17 mars 2015

A Dingyao carved hexalobed dish, Northern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

A Dingyao carved hexalobed dish, Northern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $52,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish, with shallow, rounded sides, is carved in the center with a lotus blossom borne on a leafy stem below six thin ribs of slip applied to the sides and the everted, petal-lobed rim where they end at the unglazed edge, and is covered overall with a glaze of creamy white tone that continues onto the base. 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diam. ... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2015

A green Junyao, bowl, Song Dynasty, 12th Century

A green Junyao, bowl, Song Dynasty, 12th Century. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized $81,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is well potted with deep, rounded sides and is covered inside and out with a crackle-suffused glaze of sea-green color falling in an irregular line on the small foot. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam., wood stand Provenance: T. Y. Chao Private and Family Trust Collection, Part I; Sotheby's Hong Kong, 18 November 1986, lot 21. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale to take place on 6 April

Diamond Necklace, Bulgari, circa 1950s (Est. HK$8 – 9.5 million / US$1 – 1.2 million; lot 1768).  Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale 2015 will take place on 6 April at Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The upcoming sale will highlight an array of rare and important colourless and coloured diamonds, including a stunning 77.77-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond ring and a superb 23.15-carat DIF type IIa Golconda diamond ring dubbed “The... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

MIA and Met announce landmark gift of Japanese masterpieces from Mary Burke Collection

Kichizan Minchō (1352–1431), Monju Bosatsu, Muromachi period, early 15th century, hanging scroll, ink and gold on paper, 32 1/4 × 14 in. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation. © 2013–2015 Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) announced jointly today that they are both recipients of transformative bequests of masterworks of Japanese art from the Mary Griggs Burke Collection.... [Lire la suite]