27 juin 2012

Bowl with underglaze copper red decoration of peony scrolls Ming dynasty, Hongwu reign (1368-98)

Bowl with underglaze copper red decoration of peony scrolls Ming dynasty, Hongwu reign (1368-98). © National Palace Museum

27 juin 2012

Francis Cotes, R.A., Portrait of William Earle Welby, of Denton, Lincolnshire and his first wife, Penelope, playing chess

Francis Cotes, R.A. (London 1726-1770), Portrait of William Earle Welby (c. 1734-1815), of Denton, Lincolnshire and his first wife, Penelope (1737-1771), playing chess, before a draped curtain. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012 oil on canvas ; 53¼ x 60 in. (135.2 x 152.5 cm.). Estimate  £400,000 - £600,000 ($623,200 - $934,800).  Provenance! by descent in the sitters' family to the present owner.  Literature: E.M. Johnson, Francis Cotes: Complete Edition with a Critical Essay... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2012

Perfume vessel with underglaze blue decoration of flowers in openwork. Ming dynasty, Yongle reign (1403-1424)

Perfume vessel with underglaze blue decoration of flowers in openwork. Ming dynasty, Yongle reign (1403-1424) © National Palace Museum
27 juin 2012

Sir Peter Lely, Double portrait said to be of Francis Lennard, 14th Baron Dacre (1619-1692), and Elizabeth, née Bayning

Sir Peter Lely (Soest, Westphalia 1618-1680 London), Double portrait said to be of Francis Lennard, 14th Baron Dacre (1619-1692), and Elizabeth, née Bayning, later Countess of Sheppey (1625-1686), three-quarter-length, the former in a black cloak, the latter in an oyster dress and blue wrap fastened with a brooch, seated before a red draped curtain, a wooded landscape beyond. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012 4ith identifying inscription 'Francis Lennard. Ld. D'Acre and his wife Daughter of Paul- Ld.viscount Banning... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2012

Large bowl with underglaze blue decoration of lotus pond. Ming dynasty, Zhengde reign (1506-1521)

Large bowl with underglaze blue decoration of lotus pond. Ming dynasty, Zhengde reign (1506-1521) © National Palace Museum
27 juin 2012

Carlo Dolci (Florence 1616-1687), Saint Mark

Carlo Dolci (Florence 1616-1687), Saint Mark. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012 oil on canvas, octagonal; 40 x 32¾ in. (101.5. x 83 cm.); with a red wax seal bearing the Royal Arms of the House of Orange, and another bearing unidentifed arms, possibly those of Carpanti (on the reverse of the stretcher). Estimate £450,000 - £650,000 ($701,100 - $1,012,700) Provenance: Painted for the artist's confessor (probably Domenico Carpanti), Florence (according to Baldinucci, see below).Giovanni Battista Galli... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2012

Dish with rosette design. Iran, Kirman (?), mid to late 17th century

Dish with rosette design. Iran, Kirman (?), mid to late 17th century. Stonepaste with incised design through a blue ground under a transparent, colorless glaze Diam. 42 cm; H. 7.5 cm. Musée du Louvre, Musée des Arts décoratifs deposit, gift of R. Koechlin, 1905 Ucad 11945. The use of the champlevé technique, in which the motif is carved and literally inscribed into the material, gives life and depth to the decoration. The drawn out rumi palmettes can be compared with the style used by the naqqashkhane, but the composition and the... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2012

Pieter Jansz. Saenredam (Assendelft 1597-1665 Haarlem), A view of Assendelft

Pieter Jansz. Saenredam (Assendelft 1597-1665 Haarlem), A view of Assendelft. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012 signed and dated 'Ao. 1634 P. Sanredam f' (lower right, on the boulder), oil on panel, 14¼ x 19 3/8 in. (36.2 x 49.2 cm.). Estimate £400,000 - £600,000 ($623,200 - $934,800) Provenance: Mattheus Willem van Valkenburg (1718-1784), Haarlem; his sale, Haarlem, 17 May 1784, lot 3, 'Het Regthuis en Kerke te Assendelft, fraay gestoffeert, met Beelden, en voor in met een Man in een Schuit, extra... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2012

Bottle with vegetal decoration. Iran, second half of the 17th century

Bottle with vegetal decoration. Iran, second half of the 17th century. Stonepaste, luster decoration over a transparent colored glaze H. 27.5 cm; Max. Diam. 14.5 cm; Base Diam. 8.7 cm. Musée du Louvre, Musée des Arts décoratifs deposit, acquired 1894 Ucad 8061. During the seventeenth century it is not rare to find objects with a luster decoration over a colored glaze – especially a transparent, cobalt blue glaze. This piece is characterized by a vegetal decoration which spreads out freely over the brilliant glaze. Its subtly curved... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2012

The Master of the Pottendorf Votive Panel, The Virgin and Child enthroned with angels, with Saints Dorothea and Barbara

The Master of the Pottendorf Votive Panel (active Austria, circa 1465-1470), The Virgin and Child enthroned with angels, with Saints Dorothea and Barbara. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012 on gold ground panel, with Stuckgold decoration; 51 3/8 x 32¼ in. (130.5 x 81.8 cm.), the reverse painted with floral brocade ornament . Estimate £500,000 - £800,000 ($779,000 - $1,246,400) Provenance: Heiligenkreuz Abbey, the Vienna Woods, near Baden, Austria, possibly from the date of creation as one... [Lire la suite]


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