20 avril 2011

Unique Set of 18th Century Chinese Ivory & Zitan Wood Erotic Screens Estimated to Sell at Bonhams for £800,000 - £1.2M

An important and rare eight-panel ivory zitan-mounted 'erotic' album (detail), 18th century. Photo Bonhams A unique set of Chinese erotic ivory panels mounted in zitan wood screens, possibly from the court of the Qianlong Emperor, is estimated to sell at Bonhams next fine Chinese Art Sale in London on May 12th for an estimated £800,000 to £1.2m. The exquisite 18th-century ivory scenes show couples enjoying amorous embraces in a variety of leafy palace gardens. These superb panels of Oriental erotica are the latest discovery that... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2011

Unique Set of Chinese Emperor's Erotic Ivory Screens to Sell @ Bonhams

The quality and size of these carvings are comparable to a set of 12 similar leaves in the Qing court collection at the Palace Museum, Beijing. Estimate: £800,000 to £1.2 M. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- A unique set of Chinese erotic ivory panels mounted in zitan wood screens, possibly from the court of the Qianlong Emperor, is estimated to sell at Bonhams next fine Chinese Art Sale in London on May 12th for an estimated £800,000 to £1.2 m. The exquisite 18th-century ivory scenes show couples enjoying amorous embraces in a variety of... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2010

Kangxi blue & white porcelains @ Nagel Auctions. Fine Asian Art. May 7th 2010

A rare pair of erotic-subject gu-shaped blue and white porcelain vases, China, Kangxi period. © 2010 Nagel - Auction H. 26,1 cm. The middle section with Scenes from the Romance of the Western Chamber, the bases painted with erotic scenes. Est. 18 000 € Lot sold 35 000 € Provenance: Christie's London, 7.4.1997, Lot 25 A fine and large triple-gourd-shaped blue and white porcelain vase, China, Kangxi period.  © 2010 Nagel - Auction H. 69,5 cm. Est. 15 000 € Lot sold 20 000 € Property from an old German... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2010

Disowned Pablo Picasso Painting to Have US Debut in NYC

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), "Erotic Scene", 1902 or 1903. Oil on canvas, 27 5/8 x 21 7/8 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982. (1984.433.22) ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. NEW YORK, NY (AP).- A painting disowned by Pablo Picasso is expected to have its U.S. debut in a major exhibit of his work at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, though it's unlikely to be a highlight of the show. Questions have been raised about the... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2009

An unique excellent blue and white porcelaine rouleau vase painted with two erotic scenes, China, Transitional period, c 1630-50

An unique excellent blue and white porcelaine rouleau vase painted with two erotic scenes, China, Transitional period, c. 1630-50 the vase is very delicately painted with continuous garden scenery and two couples making love among trees - H. 40 cm - Est. 200 000,00 € Provenienz: Sotheby's London 6.11.1973, Lot 9, erworben von Marchant, London, danach Robert Chang, Honkong, wo der der deutsche Sammler Peter Selinka die Vase am 7.6. 1979 erwarb, versteigert bei Nagel 11. November 2003, Lot 655, an den jetzigen privaten ... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2009

Chinese erotic albums, 19th & 20th century.

Anonymous (19th Century) Two erotic albums Two albums, each with twelve leaves, ink and color on white or green paper. 6 3/4 x 6in (17 x 15.5cm) each for the large album. 3 1/4 x 3 1/4in (8.3 x 8.3cm) each for the small album - Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500 Anonymous (20th Century). A small erotic album Album of twelve leaves, ink and light color on silk. 5 1/4 x 5in (13.5 x 13cm) each. Estimate: $600 - 900 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 28 Jul 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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24 juillet 2009

Japan. Anonymous (Early 20th Century) Erotic scene

Anonymous (Early 20th Century) Four erotic scenes Album leaves, ink and color on silk, framed and glazed; together with two other groups of small framed shunga. 6 3/4 x 9 1/4in (17.2 x 23.5cm) each within the mat. Estimate: $800 - 1,200 Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 28 Jul 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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22 mai 2009

A 'famille-rose' erotic-subject scholars' blotter. Qing dynasty

A 'famille-rose' erotic-subject scholars' blotter. Qing dynasty the upper section modelled with a man and a woman in a loving embrace, each wearing brightly enamelled floral jackets, the rounded base with ducks amongst lotus. 9cm., 3 1/8 in. Est. 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,750 GBP NOTE: Compare a famille-rose erotic group sold in our Amsterdam rooms, 25th October 1994, lot 428; and a box with a cover surmounted with a reclining woman feeding a young boy, in the James E. Sowell collection, illustrated in Michael Cohen and... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2009

A prince and his mistress in an erotic embrace on a palace terrace. Deogarh, circa 1830

A prince and his mistress in an erotic embrace on a palace terrace. Deogarh, circa 1830 gouache on paper, framed. 210 x 140 mm. Sold for £1,320 Bonhams. Islamic & Indian Art, 2 Apr 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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