02 mars 2014

A yellow-ground green-enameled 'Dragon' foliate dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 437. A yellow-ground green-enameled 'Dragon' foliate dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's enameled to the interior with a five-clawed front-facing dragon and a 'flaming pearl' within a medallion, surrounded by a further two dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' around the well, all against a yellow ground, the exterior similarly decorated, seal mark in underglaze blue.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2014

A pair of Famille-Verte square dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 436. A pair of Famille-Verte square dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Width 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm; Depth 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's the shallow sides rising to flat rims, all resting on low, wide conforming foot, both painted on the biscuit, one with a butterfly and grasshopper above pierced rockwork, large leaves and flowering plants, the other with seven fish swimming in a lotus pond amongst flowers and leaves, the exteriors with various floral sprays, the... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2014

A Famille-Verte cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 435. A Famille-Verte cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 4 3/8 in., 11 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 23,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's of deep U-shape, the exterior decorated with a scene from Wang Shifu's Xixiang Ji (Romance of the Western Chamber), depicting the lovers Cui Yingying and Lin Sheng observed by Hong Niang in a terrace garden setting.  Note: A cup of this form also painted with a figural scene is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics,... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2014

A Famille-Verte 'Longevity' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 433. A Famille-Verte 'Longevity' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 15 3/4 in., 40 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 81,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's enameled to the interior with a scene of Magu, the Goddess of Longevity, standing beside a spotted deer pulling a cart holding a wine jar with lotus leaf cover, followed by a female attendant carrying a staff suspending a bundle of scrolls and lingzhi tied with ribbons, below iron-red bats in flight, the exterior of the dish... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2014

A Famille-Verte 'Zhang Xian' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 432. A Famille-Verte 'Zhang Xian' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 5 1/8 in., 13 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's painted with the protector of children with his bow, ready to defend the boys around him from approaching disease, represented by the creature approaching in the clouds.  Provenance: Cuthbert S. Wilkinson, London.Sydney L. Moss, London, 1964.Ralph Stillman, New York. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2014

A Famille-Verte cylindrical brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 431. A Famille-Verte cylindrical brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 23,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's enameled around the exterior with a scene of a lady in a garden, seated by an altar table with bowls of fruit and books in front of her, waited on by a female attendant, two young boys playing behind her.  Provenance: Cuthbert S. Wilkinson, London.Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1964.Ralph Stillman, New York. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2014

Koller Zurich announces Spring auctions including the sale of Jan Gossaert's "Virgin and Child"

Jan Gossaert, Virgin and child. Ca. 1530. Oil on panel. 44,5x34 cm. CHF 1,8/ 2,2 Mio.  ZURICH.- On the occasion of its spring auctions of paintings by Old Masters from 24-29 March 2014, Koller Auctions will be presenting the painting «Virgin and Child» by Jan Gossaert (1478-1532). This painting is one of the last works by the Dutch Renaissance Master that is held in a private collection, and is estimated at CHF 1.8-2.2 million. The Books and Autographs auction on 29 March impresses with significant manuscripts by René... [Lire la suite]