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La cosmologia di Joan Miró: minuscole forme in spazi vuoti
Joan Miró nasce il 20 aprile 1893 a Barcellona, ​​ma è solo nel 1911 che decide, nella casa dove la sua famiglia passa l'estate, di diventare un pittore.
Nuovo record da Sotheby's
Il 3 aprile 2018, da Sotheby's Hong Kong si è tenuta un’asta che ha superato ogni aspettativa realizzando il nuovo record di vendita per un manoscritto buddista.
Le opere che hanno polverizzato ogni record tra il 2007 e il 2017
Ogni anno, milioni di opere si susseguono asta dopo asta, spesso raggiungendo cifre sbalorditive. Ogni anno, un lavoro alza l’asticella e polverizza i precedenti record di vendita. In attesa di sapere quale sarà il lotto fortunato del 2018, Barnebys ha raccolto le opere che dal 2007 al 2017 hanno battuto il record assoluto.
Una tradizionale shophouse cinese fa da ponte visivo tra Asia ed Europa
Nella bellissima casa di Ros e Richard, intraprendiamo in breve spazio un lungo viaggio che va da Singapore alla Francia, dall’India alla Gran Bretagna.
Venduto un elegante orologio Bulgari tramite il servizio di valutazione
Lo scorso ottobre, un collezionista inglese ci ha inviato in valutazione un bellissimo Bulgari. Il lotto è stato venduto solo un mese dopo all’asta di orologi di Fellows.

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A still life with sprays of apples, peaches, pears, apricots, plums
This is one of a small number of large-scale upright compositions of fruit or flowers painted by Van der Ast.  In one such work, formerly in the Fermor-Hesketh collection1, flowers are displayed in a basalt vase similar to the present one, and both compositions are partly framed with a curtain.  Although he did not paint many of them, Van der Ast made a speciality of painting lavish sprays of mixed fruit arranged in the manner of flowers in a vase; very few such pictures are known by any other artist.  No comparable painting by Van der Ast is dated, but in view of their sophistication, it is reasonable to suppose that these are mature works, dating from the 1630s.\n\nThe Van Hoorn family (see Provenance) produced Regents and Directors of the Dutch East Indies Company for five successive generations, beginning with Jacob van Hoorn (1629-1691), who was Dutch Ambassador at the Court of St. James in London during the reign of Charles II.  This picture is believed to have been bought by the family during the 18th Century.\n\n1 Offered London, Christie's, 13 December 1991, lot 14, estimate £450,000-500,000, unsold.\nSigned lower right: B. van der Ast Sotheby's
A set of four large french silver plated pricket candlesticks, stamped
Embossed with canathus and scrolls, the triform bases with oval cartouches, chased with flaming hearts, IHS and MV monogram, on claw and pedestal supports, knobbed baluster stem applied with cherub's heads at the base, campana-shaped drip pans with flutes and gadroon borders Sotheby's
Lustre aux couple d'équilibristes
Varied green and black patina. Work is wired with wire extending down from the top and out each arm with mountings for bulbs ate the end of each arm. Some scattered spots of accretion and dirt in the deeper crevices. Otherwise fine. This work is in very good condition.\nIn response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.\nNOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.\nStamped Diego  Sotheby's
A rare inscribed wucai altar vase dated kangxi 26th year, corresponding to 1687
The gently bulging mid-section painted with stems of flowering chrysanthemums and peonies, the lower section with leafy branches bearing pomegranates and peaches, all surmounted by the trumpet neck decorated with a pair of dragons amid clouds and flames, flanking a cartouche supported on a lotus blossom, crowned with a lotus leaf and bearing a dated dedicatory inscription\nThe inscription may be translated as: Dedicated on an auspicious day of the eighth month of the twenty-sixth year of the reign of Kangxi of the Great Qing. All are in agreement that this land is blessed and the two sages have manifested their loyal spirit which has lasted for a thousand ages. Respectfully presented and inscribed by devotee Lu Gaohuan.\n\nThe present lot is unusual for its large size and the dated inscription.  Vases of this type, when undated, are usually ascribed to the Transitional period, but the present lot shows that this particular style, with floral stems around the center and fruiting branches on the lower section, continued well into Kangxi's reign.\n\nThe inscription indicates that the vase was made as an altar piece for a local temple dedicated to two sages. The term two sages, ersheng, was used to refer to popular pairings of deified sages. Some common pairings were Zhou Wenwang and Zhou Wuwang, venerated as civil and military gods; Wen Chang and Guan Yu, representing literary and military success; and Zhou Gong and Confucius, paragons of virtue and learning. Sotheby's
Collection of three works:
Persons, Robert, Collection of three works:\nAn Answere to the fifth part of Reportes lately set forth by Syr Edward Cooke Knight...concerning the ancient & moderne Municipall lawes of England...by a Catholicke Devyne. [St. Omer: F. Bellet], 1606,  4to, woodcut initials and head-pieces, contemporary vellum, [STC 19352; Mendham P47], card slipcase, some spotting and soiling and browning; De Persecutione Anglicana Commentariolus...Ingolstadii: ex officina VVeissenhorniana apud VVolffgangum Ederum, 1583, 12mo, armorial bookplate of Conrad Feuerlein, contemporary vellum, [Mendham P48]; Elizabethae, Angliae Reginae haeresim Calvinianam propugnantis...Augustae [i.e. Antwerp]: apud Ioannem Fabrum, 1592, [Adams E142; Allison & Rogers I 885; Mendham P49]; bound with: Stapleton, Thomas. Apologia pro Rege Catholico Philippo II... Constantiae: apud Theodorum Samium, [1592], [Adams S1647; Mendham S281], 2 works in one volume, old calf, some staining and soling, covers cover detached (3) Sotheby's

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