Alain.R.Truong

19 septembre 2019

'Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence' at the Frick Collection, New York

Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 1440–1491), Shield Bearer, ca. 1470–80. Copper alloy, with extensive traces of gilding, 8 13/16 × 3 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (22.4 × 9.5 × 7 cm), Henry Clay Frick Bequest (1916.2.03) © The Frick Collection. Photo: Michael Bodycomb. The Frick Collection presents the first-ever exhibition on the Florentine sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 1440–1491), a renowned student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a great favorite of Lorenzo “il Magnifico” de’ Medici, his principal patron. More... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2019

A carved smokey-quartz figure of Li Bai, 18th-19th century

Lot 777. A carved smokey-quartz figure of Li Bai, 18th-19th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The drunken poet is shown reclining beside an over-turned wine jar. Provenance: Janis H. Palmer (1917-1984) Collection, Chicago.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1986.  Note: Li Bai (AD 701-762) was the foremost poet of the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907) and, together with Du Fu,... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2019

A carved red-overlay glass baluster vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 775. A carved red-overlay glass baluster vase, 18th-19th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The vase is carved through the ruby-red overlay to the bubble-suffused ground with a continuous scene of scholars and attendants in two pavilions amidst lotus pond, all below the sun and swirling clouds on the shoulder which is flanked by a pair of lingzhi-form handles. Provenance: Kate Sturges... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2019

A large qiangjin and tianqi polychrome and gilt-lacquer lobed 'dragon' box and cover, 18th century

Lot 781. A large qiangjin and tianqi polychrome and gilt-lacquer lobed 'dragon' box and cover, 18th century; 17 ¾ in. (45.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The cover is decorated with a central full-face five-clawed dragon surrounded by four further five-clawed dragons within a scalloped border decorated with key fret. Each of the sixteen lobes of the cover encloses a dragon above a narrow border of bats and... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2019

A carved blue glass lotus leaf-form bowl, 18th-19th century

Lot 778. A carved blue glass lotus leaf-form bowl, 18th-19th century; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The bowl is carved as a large lotus leaf with gently undulating edges. The interior is carved with a pair of goldfish in relief while the underside is carved with a frog and lotus bouquet to form the foot. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1925.The Art... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2019

A famille rose ruby-back dish, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 770. A famille rose ruby-back dish, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 8 1/8 in. (20.5) cm. diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The dish is delicately enameled in the interior in vibrant tones with an elegant lady dressed in elaborate robes seated on a barrel-form stool beside large wine jars, jardinières and an incense stand as she watches two young boys at play. The exterior is covered with a ruby-pink enamel. ... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2019

A rare and unusual large green-glazed and iron-red-decorated moulded 'dragon' vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 765. A rare and unusual large green-glazed and iron-red-decorated moulded 'dragon' vase, 18th-19th century; 23 ½ in. (59.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 337,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The vase is molded in relief with two sinuous, five-clawed dragons decorated in iron-red and gilt, amidst rolling green-glazed waves with frothy white-enameled crests. Provenance: Mrs. Howell H. Howard Collection, Barrington, Illinois.The Art Institute... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

A molded 'Ding' 'Pheasant' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 771. A molded 'Ding' 'Pheasant' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 107,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow, gently rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the center crisply molded with a pair of pheasants, one poised atop craggy pierced rockwork, its almond-shaped head turning towards its mate swooping downward and meeting its gaze, its long tail trailing to the grass-tufted ground, a luxuriant flowering peony... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

A large well-carved spinach-green jade 'dragon' washer, 18th-19th century

Lot 937. A large well-carved spinach-green jade 'dragon' washer, 18th-19th century; 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The washer of oval section rises from a flat base to an inverted rim. The exterior is carved in high relief with five dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst dense clouds above rocks and crashing waves rising from the whorl-carved base. The semi-translucent stone is of mottled spinach-green tone... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

An unusual massive bronze archaistic basin, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 868. An unusual massive bronze archaistic basin, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 42 in. (106.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The basin is heavily cast with a compressed globular body decorated in relief around the sides with a band of taotie mask-filled blades pendent from a band of large taotie masks on the shoulder, and is flanked by a pair of large dragon handles, all between a band of birds on the foot... [Lire la suite]
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