Alain.R.Truong

01 décembre 2022

A blue and white 'Ode to the Red Cliffs' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 43. A blue and white 'Ode to the Red Cliffs' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14cm (5 1/2in) high. Sold for £28,020 (Est: £3,000 - £5,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The tall cylindrical vessel finely potted with slightly curved sides, painted around the exterior in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with two large stylised Shou characters each containing two large cartouches containing calligraphic inscriptions of Su Dongpo's poem 'Ode to Red Cliffs', with seals, one... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2022

A very fine blue and white 'Han Xin' pear-shaped vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 42. A very fine blue and white 'Han Xin' pear-shaped vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18.3cm (7 1/4in) high. Sold for £24,225 (Est: £4,000 - £6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Elegantly potted with an ovoid body rising from a short foot to a long cylindrical neck and flaring mouth rim, painted around the body in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with a continuous scene of Han Xin and companion on horseback being chased by Xiao He riding at full gallop followed by an attendant emerging from a gate, Han Xin... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2022

A rare wucai rouleau vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 41. A rare wucai rouleau vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 39.5cm (15 1/2in) high. Sold for £10,200 (Est: £10,000 - £15,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The tall cylindrical vessel vibrantly decorated around the exterior with craggy rocks issuing dense chrysanthemum and peony, two birds in flight, all against a red petal-pattern ground and between floral patterned borders, the waisted neck with floral sprays.  Provenance: Priestly & Ferraro Chinese Art, London, 10 July 2006. Note: The dense... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2022

A rare blue and white 'dragon amidst clouds' beaker vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 40. A rare blue and white 'dragon amidst clouds' beaker vase, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 16cm (6 1/4in) high. Sold for £48,180 (Est: £18,000 - £24,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The cylindrical vessel with waisted central section tapering to a flaring rim from a spreading foot, painted in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with a large four-clawed scaly dragon writhing amidst blue washes of misty cloud chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom.  Provenance: A & J Speelman Oriental Art, London, 3 November... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2022

"Yves Klein, intime" à l'Hôtel de Caumont

Yves Klein dans son atelier entouré de ses Sculptures Éponges, Paris, 1959 © Succession Yves Klein c/o ADAGP, Paris, 2022 - © Photo : Georges Véron Yves Klein est assurément l’un des artistes français de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle les plus célèbres. Depuis sa disparition prématurée en 1962, à 34 ans, la reconnaissance internationale de son œuvre n’a jamais cessé de grandir. Le bleu lumineux et profond qu’il a fait breveter, le fameux IKB (International Klein Blue), est connu bien au-delà du cercle des amateurs d’art. ... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2022

An unusual azurite-painted bronze ribbed vessel and cover, hu, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 139. An unusual azurite-painted bronze ribbed vessel and cover, hu, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); overall h. 34.4 cm. Lot sold: 1,260,000 HKD (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the globular body cast with vertical flutes, intersected by three horizontal azurite-decorated chevon fillets, flanked by a pair of mythical animal mask handles suspending loose rings, all between a waisted neck and a short sprayed foot similarly decorated with bands of geometric... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2022

A pair of hongmu waisted stools, 17th century

Lot 138. A pair of hongmu waisted stools, 17th century; 54.2 by 54.2 by h. 51.5 cm. Lot sold: 378,000 HKD (Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 each with the top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction enclosing a matted seat, with moulded sides above a narrow waist continuing to a plain apron, raised on four straight legs ending in hoof feet and joined by humpbacked stretchers below the apron. Provenance: Eastern Pacific Co. (Hei... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2022

A jade bangle, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (c. 3300-2250 BC)

Lot 137. A jade bangle, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture (c. 3300-2250 BC); d. 9.6 cm, h. 2 cm. Lot sold: 327,600 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 of thick tubular form with straight, softly polished sides, the central perforation drilled from both ends, leaving tool marks on the interior, the calcified stone of a creamy beige tone with ochre-brown streaks. Provenance: Christie's New York, 4th June 1987, lot 38. Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2022

A calcified jade 'dragon' pendant, huang, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 136. A calcified jade 'dragon' pendant, huang, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 12.3 cm. Lot sold: 201,600 HKD (Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 carved on both sides as an arched dragon in profile, depicted with faintly incised eyes, short horns, and a long upturned snout with a striated band delineating the open mouth, the slender body finely rendered with two ridges and etched with rolling wave patterns on a ground of... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2022

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521)

Lot 134. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Zhengde (1506-1521); 19.6 cm. Lot sold: 1,638,000 HKD (Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 well potted with shallow rounded sides resting on a slightly tapered foot, brilliantly painted in the centre with a dragon writhing among a flowering lotus scroll, with scaly body and powerful claws, white horns and a bushy mane, the cavetto and exterior similarly decorated with two dragons pacing among lotus, one... [Lire la suite]