emerald-cut diamond weighing 18.40 carats, enhanced by triangle-shaped diamonds weighing a total of approximately 5.00 carats. It rose, amidst spirited bidding, to finish the day at $388,375, more than doubling its pre-auction estimate at $175,000. DALLAS, TX.-- It was all about big diamonds on Monday, Dec. 13, as some truly stunning rocks took center stage at Heritage Auctions' Signature(r) Fine Jewelry Auction, with an almost 88% sell-through... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2010

Blue & White porcelains from the Lady Lever Art Gallery (1)

Ewer. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. H. 18.7 cm. Jingdezhen, China. Transitional period, Shunzhi (1644-1661 AD).. LL 25.  Lady Lever Art Gallery. Ewer with depressed globular body, straight slender neck, and star-shaped mouth. Long spout with foliage attachments. The body is moulded in six lobes. Painted in pale blue with a garden scene. The decorations show a spontaneous, naturalistic style, the subject taken from book illustrations. Exhibited: Lord Leverhulme. Founder of the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Port... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2010

"Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance" @ Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Jan Gossart (Netherlandish, ca. 1478–1532). Portrait of a Man (Jan Jacobsz. Snoeck?), ca. 1530. National Gallery of Art, Washington The first major exhibition in forty-five years devoted to the Burgundian Netherlandish artist Jan Gossart (ca. 1478-1532) brings together Gossart's paintings, drawings, and prints and places them in the context of the art and artists that influenced his transformation from Late Gothic Mannerism to the new Renaissance mode. Gossart was among the first northern artists to travel to Rome to make... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2010

Belle et importante broderie en fils de soie, d'or et d'argent représentant la Crucifixion avec la Vierge et saint Jean, XVIe s

Belle et importante broderie en fils de soie, d'or et d'argent représentant la Crucifixion avec la Vierge et saint Jean. Nord de la France, première moitié du XVIe siècle. photo Pierre Bergé & associés Présence du Soleil et de la Lune au-dessus des bras de la croix ; tertre du Golgotha parsemé de touffes de fleurs. La scène est dans un encadrement composé d'un arc surbaissé, bordé d'entrelacs avec chute feuillagée eu centre, supporté par des colonnes torsadées entourées de branches de lierre ; bases des colonnes portant les... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2010

Babani Brown Lamé Embroidered Tunic, circa 1925, France.

Babani Brown Lamé Embroidered Tunic, circa 1925, France. photo The Way We Wore Measurements: Bust - 40"; Waist - 42"; Hips - 45"; Around Hem - 46"; Length - C.F. to Hem - 38.5"; Shoulder to hem - 43" - Sold Madame Babani maintained a prominent Paris shop in the 1920's. Her garments have been compared to Fortuny but BABANI utilized brighter embroidered fabrics and favored the Japanese influence. This piece is a great examples of Art Deco and Japonism, circa 1925. This... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2010

Paravent à quatre feuilles en bois laqué rouge et or. Chine-XIXe siècle

Paravent à quatre feuilles en bois laqué rouge et or. Chine-XIXe siècle. photo Pierre Bergé & associés de personnages dans des pagodes avec à l'arrière plan un paysage.(éclats). H_131,5 cm L_46,5 cm - Résultat : 2 700 € Pierre Bergé & associés. Tableaux - Mobilier - Objets d'art. Samedi 18 décembre à 14h00. EMail : contact@pba-auctions.com - Tél. : Paris +33 (0)1 49 49 90 00
28 décembre 2010

Mariano Fortuny Stencil Velvet Jacket, probably 1920's, Italy

Mariano Fortuny Stencil Velvet Jacket, probably 1920's, Italy. photo The Way We Wore Gold silk velvet with metallic stencil and silk lining. Label inside. Measurements:  Arm pit to arm pit - 34" flat ; Length Shoulder to hem front - 27.75"; Sleeve to sleeve across top of shoulders - 46.5"; Back length from neck - 26". Condition Excellent. Small area of deterioration at the neck lining that has been buffered with a similar fabric.. Sold. The Way We Wore, 334 S. La Brea Ave.... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2010

Chine. Grande vasque. Deuxième moitié du XIXe siècle.

Chine. Grande vasque. Deuxième moitié du XIXe siècle. photo Pierre Bergé & associés à décor polychrome de fleurs, d'oiseaux et branches de prunier, elle repose sur un socle en bronze doré ciselé de godrons, feuilles d'acanthe et guirlandes de laurier.  H_62 cm D_55 cm - Résultat : 9 200 € Pierre Bergé & associés. Tableaux - Mobilier - Objets d'art. Samedi 18 décembre à 14h00. EMail : contact@pba-auctions.com - Tél. : Paris +33 (0)1 49 49 90 00
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