02 avril 2010

Un collectionneur de bouteilles de vin poursuit Christie’s New York

Billionaire wine collector William Koch holds a bottle with "Thomas Jefferson's" initials -- like the one below -- that he now says is fake. His suit accuses Christie's of hyping the vintages as the real thing. photo Mark Randall/Sun Sentinel NEW YORK (ETATS-UNIS) [02.04.10] – William Koch, un magnat de l’énergie et collectionneur de vins, a déposé plainte devant le tribunal de New York contre Christie’s pour avoir été trompé lors d’une vente de vins rares prétendument détenus par Thomas Jefferson. William Koch,... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2010

Asian Art Week Sales at Christie's London to Be Held in May

A pair of extremely rare blue and white vases Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-95), 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high, fitted wood box. Estimate: £400,000-600,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 LONDON.- The strength of international demand for Asian Art was again demonstrated in the March 2010 sales in New York which realized $60 million; re-confirming Christie’s continued position as market leader for the category, with 73% market share. This spring, Christie’s London Asian Art Week will run from 11 - 14 May 2010,... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2010

Bonhams Jewellery Department Looks to Emulate Success of 2009 with Outstanding April Sale

A magnificent diamond pendant. The princess-cut diamond surmount terminating in a pear-shaped diamond, weighing 14.36 carats, suspended from a snake-link chain, pendant length 3.0cm. Estimate: £200,000 - 250,000. photo courtesy Bonhams A magnificent 14.6 carat diamond pendant expected to fetch £200,000 - 300,000 is to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street as part of its first Fine Jewellery sale of the year on 21st April 2010. It's accompanied by a certificate from GIA stating that the pear modified brilliant-cut diamond is very... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2010

White jade ruyi sceptre, archaistic censer and cover & plaque, 18th/19th century

A white jade ruyi sceptre. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The ruyi-shaped head carved in low relief with a prunus tree and wannianqing growing from rocks partially highlighted in russet color - 14½ in. (37 cm.) long. Est. $25,000 - $35,000. Price Realized $542,500 Provenance: Acquired in the 1950s-60s. A finely carved white jade archaistic censer and cover. 18th/19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Raised on a short, circular foot, the sides carved in low relief with taotie... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2010

Jan Davidsz de Heem (Utrecht, 1606 - Anvers, 1684), Nature morte aux homards, verre roemer et citron

Jan Davidsz de Heem (Utrecht, 1606 - Anvers, 1684), Nature morte aux homards, verre roemer et citron. photo courtesy Ader Panneau de chêne parqueté.71,5 x 62,5 cm - Estimation : 50 000 / 60 000 €Notre tableau peut être rapproché d'une Nature morte au nautile et vaisselle d'argent conservé aux Trustees of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts de l'Université de Birmingham (Panneau, 77,5 x 66,5 cm, signé et daté en haut à droite JDHeem f. A° 1632 ; voir le catalogue de l'exposition Still-Life Paintings from the Netherlands 1550-1720,... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2010

A set of twelve Limoges enamel oval plaques depicting the Twelve Ceasars, circle of Jacques Laudin (1627-1695, mid-17th century

A set of twelve Limoges enamel oval plaques depicting the Twelve Ceasars, circle of Jacques Laudin (1627-1695, mid-17th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's height 3 in. (7.5 cm) - Est. 5,000—7,000 USD. Lot Sold 4,062 USD Sotheby's. Fine European Furniture including Tapestries, Silver, Ceramics and Carpets. 01 Apr 10. New York www.sothebys.com
01 avril 2010

Trois meubles vitrine dont une de Gabriel Viardot et dans son goût et celui d'Alphonse Giroux

Gabriel Viardot (1830-1906), Important meuble vitrine à deux corps. photo courtesy Damien Leclere en acajou sculpté ouvrant en partie basse à une porte décorée d'un motif central de feuillages en ivoire et une double étagère en partie gauche, en partie haute vitrine en retrait à corniche sculptée et étagères asymétriques. H. : 210 cm. L. : 118 cm. P. : 47 cm. Estimation : 7 000 / 8 000 € Alphonse Giroux (1775-1848) dans le goût de, Vitrine de forme rectangulaire. photo courtesy Damien Leclere en bois laqué noir à... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2010

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Etchings with aquatint from La Tauromaquia

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Modo con que los Antiguos Espanoles Cazaban Los Toros Á Caballo En El Campo; Capean otro Encerrado; El Cid Campeador Lanceando otro Toro (D. 224, 227, 234; H. 204, 207, 214). photo courtesy Sotheby's Etchings with aquatint, three plates from La Tauromaquia, 1816, fine impressions of the first edition, on laid paper, H. 204 and 207 with Morato watermark, with margins (3) - each circa 250 by 350mm; 9¾ by 13¾in. Est. 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP Francisco José de Goya y... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2010

Chez Marie Victoire Poliakoff par Ivan Terestchenko

Chez Marie Victoire Poliakoff par Ivan Terestchenko
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01 avril 2010

Chess Up Your Interior at Christie's Interiors: Style & Spirit Sale

A rare North European amber figural chess set. Estimate: £4,000-6,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 SOUTH KENSINGTON.- Christie’s South Kensington’s second Interiors: Style & Spirit sale of the year, to be held on 18 May 2010, includes a special section dedicated to the ancient game of chess. Twenty-five chess sets are on offer, sure to excite and intrigue chess players and aficionados, as well as those captivated by their character and workmanship. The selection on offer is of the utmost quality and condition. Made... [Lire la suite]