29 janvier 2010

Attributed to Tiziano Aspetti (1550 - 1606), Apostles Peter and Paul, Italy, Venice, circa 1600

Attributed to Tiziano Aspetti (1550 - 1606), Apostles Peter and Paul, Italy, Venice, circa 1600. photo Sotheby's a pair, bronze; heights 35 7/8 in., 35 1/2 in.; 91 cm, 90 cm. Est. 300,000—500,000 USD. Lot Sold 542,500 USD PROVENANCE: Baron Maurice de Rothschild, Paris; Mrs. Anna Thomson Dodge, Rose Terrace, Grosse Point Farms, Michigan; Sold Christie's, London, June 24, 1971, lot 4; Cyril Humphris, London LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Duveen 1938, vol.II NOTE: RELATED LITERATURE: Benacchio 1930-1939;... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2009

Exceptional Chinese ceramics and works of art to be offered at Christie’s New York in September

A rare and finely painted underglaze copper-red and blue ‘mallet’ vase, Yaoling zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate: $600,000-800,000. Image Christie's Ltd 2009 New York- Commencing Christie’s Asian Art Week, the sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections on September 14 and 15 will bring together over 400 works of art, including superb ceramics, jades, bronzes, furniture and sculptures. The first day begins with... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2009

Souren Melikian, "The Chinese Gems I Would Have"

A stunning Shang Dynasty tripod, designed as a ritual food vessel, went for $86,500, well above the $30-50,000 estimate in March. Courtesy Christie's "... For those who want to collect masterpieces on a truly large scale, Chinese art is the most rewarding, not to say the only hunting ground. It may sound like a paradox, given the exponential rise in the number of collectors, both in mainland China and in the overseas communities. So far, however, the impact of their presence in the Western markets has chiefly made... [Lire la suite]