23 février 2010

The Robert H. Blumenfield Collection to Be Offered at Christie's Asian Art Week

A finely carved botanical rhinoceros horn cup 17th/18th century. Carved in relief around the sides with a butterfly flitting amongst various plants and bamboo growing amidst rockwork, 5.1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) long. Estimate: $60,000-80,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- On March 25, Christie’s New York will present For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection, a single-owner sale of exceptional Chinese carvings and works of art. Meticulously acquired over the past thirty... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2010

Vente Chanel, Jeudi 25 février 2010 by Cornette de Saint Cyr @ Drouot

Gabrielle Chanel haute couture n° 19880 circa 1923. Robe du soir en crêpe georgette ivoire, rebrodé de perles nacrées, argent réhaussées de strass à motif de crosses, d'arabesques, décolleté en pointe avec effet de modestie, sans manches, ceinture ruban en lamé métallisé or agrémentée de deux noeuds, jupe fluide par deux quilles partant des petites hanches, dos à l'identique, longueur asymétrique. Griffe ivoire, graphisme or. Estimation : 9 000 / 10 000 € Deux journées de ventes sont réservées à la dispersion de vêtements... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2010

Important Antiquities Lent by Republic of Italy on View at Metropolitan Museum

'Terracotta Kylix' (drinking cup), Greek, Laconian, ca. 575-560 B.C. Attributed to the Boread Painter. From Cerveteri, Banditaccia cemetery, tomb 1, inv. 106335. Interior, Boreads pursuing harpies, with a sphinx below. Lent by the Republic of Italy, 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- A rare, recently excavated ancient Roman dining set consisting of 20 silver objects—one of only three such sets from the region of Pompeii known to exist in the world—and an important ancient Greek kylix (or drinking cup) have been installed in The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2010

La dernière collection de Haute Couture Printemps/Eté 1987 réalisée par Christian Lacroix pour la Maison Jean Patou à Drouot

Le dimanche 28 mars 2010 à Drouot Richelieu, la société de ventes volontaires Chayette & Cheval organisera un vente de mode qui aura pour point d’orgue la dispersion de la dernière collection de Haute Couture Printemps/Eté 1987 réalisée par Christian Lacroix pour la Maison Jean Patou. Cette vacation proposera ainsi  les 60 robes exceptionnelles du défilé Printemps/Eté 1987 ainsi que la collection privée de flacons de parfum de Jean de Moüy, petit-neveu de Jean Patou. Les amateurs pourront par ailleurs acquérir de la... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2010

Wanli kraak blue and white @ Bonhams Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 3 Mar 2010

A near pair of Kraak-Porcelain blue and white bottle vases. Wanli © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Each one with cylindrical neck; decorated with arrangements of flowers and Scholar's implements (old damage). 24cm (9.5in) high. (2). Estimate: £700 - 1,000 Provenance: According to reliable family tradition, these vases were acquired by Private John Benjamin Crane, Royal Marine Light Infantry, when serving with H.M.S. Gladiator in Peking, 1900. Nine pieces of kraak blue and white porcelain. Wanli © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2010

"Haute Couture, Voici Paris!" @ Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

"Gabriëlle 'Coco' Chanel", Twee avondjurken, ca. 1925 en ca. 1939. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Foto: Erik en Petra Hesmerg. THE HAGUE.- Only a handful of fashion houses belong to the select world of haute couture. Membership of the Chambre syndicale de la haute couture, which was established in 1868, is an exclusive honour subject to a tough selection procedure and strict rules. The designers affiliated to the Chambre are among the best in the world, repeatedly surprising us with their breathtaking creations. This is the... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2010

A Peking glass, single-blue overlay snuff bottle; with stopper. Circa 1780-1840

A Peking glass, single-blue overlay snuff bottle; with stopper. Circa 1780-1840 © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Estimate: £1,500 - 2,000 . Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 3 Mar 2010. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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21 février 2010

An Imperial-yellow monochrome Peking glass vase. Four-character Qianlong mark

An Imperial-yellow monochrome Peking glass vase. Four-character Qianlong mark © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd. With cylindrical neck and oviform body. 13cm (5in) high. Estimate: £2,500 - 2,800 Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 3 Mar 2010. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
21 février 2010

Yan Pei-Ming (b. 1960), Double (Maurizio Cattelan)

Yan Pei-Ming (b. 1960), Double (Maurizio Cattelan). photo Sotheby's watercolour on paper. Executed in 2007. 153 by 277cm.; 60 1/4 by 109in. Est. 30,000—40,000 GBP. Lot Sold 43,250 GBP PROVENANCE: David Zwirner Gallery, New YorkAcquired directly from the above by the present owner Sotheby's.  Contemporary Art Day Auction. 11 Feb 10. London www.sothebys.com
21 février 2010

William Daniels (B.1976), Vanitas II

William Daniels (B.1976), Vanitas II. photo Sotheby's oil and pencil on board - signed, titled and dated 03 on the reverse - 55 by 51.5cm.; 21 5/8 by 20 1/4 in. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 21,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 2003 EXHIBITED: London, Royal College of Art, The Show, 2003 Sotheby's.  Contemporary Art Day Auction. 11 Feb 10. London www.sothebys.com
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