25 avril 2010

Quatre aquarelles, plume et encre brune de Victor-Jean Nicolle @ Tajan

Victor-Jean Nicolle (Paris 1754 - 1826), Oratoire  ©  Tajan 2009 Aquarelle, plume et encre brune - 18 x 12 cm. Signé en bas à droite. Estimation : € 1,500-2,000 Provenance : Fondation Napoléon Victor-Jean Nicolle (Paris 1754 - 1826), « Oratorio près de Pouzzoles, golphe de Baya »  ©  Tajan 2009 Aquarelle, plume et encre brune - 18 x 12 cm - Situé par l'artiste au verso - Estimation : € 1,500-2,000 Provenance : Fondation Napoléon Victor-Jean Nicolle (Paris 1754 - 1826), « Oratorio à Venafro... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2010

Attribué à Jacopo Carucci, dit le Pontormo (1494-1556), Étude d'homme nu, vu de trois-quarts

Attribué à Jacopo Carucci, dit le Pontormo (1494-1556), Étude d'homme nu, vu de trois-quarts. photo Tajan Plume et encre brune, lavis brun et traces de sanguine - 20,3 x 11,1 cm, manque au centre. Estimation : € 10,000-15,000 Provenance : Ancienne collection Gasc, cachet en bas à droite (L. 1131) On peut mettre en rapport notre étude avec le saint positionné en bas à gauche du tableau d'autel Sainte Conversation avec saint Joseph, saint Jean, saint François et saint Jacques à Florence (voir P. Costamagna, Pontormo, Paris... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2010

A Louis XV gilt and patinated bronze Pendule ‘À L'Éléphant'

A Louis XV gilt and patinated bronze Pendule ‘À L'Éléphant' with case by Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain (1719-91), the movement by Jean-Philippe Gosselin (maître 1717 d. 1766) and enamel dial by Antoine-Nicolas Martinière (1706-84). Signed on the base ‘S. GERMAIN', also signed on the white enamel dial ‘Gosselin à Paris' and on the backplate ‘Gosselin à Paris. No. 837', and furthermore signed and dated on the dial reverse ‘a. n. martiniere Pnaire du Roi Ca 14 Avril 1752'. Paris, 1752. Height : 50.00 cm - Price on... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2010

Yongzheng doucai & famille verte @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

A superb doucai bottle vase. Mark and period of Yongzheng. photo Sotheby's the elegantly potted ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a tall cylindrical neck with cup-shaped mouth, superbly decorated around the exterior with underglaze blue, green, yellow, aubergine and iron-red enamelled ruyi-head cloud scrolls swirling up and around the body from the base to the rim, base inscribed within double-circles with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue - 25.5 cm., 10 in. Est.15,000,000—25,000,000 HKD.... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2010

Ah Xian, "China, China" séries 1999, 2002

From left to right: Ah Xian, China China – Bust 34 1999. Porcelain, underglaze paint, 42 x 40 x 22 cm. Ah Xian, China China – Bust 35 1999. Porcelain, underglaze paint, 40 x 39 x 21 cm. Ah Xian, China China – Bust 50 1999. Porcelain, underglaze and overglaze paint, 40 x 38 x 20 cm. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Jens Ziehe Ah Xian's China China series of porcelain busts was begun in 1998. His works in this exhibition were produced in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, in collaboration with artisans from various studio-kilns around... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2010

Buccellati jewelry @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 20 Apr 10. New York

18 Karat Gold and Diamond Suite of Jewelry, Buccellati, Italy. photo Sotheby's Comprising a necklace, brooch and pair of earclips, the necklace set with round diamonds weighing approximately 6.25 carats, length 16 inches, signed Buccellati, Italy; the brooch set with round and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.85 carats, signed Gianmaria Buccellati; the earclips set with round diamonds weighing approximately 2.00 carats, signed Gianmaria Buccellati, Italy, numbered T478. With signed and fitted box. Est. 40,000—60,000... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2010

Gao Yuan, Japanese Yakuza Tattoo

Gao Yuan: Japanese Yakuza Tattoo - Zen #1, 1991. height - 23 in, width - 15.75 in. signed, signed, dated, titled and numbered on the mount. Edition: 3/6 GAO was born in Taiwan in 1962. Her family came from Tien Jin, China. GAO studied under Mr. Miki Jun in 1987 and received her MFA degree from Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan with a focus on Photography in 1989. She had extensive experience in commercial and fashion photography and completed advanced courses in photography at New York Film Academy in 1997. GAO was winner of... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2010

Christie's Hong Kong to offer an important private collection of rhinoceros horn carvings from the Songzhutang collection

A rare and exceptionally well-carved “Hundred Boys” rhinoceros horn libation cup. Late Ming/early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Hong Kong – Following the success of Important Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Carvings from the Songzhutang Collection Part I sold in May 2008, Christie’s Hong Kong is proud to offer a further selection of 30 magnificent rhinoceros horn carvings from Part II of the collection, ‘The Pine and Bamboo Studio’, on Monday, 31 May 2010. One of the finest... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2010

Artist Jeff Koons Presents His Cracked Egg Sculpture at the Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev

Jeff Koons - Cracked Egg, 1994-2006. Courtesy PinchukArtCentre. Photo by Markus Tretter KIEV.- The PinchukArtCentre presents a major international group exhibition with 19 leading artists of our time, devoted to Sexuality and Transcendence as a central theme of contemporary art. On view from April 24, 2010 through September 16, 2010 the exhibition examines the diversity and complexity of the art produced on this theme today. The show displays the sparkling dialogue of various artistic approaches in the tension field between the... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2010

Qiu Zhijie, Tattoo 3, 2000

Qiu Zhijie, Tattoo 3, 2000. photo Phillips de Pury & Company Colour coupler print. 100.6 x 79.4 cm (39 5/8 x 31 1/4 in).   Signed in Chinese, titled and annotated 3/10 in ink on the verso. ESTIMATE £5,000-7,000 PROVENANCE Acquired directly from the artist LITERATURE A Strange Heaven, Chinese Contemporary Photography, Galerie Rudolfinum: Prague, 2003, p.19 Phillips de Pury & Company. China Day Sale Saturday 24 April 2010 11am