30 mai 2009

An imperial cinnabar lacquer cup. Qianlong

An imperial cinnabar lacquer cup. Qianlong the deep U-shaped body rising from a short narrow foot to a flaring rim, finely and deeply carved around the exterior through the red lacquer layers to a black ground with eight lanca characters amidst leafy lotus strapwork panels and above a lotus-lappet band, the interior with a gilt-bronze liner. 13.5cm., 5 3/8 in. Est. 15,000—20,000 GBP. Lot Sold 18,750 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
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30 mai 2009

Chine, XVIIe - XVIIIe siècles. Coupe libatoire en corne de buffle

Chine, XVIIe - XVIIIe siècles. Coupe libatoire en corne de buffle de couleur miel à décor sculpté d'un personnage assis sous un pin accompagné de son serviteur, l'anse formée par un tronc de pin. Hauteur : 13,2 cm. Estimation : 1 500 - 2 000 € Beaussant Lefèvre. Mobilier et objets d'art. Mercredi 10 juin à 14h00. Drouot Richelieu contact@beaussant-lefevre.com
30 mai 2009

A rare lacque burgaute box and cover. Qianlong period

A rare lacque burgaute box and cover. Qianlong period of lobed form, the cover with a central floret panel containing a yin-yang motif surrounded by eight bats, with eight petal-form panels containing archaistic vases and scholars objects alternating with panels of flowers including chrysanthemum, camellia, and peony on a diaper ground, the interior of the cover and base each with a peony spray, Japanese wood box. 21.2cm., 8 3/8 in. Est. 20,000—30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 56,450 GBP NOTE: Large boxes made in the burgaute... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2009

Augsbourg, XVIIe siècle. Noix de coco à monture en argent

Augsbourg, XVIIe siècle. Noix de coco à monture en argent  vermeillé découpé et gravé de feuillages. Trois pieds en forme de grenades, prise du couvercle en forme de vase fleuri. (Noix fendue) Hauteur : 16,5 cm. Estimation : 600 - 800 € Beaussant Lefèvre. Mobilier et objets d'art. Mercredi 10 juin à 14h00. Drouot Richelieu contact@beaussant-lefevre.com
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30 mai 2009

Paolo Veronese & The Petrobelli Altarpiece @ The National Gallery of Canada

Petrobelli Altarpiece: The NGC fragment of the Petrobelli Altarpiece (c. 1563), reunited here with the other three existing fragments: Saint Anthony Abbot and Antonio Petrobelli, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh; Head of Saint Michael, the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; and Saint Jerome and Girolamo Petrobelli, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. OTTAWA.- The astonishing mystery surrounding Paolo Veronese’s historic work The Petrobelli Altarpiece will be solved when this enigmatically beautiful painting by celebrated... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2009

Quote: Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn, Autoportait à la chevelure bouclée et au col blanc, Eau-forte, vers 1629, 5,8 x 5 cm. Monogrammé. Legs Wittert (1903) "If I want to give my mind diversion, then it is not honour I seek, but freedom". Rembrandt van Rijn
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29 mai 2009

A emerald-cut diamond ring, by Harry Winston

A  emerald-cut diamond ring, by Harry Winston The emerald-cut diamond, weighing 3.42 carats, between fancy-cut diamond shoulders, mounted in platinum, stamped 'Winston', ring size 5.. Estimate: HK$575,000 - 675,000, $74,000 - 87,000 - Unsold Note: Accompanied by a report from GIA, stating that the 3.42 carats diamond is E colour and VVS1 clarity. Report number 15828639, dated 26th August 2008. Bonhams. Fine Jewellery and Jadeite and Modern Wristwatches, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel,... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2009

A large gilt lacquered-bronze Buddha. Ming dynasty, 17th century

A large gilt lacquered-bronze Buddha. Ming dynasty, 17th century cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, his right hand in bhumisparshamudra and his left in dhyanamudra, wearing a shawl and dhoti, its loose folds falling over his crossed legs and left shoulder, the full face with meditative expression, traces of gilt-lacquer decoration. 49cm., 19 1/4 in. Est. 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 31,250 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
29 mai 2009

A cushion-shaped fancy yellow diamond and diamond ring

A cushion-shaped fancy yellow diamond and diamond ring The cushion-shaped fancy yellow diamond, weighing 4.20 carats, within a two tiered surround, gallery and shoulders set with brilliant-cut diamonds, some of yellow hue, mounted in 18k white and yellow gold, ring size 6. Estimate: HK$320,000 - 420,000, $41,000 - 54,000. Unsold Note: Accompanied by a certificate from GIA, stating that the 4.20 carats diamond is fancy yellow, natural colour and VS1 clarity. Report number 16389124, dated 8th November 2007. ... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2009

A gilt-bronze dragon head axe fitting. Tang dynasty

A gilt-bronze dragon head axe fitting. Tang dynasty the animal with a 'pearl' clenched between his teeth, the eyes raised in high relief, with picked out fur and scales, the head terminating in a rounded axe blade above a tubular support. 10.1cm., 4in. Est. 15,000—25,000 GBP. Lot Sold 18,750 GBP PROVENANCE: Private collection Hong Kong, 1970s. NOTE: Compare a ceremonial hatchet in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, Rogers Fund, 1916 Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London... [Lire la suite]
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