11 novembre 2011

A Ru-type glazed arrow vase, hu. Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A Ru-type glazed arrow vase, hu. Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams The sides with chamfered corners, flanked by a pair of tubular handles, covered overall with a  pale green glaze imitating Ru except for the iron-coloured foot.  14.2cm  (5 5/8in) high - Sold for £46,850 Provenance: acquired from S.Marchant and Son, London, in 1997. The Langsdorf Collection of Qing Dynasty Porcelain, Collection no.215.Compare a similar vase illustrated by R.Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2011

Blue diamonds @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, Geneva

Important fancy intense blue diamond ring. .Photo Sotheby's Set with a fancy intense blue pear modified brilliant-cut diamond weighing 10.09 carats, between similarly cut fancy light pink diamonds weighing 1.02 and 1.00 carats respectively, mounted in platinum and pink gold, size 52. Estimate 6,850,000-9,150,000 CHF Accompanied by GIA report no. 2125609930 stating that the 10.09 carat diamond is Fancy Intense Blue, Natural Colour, Internally Flawless and additionally accompanied by GIA reports no. 15315952 and no. 15676417 stating... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2011

An extremely rare blue-ground and copper-red 'dragon' bowl. Kangxi six-character mark and of the period.

An extremely rare blue-ground and copper-red 'dragon' bowl. Kangxi six-character mark and of the period.  Photo Bonhams Of deep rounded sides rising to the everted rim, supported on a short slightly tapering foot ring, incised and painted in deep copper-red with two striding five-clawed dragons pursuing the flaming pearl amidst fire scrolls, reserved on incised waves underneath a rich cobalt blue ground, between a copper-red band below the rim and around the unglazed foot, the interior and base white glazed; 15.8cm (6... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2011

A pair of blue-ground and undergalzed-red 'dragon' bowls. Kangxi marks and period

A pair of blue-ground and underglazed-red 'dragon' bowls. Kangxi marks and period. Photo Sotheby's each with deep rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a flared rim, the exterior incised with two dragons striding on foaming waves in pursuit of flaming pearls above upright lappets, all picked out in underglaze-red and reserved on a dark underglaze-blue wash ground, the interior left white, inscribed to the base with a six-character Kangxi mark within a double circle. Quantity: 2 - 15.6cm., 6 1/8 in. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2011

Faune formant bougeoir. Italie, Florence, milieu du XVIe siècle

Faune formant bougeoir. Italie, Florence, milieu du XVIe siècle. Photo Marc-Arthur Kohn Bronze, socle en marbre. H. 30 cm, L. 10 cm, P. 8 cm. Socle: H. 10 cm, diam. 11 cm. Estimation : 60 000 - 80 000 € Ce remarquable bronze conçu en ronde-bosse présente un faune, debout, une urne posée sur sa tête. La très grande qualité de fonte et de patine apparaît au niveau de son torse souligné par une puissante musculature. Ses longues cuisses sont finement ciselées d'un pelage dru et velu, terminées par des sabots fourchus. Il adopte un... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2011

A green and yellow 'dragon' dish. Jiajing mark and period

A green and yellow  'dragon' dish. Jiajing mark and period.  Photo Sotheby's the shallow sides rising from a short tapering foot to a flaring rim, incised to the central medallion with a five-clawed dragon in profile and a flaming pearl amongst radiating cloud scrolls, the exterior with two sinuous dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst cloud wisps, covered overall with an irregularly applied green ground with details picked out in manganese-yellow, the base inscribed with a six-character Jiajing mark within a... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2011

L'Epine ou le Spinario par Severo Calzetta da Ravenna. Ravenne, premier quart du

L'Epine ou le Spinario par Severo Calzetta da Ravenna (vers 1480 - vers 1520, actif à Padoue et Ravenne). Ravenne, premier quart du XVIe siècle. Photo Marc-Arthur Kohn Bronze. H. 20 cm, L. 15 cm, P. 15 cm - Estimation : 70 000 - 100 000 € Cette superbe sculpture en bronze patiné est l'oeuvre de l'un des plus éminents bronziers italiens de la Renaissance, Severo da Ravenna, actif à Padoue et Ravenne durant les années 1500 - 1525. Témoin de la qualité, de la rareté et de son importance pour l'histoire de l'art, le modèle que... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2011

A large blue and white brushpot. Transitional period, circa 1640

A large blue and white brushpot. Transitional period, circa 1640. Photo Sotheby's of cylindrical form with knife-pared foot, painted in brilliant cobalt-blue tones with officials and attendants gathered around a seated dignitary, to the left two bearded figures kneeling and presenting a boot to one of the officials, all set in a terraced garden within a rocky landscape with misty clouds, the rim and foot incised with a stylised floral scroll and a chevron band respectively; 21.2cm., 8 3/8 in. Estimate 0,000-60,000 GBP.... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2011

Paravent en laque de Coromandel. Chine, Epoque Kangxi (1662-1722), Dynastie Qing (1644-1911).

Paravent en laque de Coromandel. Chine, Epoque Kangxi (1662-1722), Dynastie Qing (1644-1911). Photo Marc-Arthur Kohn Laques de Coromandel, douze feuilles Signé Liang P'ei Lan et daté 1693. H. 286 cm, L. 600 cm. Craquelures.  Estimation : 80 000 - 100 000 € La signature nous révèle le nom du calligraphe, Liang P'ei Lan, personnage hautement qualifié, ayant étudié à la très renommée Académie de Hanlin, l'une des institutions fondamentales de la Chine impériale, qui exerça un rôle historique essentiel dans la formation des... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2011

A matched pair of blue and white 'Soldier' Vases And Covers. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A matched pair of blue and white 'Soldier' Vases And Covers. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's Qing dynasty, Kangxi periodeach of tapering form with waisted neck and everted rim, finely painted with a central border of scrolling chilong amidst ruyi in reserve on a blue ground, between bands of stylised lotus with borders of upright leaves at the neck and stylised scrolling lotus at the foot, surmounted by matching domed covers with fo dog finials, together with a rare pair of Anglo-Dutch carved oak and later painted and... [Lire la suite]