18 mai 2012

The entrance hall at Harewood House, 1759, designed by Robert Adam

The entrance hall at Harewood House, 1759, designed by Robert Adam. Photographer: Paul Barker The painted Hall chairs with their Neoclassic ornament are by Thomas Chippendale. The hall shows Adam's concern for classicism, with a unified interior of engaged columns, plaster reserves with flattened reliefs, and a running Greek Key frieze.-PB 
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18 mai 2012

Ceylan Vase, No. 905

Ceylan Vase, No. 905. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012   designed 1924, opalescent and blue stained wheel-engraved R. LALIQUE FRANCE engraved No. 905 24 cm. high. Lot 11. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000 ($7,950 - $11,130) Christie's. Lalique. 31 May 2012. London, South Kensington
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18 mai 2012

A rare blue and white hexagonal 'Hu' vase. Qianlong Seal Mark And Period.

A rare blue and white hexagonal  'Hu' vase. Qianlong Seal Mark And Period. Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic fanghu form, the hexagonal body raised on a splayed foot with the flared neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, well painted in rich tones of underglaze blue, the body and neck decorated with wide bands of stylised lotus meanders divided by a keyfret border and upright ruyi-heads, the rim painted with a flower scroll ruyi border below a band of crashing waves, repeated on... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2012

Forvil - 14 Narcisse Scent Bottle

Forvil - 14 Narcisse Scent Bottle. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 designed 1929, clear, moulded R. LALIQUE FRANCE (frozen stopper) 6.5 cm. high. Lot 67. Estimate £1,000 - £1,500 ($1,590 - $2,385) Christie's. Lalique. 31 May 2012. London, South Kensington
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18 mai 2012

A blue and white 'landscape' Yenyen vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A blue and white 'landscape' Yenyen vase.  Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo: Sotheby's. painted around the exterior in strong cobalt-blue tones with figures in a rocky landscape by riverbanks and a lone fisherman poling a sampan, the scene repeated around the neck, all separated by scrolling cloud bands and line borders, the base inscribed with a doublecircle in underglaze-blue; 44.7cm., 17 5/8 in. Estimation 10,000-15,000 GBP. Lot 116 vendu: 15,000 GBP  ... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2012

Forvil - 17 Les Anémones Scent Bottle

Forvil - 17 Les Anémones Scent Bottle. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 designed 1929, clear, frosted and sepia stained, moulded R. LALIQUE FRANCE 9.5 cm. high. Lot 68. Estimate £800 - £1,200 ($1,272 - $1,908) Christie's. Lalique. 31 May 2012. London, South Kensington
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18 mai 2012

A blue and white bottle vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A blue and white bottle vase. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a tall waisted neck flaring at the rim, painted in bright cobalt-blue tones with a leaf-shaped panel enclosing a dignitary bestowing a young scholar accompanied by attendants, the reverse with a similar panel enclosing two scholars and an acolyte walking along a river bank with tall trees, all divided by scattered floral sprays, the neck encircled with a stylised ruyi... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2012

D'orsay - 8 Poésie Scent Bottle

D'orsay - 8 Poésie Scent Bottle. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 designed 1914, clear, frosted and sepia stained moulded POESIE D'ORSAY, R. LALIQUE, 14.5 cm high . Lot 73. Estimate £1,400 - £1,600 ($2,226 - $2,544) Christie's. Lalique. 31 May 2012. London, South Kensington
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18 mai 2012

A blue and white 'Hundred Boys' jar. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A blue and white 'Hundred Boys' jar.  Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body surmounted by a straight neck, painted with the boys in a terraced garden engaged in various activities including weiqi, appreciating painting, dragondancing, and playing the qin, all below an ice-crackle band at the shoulder and further boys around the neck, the base with an artemisia leaf within a double-circle, wood stand and cover; 3.0. 33cm., 13in. Lot 114. Estimation... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2012

Roger & Gallet - 15 Le Jade Scent Bottle

Roger & Gallet - 15 Le Jade Scent Bottle. photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 designed 1926, green intaglio ROGER ET GALLET PARIS, moulded Le Jade, R. L. FRANCE, in original presentation box, 8.4 cm. high (2). Lot 75. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000 ($4,770 - $7,950) Christie's. Lalique. 31 May 2012. London, South Kensington
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