26 août 2013

A large blue and white jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period

A large blue and white jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body surmounted by a waisted neck with lipped rim, painted with four shaped panels variously enclosing lotus and peony, all reserved on a diaper ground with ruyi heads, the shoulder similarly decorated with fruiting sprays within shaped cartouches, encircled at the neck with a foliate scroll and the foot with a lappet band. Height 17 in., 43cm. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2013

A rare blue and white tripod censer, Ming dynasty, Wanli period

A rare blue and white tripod censer, Ming dynasty, Wanli period. Photo Sotheby's the compressed ovoid body divided into three bracket lobes above the short feet and set on the shoulder with a pair of upright everted handles, each lobe finely drawn with a panel enclosing a sage seated beneath plantain leaves, the neck with two bands enclosing a half chrysanthemum blossom flanked by wan-fret diaper, the galleried rim with scrollwork, interrupted by an inscription giving the placement of the censer on a... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2013

Willem van Aelst, Still Life with Fish, Bread, and a Nautilus Cup

Willem van Aelst, Still Life with Fish, Bread, and a Nautilus Cup. Oil on canvas, 67 x 54 cm. Signed and dated upper right: Guillmo van Aelst 1678. Lot 1072 / Result € 292 800. Photo courtesy Lempertz Provenance: The Sidney Coates collection. - Christie´s London 26.11.1976, Lot 96. - Richard Green, London. - Otto Naumann, New York 1999. - Private collection, Germany Exhibitions: Elegance and Refinement. The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / National... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2013

Anton Mozart, The Tower of Babel

Anton Mozart, The Tower of Babel. Oil on copper, 43 x 56 cm. Signed centre left: AM (ligatured, on the cottage). Lot 1021 / Result € 305 000. Photo courtesy Lempertz Provenance: Klinkosch collection, Vienna 1889. - Sigmund Weiner collection, Vienna 1903. - Kofler collection, Lucern. - With art dealer D. Koetser, Zurich. - Private collection, Belgium. Literature: H. Minkowski: Turm zu Babel, 1991, p. 85 and 209, no. 339 (as M. van Valckenborch). - M. Rudelius-Kamholz: Der Augsburger Meister Anton... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2013

Boivin’s tourmaline leaves similar to the pair ordered by Daisy Fellowes in 1939

One of Boivin’s tourmaline leaves similar to the pair ordered by Daisy Fellowes in 1939. The single leaf set with oval and cushion-shaped tourmalines in graduated pink and green hues, maker’s mark for Boivin, French assay marks. – Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s The jewels Daisy purchased and commissioned from the talented designers at Maison Boivin revealed, in particular, her great admiration for their spectacular brooches.  As one of Boivin’s most important and enthusiastic clients, she often acquired several pieces at one... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2013

A Spectacular Sapphire and Diamond Brooch, by René Boivin, circa 1936

A Spectacular Sapphire and Diamond Brooch, by René Boivin, circa 1936, designed as a pigeon’s wing pave-set with circular and baguette-cut diamonds and calibre-cut sapphires, mounted in platinum, subsequently gilt. Est $50,000 to $75,000. Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s One especially dramatic example of the highly creative jewels designed by Boivin in 1936, one of which was sold in Sotheby’s Geneva in 1991, was a pair of brooches designed as the wing of a pigeon.  With the impressive wingspan of almost 13cm in width of... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2013

A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty

A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides carved to the exterior with two bands of narrow upright petals below a classic scroll around the mouth rim, the interior with a mallow floret in the center and a key-fret band below the mouth rim, covered overall with a lustrous glaze of olive-green color, the base with an unglazed ring burnt orange during firing Diameter 8 1/4  in., 20.9 cm. Estimation 8,000 — 10,000 PROVENANCE: Old Japanese Collection since the 1950s... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2013

A 'Longquan' celadon petal rim dish, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th century

A 'Longquan' celadon petal rim dish, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th century. Photo Sotheby's incised in the center with a large lotus spray, encircled around the well with carved radiating flutes below a petal-lipped everted rim, covered overall with a sea-green glaze pooling in the recesses of the carving, leaving an unglazed orange ring on the base. Diameter 13 1/2  in., 34.3 cm. Estimation 12,000 — 16,000 Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 17 sept.... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2013

The Baroque pearls figures in the collection of Green Vault at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

Koch, who plays the violin on a grid, probably Frankfurt am Main, 1st Quarter of the 18th Century. Baroque pearls, gold, enamel, silver, gold, diamonds, iron. H with pedestal 12.2 cm, Base: 5.3 x 5.3 cm. VI 88. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013 With a broad smile on his face fidelt the exuberant chef who has stretched his short leg into supposedly graceful pose of himself, fervently on his gridiron. The quirky character whose stocky body is made from a pear-shaped pearl,... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2013

A fine silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty

A fine silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty. Photo Sotheby's decorated and gilt in raised relief on each side with a dove encircled by three smaller birds perched on a flowering scroll, reserved on a ring punched ground, the upright sides encircled by detached floral sprigs (2). Diameter 1 7/8  in., 4.8 cm. Estimation 20,000 -- 30,000 PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, 13th March 1974, lot 154.Dr. Ip Yee Collection.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th November 1984, lot... [Lire la suite]
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