Alain.R.Truong

02 avril 2015

Dutch royal family to return Nazi looted art

The Hague Forest with a View of Huis ten Bosch Palace is by 17th century Dutch master Joris van der Haagen

The Hague Forest with a View of Huis ten Bosch Palace is by 17th century Dutch master Joris van der Haagen.

The Dutch royal family will return a painting seized by the Nazis during World War II to the heirs of the owner.

"The Hague Forest with a View of Huis ten Bosch Palace" by 17th century Dutch master Joris van der Haagen was purchased in 1960 by Queen Juliana from a Dutch art dealer who did not disclose the full provenance..

"A Jewish collector was forced in 1942 to hand over the painting...to the (Nazi) bank Lippmann, Rosenthal & Co in Amsterdam," said a report commissioned by the palace in 2012. Thousands of artworks were researched in the House of Orange's collection as part of an investigation led by the palace.

Read more at BBC 


A Dangyangyu russet-brown glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A Dangyangyu russet-brown glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A Dangyangyu russet-brown glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)Estimate HK$60,000 – HK$100,000 ($10,365 - $15,548). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bowl is potted with rounded sides and supported on a short foot. It is covered inside and out with a glaze of russet colour stopping at the foot rim exposing the pale grey body on the foot. 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) diam., box 

Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong 

Christie'sTHE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

A Dangyangyu russet-brown glazed foliate dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A Dangyangyu russet-brown glazed foliate dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

A Dangyangyu russet-brown glazed foliate dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127).  Estimate HK$ 80,000 – HK$120,000 ($10,365 - $15,548). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The dish has a flat, countersunk base and shallow rounded sides rising to a five petal-lobed rim. It is glazed inside and out with a glaze of russet-brown tone exposing the buff body at the base. 4 1/2 in. (11.7 cm.) diam., box  

Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong 

Christie'sTHE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

A Jizhou brown-glazed bowl, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty (1127-1279)

A Jizhou brown-glazed bowl, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty (1127-1279)

A Jizhou brown-glazed bowl, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty (1127-1279)Estimate HK$ 100,000 – HK$150,000 ($12,956 - $19,435). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

With wide flaring sides, the bowl is covered inside and out with a blackish-brown glaze ending on the exterior in an irregular line above the foot. The interior is painted in buff with branches of blossoming prunus. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) diam., box 

Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong 

Christie'sTHE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

A Cizhou 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

A Cizhou 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

A Cizhou 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)Estimate HK$ 60,000 – HK$80,000 ($7,774 - $10,365). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bowl is potted with deep flaring sides, covered in and out with a lustrous black glaze finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur' markings and pooling in an irregular line above the foot exposing the coarse ware fired to a pale brown colour. 6 1/8 in. (15 cm.) diam., box 

Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong 

Christie'sTHE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART6 April 2015, 22nd Floor



A Jian 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

A Jian 'Hare's Fur' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

A Jian 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)Estimate HK$ 30,000 – HK$50,000 ($3,887 - $6,478). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bowl is sturdily potted with conical sides flaring to a slightly everted finger-grooved rim. It is covered overall with a black glaze streaked with russet 'hare's fur' markings pooling in an irregular line above the foot exposing the buff body. 5 in. (12.8 cm.) diam., box 

Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong 

Christie'sTHE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

A small Jian 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

A small Jian 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279) (2)

A small Jian 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)Estimate HK$ 50,000 – HK$70,000 ($6,478 - $9,070). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bowl is covered inside and out with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur' markings flowing from the russet band below the rim. 3 5/8 in. (9.4 cm.) diam., box 

Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong 

Christie'sTHE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

A small Jian 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

A small Jian 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

A small Jian 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)Estimate HK$ 40,000 – HK$60,000 ($5,183 - $7,774). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bowl is sturdily potted and covered overall with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur'pooling in an irregular line above the foot exposing the buff body. 3 3/8 in. (8.8 cm.) diam., box 

Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong 

Christie'sTHE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

A Jian 'Hare's Fur' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

A Jian 'Hare's Fur' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

A Jian 'Hare's Fur' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)Estimate HK$ 150,000 – HK$240,000 ($19,435 - $31,096). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bowl is well potted with deep flaring sides rising to an indented rim, covered in and out with a lustrous black glaze finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur' markings, thinning to chocolate-brown at the rim and pooling in an irregular line above the foot exposing the coarse ware fired to a dark purplish-brown colour. 5 in. (12.5 cm.) diam., box 

Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong 

Christie'sTHE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

A Jian 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

A Jian 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

A Jian 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279) (2)

A Jian 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Estimate HK$ 400,000 – HK$600,000 ($51,826 - $77,739). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bowl is covered with a thick black glaze finely streaked with iridescent 'hare's fur' markings, stopping irregularly above the foot exposing the chocolate-brown body. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam., box 

Provenance: The Muwen Tang Collection, Hong Kong 

Christie'sTHE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART6 April 2015, 22nd Floor



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