07 octobre 2011

An Extremely Rare Copper-Red Ewer and Cover. Yuan or Early Ming Dynasty, I4th Century.

An Extremely Rare Copper-Red Ewer and Cover. Yuan or Early Ming Dynasty, I4th Century. Photo Sotheby's the smali pear-shaped ewer resting on a slightly splayed foot, set with a curved spout opposite an arched handle attached to the body with two knobs of clay at the base and an eyelet on top for attaching to the eyelet on the domed cover, the cover fitted with a cylindrical ring on the interior for a secure fit to the ewer, ail beiow a bud-shaped knop, incised on the ewer and curling around its sides with a five-clawed dragon,... [Lire la suite]

07 octobre 2011

An Extremely Rare Copper-Red Stem Bowl. Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period.

An Extremely Rare Copper-Red Stem Bowl. Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period. Photo Sotheby's finely potted with a shallow flared bowl resting on a tall splayed foot, covered overall in a rich copper-red glaze, slightly speckled near the white rim, the interior of the hollow foot covered with a transparent glaze; 15.1 cm., 6 in. Estimate 8,000,000-12,000,000 HKD. Lot 8 sold 9,620,000 HKD. PROVENANCE: Collection of Edward T. Chow.Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 25th November 1980, lot 46. EXHIBITED: Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection,... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2011

Divinité gardienne. Indochine. Ca 1900

Divinité gardienne. Indochine. Ca 1900.  Photo Cornette de Saint Cyr - Paris Bois laqué. H. 92 cm. Anciens accidents visibes. Estimation : 200 / 300 € Cornette de Saint Cyr - Paris. Lundi 17 octobre 2011. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 4 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris. Experts : Marie-Catherine DAFFOS & Jean-Luc ESTOURNEL +33 (0)6.09.22.55.13
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07 octobre 2011

Bodhisattva; Vietnam. Ca 1900

Bodhisattva. Vietnam. Ca 1900.  Photo Cornette de Saint Cyr - Paris Bois laqué rouge et or. H. 152 cm; Installé sur un trône, assis sur un éléphant, élément iconographique pouvant indiquer qu'il puisse s'agir d'un aspect de Samantabadhra. Petits accidents et manques visibles. Estimation : 1 000 / 2 000 € Cornette de Saint Cyr - Paris. Lundi 17 octobre 2011. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 4 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris. Experts : Marie-Catherine DAFFOS & Jean-Luc ESTOURNEL +33 (0)6.09.22.55.13
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07 octobre 2011

Plateau; Chine ou Indochine, XIXe siècle

Plateau.. Chine ou Indochine, XIXe siècle. Photo Cornette de Saint Cyr - Paris Bois, ivoire, métal. 25 x 25 x 7,5 cm. Beau modèle de plateau aux côtés bordés de plaques d'ivoire sculptées en ajours de motifs floraux. Les angles sont renforcés de plaques de païtung reprenant également un décor végétal. Petits accidents visibles. Estimation : 500 / 1 000 € Cornette de Saint Cyr - Paris. Lundi 17 octobre 2011. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 4 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris. Experts : Marie-Catherine DAFFOS & Jean-Luc ESTOURNEL +33... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2011

Coupe libatoire. Corne de rhinocéros. Chine. Dynastie des Qing, ca 17°-18° siècles

Coupe libatoire. Corne de rhinocéros. Chine. Dynastie des Qing, ca 17°-18° siècles.  Photo Cornette de Saint Cyr - Paris  Belle coupe à l'intérieur taillé en forme de corole de fleur épanouie autour de laquelle sont sculptés des branchages de vigne formant anse et pied.Petit accident au niveau du pied.  9,5 x 16 cm. Estimation : 5 000 / 10 000 € Cornette de Saint Cyr - Paris. Lundi 17 octobre 2011. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 4 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris. Experts : Marie-Catherine DAFFOS & Jean-Luc ESTOURNEL... [Lire la suite]

07 octobre 2011

More than a game of marbles as Greek and Roman sculpture makes top prices @ Bonhams

Greek marble bust of a goddess of the Hellenistic Period, circa 3rd Century B.C. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Greek and Roman scilpture performed strongly at Bonhams sale of Antiquities on October 5th in New Bond Street, London. Sculpture was one of the most powerful presences in the cities of both Greek and Roman cultures and was found in parks and squares, in temples and cemeteries and within many of the homes of the affluent too. This love affair with classical sculpture continues today as the Bonhams sale this week made clear in an... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2011

"From Renaissance to Rodin: Celebrating the Tanenbaum Gift" @ The Art Gallery of Ontario

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, 1598-1680), Pope Gregory XV, 1621. Marble, 83.2 x 62.3 cm w/marble base. Gift of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum, 1997 TORONTO, ON.- The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) celebrates the long-standing patronage of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum with an exhibition comprising highlights from the masterworks the couple has donated to the gallery over almost four decades. Featuring 28 Old Master paintings and five sculptures, From Renaissance to Rodin: Celebrating the Tanenbaum Gift is currently on view in the Walter C.... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2011

Safavid Blue and White @ Sotheby"s, Arts of the Islamic World. London

A Monumental Safavid Blue and White Baluster Vase, Persia, 17th Century.  of pear shaped form, with a narrow, slightly everted rim, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, the body composed of leafy lotus tendrils, the neck decorated with outer scrolls filled with flowers, the base with a band of squares filled with flowerheads, metal mount to rim; 51.5cm. ESTIMATE 50,000-80,000 GBP. Lot 251 Sold: 55,250 GBP Note: A similar monumental Safavid vase is illustrated in Crowe 2002, p.35, no.248. Two other vases in this style are also... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2011

Ming Blue & White porcelains made for the Islamic market

  A Rare Blue and White Porcelain Ewer Made for the Islamic Market, China, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period, 1403-1424 Ad, with Ottoman Tombak Mounts, I7th-I8th Century. Photo Sotheby's of pyriform form with a bulbous base and tapering neck supported on a narrow ring foot, the sloping shoulder with serpentine handle and spout with attached foliate bracket, the spout and neck terminating in a domed and arcaded tombak mount with detachable cover and chain, the porcelain body decorated in underglaze cobalt blue reserved on white with... [Lire la suite]