05 septembre 2010

Chinese Dehua & Blanc de Chine @ Doyle New York

Pair of Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York Each standing on a square stylized rockwork base, each figure dressed in long layered robes, holding a lingzhi fungus in one hand, a small deer standing in attendance dressed with a collar hung with bells, plumes and lingzhi fungus, a vase of flowers balanced on his back, impressed seal mark. Height 15 1/2 inches. Estimate $8,000-10,000 Chinese Blanc de Chine Seated Guanyin. 19th Century. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York ... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2010

Pearls and diamonds, 19th century

Pearl and diammond tiara-necklace, circa 1890. photo Sotheby's Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP Lot Sold 11,250 GBP Pearl and diamond jewel, mid 19th century. photo Sotheby's Est. 4,000—5,000 GBP Lot Sold 11,250 GBP Pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1860. photo Sotheby's Est. 3,500—4,500 GBP Lot Sold 6,875 GBP Pearl and diamond pendant. photo Sotheby's Est. 3,300—3,500 GBP Lot Sold 4,750 GBP Pearl and diamond brooch, late 19th century. photo Sotheby's Est. 3,500—4,500 GBP Lot Sold 4,375 GB ... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2010

Amethyst @ Sotheby's. Jewels. 15 Jul 10. London

Gold and amethyst demi-parure, circa 1820. photo Sotheby's Est. 7,000—10,000 GBP. Lot Sold 15,625 GBP Amethyst, pearl and diamond pendant, 19th century. photo Sotheby's Est. 7,000—10,000 GBP Lot Sold 9,375 GBP Amethyst and diamond combination jewel and cultured pearl necklace. photo Sotheby's Est. 4,000—6,000 GBP Lot Sold 8,500 GBP Amethyst and diamond brooch/pendant, late 19th century. photo Sotheby's Est. 5,000—7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,125 GBP Amethyst and diamond pendant, circa... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

A French ormolu-mounted Chinese Blanc de chine porcelain group of Huan Li and attendant

A French ormolu-mounted Chinese Blanc de chine porcelain group of Huan Li and attendant. The porcelain 18th century, the ormolu 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 In robes, on rockwork and a pierced ormolu base cast with flowering scrolls, damages and restoration, 14 in. (36 cm.) high; 9½ in. (24 cm.) wide; 8½ (21.5 cm.) deep. Estimate £1,200 - £1,800 Price Realized £5,625 Christie's. A View from the Spanish Steps - The Collection of Maria Angiolillo 15 July 2010 London, King Street www.christies.com
17 juillet 2010

A Chinese carved coral figural group. 19th century

A Chinese carved coral figural group. 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Finely carved with seven Immortals holding various attributes and standing on a rockwork with crashing waves, the base with a two-character mark, 13 in. (33 cm.) wide. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000 Price Realized £21,250 Christie's. A View from the Spanish Steps - The Collection of Maria Angiolillo 15 July 2010 London, King Street www.christies.com
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14 juillet 2010

Italian, 18th century, in a 19th-century frame attributed to Reinhold Vasters (1827-1909), pendant with Vestals adoring a pagan

Italian, 18th century, in a 19th-century frame attributed to Reinhold Vasters (1827-1909), pendant with Vestals adoring a pagan icon. photo Sotheby's 98mm., 3¾in. Est. 2,500—3,500 GBP. Lot Sold 4,500 GBP Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art. 08 Jul 10. London www.sothebys.com
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13 juillet 2010

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842) Portrait of Madame Hennet

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755-1842) Portrait of Madame Hennet, bust-length, in a gold dress with a red wrap. photo Bonhams signed and dated 'L E Vigee/ Le Brun/ 1809' (lower left), oil on canvas, 73.7 x 59.4cm (29 x 23 3/8in).Estimate: £45,000 - 65,000, € 54,000 - 78,000, USD 66,000 - 95,000  Unsold. PROVENANCE: Collection of Comte C. His sale, Hôtel Drouot, 30 April 1898, lot 67 (550fr)Collection Comte A. de GanayHis sale, Hôtel Drouot, June 1903, lot 61 (4,700fr)Where purchased by Georges SortaisSale,... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2010

J. Paul Getty Museum Acquires Turner Masterpiece at Sotheby's for a Record $45.10 Million

Joseph Mallord William Turner R.A. (London 1775 - 1851), Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino, 35 ½ by 48 in. 90.2 by 122 cm. Sold for 29,721,250 GBP. photo Sotheby's LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today that it made a successful bid at auction on J.M.W Turner's masterpiece painting Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino. The auction took place at Sotheby's in London on Wednesday, July 7. One of the greatest paintings by Turner to come on the market, Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino has had only two owners in its 171-year history... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2010

An unusual white nephrite jade snuff bottle & a nephrite snuff bottle. 19th Century

An unusual white nephrite jade snuff bottle. photo Bonhams In the form of a bear on his haunches, the bottle has a flat mouth rim, well-hollowed inside, with coral stopper. 2 1/2in (6cm) - Sold for $8,540 Note: This bottle is possibly part of a group of white nephrite jade animal form bottles of the mid-Qing period which includes bears, pigs, dogs, chickens, and mythological animals, or a later example derived therefrom. A nephrite snuff bottle. 19th Century. photo Bonhams Of natural pebble form, with a slightly... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2010

An emerald green jadeite snuff bottle & a large pale icy green jadeite snuff bottle, 19th Century

An emerald green jadeite snuff bottle. photo Bonhams Taking the form of a gourd, with tendrils and leaves wrapped around the body, a curled branch forming the reticulated foot rim, with a conforming branch-form stopper and a small insect. 2in (5cm) Sold for $27,450 A large pale icy green jadeite snuff bottle, 19th Century. photo Bonhams Of globular form with a slightly recessed base, wide lip, well-hollowed, the body carved with a continuous landscape scene with a scholar reading, the reverse with an inscription... [Lire la suite]