10 avril 2010

Dennis Stock, Audrey Hepburn while filming "Sabrina", 1953

Dennis Stock, Audrey Hepburn while filming "Sabrina", 1953. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company Gelatin silver print, printed later. 18 7/8 x 12 7/8 in. (47.9 x 32.7 cm).  Signed in pencil on the verso. ESTIMATE $4,000-6,000 PROVENANCE Acquired directly from the artist Phillips de Pury & Company. Photographs. 16 April 2010. New York
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10 avril 2010

A bronze quatrefoil washer with chilong handles. Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

A bronze quatrefoil washer with chilong handles. Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. photo Sotheby's of begonia shape, supported on four cabriole legs, rising to flaring curved sides, flanked by two confronting clambering chilong, their bodies forming the handles, the countersunk base with an apocryphal Xuande mark - 20.6 cm., 8 1/8 in. Est. 120,000—180,000 HKDLot Sold 375,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Christie's Hong Kong, 2nd November 1999, lot 784. Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 08 Apr 10. Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2010

A yellow jade boulder. Qing dynasty, 18th century

A yellow jade boulder. Qing dynasty, 18th century. photo Sotheby's carved in the form of a circular disc representing the sun rising above the undulated waves carved in high relief on both sides, a five-clawed dragon ascending from below towards the swirling clouds, the stone of pale yellow tone with russet mottling, fitted stand - 13.4 cm., 5 1/4 in. Est. 600,000—800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,280,000 HKD NOTE: The present piece is remarkable for its skilful manipulation of the original shape and natural inclusions of the stone... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2010

A yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish. Mark and period of Qianlong

A yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish. Mark and period of Qianlong. photo Sotheby's incised in the interior with a medallion enclosing a dragon amidst scrolling clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the exterior similarly decorated, the deep rounded sides set on a low straight foot rising to an everted rim, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in kaishu within double-circles. 17.3 cm., 6 3/4 in. Est. 150,000—180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD NOTE: Incised dragon dishes of this type from the Qianlong period is more... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2010

Yellow diamonds @ Sotheby's, MAGNIFICENT JEWELS & JADEITE

Fancy vivid yellow diamond and diamond pendant. photo Sotheby's The pendant set with a pear-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 7.88 carats, framed by brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the support and loop surmount, accompanied by a link chain, mounted in platinum, length approximately 400mm. Est. 3,800,000—4,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 5,060,000 HKD NOTE: Accompanied by GIA report numbered 14147675, dated 21 January 2005, stating that the 7.88 carat diamond is natural, Fancy Vivid Yellow colour, VS1 clarity. ... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2010

Ecole Flamande du XVIe siècle, atelier du Maître de l’Adoration d’Utrecht : « L’adoration des mages »

Ecole Flamande du XVIe siècle, atelier du Maître de l’Adoration d’Utrecht : « L’adoration des mages » Trois panneaux formant triptyque: Panneau central, surface peinte : 70 x 41 cm, (panneau doublé, renforcé et fentes). Panneau latéral : 70 x 16 cm chaque, décor de rinceaux au revers des panneaux latéraux. Dimensions totales, triptyque ouvert : 81 x 110 cm (Restaurations anciennes). Adjugé 52 000€ Reprise de la composition du Maître de l’Adoration d’Utrecht dont l’original est conservé au Musée Archiépiscopal à Utrecht et... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2010

Coffret à couvercle bombé, Japon, XVIIIe siècle.

Coffret à couvercle bombé, Japon, XVIIIe siècle. en laque  burgautée à décor de fleurs et végétaux, riche garniture de laiton doré ciselé de fleurs sur fond amati. H. 22 cm ; L. 35 cm ; P. 18,5 cm. Adjugé  3 900 € Lundi 15 mars – Aguttes, Lyon
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10 avril 2010

Lettré - Bronze - Indochine - Epoque vers 1900

Lettré - Bronze - Indochine - Epoque vers 1900 22 x 21,5 x 22 cm - Estimation : 300/500€ VENTE AUX ENCHèRES LE SAMEDI 24 AVRIL à NIMES PAR SCP CHAMPION-KUSEL ET HOTEL DES VENTES DE NIMES. Tél. : 04.66.67.52.74 Fax : 04.66.76.20.96 - Email : hoteldesventes@hdv-nimes.fr
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10 avril 2010

Disowned Pablo Picasso Painting to Have US Debut in NYC

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), "Erotic Scene", 1902 or 1903. Oil on canvas, 27 5/8 x 21 7/8 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982. (1984.433.22) ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. NEW YORK, NY (AP).- A painting disowned by Pablo Picasso is expected to have its U.S. debut in a major exhibit of his work at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, though it's unlikely to be a highlight of the show. Questions have been raised about the... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2010

A fine and very rare pair of archaistic celadon-ground gilt-decorated vases. Seal marks and period of Qianlong

A fine and very rare pair of archaistic celadon-ground gilt-decorated vases. Seal marks and period of Qianlong.  photo Sotheby's based on Western Zhou period bronzes, each with a pear-shaped body supported on a slightly splayed foot and rising gently to the waisted neck and flared lipped mouth, flanked by a pair of moulded mythical animal masks suspending mock-ring handles, applied overall with a pale caesious green glaze and painted in gilt, the body with confronting dragons forming interlocking 'S' design... [Lire la suite]