11 avril 2010

Pieter Gerritsz. van Roestraeten (Haarlem 1630-1700 London), A silver ginger jar, a violin, a silver porringer, a globe, ...

Pieter Gerritsz van Roestraeten (Haarlem 1630-1700 London), A silver ginger jar, a violin, a silver porringer, a globe, a pearl necklace, a gilt candlestick, a porcelain bowl, a pipe, a silver box, music sheet and almonds, all on a partly draped table. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 indistinctly signed '.. Roestr..' (lower right) - oil on canvas - 70 x 81.6 cm. Est. €15,000 - €25,000 Christie's. Old Masters and 19th Century Art. 13 April 2010. Amsterdam www.christies.com Pieter Gerritsz. van Roestraeten (Haarlem... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2010

Jan van Bijlert (Utrecht 1597/8-1671), Saint Sebastian attended by Saint Irene

Jan van Bijlert (Utrecht 1597/8-1671), Saint Sebastian attended by Saint Irene. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 oil on canvas 139.7 x 192.4 cm. Est. €80,000 - €120,000 Notes: We are grateful to Dr Paul Huys Janssen for confirming the attribution after inspection of the original (verbal communication, 3 October 2008).The subject of St. Irene was particularly popular in Utrecht at the beginning of the 17th century. St. Sebastian was invoked as a protector against the plague, and an epidemic killed many in the city between... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2010

Pink diamonds @ Sotheby's, MAGNIFICENT JEWELS & JADEITE, 07 Apr 10, Hong Kong

Diamond and pink diamond ring. photo Sotheby's Centring on a brilliant-cut diamond weighing approximately 33.25 carats, amid a brilliant-cut pink diamond support extending to the wide shank, the pink diamonds together weighing approximately 5.00 carats, mounted in 18 karat pink gold. Est. 3,200,000—3,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,220,000 HKD NOTE: Ring size: 8 Fancy light pink diamond and diamond ring. photo Sotheby's Centring on a rectangular modified brilliant-cut fancy light pink diamond weighing 4.05 carats,... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2010

A fine and rare copper-red 'dragon' 'lingzhi' double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A fine and rare copper-red 'dragon' 'lingzhi' double-gourd vase. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. photo Sotheby's superbly potted, the lower globular bulb supporting a smaller similarly shaped bulb, delicately painted in fine copper-red dots forming nine lively chi dragons clambering among lingzhi borne on scrolling stems wrapped around the vessel, all below a row of pendant ruyi heads encircling the slightly flared rim, the footrim encircled by a key-fret border, the copper-red of burgundy tone, the countersunk base... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2010

An important imperial white jade 'dragon' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period made on the 20th day of the second month of the 53

An important imperial white jade 'dragon' seal. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period made on the 20th day of the second month of the 53 year (corresponding to 1788). photo Sotheby's of square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with eyes bulging and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers, the scales and flowing mane finely incised, the two scaly bodies intertwined and crouching on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an aperture, the square seal deeply and... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2010

Sceau de l’empereur Qianlong, portant l’un de ses pseudonymes

Sceau de l’empereur Qianlong, portant l’un de ses pseudonymes. Cachet en jade néphrite céladon, très légèrement veiné de rouille sur le sommet. La prise est sculpté de deux dragons adossés et enlacés, traités dans un style archaïsant. Il porte quatre caractères en écriture archaïque, aux traits en courbes et aux extrémités en pointes, dites « feuilles de saule » : Xintian zhuren « Le seigneur s’en rapportant au Ciel ». Il s’agit de l’un des pseudonymes de l’empereur Qianlong (r. 1736-1795) choisi par le souverain se... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2010

Buccellati jewelry @ Phillips de Pury & Company New York, 21 April 2010

Buccellati, A Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company Designed as a brushed yellow gold hinged cuff, set with a three oval-cut sapphires, within pierced openwork lozenge-shaped detail, mounted in 18k white and yellow gold, 2 1/4 inches diameter. Signed 'M.Buccellati' - ESTIMATE $18,000-20,000 Buccellati, A Gold and Diamond Bracelet, 1960. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company Designed as a woven gold openwork band, accented by circular-cut diamonds, mounted in 18K... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2010

A pair of Nrth European black, gilt and red Chinese lacquer mirrors. late 17th century

A pair of North European black, gilt and red Chinese lacquer mirrors. The frames probably late 17th century, the lacquer late 17th century and re-used. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Each with bevelled rectangular plate within a cushion moulded frame with nashiji edge, surmounted by an arched cresting with pierced scrolled edge, both with later mirror plates and backboards - 39 x 25¼ in. (99 x 64 cm.) (2). Est. £15,000 - £25,000 Christie's. Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyll. 14 April 2010. London, South Kensington... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2010

Figure en marbre représentant un putto endormi. Flandres, vers 1700

Figure en marbre représentant un putto endormi. Flandres, vers 1700. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Reposant sur une base entièrement sculptée de style naturaliste et sur une base d'époque postérieure en bois sculpté. Longueur: 49 cm. (19¼ in.) ; Longueur totale: 52 cm. (20½ in.) - Est. €8,000 - €12,000 Provenance: Collection privée Allemagne du sud. Notes: Le thème du putto endormi est très répandu durant la période baroque et se rencontre très souvent dans l'entourage de Duquesnoy et de Quellin l'Ancien. La sculpture... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2010

Robert Mapplethorpe, Apollo, 1988.

Robert Mapplethorpe, Apollo, 1988. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company Gelatin silver print. 19 1/8 x 19 1/4 in. (48.6 x 48.9 cm).  Signed by Michael Ward Stout, Executor, in ink and Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe copyright credit stamp on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs. ESTIMATE $25,000-35,000 LITERATURE Random House, Mapplethorpe, p. 295 Phillips de Pury & Company. Photographs. 16 April 2010. New York
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