10 janvier 2009

A Rare Blue And White Cat Nightlight, Kangxi Period

A Rare Blue And White Cat Nightlight, Kangxi Period His ears pricked and his mouth open revealing teeth, fangs and tongue, his round body and the long tail curled round his haunches with stripy fur markings and washy blue patches, a heart-shaped aperture in his back. 6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Notes: Cat nightlights seem to have been made since the late Ming period, but there are few survivors from the 18th century or earlier. A blue and white example from the first salvaged Hatcher cargo, dating to the... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2009

A pair Of Blue And White "One Fish" Herring Dishes, circa 1775

A Pair Of Blue And White "One Fish" Herring Dishes, circa 1775 Each painted with a single herring casting a faint shadow, a border of cell pattern enclosing peony and scroll, on the backs clusters of dots. 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) wide (2). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Christie's. Chinese Export Porcelain. 21 January 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza. Image 2009 Christie's Ltd. www.christies.com
10 janvier 2009

A Pair Of "Two Fish" Herring Dishes, circa 1775

A Pair Of "Two Fish" Herring Dishes, circa 1775 Carefully painted with the two herring laid out in opposite directions, the notched rim with peony and scroll border. 9½ in. (24.1 cm.) wide (2). Estimate $7,000 - $9,000 Christie's. Chinese Export Porcelain. 21 January 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza. Image 2009 Christie's Ltd. www.christies.com
10 janvier 2009

Isaak Soreau, Still Life of Roses, Tulips, a White Lily, Poppy Anemones, Narcissi, Carnations, Columbine, Hyacinth, Snowdrop,...

Isaak Soreau (Frankfurt-Am-Main 1604 - In or after 1645), Still Life of Roses, Tulips, a White Lily, Poppy Anemones, Narcissi, Carnations, Columbine, Hyacinth, Snowdrop, Cyclamen, Fritillary, Cornflower, Lily-of-the-Valley, Crocus, Forget-Me-Not and other flowers, in a glass beaker on a wooden table with Butterflies and Insects.  oil on copper. 15 1/2 by 12 3/8 in.; 39.5 by 31.5 cm. Estimate 600,000—800,000 USD NOTE: This impressive and elaborate still life is unusual in Soreau's oeuvre, in that it is one of the few... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2009

Ottmar Elliger the Elder (Göteborg 1633 - 1679 Berlin), Still life with Lobster, Fruit and a Nautilus Shell

Ottmar Elliger the Elder (Göteborg 1633 - 1679 Berlin), Still life with Lobster, Fruit and a Nautilus Shell signed lower right Otmar Elliger Fecit Ano 1667. oil on panel. 26 by 21 1/4 in.; 66 by 54 cm. Estimate 150,000—200,000 USD PROVENANCE: With Sackville Gallery, London, 1924, by whom sold toMrs. Hilma Wallin, Stockholm;Anonymous sale ("The Property of a Gentleman"), London, Christie's, December 13, 1985, lot 86;Acquired by the present collector in 1986. LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: I. Bergström, "Ottmar... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2009

Hendrick Ter Brugghen (Deventer 1588 - 1629 Utrecht), Bagpipe player in Profile

Hendrick Ter Brugghen (Deventer 1588 - 1629 Utrecht), Bagpipe player in Profile signed upper right HTBrugghen fecit. 1624 (HTB in monogram). oil on canvas. 39 3/4 by 32 5/8 in.; 101 by 83 cm. Estimate 4,000,000—6,000,000 USD PROVENANCE: Probably Mr. Aernout van Lingen, Utrecht;With Glenz, Berlin, 1915;Possibly Gustav Klemperer Edler von Klemenau (1852 – 1926);Dr. Herbert von Klemperer, Berlin;Auction, Hans W. Lange, Berlin, November 18-19, 1938 lot 151 (involuntary sale by the above), there purchased... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2009

A Group Of Nineteen Blue And White Tiles, Kangxi Period

A Group Of Nineteen Blue And White Tiles, Kangxi Period Comprising eighteen decorated in the spandrels with ribbon-tied auspicious emblems, three of these with a Chinese mother and son relaxing in a garden, the others with chrysanthemum growing beside grasses or birds amongst prunus boughs, the last tile with overall scene of a Chinese fisherman wading out to the basket he has left in a stream. 5¼ x 5¼ in. (13.3 x 13.3 cm.) each, approximately (19). Estimate $5,000 - $8,000 Christie's. Chinese Export Porcelain. 21 January... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2009

A Rare and Early Blue And White Armorial Bottle, circa 1610-20

A Rare and Early Blue And White Armorial Bottle, circa 1610-20 Formed as a pilgrim flask, the circular, drum-form body below a slender, tapering neck and supported on a short, splayed foot, on the front the arms of Philip II of Spain and Portugal within a frame of scrolls issuing tulip-like blooms, the edge a blue dotted band, the sides painted with lotus scroll and the neck with flowering plants growing from rocks, and on the back a garden scene showing a boy servant approaching a seated scholar, the rim with gold mount... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2009

A Large Blue And White Beaker Vase, Transitional Period, circa 1640

A Large Blue And White Beaker Vase, Transitional Period, circa 1640 Painted with peony and bamboo growing amidst pierced rocks, two birds in flight above, the lightly molded middle register decorated with a lotus plant, a branch of finger citron and another rock above a band of pendant leaf tips, with a brown dressing on the mouth rim. 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high.  Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Notes: Compare the beaker vase of similar form and painted in a similar style bearing an inscription which includes a date... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2009

Lorenzo Lotto (Venice circa 1480 - 1556 Loreto), Ecce Homo

Lorenzo Lotto (Venice circa 1480 - 1556 Loreto), Ecce Homo oil on panel. 19 by 15 1/2 in.; 48.3 by 39.4 cm. Estimate 400,000—600,000 USD PROVENANCE: Probably in the collection of the Dukes of Mantua;Probably acquired from the above, via the dealer Santi Rota, in 1724 by Field Marshal, Count Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747), and certainly in his collection by 1736;Sent by the above to his residence in Berlin, 12 September 1736;By descent to his nephew, Adolph Friedrich von der Schulenburg;Thence by descent... [Lire la suite]
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