09 janvier 2011

A pair of aubergine elephants. First quarter 19th century

A pair of aubergine elephants. First quarter 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The beasts standing foursquare, their wrinkly hides a glossy deep purple and their ears, tusks and toes glazed a creamy white; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) long (2) - Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Christie's.  Chinese Export Art , 25 January 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com
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16 décembre 2010

Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar Sells for $7.66 Million @ Bonhams & Butterfields

A blue and white porcelain meiping, Qianlong Mark, Late Qing-Republic Period, 14in (35.5cm) high. Est. $10,000-15,000. Courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- A blue and white porcelain Dragon jar sold for $7,658,000 in the Fine Asian Works of Art sale on Monday December 13th at Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco. The 360-lot sale brought more than $19 million with the vast majority of the lots fetching multiples of their estimates. The excitement in the standing-room-only saleroom was palpable, as... [Lire la suite]