21 mai 2009

A red overlay glass wristrest. Incised Qianlong six-character marks, 19th century

A red overlay glass wristrest. Incised Qianlong six-character marks, 19th century The convex side of the wristrest finely carved through a layer of ruby-red glass to a snowflake ground with scholars passing a bridge, engaged in conversation and with a scholar and his attendant arriving at the gates of a pagoda, all amidst pagodas and pine-strewn mountainous river landscape. 22.5cm (8¾in) long. Estimate: £1,500 - 2,000 - Unsold Note:  Compare a red overlay glass brushpot incised with a Qianlong four-character... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2009

Dior Makeup for Harper’s Bazzar China 20th anniversary

Dior
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18 mai 2009

Choi Jeong-hwa, Site of Desire, 2005. Red plastic baskets. Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Choi Jeong-hwa, Site of Desire, 2005. Red plastic baskets. Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy © Choi Jeong-hwa
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14 mai 2009

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale Attese

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale Attese signed, titled and inscribed ieri sera era una sera stellata on the reverse, waterpaint on canvas, 13 7/8 by 10 3/4 in. 35.2 by 27.3 cm. Executed in 1965-1966. Est. 100,000—150,000 USD. Lot Sold 266,500 USD PROVENANCE: Private Collection, TurinPrivate CollectionChristies, New York, May 10, 2006, Lot 170Acquired by the present owner from the above sale LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Ragionato di Sculture, Dipinti, Ambientazioni, Vol. II, Milan,... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2009

Coral and diamond clip, Cartier, circa 1960

Coral and diamond clip, Cartier, circa 1960 Designed as a rosebud, set with coral, brilliant- and circular-cut diamonds, mounted in yellow gold and platinum, signed Cartier Paris and indistinctly numbered, French assay and maker's marks, case. Est. 20,000—30,000 CHF. Lot Sold.  37,500 CHF LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Franco Cologni and Eric Nussbaum, Cartier, Le Joaillier du Platine, Paris 1995, page 189 for an illustration of a similar 'rose' clip, created in 1955 and sold to Mrs. Daisy Fellowes. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2009

Coral, lacquer and diamond clip, Cartier, late 1930s

Coral, lacquer and diamond clip, Cartier, late 1930s Designed as a ladybird, the coral body studded with eight circular-cut diamonds, the head and feet set with black lacquer and single-cut diamonds, signed Cartier Paris, French assay and maker's marks, pochette. Est. 10,000—15,000 CHF. Lot Sold 45,000 CHF LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Catalogue for the exhibition at the Petit Palais Museum, The Art of Cartier Jewellery, Paris, 1989-1990, page 157, plate 469 for an illustration of a very similar brooch dated 1936. ... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2009

Gerhard Richter, Mirror Painting (Blood Red)

Gerhard Richter, Mirror Painting (Blood Red) signed, numbered 736-1 and dated 1991 on the reverse, pigment on glass, 82 5/8 x 68 7/8 in. 210 x 175 cm. Est. 600,000—800,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,314,500 USD PROVENANCE: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, LondonAcquired by the present owner from the above EXHIBITED: London, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, Gerhard Richter Paintings, Sculptures and Mirrors, April - June 1991, cat. no. 30, p. 30, illustrated in color LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Angelika Thill, et. al., Gerhard Richter Catalogue... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2009

‘California Teens’ by Hedi Slimane

photo Hedi Slimane
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09 mai 2009

A variegated red-glazed vase of fang hu form with cylindrical handles, Guangxu six-character mark, and of the period

A variegated red-glazed vase of fang hu form with cylindrical handles, Guangxu six-character mark, and of the period 30cm (11¾in) high.- Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000 Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 11 May 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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09 mai 2009

A sang-de-boeuf vase with cylindrical neck. Qianlong six-character mark

A sang-de-boeuf vase with cylindrical neck. Qianlong six-character mark 25cm (10in) high. Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 11 May 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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